Explosive live art battle makes its debut at Gold Coast City Gallery

Brush painting splashing dripping blue paint on white background

This is extreme art. A ring of seven urban artists going head-to-head in a live, competitive painting battle.

It’s another multi-dimensional event taking place as part of Gold Coast City Gallery’s Signs of the Time Exhibition and is a brand new concept to the Gold Coast. This dynamic, one-hour showdown will see seven local, urban artists creating artwork with the audience judging their work.

Art Battles are popular overseas and Gold Coast City Gallery is one of the first organisations to bring the concept to the Gold Coast. Artists create the best work they can in sixty minutes and as they work visitors can move around the easels and observe the creative process.

‘Artists create the best work they can in sixty minutes and as they work visitors can move around the easels, closely watching the creative process,’ said Public Programs Coordinator for Gold Coast City Gallery, Sarah Lewis.

This is extreme art. A ring of seven urban artists going head-to-head in a live, competitive painting battle.

‘There’s no restriction on the subject, medium or tools they use,” explained the Gallery’s Sarah Lewis, adding that paint brushes, spray cans and palette knives are all available as weapons of choice.

“At the end of the round, the audience votes for their favourite painting and there is the option to purchase the works and take them home,” Sarah said.

As well as the art battle, there’ll be food and drink and music by cigarbox blues outfit Alpha Stomp and DJ Master Wolf who will spin tunes and MC the event to keep the battle fair.

Art Battle is free to attend and takes place Saturday 25 March from 6.00pm. Signs of the Time, which features the work of urban art megastars Banksy, Bambi and Blek Le Rat runs at Gold Coast City Gallery until 9 April 

_ _ _

Artists competing in the art battle are: Christen Saumon (AKA SK412) – Prince of Patterns, Josh Thorsen (AKA Teens on Acid) – Illustrator and Wunderkind, Kiel Tillman – Commander of Snakes and Daggers, Rueben Stocks (AKA Dank Zappa) – The Original Gangster, Shannon Doyle – Shifty Shades of Grey, Michael Motteram-Smith (AKA Shmick) – Mural Master and Paul Parker – Shape Shifter.

 

Be first to comment