When did that happen? I don’t know. I believe it was last friday. It was really hot and I was in a bright white room drinking free alcohol when it was suddenly inundated by scores of colourful, shining, vibrant people who’s energy gave off an intensive amount of radiant heat that added to the heat already in the room. My brain began to sweat. Was it real? I remember walking up a staircase that came off Hindley street…
There was a blurred array of faces, they all seemed to be based off the same template. Although some of them appeared not to follow the template at all and were merely morphed & amorphous renderings of the colour spectrum that flashed across my amygdala.
The madness I am referring to is the opening night of a recent exhibition held by local graffiti, street and underground artists. The basis of the exhibition was a grafiti template, sprayed onto a piece of wood made by Store of Toy Soldiers Crew fame www.flickr.com/photos/toysoldierscrew.
The blank template was handed out to the various artists that contributed to the show in order to fill in with their own imagination and the results are studied and multitudinous in the variety of their scope. Many of the pieces were created by prominent graf artists from around Adelaide and happily you may recognise some of their styles as talented graffiti pieces have become more and more accepted and patroned around town.
Paper String Plastic is hosting Bird Calls, an exhibition of six female performers ranging from song to spoken word as part of the fringe throughout next week, check out the facebook page for details
And the gallery is always a good place to check out whats going on with talented local artists from around town at the moment. Artists are an outsiders’ commentary on the world and on life in a particular moment. They document the world as it was at a particular moment in time and we should support them in their mission! As a wise woman once said to me before of thousands of people in a voice that only I could hear..; You should support your artists!! Buy Something and put it in your house. Treasure it because it means something!! Great art is amazing, and it’s rare, and it should be, coz that’s what good is. It’s amazing and it’s rare and it means something.
Never overlook the importance of art.
Head up the stairs at 99a Hindley st. to check out the template exhibition and the permamnent exhibition on display there too
for more photos look here
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