Potions Artisan Gallery supports contemporary artists and artisans of various career stages, encompassing a wide range of art mediums, showcased in picturesque Narrogin, just two hours from the CBD in Western Australia.
Named after the mystery that takes place when an artist is at work, PAG is a nod to the overall, novel vision of the gallery – to create a space for established and emerging artists who are ready to push their limits and work beyond the conventional. In turn, we can offer visitors something different!
Importantly, PAG values collaboration and with a social enterprise model, aims to complement existing art initiatives in the region.
In addition, PAG aims to become a springboard for new artists. Gallery owner, Karen Oborn, feels passionately that as a privately-owned gallery with a social enterprise model, PAG can afford to be a little more flexible: “This is particularly important for those from regional areas; and for artists who don’t quite fit the mould, or just generally need a little extra support.”
The gallery space is a semi-restored, historic building. Its preservation, which includes evidence of its previous renditions and some of the original fixtures, has allowed part of its story to live on with in a subtle, industrial feel.
Artisans are also able to sell their wares through the Artist-Collective Shop within the gallery. Phase 2 of the expansion of PAG will include an adjoined studio workshop space.