Collective crafts by harbour

By Ashleigh Fielding | posted on December 23, 2017

ALBANY is again being spoiled for choice this Christmas with a pop-up gift gallery appearing at the Albany Entertainment Centre.

Make A Scene Artists Collective has brought together a variety of Great Southern artisans to give them the opportunity to showcase and sell their art, in a scheme known as The Harbourside Project.

Photography, crafts, ceramics and glass art are among the diverse range of gifts in the gallery, and they have arrived in town just in time for Christmas.

Borden artist Jill O’Meehan is an installation artist and is responsible for the colourful jellyfish hanging above the pop-up gallery under the AEC main stairwell, near the View restaurant.

She is selling her jewellery, prints and crochet Christmas decorations as part of The Harbourside Project.

“The pop-up gallery is great, because it creates intense interest over a short period of time,” Ms O’Meehan said.

“It’s a good atmosphere here, especially as it’s somewhere different.

“It gives people the chance to support local artists and buy original artwork for a gift.”

The Harbourside Project will be open until January 7, keeping the hours of 10am to 3pm, Tuesday to Sunday, and will be closed from December 24 to 27.