PopUp Gallery – pops up and out!

Last week saw the official Opening of the PopUp Gallery space at the Westfield Shopping Centre,  Tuggerah. There was a great turnout, including local councillors, the Wyong Mayor and management representation from the  Westfield Shopping centre and many of the artists being represented.

The Opening

The Opening

Wyong Shire Mayor – Doug Eaton gave a speech about the council’s new approach to arts in the Wyong Shire.  He sees a new initiative which will help grow local businesses and support the artists and artisans of the area.

 

PopUp Gallery,Doug Eaton

Doug Eaton

The manager of Westfield  shopping Centre also spoke about the centre’s commitment to helping local people and giving back to the community, through providing the space free of charge to various groups over the next 5 months or so.

PopUp gallery,Manager Westfield

Manager Westfield

And Mark Douglass who, along with partner Jess and the collective’s board,  has been the driving force behind the collective, spoke of The Collective’s vision for their artists.

Mark Douglass

Mark Douglass

 

By now sadly, it is all over for the first group, The Central Coast Collective,  however they did well in sales and are looking forward to their next project.

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Pop up gallery at Tuggerah.

On Saturday we will see the first pop up gallery at Tuggerah out the Central Coast NSW. Throughout the month of November, The Central Coast Collective will be the first group involved in a joint project between Westfield Tuggerah and Wyong Council. This will involve a pop-up gallery in a store situated outside in the restaurant precinct. The show will open at 9 am on Saturday the first of December. The artists involved delivered their art works on the Saturday last weekend and on Tuesday we began the bump out of the works.

Pop Up  Gallery Tuggerah

Bumping out the show

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Hanging any exhibition is always a bit of a juggle when you have work from twenty different artists, it is quite a challenge to get them all looking good together!

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