The Argyle has launched a month long modern art experience, with live art installations featuring art students and their works dramatically suspended on scaffolding in The Argyle’s famous courtyard.
Every Thursday from 6pm to 9pm throughout August, students from art schools across Sydney will compete against each other and the clock to create a piece of art live in the Argyle. The artists have three hours to create their work on impressive 1.5 metre high canvasses. Competitors can paint, sketch and poska to build their pieces based on the theme ‘The Rocks’- anything from convict history to The Rocks today as an entertainment destination.
All artwork will then be judged and placed on display within the Argyle precinct throughout August. The final, to be held on 25 August from 9pm-10pm, will see the judges (an art teacher, gallery curator and Argyle manager) decide on the overall winner, as well as the people’s choice award being announced from accumulated votes on Facebook.
Also on exhibition for the first time in Australia are eight Red Bull Art of Can sculptures – ingenious art works created using Red Bull cans. You won’t believe your eyes!
The Argyle is open from 11am till late, seven days a week and is located at 18 Argyle Street, The Rocks.