Fremantle Festival: PS Art Space entry open to anyone with paper and an idea


Curator and founder of the project State Collection Julian Tompkin, pictured at PS Art Space in Fremantle Picture: Marie Nirme www.communitypix.com.au d474372
Curator and founder of the project State Collection Julian Tompkin, pictured at PS Art Space in Fremantle Picture: Marie Nirme www.communitypix.com.au d474372

A SINGLE piece of paper and an idea are all locals need to become involved in this year’s Fremantle Festival.

The State Collection invites everyday people to get creative and sketch or paint an artwork on an A4 piece of paper that shows how they see WA.

Entries will then be exhibited at the PS Art Space, giving locals the chance to experience what it is like to have their work on display for all to see.

Organise Julian Tompkins said The State Collection would also include anonymous works from some of WA’s most well-known artists.

“The concept is very simple: remove as many of the barriers and obstacles as possible to encourage members of the public to get involved,” he said.

“Everyone has creative capacity, whether it’s conceptual or manifested in a particular artform and The State Collection doesn’t discriminate, it simply invites people to explore their own creative talents and sensitivities which are so often suppressed by societal pressures.

“What’s most vital is the work won’t just be squirreled away in a cupboard, it will be exhibited in a major art gallery and then taken home by someone who appreciates it.”

Work will be available for purchase at the Exhibition Closing Park and Bustling Art Market, with proceeds from each $20 sale to be donated to the Community Arts Network.

Entries will be accepted from October 9 to 29 at any of the deposit boxes scattered around Fremantle and Perth.

Visit www.fremantlefestival.com.au for more information.

The Fremantle Festival runs from October 27 to November 5.

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