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Tuesday, 17 January 2023

Subiaco Museum to launch shop and new exhibition in February

Subiaco Museum is set to reopen its doors in February with two new exciting offerings for the public: an exhibition in the museum’s community artist series, and a museum shop.
The exhibition, titled ‘Up Close and Personal’, will showcase works by artist Helen Street, including one work exhibited at the Lester Prize. Helen’s detailed photorealistic portraits of her daughters showcase her beautifully unique style of painting.
The exhibition launches with a free event on Friday 3 February (register to attend via the City of Subiaco website), and will be on display until April.
Launching on the same day as the exhibition, the Subiaco Museum Shop features a bespoke design by artist Jane Coffey that celebrates the museum and its location on Rokeby Road that will be available for purchase in print format.
Tea towel prints of the museum’s Heritage Map will also be available for purchase, as well as a small collection of local history books and photographs from the museum’s collection, badges, magnets, and various other items.
Mayor David McMullen said, “Subiaco Museum has gone from strength to strength over the past year; delivering engaging events and activities for our community, curating its physical and digital collections, and earning a 2022 Stage Heritage Award nomination.
“This new exhibition and museum shop are just some of the ways our museum will continue to celebrate and promote Subiaco’s history, and the talents of local artists who make the museum’s Community Artist Series possible.”
Visit the exhibition, and check out the new shop space from midday on Friday 3 February at 239 Rokeby Road.
Subiaco Museum launched its Community Artist Series in 2019; featuring works from local photographers, illustrators and painters. The museum team also curate and manage the City’s art collection, so often use the museum space to display works belonging to the City.
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