aMBUSH is a multi award winning art gallery and social enterprise. Founded in 2007, we are at the forefront of curating arts and public space projects across metropolitan and regional Australia.
We have galleries in Waterloo in inner city Sydney and at Kambri, the dynamic new cultural precinct at the Australian National University. We show local and international artists working with paint, photography, ink, clay, spray guns, video and other mediums. But we do so much more.
We believe in getting art into every nook and cranny of the world. We support artists through our galleries and public commissions. We’ve worked with over 5000 artists to date and been part of the launch of many careers. We champion thought-provoking, playful and diverse ideas. We often partner with community groups, government agencies, local councils, broadcasters and large companies to make all this happen.
We moved beyond the walls of our Waterloo gallery in 2011, when we produced the groundbreaking Outpost Project on Cockatoo Island. It became the biggest street art festival in the world. Since then, aMBUSH has produced an eclectic body of work, collaborating with so many interesting people.
We have brought art to hundreds of unexpected places. Some of these include:
– transforming new precincts into large outdoor public art galleries
– a pop up aMBUSH at Central Park in Sydney, where we produced over 220 projects with 1780 artists
– a giant mural by Shepard Fairey as part of the Vivid Sydney festival
– turning drab construction hoardings on building sites into massive canvases, an innovation for the property industry
– urban art workshops for refugee and Indigenous young people at local community centres across Australia.