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!!!!
This year our workshops embrace and celebrate the many different forms of street art catering for different skill levels and areas of interest. Join some of our leading street artists for workshops on stencils, character development, street sculpture, illustration, yarn wrapping. Places in each workshop are limited, so bookings are essential. Go to http://www.sweetstreets.net/workshops-book-here/ to find out more details and to book online.
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.
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.