North Coast Art Club pop up with exhibition at Ocean Keys shopping centre

Pam Glesinger (Kallaroo), Sandra Bishop (Wanneroo) and Janine Rea (Padbury). Pictures: ASCP Photography
Gilliam Roulston (Ridgewood), Helen Burns (Bullcreek) and Lyn Heatly (Heathridge).
 Wanneroo residents Christine and Mark Farrell with Liz Ougpirezos, of Two Rocks.
Fred Carrick (Merriwa), Ann Ward (Joondalup), Roy and Diane Bastick (Quinns Rocks) and Jacque Carrick (Merriwa).
Zelda Hill (Duncraig) and Nunnally Paterson (Mindarie).
Antoinette DeStefanis (Ridgewood), Margaret Banks (Ridgewood) and Suz Skipsey (Butler).
Zubaidah Ismail (Kinross), Bonnie Jenkin (Ocean Reef) and Len Therry (Edgewater).
Heather Bayzand (Kinross), Celestine Dyson (Woodvale), Rodger Bayzand (Kinross), Jenny Ellis-Newman (Connolly), Judy and Gerry Hollinshead (Kallaroo).
Tony Porteos (Banksia Grove) and Joe Glesinger (Kallaroo).
Sandra Mennegola (Hillarys), Marilyn Boast (Beldon) and Lisa Jackson (Quinns Rocks).
George and Jacilyn Payton (Wanneroo).
Pam Glesinger (Kallaroo), Sandra Bishop (Wanneroo) and Janine Rea (Padbury). Pictures: ASCP Photography Gilliam Roulston (Ridgewood), Helen Burns (Bullcreek) and Lyn Heatly (Heathridge). Wanneroo residents Christine and Mark Farrell with Liz Ougpirezos, of Two Rocks. Fred Carrick (Merriwa), Ann Ward (Joondalup), Roy and Diane Bastick (Quinns Rocks) and Jacque Carrick (Merriwa). Zelda Hill (Duncraig) and Nunnally Paterson (Mindarie). Antoinette DeStefanis (Ridgewood), Margaret Banks (Ridgewood) and Suz Skipsey (Butler). Zubaidah Ismail (Kinross), Bonnie Jenkin (Ocean Reef) and Len Therry (Edgewater). Heather Bayzand (Kinross), Celestine Dyson (Woodvale), Rodger Bayzand (Kinross), Jenny Ellis-Newman (Connolly), Judy and Gerry Hollinshead (Kallaroo). Tony Porteos (Banksia Grove) and Joe Glesinger (Kallaroo). Sandra Mennegola (Hillarys), Marilyn Boast (Beldon) and Lisa Jackson (Quinns Rocks). George and Jacilyn Payton (Wanneroo).

ARTISTS are using a vacant retail space in Clarkson as a temporary gallery to showcase their creative work.

Following the success of last year’s pop-up gallery, North Coast Art Club has again turned an empty shopfront in Ocean Keys shopping centre into an exhibition space.

Members are using the space to exhibit and sell art until April 1, and committee member Pam Gleisinger said almost every artist who displayed last year sold at least one piece.

Ms Gleisinger said the success also led to the club welcoming 15 more members.

“The community completely embraced us and our work, we were overwhelmed that there was so much interest and support,” she said.

“For many members, it was the first time they had ever shown work publicly and to have such a positive response, both in feedback and sales, was a big confidence-booster for them.”

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More than 60 pieces by 26 local artists are on display over this seven-week period, ranging from acrylic and oil on canvas, watercolors and sketches to prints and sculptures.

Every item displayed is for sale, with prices ranging from $30 to $500.

Ms Gleisinger said the pop-up gallery was the club’s first public exhibition for 2017, with artists aged between 30 and 70, all with varying levels of experience, taking part.

“We’ve had a few shoppers popping in to tell us how glad they are the gallery space is back and that they don’t usually get the chance to go to exhibitions,” she said.

“We’re bringing the art to them and they are bringing an audience to us.”

Located near Red Dot, the pop-up gallery is open on Fridays and Saturdays from 10am to 5pm and from 10am to 7.30pm on Thursdays.

Visit www.northcoastartclub.org.au.