A Brief History of the Alcove Art Shop
The Designer Art Shop, trading as Alcove Art Shop emerged out of a long process guided by a steering Committee led by Ken West and Mark Brocklesby. Ken had originally conceived the idea of the Alcove Shop. This steering committee consulted with Whitehorse City Council and the Box Hill Community Arts Centre (BHCAC) over about ten years.
After the shop was trialled at BHCAC and proved viable, the Alcove steering Committee then concentrated on opening a permanent shop.
The shop was opened in March 2002 and continues to attract appreciative customers. Many artist-run spaces have been established in Victoria, but Alcove is one of the few still thriving thanks to the enthusiasm and vision of the participating artists from the past and present.
The shop is located at: 1/470 Station Street Box Hill Vic 3128 Australia and supported by Box Hill Community Arts Centre https://www.bhcac.com.au and the City of Whitehorse.