Samoan stories, tales from half a century in Logan among inspiration for new exhibitions at Logan Art Gallery. Christmas gifts galore at pop-up store

LOGAN'S best artists, craft workers and designers have joined forces for a Christmas extravaganza.

The annual Logan treasures: art, craft and design pop-up store is part of the latest round of exhibitions which open on Friday.

On Saturday, six artists will host a demonstration day in two sessions at the Logan Art Gallery.

Artists will demonstrate feature print-making, bobbin lace making, acrylic pouring, jewellery, knitting and handmade cards.

The pop-up store, now in its seventh year, has become a Logan tradition and a popular way to find a handmade and unique Christmas gift.

Participants can drop into the gallery any time between 11am and 12.30pm or between 2pm and 3.30pm.

Social distancing requirements apply within the gallery.

As part of this exhibition round, Daisy Hill artist Richard Blundell will return to the gallery to mark a significant milestone.

Blundell is celebrating 50 years living in Logan with his fifth solo exhibition Gathering Gold featuring a new series of paintings.

He will be at the gallery on the exhibition opening night to discuss his works.

A staggered opening will be held.

Limited numbers of visitors can attend 30 minute sessions at 5pm, 5.45pm or 6.30pm on Friday.

Bookings are essential and can be made by calling 3412 5519.

Also featured in this exhibition round will be Faraimo Paulo in his first solo exhibition, Eleni - Navigators of Polynesia, inspired by traditional stories from Samoa.

Paulo often uses his family as models in his works.

Regional Arts Development Fund recipients Merri Randell and Chris Denaro will present The Krabi Project in the Young People's Gallery.

This exhibition documents the making of an animated film about a fiddler crab from Logan trying to find his family.

Logan Art Gallery is on the corner of Jacaranda Avenue and Wembley Road, Logan Central.

It is open from 10am to 5pm between Tuesday and Saturday.

Entry is free.