Pop-up show of creativity to highlight region’s artistic talent

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The Make A Scene Collective pop-up shop.
Camera IconThe Make A Scene Collective pop-up shop. Credit: Meleah Farrell

Make A Scene Artist Collective will provide a vibrant and creative experience when it showcases a variety of talent with a pop-up shop and gallery this weekend.

The pop-up shop at the Shoppers Court Arcade on York Street will be open from tomorrow until Sunday, November 29.

A great variety of creative work and fine art will be for sale, including felt work, paintings, photography, bath products and jewellery.

Artist Jill O’Meehan will be painting a mural during the project at Shoppers Court Arcade, while Artisan Soap Works will offer low-cost “taster” workshops.

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Collective chair Meleah Farrell said there would be some exquisite works for sale.

“This is a new and exciting initiative for the collective to showcase regional art as well as to support other local businesses in the arcade,” she said.

“We hope that the invigoration of the arcade spaces bring in a wider audience and drive more and newer customers to the resident shops.”

The pop-up shop represents the first part of a three-stage project to reinvigorate Albany’s arcades, where the artists will work with their tenants to create a vibrant space that will encourage and increase customer traffic.

It is supported by the State Government’s Royalties for Regions program.

The collective is passionate about rejuvenating empty retail spaces, turning them into vibrant gallery spaces for creative and community development.

The shop will be open seven days a week at 272 York Street.

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