Presented as a featured event of Art & About 2015, Project Five Volume 7 marked the return of one of aMBUSH Gallery’s longest running and most widely loved public arts activations.
Since its inception in 2009, Project Five has been enlivening Sydney’s metropolitan precincts with the kinetic, multisensory wonder of live art and the immersive and inclusive experience of public art exhibition.
During September, Vans the Omega, Gemma O’Brien, Apeseven and Fintan Magee joined the impressive ranks of Project Five artists past as the initiative’s most diverse and intriguing line-up to date. Located at and presented in collaboration with Sydney’s cultural hub Darling Quarter, Project Five Volume 7 launched on the evening of Friday 18 September with a free public opening event, where the Project’s three-day live painting event began.
Throughout the duration of Project Five Volume 7, four original artworks by each Volume 7 artist were on display in our outdoor exhibition space OPEN, located in Darling Quarter’s Civic Connector, and Sydney’s littlest artists had the opportunity to learn new art making techniques from professionals at the Kids’ Urban Art Workshops.
At the conclusion of Project Five Volume 7, the four artworks created during the live painting event were sold at a public charity auction raising another $13,700 for charity, with all proceeds dedicated to a local non-profit organisation that helps disadvantaged youth to channel their creative energy into art and music. So far, Project Five has raised over $93,000 for the arts through its auctions. Visit www.project5.com.au for the full 2015 program.
Apeseven, Fintan Magee, Gemma O'Brien, Vans the Omega