History and art meet at newest Working Life Heritage Trail attraction
September 19, 2014
Heritage enthusiasts have another reason to explore Busselton now that the ArtGeo Cultural Complex has been added to the Working Life Heritage Trail.
The complex joins the Busselton Jetty and Busselton Historic Museum as three attractions in the city promoted as must-see sites to people interested in the history of the South West region.
A partnership between the South West Development Commission and the South West Working Life Association, the trail comprises attractions which help to tell the story of how the region was shaped by its early settlers and workers.
Attractions include the Yarloop Workshops, Dardanup Heritage Park, Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, and Manjimup Timber and Heritage Park.
South West Development Commission chief executive officer Don Punch said the ArtGeo Cultural Complex was a welcome addition to an already fascinating collection of sites offering a window into the South West’s past.
“The complex brings the past and present together in a captivating way,” he said.
“Visitors can explore the historic sections of the attraction, while admiring contemporary art on display in some of the historically-significant rooms.
“And with the complex’s old stables and fodder room converted into art studios and workshops, visitors can also watch artists at work.”
Located on Queen Street, the ArtGeo Complex comprises the ArtGeo Gallery, Busselton Settlement Art Project and the state heritage-listed judicial complex which includes old courtrooms, jail cells and a police station.
For more information about the Working Life Heritage Trail or to plot your journey, visit workinglife.mysouthwest.com.au .
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Diana McGirr and Fran Goodman from the ArtGeo Cultural Complex look forward to meeting people following the Working Life Heritage Trail.