FREE LIVE ART EVENTS
Join us on Friday 30 September at Darling Quarter’s Village Green for the opening of Project Five (Volume 8). The launch party – from 6-9pm – will include tunes from local DJs, and kick start a live painting weekend, with the area transformed into an open-air studio by the Harbour for Project Five’s handpicked street artists (Brett Chan, Georgia Hill, Kaff-eine and Mik Shida). The featured four will continue to paint before an audience on both Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 October (from 12-4pm), producing four works that will be auctioned off on Thursday 27 October, with proceeds going to not-for-profit Monkey Baa Theatre Company. It’s an event filled with energy, vibrancy and creativity as once again the creative community comes together for charity. Curated and produced by aMBUSH Gallery and presented with Darling Quarter as an associated event of Art & About Sydney 2016. Visit www.project5.com.au for more information on all of our free events.
Free Kids’ Art Workshops
One of Australia’s most renowned performers for children, Jay Laga’aia brings his brand new family show to Monkey Baa at the Lendlease Darling Quarter theatre these school holidays! The star of Play School and Jay’s Jungle will ignite imaginations in this musical celebration of the power of play. ‘Family Time’ is perfect for ages 3+ and will make you marvel at the wonder of life through a child’s eyes as you journey into jungles, backyards and even outer space! MonkeyBaa don’t charge booking fees, so it’s a great (and affordable) day out for the family. For bookings and more info, visit: http://monkeybaa.com.au/show/jay-lagaaia-family-time/
Four artists. One charity. High Five!
Project Five is a compelling month-long exhibition that sees art and charity combine. Join us as Darling Quarter’s bustling Civic Connector and Village Green ignite with the energy and vibrancy of four of Australia’s finest contemporary street artists. There’ll be live painting demonstrations, a public exhibition, kids’ art workshops and an art auction for charity. First produced in 2009, Project Five is now launching Volume 8, with Brett Chan, Georgia Hill, Kaff-eine, and Shida as this year’s handpicked artists. It’s Australia’s longest-running street art project and has raised over $100,000 for Australian not-for-profit arts initiatives. The 2016 nominated charity partner is Monkey Baa Theatre Company, an award winning kids’ theatre company that aims to keep theatre alive across the younger generations. aMBUSH Gallery have created and produced Project Five, and co-present it with Darling Quarter. For details please visit the website by clicking here.