The Australian Guild of Toymakers will be presenting Strange Forest as part of the Sweet Streets Urban Arts Festival.
Strange Forest is an installation designed to showcase the creations of many talented toymakers in a playful and creative setting. Have a look at the photos here ht…tp://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=186644&id=144382499520 for pictures of the Forest at previous events.
This is a fantastic opportunity for emerging and established artists to gain exposure and inspiration in Melbourne’s vibrant urban arts scene. We are currently seeking submissions of up to 5 toys per artist. The exhibition runs from the 8th – 24th October at 1000 Pound Bend in Melbourne. Submissions close 10th August 2010.
Artists from around Australia and the world were asked to submit works from any medium that relate to Urban and Street Art Styles including stencil, graffiti, illustration, collage, mixed media, sculptures, installations, knit graffiti, toys, paste-ups, etc…
Judges Alex McCulloch (Director Metro Gallery); Din Heagney (Editor of Un Magazine, and former director of Platform Gallery); and Luke Matthews (director and founder of Gorker Gallery) will award cash prizes on opening night to the best in show winner, and four merit award winners.