Exhibition – Open Street Art – Darling Quarter – Sydney

It really just does seem to be Sydneys week this week, and it totally rocks. Four artists displaying large sized canvases in what is quickly becoming a hub of public art and installation – Darling Quarter – what more could you want??

“OPEN STREET ART explores the changing relationship between street artists, their work and their audiences, as the art form continues to grow as the most significant art movement of the last ten years.

While each of the artists’ work is a reaction to the space, their approaches are as diverse as their styles. One of the world’s Top 50 Most Collectable Artists, Anthony Lister says of his method, “I approached this painting like I was being attacked by an angry bull. It’s best to deal with an angry bull head-on and with conviction. It’s worst to run and be hit and have to deal with the horns then.”

Beastman, 2010 Sydney Music, Arts & Culture (SMACS) best artist winner, whose iconic creatures grace walls around the globe, explains that his OPEN STREET ART work “is a representation of the four material elements of nature: wind, water, fire and earth.”

The only Australian artist to show in Banksy’s Cans Festival 2 2008, Shannon Crees’ work is both bold and feminine, and she seeks to engage her OPEN STREET ART audience by designing her work “as a seamless, unending plane… every surface an extension of the last and a precursor to the next.”

Hailing from Japan and based now in Melbourne, Hiroyasu Tsuri, who also works under the name TWOONE, has created a series that is “an exploration of the concept of a psychological portrait.” His work depicts people not as they look, but as they feel and act, by employing animals as metaphors for the human condition.

The future of OPEN holds an exciting and diverse program of exhibitions by aMBUSH. The pop-up shows will explore a dynamic range of disciplines, from drawing and painting to photography, embellishing Sydney with beauty and reminding the city of the talent Australia boasts from its own shores.

The OPEN STREET ART exhibition is presented by the recently developed 5 Green Star rated Darling Quarter precinct, and is produced and curated by award winning Sydney gallery aMBUSH. It is an Associated Event of Art & About Sydney 2012.”

Can’t wait to check this out – hell yeah! Get down and see it for yourself, well worth the trip to Darling Quarter – if you’re in Sydney! Oh, and from personal experience, the bars there are grand, too!

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Who: Anthony Lister (BRIS/NY), Beastman (SYD),Shannon Crees (SYD) and Twoone – Hiroyasu Tsuri (MELB)
What: Open Street Art
Where: Darling Quarter, Sydney
When: Friday 21st September until September 26th

Check out aMBUSH Gallery as well as Darling Quarter for more info!

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For the past ten years, Fletcher Andersen (Facter) has cut his teeth writing for a variety of street press and music magazines. Drawing on his years of writing experience, and as an artist himself, Facter founded Invurt with the aim of promoting artistic events, and the established and emerging Australasian urban, street, illustrative, underground and low brow artists that partake in them. Follow him on Instagram @facter, or go like his facebook page, and check out his website, Irikanji.

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