Saturday 6 August 2005, 3pm
What kind of art agenda do you want for artists living and working in The Cross? Ideas from local groups and individuals will be discussed with the aim of reaching a local arts agenda. Kings Cross is a state of mind, not a postcode. The Cross Art Projects operates locally promoting new art projects and building a relationship between visual art, local business, community and policy.
Art Walk: Saturday 30 July, 3pm
by Kate Mackay & Mini Graff
Join the artists at The Cross Art Projects and take an insightful look at Kate Mackay’s Cohesion: Constructions, 1999–2005 & Mini Graff’s, Convergence. Then join the STREETWORKS (forever) tour and stroll the streets of Kings Cross and Darlinghurst to view other works by Kate Mackay and Mini Graff with the artists and curator, Jo Holder.
A debate on planning is raging in Kings Cross: the charm school look or a more cosmopolitan milieu? The inaugural STREETWORKS (forever) art walk is a contribution to this debate. Discover how the local art community is working to counter corporate uniformity, endless roadworks and generic upgrades. See how techniques of incongruity, humour and irony can play a role in urban planning and help create a sustaining cultural environment.
Planning historian Richard Florida spoke in Sydney some months ago on the role of the ‘creative class’ in creating great global cities. Florida prescribes artistic and cultural development and high scores on his creative, bohemian and gay indexes.
Bring a stencil or, if a knitter, bring some yarn to swap and knit as we go.
Knitting, crochet or sewing led by Annette Bennett of the non-profit organisation Wrap With Love (Kings Cross group).
Walk ends in Darlinghurst Road (near the Jewish Museum) and coffee is available en route from Spud & Douglas and Piccolo Bar in Roslyn Street.
View Artworks & Locations: http://www.minigraff.com/streetworks/index.html
Exhibtion continues until: 6 August 2005, Wednesday to Saturday 11-6pm