The 2019 Art Show Judge is Jo Harris.
Jo Harris is the happy owner and operator of an art gallery, Mrs Harris' Shop, situated just west of the city in Torrensville.
Mrs Harris’ Shop is the reincarnation of a little suburban store that served the local area from 1930 – 1970. It was operated by her husband’s grandmother, Dorothy Harris, and later, her daughter-in-law (and Jo’s’ mother-in-law), Rae.
The locals fondly referred to it as ‘Mrs Harris’ Shop’, even long after it closed, and Jo felt compelled to honour this little piece of local history in naming the gallery.
The gallery hosts a new exhibition each month and shows both established and emerging artists, and each year holds at least one exhibition featuring artists from regional South Australia.
In a previous existence, Jo was a teacher librarian, then worked in the tourism industry. She saw them as perfect matches, where she could share her passions for children’s literature and the bounties of South Australia.
Now, she loves to share Mrs Harris’ Shop with artists and art lovers alike.