How to pay for art?
By Emily Clements The Australian Financial Press – Sep 24, 2018 04:20:55The art world is a fascinating place.
Its a mix of cultures and personalities with a deep-seated belief in the power of art to change lives.
But what happens when the art world decides to take the wrong approach?
With that in mind, the Art Gallery of NSW has taken the extraordinary step of asking people to contribute their artworks to the Art of Art project.
The artworks are being auctioned in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, and the winner will be announced at a later date.
Auctioneer, Matthew Williams, said the gallery’s goal was to provide a unique opportunity to support the artists behind the work.
“We want to create a new space where they can showcase their work, to showcase their craft and their ability to connect with the community and hopefully bring people together,” Mr Williams said.
“It’s very important to us that people who come into our gallery don’t just come in and see art.
They come to learn about it, to be inspired by it and to support artists.”
The project, which started in June, will run for six months.
The gallery will auction artwork by artists such as Mural of the World, Dancer, The Dreamers, and The Bongos.
“Our hope is that it will provide an opportunity for people to have a say in how their art is seen and heard,” Mr Williamson said.
Mr Williams said the artists have also received support from the Australian Institute of Design and the Australian Art Gallery.
“They have all made contributions to the project,” he said.
“We’ve received support and encouragement from the AID and the AIC and so they’re all helping.”
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