Enjoy the best Margaret River activities & attractions

If you are visiting Pullman Bunker Bay Resort near Dunsborough be sure to check out the interesting events and activities taking place at the resort and in the region during your stay. Margaret River activities include complimentary yoga classes, wine tastings, art exhibitions and more. For more local events and ideas on things to do in Margaret River, see and taste, visit www.margaretriver.com
For more information on any of the activities and events listed here, please call +61 8 9756 9100.

ARTIST PLAYGROUND BY PULLMAN

Pullman is not just a place to sleep, eat and plug in. Discover a stimulating and inspiring environment with our latest Artist Playground by Pullman art exhibitions. 

ABOUT ARTIST PLAYGROUND

Pullman, the cosmopolitan brand of Accor, reaffirms its commitment to contemporary art with Artist Playground by Pullman. Showcasing a wealth of imagination, creativity and talent, this initiative allows both established and emerging artists to exhibit their works in art corners in Pullman hotels worldwide. The ‘Artist Playground’ reinvents the hotel as an art gallery, bringing cultural intrigue and visual ingenuity to communal spaces.

At Pullman Bunker Bay Resort, Artist Playground is brought to life through permanent art zones around the resort which blend elements of local interest, cultural intrigue and visual ingenuity.

All Artist Playground exhibitions are free for local residents and resort guess to experience. Join us for a relaxing breakfast or lunch and soak up the stunning vistas of Bunker Bay, surrounded by innovative works of art. No prior reservations are required.

CULTURE ZONE - DEREK GLASKIN 

Located around the resort's Windmills function room, discover the works of Derek Glaskin - an Australian contemporary oceanic aboriginal artist who now lives in Hawaii. 

Growing up on the beach at Cottesloe, Derek felt inspired to paint from an early age. He developed a passion for surfing that guided him to other locations and ultimately, he found his way to Honolulu in Hawaii, following an invitation to exhibit at the World Expo 88. He has been painting in Hawaii since.

Using traditional symbols and designs, Derek manipulates his surface to transform his compositions into powerful objects telling complex stories.

With a focus on texture and tribal patterns that are a testament to his own indigenous background, many of his works are inspired by the history, culture and identity of Hawaii as told to him by the indigenous elders. Refining his style comes from these conversations and tells of his experiences.

In his passion to inspire people to appreciate the visual and spiritual arts Derek paints full time, abandoning his surfing to devote his time to capturing the culture in his timeless and meaningful paintings.

Derek is represented by the Yallingup Galleries and artworks are available for sale. Learn more at www.yallingupgalleries.com.au

SKY ZONE - MARTINE PERRET

Located around Pullman's ocean-view bar and bistro, Martine Perret's aerial photography has a 'Best of Western Australia' theme, showcasing wonderfully distinct images from each of the regions she has worked in.

Martine Perret became interested in aerial photography while working as a UN photographer covering peacekeeping missions in conflict zones such as Burundi, the Democratic Republic of The Congo and most recently in South Sudan and West Africa documenting the Ebola crisis response.

"As a peacekeeping photographer I had flown almost weekly on UN helicopters on missions to remote places. I had learnt there was no better way of getting an understanding of unfamiliar terrain than to see it from above."

A series of helicopter photography flights over the Margaret River region led to the publication of her first book, From Above. Her latest book, Beyond, goes further afield to explore the Goldfields-Esperance, Gascoyne, Mid West and Kimberley regions from the air.

"No matter how many times I would study the internet maps of these regions to prepare for my photography flights, nothing would match the beauty of what I could see with my own eyes,'' says Martine.

"By varying my flying altitude at different times of day, and playing with the sun's angle I could capture striking colours and highlight unusual shapes and patterns."

Her images show the tidal mud flats of Derby as great snaking branches and intricate tendrils, and the vast swathes of seagrass beds of the Shark Bay World Heritage Area Marine Park.

"This ancient tableau of land, sea and sky has been forming for millions of years, in this extraordinary corner of the world. "I am truly lucky to call Western Australia home. I hope you enjoy this visual journey above this very special place,'' says Martine.

"Martine Perret has framed a fraction of Western Australia’s breathtaking landscapes from above and captured what is profoundly magical and timeless about this land." - Paola Anselmi, Curator & Arts Writer

Martine is represented by Margaret River Gallery. Learn more at www.margaretrivergallery.com.au

COASTAL ZONE - ANN STEER

Located around the resort's reception and Sugarloaf room, Ann Steer's beach and coast-focussed masterpieces are sure to set the tone for your South West adventure.

Ann Steer is a professional artist who capture the beautiful moments seen and experienced on our West Coast beaches.

Using pastel or acrylic as her mediums of choice, Ann’s ultimate goal is to produce paintings that make people stop, pause and escape for a moment, maybe capturing a memory, or just enjoying the beauty in front of them.

Light plays such a big part in her painting process. Ann especially loves that time on the beach when the day is starting to cool, the shadows are creeping past the sand dunes, changing from hues of pinks to purple and blue as the sun sets and you can contemplate the wonderful day that has been had.

“The ocean holds a deep interest for me," Ann said. 

"it is a fascinating magical beauty. It is a constantly changing mood board, one day dynamic, grey, angry and the next playful, vibrant and blue."

"I am drawn to the rhythmic rolling of the waves, the gravitational pull of the tide spilling unique lacework patterns upon the shore, leaving behind hues of lavender blue on the wet sand. Watching the reflections and light glinting on the shore as the sun sets, the colours changing marking the end of the day."

Ann has been sharing her knowledge by teaching art both locally, interstate and overseas. She strongly encourages people to view images and translate what they see in their own special way.

Learn more at annsteer.com