Mar 8, 2012

Big Name Street Artists Paint Live For Charity: Vexta, Haha, E.L.K and Reka; The Rocks, Sydney

Some of Australia’s hottest street artists go to play for the return of Project Five at The Rocks – fast becoming Sydney’s definitive charitable live art show.

Project Five Volume Four welcomes leading lady of street art Vexta; finalist in the 2011 Metro Gallery Art Award, E.L.K. (Luke Cornish); in high demand, abstract surrealist painter, REKA (James Reka); and HAHA (Regan Tamanui) whose 10 year history of exhibiting adds punch to the line up.

The sounds of the Future Classic Deejay’s will be pumping beats live on the turntables throughout the weekend.

Street artists VEXTA, HAHA, E.L.K. & REKA will bring the vibrant colours and life of art to The Rocks, working live in front of onlookers to create unique pieces of street art on four large 2.4m x 1.2m panels.

Check it out on Friday 9th March between 6pm – 8pm at Rocks Square, The Rocks.

On completion, the works will be displayed in the foyer of the Cleland Bond Building at 33 Playfair Street, The Rocks - before they are auctioned off by Bay East Auctions Head of Art, Anne Phillips on March 22 (6-9pm) – in Project Five’s fourth charity auction.

All proceeds from the auction go to charitable arts and media organization Information and Cultural Exchange (I.C.E), who run creative arts programs for Marginalized youth in Western Sydney.  The live art event runs from Friday March 9 6-9pm, across the weekend between 12-3pm.

Live Art and Music

9 March
Opening Night
6pm - 9pm
The Rocks Square, Playfair St, The Rocks

10-11 March
12 noon - 3pm
Engage with artists creating live street art, with Future Classic DJs on the turntables.

The Rocks Square, Playfair St, The Rocks

Artist Talks
12 March
11am - 12 noon

An opportunity to get up close and personal with Project Five artists who will discuss the state of street art in Australia, their bodies of work, and personal experiences working in Australia and overseas.

New artworks created as part of Project Five will also be on display at the Artist Talks event before they are sold on 22 March at a charity auction to raise funds for community arts group Information and Cultural Exchange (ICE), a leading supporter of emerging artists in greater Western Sydney.


Project Five — Volume4

The Rocks official website

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Eva Rinaldi Photography

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