Artists dream big

PARTNERS in life�s adventures and art, Hayley Welsh and Andy Faraday will collaborate in a new exhibition called Hijacked, with the pair encouraging others to hijack their life, just as they have done.

The exhibition opens on Friday night and will continue until next Monday at the KoolRoom in East Victoria Park.

It will feature a blend of street art, photography, installation, and some live painting with part proceeds from show sales going to Beyond Blue.

Their last exhibition was in New York on the Lower East Side as the pair travelled 9000km across the US in a renovated yellow school bus in a move that was an example of them �ignoring fear, trusting love and hijacking their own lives�.

The work combines Faraday�s hand developed analogue imagery with Welsh�s whimsical imagination.

Perth-raised internationally-lauded children�s author and illustrator Shaun Tan has described their collaborations as: �An intriguing sense of a larger narrative going on behind odd little fragments…playful and strange, as fun to paint I imagine as they are to look at…�

THE ESSENTIALS

WHAT: Hijacked. Hayley Welsh + Andy Faraday – a collaboration

WHERE: The Koolroom, 178 Swansea St, under Swansea St Market, East Victoria Park

WHEN: May 23-25