The ArtGeo Cultural Complex is a creative hub for the visual and performing arts housed in heritage-listed buildings.
Once linked to the Jetty, the heritage-listed Courthouse, built in 1860, is one of the oldest buildings in Busselton and played an important role in its settlement history. Walk through the buildings and feel the history within their walls. Explore the gaol cells and imagine being locked up for 14 days for disorderly conduct in a public place behind one of the heavy wooden doors.
The Courthouse Gallery reflects the transition from colonial courthouse to modern-day art house. You’ll discover a tempting range of high quality local art, jewellery, pottery, glasswork, cards, photography and woodwork.
Set in the rear courtyard of the complex, there are two artist in residence studios featuring ceramic artist Tracie Anderson and jewellery designer Nalda Hoskins.
Across the road you’ll find the ArtGeo Gallery housed in an elegant neo-classical brick and tile pavilion built for the Agricultural Bank of Western Australia in 1931. Exhibitions change regularly and feature the region’s most notable artists as well as national touring exhibits.
A sheltered courtyard, bush food garden and life-size bronze sculptures augment the ambience of the precinct.