Toodyay artists invite visitors to studios this weekend


Toodyay Art Trail: Artist-art therapist Despina Weston has work in public and private collections.
Toodyay Art Trail: Artist-art therapist Despina Weston has work in public and private collections.

TOODYAY artists are inviting visitors to enjoy a studio trail in the town this weekend.

The 10 artists participating in the annual event will open their doors to the public from 10am to 4pm, to view artworks, sculpture, jewellery and photography.

Among the artists are Ruth Silvester, who fashions jewellery from recycled vintage beads, and artist-sculptor Margot Watkins, whose creative works include wabi-sabi assemblages from old school cases.

Also interested in the aesthetics of Japanese art is traditional potter Clive Eger, who recently explored the technique of raku firing.

Artist-art therapist Despina Weston brings her Greek-Egyptian heritage to the fore in her paintings and small fabric artworks and draws inspiration closer to home from the colourful characters of Toodyay.

Other artists along the trail include Sharon Boxall and Kaye Devlin, painter Alexander Moore, potters Sue Thompson and Paula Greenway, and artist-sculptor Thomas Brian Aylward.

Art trail maps are available from Toodyay Visitors’ Centre, Toodyay Library and Mundaring Arts Centre.