Art hub on the cards for Canning

Art hub on the cards for Canning

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Mayor Patrick Hall and 2023 Canning Resident award winner Graham Longworth.

Canning Council’s chief executive Michael Littleton said he will check out the open art studios at Melville and Stirling councils with a view to opening one in Canning.

Deputy mayor Amanda Spencer-Teo has submitted a motion to the council meeting on Tuesday night saying Canning was home to many talented artists who practise a range of arts, including drawing, pottery, painting, sculptures, wood, glass and fabric art plus many more.

She said Canning artists are have to display their artwork as guests in other councils and are often not prioritised due to them not living or operating from within these other councils.

Melville and Stirling both run an Open Art Studios program which is designed to help promote artists and their work in their areas.

“This not only supports local artists financially, but it also inspires those who have artistic talents and interests, but do not have the networks or connections to get started,” she said in her submission.

This program could be run in conjunction with other councils.

She said the recent feedback and success of the Canning Arts Awards was a testament to how many artists there are who are keen to display their artwork in casual art settings and this was testament to the independence and welcoming nature of the Canning Art awards program.

She said the open studio program would be well received by local artists.