Shipping Container Mural Project | Cowra Gallery01.03.2014
On Saturday 8th March the Cowra Regional Art Gallery will host a unique outdoor live painting session from Sydney-based street artists, Ears and The Dirt.
Ears (Daniel O’Toole) is a multidisciplinary artist, widely known throughout Sydney and Melbourne for his large scale murals. His art practice spans a range of mediums, including sound, painting and photography. Ears’ work has been featured in numerous solo and group shows across Australia, and is held in private collections internationally.
The Dirt (Jamie Preisz) draws inspiration for his work from a diverse range of fields, from comic books to scientific studies. His style is constantly evolving – older pieces have a surreal, cartoonish quality, while newer works feature a polished realism. Some of The Dirt’s most recent work includes a 75 metre mural on Foley Street commissioned by Sydney Mayor, Clover Moore, and a string of successful solo shows across Sydney.
The pair will collaborate for the first time to create a large mural on the shipping containers located at the back of the Gallery. The completed mural will centre on the theme of reconciliation and will draw inspiration from Cowra’s natural environment.
Painting will begin at 10am on Saturday 8th March and continue to 6pm. The Cowra Regional Art Gallery will be providing a barbeque from 12 noon until 2pm at a small cost.
For more information contact the Gallery on 63402190.