New opportunity for budding artists
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.
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Belinda Kay and Janine Koefoed are new managers at Houghton Wines Art Space.