Sydney street art gallery wins philanthropy award - Art Collector

Anthony Lister at Project 5. Courtesy: the artist and Ambush Gallery, Sydney

17 October 2011 | Sydney street art gallery Ambush Gallery has won a prize in the 2011 Australian Business Arts Foundation Awards, which recognise philanthropic partnerships between the private sector and the arts.

Ambush Gallery won the Young and Emerging Artists Award for its street art initiative Project 5. The project was created by aMBUSH on behalf of Cockle Bay Wharf. The event partnered emerging street artists with established artists such as Anthony Lister and Kid Zoom to produce work live at Cockle Bay Wharf, which was later auctioned off for charity with almost $40,000 raised for the Information and Culture Exchange, which runs creative arts programs for disadvantaged youth in Western Sydney.

Also recognised in the awards was Melbourne’s Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces which won the SME Award and the Perth Insitute of Contemporary Arts which won the Giving Award. Other prizes went to the Art Gallery of Western Australia and the Canning Stock Route Project.

The awards were announced at a gala function in Perth last week.

Jane O'Sullivan

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