Armature Portrait Paste-up

Armature_ADLA project in collaboration with Access2Arts and Inside Out and presented as part of the 2014 SALA Festival, Armature Portrait Paste-up connects local artists into the global participatory art project, Inside Out.

In March 2011, Street Artist JR won the TED prize at the TED Conference in Long Beach, California, and called for the creation of a global participatory art project with the potential to change the world – the project was called Inside Out.

Inspired by JR’s large-format street “pastings” Inside Out offers everyone the opportunity to share their portrait and make a statement for what they stand for. Each Inside Out group action around the world is documented, archived and exhibited online, with nearly 200,000 people from more than 112 countries & territories having participated.

The project has travelled from Ecuador to Nepal, from Mexico to Palestine, inspiring group actions on varied themes such as hope, diversity, gender-based violence, and climate change.

Armature Portrait Paste-up will transform an area of Adelaide with a street exhibition of 13 large-format black & white photographic images showing artists facing barriers, the artists’ portraits transform from images of personal identity to works of public art.

Participating Artists include: Joanne Chua, Chelle Destefano, Chris Dyke, Jenny Georgi, Lorcan Hopper, David Paul Jobling, James Kurtze, Ad’m Martin, Kirsty Martinsen, John McMahon, John Wilanski, Leon Woods, and Meg Wilson.

Armature Portrait Paste-up can be seen 24 hour-per-day, rain, hail or shine from 2 – 24 August in Anster Street, Adelaide. For more information, visit: for details. A project in collaboration with Access2Arts and Inside Out.

Image: courtesy of Access2Arts