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Art Project Australia

Published Friday, May 13, 2011

pArty for the NGV's 150th anniversary - May 2011
15 Arts Project Australia artists have been invited to create individual artworks in response to an artwork from NGV's permanent art collection. Each of the artists has responded to Rupert Bunny Endormies (c.1904) as part of the NGV’s 150 Anniversary.

The15 individual works on canvas will be displayed across the pARTy weekend of 28-29 May 2011 as part of an installation and art walk between NGV International and NGV Australia at Federation Square.

The artists have responded to the Rupert Bunny painting, interpreting the artwork in a myriad of ways. Each artwork is unique and indicative of each artist’s individual, painterly style.

An A4 photocopy, fifteen artists, one mission – to reinterpret and bring new life to a classic Australian masterpiece, this was the task set. ‘Copying is never merely a duplication, but rather a transformation which reveals each artist's unique vision’, says Rachael Guy, Artsworker, Arts Project Australia.

The participating artists have exhibited widely throughout Australia and internationally and include: Steven Ajzenberg, Michael Camakaris, Alan Constable, Patrick Francis, Kelvin Heffernan, Paul Hodges, Anne Lynch, Wayne Marnell, Karen McCullough, Cam Noble, Anthony Romagnano, Cathy Staughton, Georgia Szmerling, Fiona Taylor and Tim Williams.

The artists started on this project at the end of March and will be finalising their work mid-May. Once displayed, the works will return to Arts Project and become available for purchase.

Arts Project Australia is a centre of excellence that supports artists with intellectual disabilities, promoting their work and advocating for inclusion within contemporary art practice.

Arts Project Australia, 24 High Street, Northcote. Gallery open: Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm and Saturday 10am – 1pm.

Sourced from a press release May 2011

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