New op­por­tu­nity for bud­ding artists

Ellenbrook Advocate - - NEWS -

WA artists of all kinds will be in­vited to dis­play their work at Houghton Wines Art Space thanks to a new man­age­ment duo.

Artists Ja­nine Koe­foed and Belinda Kay have taken over the art space, with hopes to open it up to new artists and a more di­verse range of work.

Koe­foed said the gallery would show­case only WA artists in an ef­fort to en­cour­age and sup­port more lo­cal aspir­ing artists.

She said she found the space while look­ing for some­where to show­case her own work.

“I found out that it had been empty for six months and we thought it would be a great space to man­age,” she said.

The duo will show­case all types of work and sell gift­ware.

Kay said the idea was to give smaller and strug­gling artists a go.

“There are so many great artists out there who don’t get recog­nised and we know first­hand how hard it is,” she said.

Un­like many gal­leries, Houghton Art Space won’t be charg­ing com­mis­sion, only a wall fee or hang­ing fee.

Koe­foed said this was to en­cour­age new artists and pro­vide them with op­por­tu­ni­ties.

Visit www.houghton-wines.

Pic­ture: Bruce Hunt

Belinda Kay and Ja­nine Koe­foed are new man­agers at Houghton Wines Art Space.­mu­ni­ d473890

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