/// Projects Debut Exhibition
Most young and emerging artists have a mountain to climb just to find somewhere to show off their works. Step forward Luke Burcher and James Cooney, who are doing their upmost to rectify this glaring fault. Their creation, ///, has been designed to curate exhibitions in makeshift spaces around the city, providing artists with an opportunity to explore different ways in which their work can be displayed. Part of “the Rocks Pop-Up” program, ///’s debut exhibition will be put on by the Sydney Harbour Foreshore in conjunction with Vivid Festival – which lights up Sydney’s Rocks and Circular Quay area from May 23 – June 4.
Burcher and Cooney (who attended Sydney College of Arts together) wanted to ensure that their peers had a chance to have their work noticed, especially those based in Sydney’s West and Inner-West. Cooney (who is also the lead singer of local band Made in Japan) revealed “We’re both super passionate about the Sydney art scene and we like getting stuck in, so we thought it would be cool to start up ///.”
The exhibition will include (aside from Burcher and Cooney) art from Nathan Howard, Ben Lang and Hannah Fenton, and will be minimal and mainly print-based (with some glass sculptures from Nathan Howard). It will also include musical performances by Big Dumb Kid and Charles Buddy Daaboul. The relationship between music and art was especially important for Cooney, “We’re hoping to cultivate more of an expectation in the visual arts community to see music and art side by side.”
Some of the artwork to be exhibited – Luke Burcher and Ben Lang
Held at Level 1, 47 George Street Sydney, come down to the opening night on 23 May (6pm) for some fantastic emerging art and live music – plus a few free beers to sweeten the deal.
You can follow /// on facebook here.