Local emerging artists open their studios at CASM

Eight of Mandurah’s best emerging artists will open their studios in the gallery of Contemporary Art Spaces Mandurah (CASM) throughout January.

Audiences will be able to talk with each artists, watch them at work and purchase newly created artworks.

Now in its fourth year, the CASM Open Studio Collective program has been a primary influence in delivering a working studio experience for emerging artists.

Since its inception in 2015, 24 local artists have taken part in the month long program and eight of those artists have since taken on longer term residences at CASM.

The residency program allows artists to consolidate their arts practice over the course of a year, culminating in the presentation of a solo exhibition.

This year’s collective artists include Noela O’Keefe, Anthea Fitzhardinge, Chelsea Turner and popular artist group the Tiny Shops on Wheels featuring Denise Fisher, Lisa Wray, Elli Moody, Hill Coufreur and Karen Morgan.

Visitors to the gallery will be able to view drawing, painting, ceramics, resin craft, jewellery making and contemporary textiles.

A free artist talk will also be presented on Sunday, January 20 at 2pm.

The gallery is open Wednesday to Sunday from 10am-4pm. For more information, visit www.artspacesmandurah.com.au.