Of­fice a Hive of artis­tic en­ergy

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Residential -

LO­CAL artists will get a help­ing hand from Hive Real Es­tate, with the agency set to host reg­u­lar ex­hi­bi­tions at its Bagot Road of­fice.

Di­rec­tor Janey San­der­son said the idea was the ini­tia­tive of their prop­erty man­ager Bon­nie Boogaard who, along with her part­ner Lance Ward, was a skilled artist.

“Bon­nie sug­gested open­ing our newly re­fur­bished of­fice each month to ex­hibit and pro­mote young artists,” she said.

“We’re aim­ing to pro­vide a unique space for emerg­ing artists to ex­plore new con­cepts and show works in a set­ting that is free of cu­ra­to­rial and com­mer­cial con­cerns.”

Ms San­der­son said the fo­cus was to show conceptual con­tem­po­rary art, at­tract­ing artists that used a va­ri­ety of medi­ums.

The artists will be able to sell their work if they wish, or sim­ply take ad­van­tage of the op­por­tu­nity to ex­hibit it.

The first ex­hi­bi­tion at Hive, The Surface of Things, on March 29 fea­tured new works by Mardi Crocker.

The next ex­hi­bi­tion is on April 26 and will show­case work by multi-me­dia artist Brent Har­ri­son. ■

From left: Janey San­der­son, Mardi Crocker and Bon­nie Boogaard.

One of the works on dis­play.

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