aMBUSH Project Five VIP art auction tonight - Art Collector

23rd Key, Double Time. Courtesy: the artist and aMBUSH/ Project Five

aMBUSH Gallery’s Project Five Volume 6 Art Auction for Charity will be held Wednesday 28 October 2014 from 6pm at the Lend Lease Darling Quarter Theatre in Sydney.

The auction, which is Australia’s longest running contemporary street art project, provides an opportunity to collect highly original artwork created by four internationally renowned contemporary street artists including Askew One, Kyle Hughes-Odgers, Alex Lehours and 23rd Key.

The four large-scale contemporary works were created on the Village Green of the cultural precinct Darling Quarter, where the artists were able to engage audiences in the pop-up outdoor studio.

Bill Dimas and John Wiltshire, co-Director’s of aMBUSH gallery and curators of the event are passionate promoters of contemporary street art in Australia.

“Project Five is a tight curation, with only four artists for an auction of four artworks, which can be challenging, however, to date we have achieved a 100% sales success rate at auction with buyers knowing they have made a great investment and at the same time creating a positive impact in people's lives. It's a win win for all involved," Dimas says.

One of the four artists featured is 2011 Australian Stencil Art Prize winner 23rd Key, whose portrait In Double Time – featuring Australian rock band The Living End’s front man Chris Cheney – captures the many sides of the singer’s personality though expert stencil work. The artist’s unique background in printmaking, graphic design and audio engineering contributes greatly to her photo-realistic and painstakingly meticulous stencil style.

The auction will raise money for Project Five’s new charity partner, ArtsReady. Designed as a partnership between young Australians and the creative sector, the ArtsReady program provides entry-level training and support, combining practical experience at work with vocational education.

The auction is by invitation only- if you wish to attend, please register your interest at

Emily Cones-Browne

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