Award-winning public art initiative Project Five returned to Sydney with its fifth volume, presented as a highlight of Art & About 2013 and hosted by burgeoning creative precinct Darling Quarter.

For the first time in its award-winning history, Project Five was presented in Spring 2013 as a month-long public art activation in partnership with Darling Quarter and as an associated event of Art & About Sydney. Volume Five comprised both an exhibition at the aMBUSH Gallery and Darling Quarter public exhibition space OPEN and a three-day live painting event, both featuring the work of prominent contemporary Australian street artists Adnate, Jodee Knowles, Numskull and Rone. Project Five Volume Five also introduced Project Five and a Half, a series of kids’ urban art workshops facilitated over two weeks by World Famous Westsyde. The workshops explored the fine and street art disciplines of illustration, stencilling, wheat pasting and free hand aerosol painting.

Late in October 2013, the works created during the three-day live painting event were auctioned at Commonwealth Bank Place at an invitation-only event, and all proceeds were donated to the development of youth arts programs at the Information and Cultural Exchange (ICE). Since the inception of Project Five in 2009, ICE has benefitted from over $68,500 in donations from Project Five auctions.

Adnate, Jodee Knowles, Numskull, Rone

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