Become a member of Blackwood River Arts Trail Inc.
and join our happy artists for BRAT 2023!
The Blackwood River Arts Trail (BRAT) returns for its third year in 2023. Local artists from across the Blackwood River Valley will open their studios and mount exhibitions in a variety of venues around the region encompassed by the Nannup, Boyup Brook, Bridgetown-Greenbushes & Donnybrook-Balingup Shires.
We are also pleased to announce that the Blackwood River Film Festival returns for a second year showing short films created by Australian film makers.
Please read all the information below before starting your registration HERE
What do I need to know to register for BRAT 23?
To participate in BRAT 23 you must:
Live within the region bounded by the Nannup, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Donnybrook-Balingup and Boyup Brook Shires
Become a member of BRAT Inc. ($10 for 2022-23 year)
Provide evidence of public liability insurance – participants exhibiting from their home studios can find more information here
Participants exhibiting from other venues may be covered by the venue’s insurance so check with them first
Agree to advertise the trail through your contacts, on social media and by distributing posters and programs
Agree to provide feedback about your experience of the trail
Agree to open your exhibition/studio on the dates and times you nominate
Participation fees for BRAT 23
Solo exhibitor $125
Groups of 2 or more $80 each exhibitor
NEW solo or group exhibitions are required to purchase at least one sign
roster (trifold corflute) sign @$35 each, or
flag banner @$80 each
All exhibitors (new and returning) may purchase additional signs.
Important: Refunds will only be considered in exceptional circumstances
Be prepared for your application
All participants are required become a member by filling in the membership page which is the first of five pages of the registration form, followed by a fees page and the 'Help' page. You can just join as a member or continue on to the BRAT registration pages. If you would like help with the form, click unsure and this will take you directly to the 'Help' page .
Solo exhibitors fill in four registration pages. You will be invoiced for the amount indicated on the fees page when registrations close.
Group exhibitors must have a group name and a group representative. All group members fill out the first two pages, but only the group representative will fill out the subsequent pages of the registration, including the fee page. They will be invoiced for the whole group.
An invoice will be sent to solo exhibiting artists and group representatives (who will be responsible for collecting fees from group members) once insurance details are supplied to email@example.com
Applications must be received by 2 December 2022
Insurance details must be sent by 16 December 2022
Fees must be paid by 20 December 2022
Before you start...
...make sure you have the following information and attachments:
Details of your website, FB and Instagram links if applicable
Venue details including opening days and times (if exhibiting from a home studio standard hours of 10 am – 4 pm will apply. Hours should only be changed if exhibiting from a venue with different opening hours)
An image of yourself ideally with your artwork: it should be a high res jpg, CMYK, and have the file name format: lastname_initial.jpg
An image indicative of exhibited work (same specs as above, file format: lastname or groupname_artwork.jpg) only one image per group to be uploaded by group representative
Need help? Contact your town representatives
Nannup - Leanne White 0427 890 788 or Anneli Salo 0472 573 114
Bridgetown-Greenbushes - Laurie Bullied 0437 822 668
Donnybrook-Balingup - Samuel Bariesheff 0474 512 143
Boyup Brook - Lyn Willett 0427 644 064
Download the BRAT 2022 Trail Guide
Acknowledgement of Country
Blackwood River Arts Trail Inc. acknowledge the Wardandi and Bibbulmun people as the native title holders of the lands and waters in and around the Trail locale. We pay respect to the Elders, past, present and emerging of the Wardandi & Bibbulmun people and extend that respect to all First Nations people living within the region.
©2022 by Blackwood River Arts Trail