Project 5 is an urban arts initiative presented by Cockle Bay Wharf, designed and curated by aMBUSH Gallery to support the arts through pop-up live art, music and auction events held each year.
Each Project 5 event commissions four artists to paint large scale artworks in a pop-up live art and music event, which artworks are then auctioned in a high profile auction event to raise money for charity (the fifth member of Project 5). 100% of the proceeds are donated to charity to support creative programs for young people.
After the success of the first Project 5 pop-up live art event held in December 2009 with leading artists Ben Frost, Shannon Crees, Beastman and Phibs and the first auction event held in May 2010, which raised a groundbreaking $10,000 for Information and Cultural Exchange, Project 5 is now established as an ongoing arts initiative.
In 2010, Project 5 raised $25,000.00 from a total of 8 artwork sales – a record breaking result. The second Project 5 live art event in August featured Anthony Lister, Meggs, Ears and WeBuyYourKids which auction event raised a phenomenal $15,000.00 for our nominated charity.
Upcoming weekend my favorite Australian street artist Ghostpatrol was invited to participate at the live art event, joining Kid Zoom, Deb and James Jirat Patradoon. I’m curious to see what amount these heroes will be able to raise.
If you can’t make it you can access the live webcast of the event here.