Featured artist: Shannon Crees

Newtown ArtSeat

Featured artist: Shannon Crees
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Newtown ArtSeat

Artwork by Jumpy (2013)
Artwork by Jumpy (2013)

The Newtown ArtSeat presents innovative contemporary art to the local community and provides artists and community groups with the opportunity to exhibit in public space for the purpose of experimental, non-commercial artistic outcomes.

The Newtown ArtSeat can be used for socio-historical exhibitions, collaborative work, photography, multi-media or any other form of cultural expression conceived for this purpose built structure and location.

The Newtown ArtSeat is brought to you by Inner West Council, with support from Arts NSW and the City of Sydney.

Applications for Newtown ArtSeat 2017 program

Applications for the Newtown ArtSeat 2017 program are open until Wednesday 5 October, 5pm.

The Newtown ArtSeat can be used for, but not limited to, the presentation of experimental work, commercial work, socio-historical exhibitions, collaborative work, art, sculpture, folk art, font/text based artwork, photography, curated exhibitions, installations, community arts, the display of poetry, writing, multi-media, new technology and/or any other form of art or cultural expression suitable within to the existing structure.

Now on exhibition

Shane Forrest – Torn Paper Wall

Shane Forrest, 'Torn Paper Wall' in situ

Large bands of hard-edged colour are delineated and accentuated with torn edges, signifying the beginnings of disorder. The brightly coloured composition of hard edge and torn paper strips comments on a fundamental human concern - our struggle against entropy. The composition was derived from earlier work in which I used thick slabs of posters harvested from walls and utilised as canvases. By cutting and tearing into these I revealed and re-activated the built up layers to create alternative imagery.

 

For further information about ArtSeat, please contact the Arts and Cultural Development Coordinator  (02) 9335 2280 or email victoria.johnstone@marrickville.nsw.gov.au.