Subiartco

On trail of great art

The streets of Subiaco have come alive, thanks to the work of 10 professional artists who are showcasing their work in shop windows around the city centre.

Called Subiartco, artists have collaborated with QUBE developers and local businesses to brighten up the City of Subiaco.

"Our aim is to offer the public a more personal interaction with artists, with the opportunity to talk to individual artists about their work, process and techniques, and to see us at work in our studio,' featured artist Narelle Manser-Smith said.

Subiaco councillor Stephanie Stroud officially opened the exhibition at a VIP launch last month, where 10 per cent of sales from the night went to St John of God Hospital.

The main studio and gallery space is at 24/3 Wexford Street (Corner of Sheen Street) Subiaco, and is open Thursdays to Saturdays, 11am to 5pm, with an additional four gallery spaces on Sheen and Wexford Streets.

"(The galleries) will provide passers-by with the opportunity to do some window shopping 24 hours a day as the spaces are lit up as beacons of colour and life," Ms Manser-Smith said.

"It's like a mini art trail through the streets of Subiaco."

Contact details are available at each gallery, so interested buyers can secure a favourite piece of local artwork.

Two artists are also offering art workshops at one of the Wexford Street spaces.

Email Narelle at manser-smith@westnet.com.au for more information.