Come join Sweet Streets to celebrate the opening of the Collingwood Underground Wednesday 20th October 6 – 10pm. This is an exhibition of co-creativity between artists, and all involved with the festival, workshop participants, staff and audience. Free flow is the name of the game. We all need to play with this underground thing coz it’s real and does not belong to any individual, the opening will blow you away – you gotta help this be a real festival with the diversity we can all bring in our own unique ways. The exhibition continues Thursday 21st – Saturday 23rd October, 2 – 8pm. Click here to find out more about the underground space. Download an e-invitation here.
See magnificent walls painted during the festival by some of Australasia’s leading artists, images and footage of sweet streets happenings, participate in live painting, and generally immerse yourselves in this unique creative space.
Remember that Collaboration is at the heart of the “magic” we create!!!!!! People are the transformers – we are just the catalyst ————-Enjoy – there is more to come!!!!
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. To find out more, go to the Artists Hub – Underground page. The hub will be open to artists supporting the festival: Tues 12 Oct (1-8pm), Thurs 14 Oct (1-8pm), Sat 16 Oct (4-8pm), Mon 18 Oct (2-10pm), Tues 19 Oct (2-10pm). Exhibition opening party Wed 20 October (6-10pm). Artists can continue to work on pieces for the auction on 21 & 22 October. Artists can contact Phil for more info firstname.lastname@example.org 0438661413.
Join renowned Australian street sculptor Daniel Lynch of the ‘JUNKYPROJECTS’ in a street art workshop with a difference. Make your own creatures, critters and cretins using nothing more than garbage and a few nails. Learn innovative techniques to turn an endless resource of everyday waste into amazing art pieces for all to enjoy.
Participants are encouraged to bring along any found objects and rubbish that they find visually interesting ( we suggest squashed aluminium and steel cans, bottle tops, tins, scrap timber off cuts, plastic cutlery, basically just about anything you can find) however some materials will be provided on the day. http://junkyprojects.weebly.com/
Date & time: Saturday 9th October 1 – 4pm
Venue:Signal Art Space. Flinders Walk, Northbank, Melbourne VIC
Stencil artist Josh Cleary leads this advanced stencilling workshop designed specifically to show you how to create multi layered stencils using Photoshop. This workshop is targeted at those who have had experience in creating single layered stencils and have basic skills using Photoshop or similar image adjusting software. To get the most of this session, bring some images (1 could be black & white) on your USB memory stick. http://joshcleary.com/
Session date & time: Saturday 9th October, pm – 4pm
Venue:Signal Youth Art Space dedicated to people aged 13-20. Flinders Walk, Northbank, Melbourne VIC
Join Jude Yarn Wrap to learn about and experience the joys of yarn wrapping & bombing. This session focuses on preparing your yarn wrapping materials, knitted pieces. This workshop will suit anyone who has never knitted before or if you have picked up needles but cannot really remember what you do next. We cover all the basics you will need to know as a novice knitter. You will learn knit and purl stitch as well as how to cast on and cast off. We also cover stocking stitch and garter stitch. (Basic stiches). Class includes a pair of 4mm knitting needles that you keep as well as some small balls of wool. We will talk about yarn wrapping & bombing and some tricks to attach work around town.
Join Civil, leading stencil artist, activist, illustrator and publisher, for this 3 hour session focusing on using interlocking smaller scale stencils to initiate a narrative that others can build on. Create stencils based on hand drawn images, develop your own cutting style, optimise the use of colour, and build collaboration. This session is most suitable for people who have some experience with stencil techniques.
Session Date & Time:Saturday 16th October, 2 – 5pm
Venue: Collingwood Underground Arts Park, 44 Harmsworth Streets, Collingwood VIC
Join some of New Zealand’s leading street artists, Cinzah & Simon Ormerod (Cracked Ink), for a 3 hour workshop exploring character design & development using a range of different mark making materials & techniques. This session is designed to increase your appreciation of creative expression and finding your own unique style, and how to use available materials to best suit your style.
Join some of New Zealand’s leading street artists, Cinzah Seeyakem & Simon Ormerod (Cracked Ink), for a 3 hour workshop exploring character design & development using a range of different mark making materials & techniques. This session is designed to increase your appreciation of creative expression and finding your own unique style, and how to use available materials to best suit your style.