Follow your Art – Street Art Culture Exhibition
Follow your Art: contemporary/street culture is a first of its kind exhibition of art and design at the COLLECTIVE.
It celebrates the production and cultural influence of youth cultures. Skateboarding, graffiti, comics and design have not only affected fashion, music, literature, and film, they have influenced a generation of young artists who identify with the lifestyle and counter-culture stance of these creative art forms born from the street. In addition to including works in all mediums by more than 50 artists, Follow your Art includes music, album covers, skateboards and “zines” that reveal the spirit and vitality of street culture and its ever expanding influence on the youth of tomorrow.
The unifying traits of these artists, whose styles still lie outside the world of conventional gallery art, include an interest in pop culture iconography and a nonsensical do-it-yourself attitude. Follow your art traces the early influences on this new generation of Artists, Filmmakers, Illustrators, Graffiti writers, Cartoonists and Designers, and explores the broader cultural trends that make their work what it is today.
Follow your art aims to offer each artist an outlet to express their personal perspectives to enable them to engage in an intercultural dialogue and expose themselves to other sub cultural diversities within our city and beyond. We hope this exhibition will be the first of many, where we can view the best and most inspirational local and international artists. Most of all lets have some fun whilst expressing who we are through our respected art forms!
Opening night: Live music by Danti Daxi, The Otherwise and Asleep in Transit, launch of “Free Beer 6”, and possible live art performances.
There will also be a cash bar, and coffee available.
Be sure to submit artworks for our Follow Your Art exhibition before the 5th September. The closing date for submissions is 30 August 2011. Download the entry form here
The Collective/ Warren Raysdorf