“We are thrilled to unleash the amazing new artwork of Arts Project Australia artists at Collins Place for a month,” says Sue Roff, Arts Project Australia Executive Director.
Art enthusiasts will have the chance to view significant thematic collections of the artist’s most recent work at accessible prices. Over 400 artworks will be on display including paintings, drawings, prints, photography, ceramics, soft sculptures and video art, and will transform over the course of the month, as artworks will be re-hung week-to-week, giving an opportunity to visit on multiple occasions.
The artists participating include: Alan Constable, Patrick Francis, Alvaro Alvarez, Fulli Andrinopoulos, George Aristovoulou, John Bates, Peter Ben, Robert Brown, Valerio Ciccone, Boris Cipusev, Alan Constable, Leo Cussen, Patrick Francis, Ian Gold, Bronwyn Hack, Paul Hodges, Miles Howard-Wilks, Ruth Howard, Kate Knight, Bobby Kyriakopoulos, Adrian Lazzaro, Julian Martin, Chris Mason, Chris O’Brien, Warren O’Brien, Gavin Porter, Lisa Reid, Anthony Romagnano, Rebecca Scibilia, Adrian Salvatore, Megan Sloan, Mark Smith, Cathy Staughton, Georgia Szmerling and Terry Williams.
A number of special collaborative artworks will be shown, where Arts Project artists have paired with renowned Melbourne-based contemporary artists, Richard Lewer, Katherine Hattam and Peter Atkins.
Coinciding with the pop-up exhibition will be the new art event, FLAIR. Over four days from Thursday 18 August to Sunday 21 August, Arts Project will showcase another new exhibition, Here and Now held at Sofitel Melbourne on Collins. As part of the FLAIR program, Arts Project will also present two public forums, where visitors will have the chance to discuss topics with an array of working creatives.
Here and Now is curated by Global Art Projects and will feature the work of twelve Arts Project artists: Alvaro Alvarez, George Aristovoulou, Boris Cipusev, Alan Constable, Ian Gold, Ruth Howard, Bobby Kyriakopoulos, Julian Martin, Chris Mason, Kaye McDonald, Warren O’Brien and Terry Williams. These artists cover a range of disciplines from abstract drawing to sculpture, so expect a broad range of contemporary art to be on display. The exhibition will run for 24 hours a day.
A centre for excellence providing support for individuals with intellectual disabilities, Arts Project Australia is a not-for-profit organisation promoting artists’ work and advocating for inclusion within contemporary art practice. Since its inception, Arts Project has continued to strive for excellence, both in the quality of the exhibitions presented and the quality of the innovative studio program.
Arts Project Australia Collins Place Pop-up
Shop 19, 45 Collins Place, Melbourne
Exhibition: 28 July – 31 August 2016
Here and Now
NKN Gallery – Sofitel Melbourne, 25 Collins Street, Melbourne
Event: 18 – 21 August 2016
Image: Adrian Salvatore, Not titled (detail)