The opening night of Project Five (Volume 8) at the Darling Quarter Village Green on Friday 30 September 2016 featured the live painting of four headline street artists. The artworks they created are now going under the hammer at an auction at the Lend Lease Darling Quarter Theatre (from 6pm) on Thursday 27 October 2016.
Launching in 2009, Project Five is Australia’s longest-running contemporary street art project that was first conceived by aMBUSH Gallery. The collaboration has raised over $100,000 for Australian not-for-profit arts initiatives, while at the same time commissioning 32 urban artists, and entertaining millions of visitors. It has also hosted kids’ art workshops and a month long public exhibition at aMBUSH Gallery’s outdoor gallery space, OPEN, at Darling Quarter. This year, the charity is Monkey Baa Theatre Company.
The opening night included live painting by the four headline artists, a DJ spinning tunes, wine and canapes being circulated, and a crowd of onlookers observing the creation of the art.
On Thursday 27 October 2016, art lovers can purchase those artworks from the four edgy street artists: Kaff-eine, Brett Chan, Georgia Hill and Mik Shida, for a good cause.
The auction of Project Five (Volume 8) will be presided over by FBi’s prolific deejay Stephen Ferris and Art Market Works auctioneer Anne Phillips.
All hopeful collectors need to do is visit Project Five’s website and register to attend.
Street art aficionados Bill Dimas and John Wiltshire, co-Directors of aMBUSH Gallery, Project Five’s curators and passionate promoters of contemporary street art, say this is not just a chance to own a piece of Australian art history, but also to support Project Five’s nominated charity partner not-for-profit kids’ theatre company Monkey Baa.
Come along and see these compelling and powerful works by Australia’s up and coming artists. Buyers of the artwork are not only making a great investment to own a piece of collectable art, they are also supporting artistic experiences for young people.
What: Project Five Volume 8 Auction
Where: Lend Lease Darling Quarter Theatre, 3/1-25 Harbour Street Sydney NSW 2000
Date: Thursday 27 October 2016
For more information, go to: http://www.project5.com.au/