Let’s get arty!
It’s back, girls! From Tuesday, 21 March – Saturday, 25 March, Art Central Harbourfront will be the place if you’re looking to delve into the world of art. So grab the gang and head over to Central Harbourfront for activities ranging from live sketching to music composition and everything in between! Here’s what’s in store at this year’s Art Central…
Interactive Installation X Swarovski
For the third-time, Swarovski will be back at the Art Central scene, this year with Sharevi, an interactive sound installation by London-based Japanese artist Yuri Suzuki. Sharevi is a mechanical crystallophone (similar to a xylophone) that translates crystal vibrations into pure sounds. You can stop by to enjoy original compositions by Suzuki, as well as let yourself express musical talents with your own original compositions.
Though this may not be as interactive as the rest of the fair, there will be an area set up with different art displays by six different international artists. A particularly interesting one that all will enjoy is Hannah Quinlavan’s work. This exhibition consists of two stages. The first will take place before the fair, where the artist will install the mesh of wire and nylon, and the second half will occur throughout the fair. This is when you can see the magic happen with a salt component in order to intervene in the rhythms of urban life and capture the dynamism of the fair.
If you have the time, don’t forget to immerse yourself in the magic of ‘Everyday People,‘ a large scale installation created by New Zealand-born sculptor, Glenn Hayward featuring over 1000 hand-carved rusty nails inserted directly into a feature wall. An ode to Hong Kong’s national identity, Hayward plays on the notion of the individual versus the collective.
Positioned at various points across Art Central, each work is an expression of social commentary, prompting a dialogue with the viewer and their surroundings…
Face-o-mat by Tobias Gutmann
4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art is a renowned independent not-for-profit organisation based in Sydney. It will feature a series of diverse and compelling works which will spark some interesting conversations between you and your teens. This year it’s offering performances like Face-o-mat by Tobias Gutmann, which can be described as a hybrid between the artist and an analog machine.
The Red Chador by Anida Yoeu Ali
The Red Chador by Anida Yoeu Ali, offers an exploration to the global agitator’s thematic interest in using religious aesthetics to provoke ideas of otherness. If you’re looking to expand your theatre repertoire then this is the perfect place to check out.
Images credited to Art Central