The Galeries will be transformed into a living gallery of street art for Art Month Sydney in an installation aptly named, Artists’ Playground.
As the first make-shift gallery to be added to the festival’s line-up of established art centres; The Galeries’ curation aims to support emerging artists on the contemporary scene, celebrating accessible art in a public forum.
The existing surfaces of the space act as a canvas to be transformed by street artists Apeseven, Bafcat and Numskull. Illustrators Georgia Hill, Maricor/Maricar, and Jess Cruikshank; multidisciplinary artist Nadia Hernandez; object designer Vincent Buret; painter Genevieve Reynolds; sculptor Dion Horstmans and paper engineers Gunjan Aylawdi and Paperform will also unleash their creative visions on the space.
In partnership with Art Month, The Galeries will also initiate a call out for submissions for its inaugural Emerging Artist prize. The shortlisted finalists will be invited to exhibit in The Galeries public art space, for the month of July when a winner will be selected to receive $4,000 prize money and a personal mentorship with Art Month Creative Director, Barry Keldoulis. The public will also have the opportunity to vote for their favourite artist, with a People’s Choice prize of $1,000 awarded to the winner.
During Art Month The Galeries will hold Art Therapy workshops each Thursday with reiki master, Irina Gladushchenko and artist Kirana Haag; where participants will contribute to a community art piece. Other not to be missed events include performance art pieces from Mark Titmarsh and Alyssa Choat; Life Drawing classes at the ArtHouse Hotel; and an evening with Instagram sculpture artist Danling Xiao aka Mundane Matters at Books Kinokuniya.
Culture Scouts will run guided tours of The Galeries exhibition on 12 and 19 March, 3:00pm – 5:00pm. With limited spaces available, the tours will include artist talks and a dumpling tasting platter at Lotus, and conclude with a complimentary drink at the Arthouse hotel.
Customers who spend $250 or more in centre during Art Month will also receive one of three limited edition prints by Maricor/Maricar; and those who Instagram an image of their favourite artwork within The Galeries, using #thegaleriesart will go into the draw to win an original artwork of their selection.
For more information about The Galeries exhibition, events and Emerging Artist Prize for Art Month, please visit http://thegaleries.com.WHAT: Artists’ Playground
WHEN: 01/03/2016 - 31/03/2016 (All Day Event)
WHERE: The Galeries
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