Once again the Collingwood Underground Arts Park will be an integral venue for the Sweet Streets 2010 Festival. This unique space, which was once an underground car park and is still adorned with street art on the walls from last year’s festival, will provide a studio base for our artists, a venue for workshops, and an exhibition space for our artist run show during the last week of the festival.
The underground provides an ideal opportunity for all artists to engage in the festival, hang out with each other, work collaboratively on walls, exhibition pieces (you can even bring art work down to hang in the exhibition), and pieces for the fundraising auction at 1000 £ Bend at the end of the festival Sunday 24th October.
Works for the fundraising auction
The future of the festival relies heavily on funds to be raised through the sale of works at the fundraising auction. This year our funding for the festival has been minimal, so we need as many artists to contribute work for the auction – you may have existing works to donate, or you may want to make works in the underground to donate. Smaller pieces are best for the auction.
Opening times for artists
The hub will be open to artists supporting the festival during the following times:
Tuesday 12 Oct (1-8pm)
Thurs 14 Oct (1-8pm)
Saturday 16 Oct (2-7pm)
Sunday 17 Oct (2-7pm)
Monday 18th Oct (2-10pm)
Tuesday 19 Oct (2-10pm),
Wednesday 20 Oct (2-10pm),
Thursday 21 Oct (2-8pm)
Friday 22 Oct (2-8pm)
Saturday 23 Oct (2-8pm)
Artist run exhibition – open to the public
The underground will be open to the public 20 – 23 October. To kick off the artists run exhibition we will be hosting an opening party Wed 20 October (6-10pm) – so spread the word. Down load an e-invitation here. The exhibition will continue to be open to the public Thurs 21, Fri 22 & Sat 23 October 2 – 8pm.
Artists can continue to work on pieces for the auction on 21 & 22 October. For more info contact Phil for more info email@example.com 0438661413. Or drop in to the underground @ 44 Harmsworth Street, Collingwood VIC – click here for a Google map.