The Collingwood youth-arts mainstay will this month mark ten years in the Arts in Victoria. To celebrate the occasion, OTK will be hosting a large-scale charitable group exhibition.
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The show, which is appropriately entitled Youth, will showcase some of Australia’s best and brightest young and emerging talents. Featuring works by artists including Amrit Murti, Andy Leaf, Creature Creature, Emily Wright, Emma Hampton, Jacob Coppedge, Jason Parker, Luke Rion, Robby Wirramanda, and Simon Dransfield, the exhibition will centre around the artists’ own impressions of youth.
Inspired by the belief that youth represents a vital element of our society, the showing will analyse the themes of identity, growth, tradition, society, culture, and community.
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In addition to hosting a stellar line up of talent, Off the Kerb are also aiming to make a difference in the lives of some other deserving young Australians. OTK are donating the entirety of the gallery commission and all additional financial contributions from Youth to Red Dust Australia.
Dedicated to supporting the health of Indigenous Australians, Red Dust believes that good health is the key to a bright future. Generations of Indigenous Australians living in remote communities have had their lives impacted by poor health. Red Dust aims to reduce chronic disease by building knowledge and skills, providing access to support and resources, fostering positive relationships, creating supportive environments, and providing mentoring.
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Youth opens at Off the Kerb on Friday April 21st, from 6 ‘till 9 pm. The exhibition will run from April 13 — 27.
Off the Kerb is located at 66B Johnston Street, Collingwood. The gallery is open from 12:30 pm to 6 pm Thursday — Friday and 12 pm to 5 pm on Saturday + Sunday. Entry is free.
If you’d like to learn more about Red Dust Australia and how you can help, please visit reddust.org.au.