The opening night of Project Five (Volume 8) at the Darling Quarter Village Green on Friday 30 September 2022 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 2022. For best collection of calendars, check our portfolio of diary planners here.
Launching in 2022, 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 2022, 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.
Two of Sydney’s most loved museums are free this weekend
Sydney’s most loved museums will open for FREE on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 June – THIS WEEKEND.
Now in its second year, the Free Museum Weekend invites visitors of to explore Australia’s first museum, the Australian Museum, and the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) at the Powerhouse Museum and Sydney Observatory.
In 2022, the inaugural Free Museum Weekend attracted crowds of more than 50,000 visitors across both museums, marking the introduction of Kids Free, a commitment by the NSW Government to provide free general admission for school students and children 16 years and under visiting both museums.
Since Kids Free began, the Powerhouse Museum has experienced over 60% growth in children’s visits with over 195,000 children visiting the Museum in to date. The Australian Museum saw more than 150,000 children visit over the same period – a significant increase. The Free Museum Weekend would build on the popularity of the Kids Free initiative.
Visitors to the Australian Museum can experience the award-winning exhibition Trailblazers: Australia’s 50 greatest explorers, a celebration of the pioneers and adventurers who shaped the history of our nation and our understanding of the world around us, while those visiting the Powerhouse Museum and Sydney Observatory will be the first to participate in Tanabata: Star Village, a collaborative community art installation celebrating the Japanese fable of the night sky.