Welcome to the Artisan Collective Port Stephens Incorporated
Artisan Collective Port Stephens Incorporated is an artist-run gallery, providing visitors to Port Stephens with high quality, locally made gifts direct from the makers.
Our aim is to engage our community by offering a space to share in the creative arts of the area and support our artists in providing a space to inspire, share, grow and collaborate.
THIS MONTH IN THE GALLERY
We start 2022 off with a bang with the amazing Prue Sailer and Lauren Morrison, a mother and daughter exhibiting to the theme ‘Treasure: The beauty and the value of wild and earthly treasures’.
Lauren Morrison is a jeweller who uses crystals, stones, macrame decor and fibres from nature to create her stunning pieces.
Prue Sailer is a natural history artist, drawing endlessly from Australia’s unique and varied wildlife and natural environments.
Both artists use their artworks as a means of exploring and conveying themes around the fragility of nature and the impact that humanity has on our environment.
Join us in Artisan Collective Port Stephens to see this amazing exhibition.
Saturday the 8th of January 2022: Meet Lauren and experience the magic of her creations from 11am – 2pm as she demonstrates her knotting techniques.
Then, from 3pm join usfor a glass of bubbly and a light refreshments for the official opening of TREASURE. Please ensure you register for the opening via the link provided as numbers are strictly limited due to current COVID regulations.
December 2021 brings back the collaborations and joy in showing artwork with our very special exhibition “SHOY: Shared Joy”. The gist of this exhibition is to showcase not only our wonderful member’s work, but also to allow each member to ask a friend or relative to exhibit alongside them. It’s amazing to see what each group has come up with – from mother / daughter combinations to groups with one theme, this exhibit has something for everyone.
Artisan Collective Port Stephens will be open every day from 9am to 5pm*. The gallery will be required to follow the NSW Government guidelines and restrictions, so please be patient with us whilst we all work through this together. Please head to our Facebook and Instagram pages for any updates.
*Please note that we are reducing our hours from 10am-4pm until further notice.
Join us at Artisan Collective PS for a fresh exhibition each month within the gallery in The Alcove, meet the artist talks and demonstrations as well as community and children’s activities to inspire and engage!
We are so excited to be opening our doors again! Artisan Collective Port Stephens will be open every day from 10am to 4pm from Monday 11th October. The gallery will be required to follow the NSW Government guidelines and restrictions, so please be patient with us whilst we all work through this together. Please head to our Facebook and Instagram pages for any updates.
Mid October and all of November 2021 will see The Alcove exhibition space taken over by OFF THE WALL, a collaborative exhibition between Artisan Collective photographer Peter Masters and Nelson Bay based textile artists Di Lucas. Off the Wall showcases the fun side of textiles with wearable art.
July 2021 saw the Alcove Exhibition space transformed for STILLNESS; a collaborative in-house collection of works by our artists, exploring the concept of still life within their diverse mediums.