Artist Caroline Christie-Coxon sets up pop-up art space in Subiaco


Artist Caroline Christie-Coxon is opening a pop-up art gallery on Hay Street for the summer. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d476926
Artist Caroline Christie-Coxon is opening a pop-up art gallery on Hay Street for the summer. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d476926

KEEP an eye out for a colourful pop-up art space this summer in Subiaco.

Caroline Christie-Coxon has set up shop for the season on Hay Street near Rokeby Road, in a previously empty storefront.

The artist said the short-term space suited her perfectly, to make sure she still gets time to set brush to canvas.

“I’ve had a couple of different pop-ups, but I hadn’t been in Subi before,” she said.

Christie-Coxon encouraged landlords with vacant tenancies to invite creatives to fill them with colour in between finding a long-term tenant.

“It brings energy to a room and gives back to the space,” she said.

She’s just released a new limited edition series, a continued observation and exploration of paint.

“It’s all about having a dialogue with paint, letting it behave how it wants; it’s the antithesis of traditional painting,” she said.

Any number of aspects come in to play to decide how the paint reacts, including chemicals and weather.

“Not knowing is part of my process; I certainly have an idea of what palette I’ll be using, but there are so many different factors and variances,” she said.

“Sometimes as an artist you feel isolated on your mission, and it’s fantastic when people love it and they get it.”

The Caroline Christie-Coxon Signature Gallery is open until March 31 at shop 3B, 424-436 Hay Street, Subiaco.

For more information, visit www.carolinechristiecoxon.com.

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