Three shows combine for Art Night

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Art lovers are in for a triple treat on Friday April 19 with three art launches to be held one after the other.

Dubbed “Art Night” the evening includes the launch of The Postcard Show in the F Project Youth Space at 4.30pm, the Up in Lights Gallery in Timor Walk at 6pm and Jimmi Buscombe’s Glow Wall in the F Project laneway at 7pm.

The event is a partnership between the Warrnambool City Council, Moyne Shire Council, the F Project, Brophy Family and Youth Services and Jimmi Buscombe.

Mr Buscombe said that combining audiences meant more people would get to enjoy more art.

“There were three things that were launching around the same time, so we all joined forces to open them up on the one night,” he said.

“It’s great to get a creative audience together to experience some different things in town. There’s a lot happening in Warrnambool. 

“There’s a lot of support in Warrnambool for street art. I took a walk this morning through the alleyways and I took a heap of photos of just the alleyways in Warrnambool and I thought ‘there’s not many little cities like ours that have this much street art going on.’”

Ellen Moloney will see her art on public display for the first time as one of eight young artists to have their work installed in a lightbox in Timor Walk and displayed for the next year.

“I’ve had art on display at school in the arts wing where only the arts kids go, so it’s really cool that my artwork is going to be seen by so many people. People that I’ve never even met before and that I probably never will. They have no idea who I am but they can look and admire and that’s really cool,” she said.

“It’s well worth coming, it’s high quality art. Just because we’re young, it doesn’t mean we can’t make cool things.”

Jenna Winnen said that she found out that she would be included in the Postcard Show and the Up in Lights Gallery within a week of each other, and she was very excited for the launch.

“I’m really glad that it’s happening and that I get to be a part of it… to show off my work and hopefully inspire other people to try and get their stuff into it in the future,” she said.

“My TAFE classroom is right next door (to Timor Walk) and I walk down there every single day. 

“I always look at those lightboxes… so getting to walk down there and see my own artwork is going to be pretty epic.

“And having all my classmates see it too, I’m going to be pretty happy.”
The event is free to attend with all welcome.

About the Postcard Show: An exhibition for artists aged 12-25 to show off what they can do, within postcard format.

About the Up in Lights Gallery: This sees the artworks of eight young local artists installed in lightboxes and suspended above Timor Walk. This is the third group of artists to be featured here, with artworks to remain on display in the lightboxes for the next year. The launch will also feature live music by INHARMONICITY.

About the Glow Wall: Jimmi Buscombe's latest mural depicts a barn owl and local flora... but it takes on a whole new perspective at night. The mural is covered in glow-in-the-dark paint. This means you can use a torch (phone torches work fine) to get creative with light drawing and temporarily add to the artwork