Arrivals & Departures South West art on show in new Margaret River tours

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It's all about palettes and palates with a new range of tours combining local visual art with food and wine. 

The Margaret River region is perhaps best known for its renowned wineries and beaches, but it's also notable for its community of artists.

This creativity comes to the fore with Provenance Tours, a new Margaret River-based operator offering “an exploration of palettes and palates”, combining a love of local visual art with food and wine from family-owned producers. 

Options include urban walking tours through Dunsborough and Busselton, a three-hour Cape Naturaliste “road trek” and a full-day progressive lunch, the Margaret River Hack, along with Bubbles and Brushes painting lessons in local cafes and pubs. 

Founder Stephany Durack is a South West artist who believes that Margaret River’s artists and galleries “are some of the best in Australia”. She says the tours aim to “leave people with light in their eyes”. 

“This means finding ways for our guests to tune in to their own senses and find ways to talk about what they have seen and enjoyed — whether it’s fine art or fine food and drinks,” she said.

There are also plans to launch short art breaks in the Margaret River region, Sydney, Fremantle and South-East Asia, along with longer artist-led small-group journeys. 

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