Judy Antill is exhibiting her work in a pop-up shop on Liebig Street

Pop-up: South-west artist Judy Antill is hosting an exhibition in an empty shop in Liebig Street and is encouraging others to do the same.
Pop-up: South-west artist Judy Antill is hosting an exhibition in an empty shop in Liebig Street and is encouraging others to do the same.

South-west artist Judy Antill is urging fellow creative types to boycott galleries and go it alone.

The well-travelled human rights activist is hosting a pop-up exhibition in Liebig Street and says others should follow her path.

“I’m trying to encourage other artists working in all mediums to realise that the idea that artists have to rely on galleries is archaic,” she said. “For too long galleries have held the power over artists. 

“My income has more than doubled since I started running temporary art spaces. The clients love ‘meeting the maker’ and are delighted to be buying at artist’s prices. 

Ms Antill said her former hometown had many suitable sites on offer.

“There are several great shops available in this town so with the right co-ordination this could be a win-win situation for artists, landlords and Warrnambool.”​

Judy Antill’s exhibition ‘Back to Where it all Began’ will be at 140 Liebig Street until June 24.

The pop-up exhibition is open from 10am to 5pm daily.

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