NGV Triennial artist to feature at Red Centre Exhibition

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Leading local and Melbourne artists will make their mark in Wyndham this summer, with the return of the RED CENTRE exhibition of temporary public art

RED CENTRE is an outdoor gallery-style exhibition featuring six temporary works of art.

Encompassing photography, street art, illustration and light-based installations, the works have been curated and commissioned from Victorian and locally-based artists. In a playful nod to the festive season, each artist was challenged to reference the colour red.

Located in the west end of Watton Street, RED CENTRE will run from 27th November until 18th January 2021 and is free to the public.

Now in its sixth year, RED CENTRE is part of Wyndham City’s annual public art program, featuring large-scale works and collaborations between local artists and established public art practitioners.

Rising star, Atong Atem will feature as part of this year’s program. The artist’s vibrant photographic work has been displayed both internationally and across Australia and will feature in the NGV Triennial later this year.

Internationally renowned street artist Ash Keating will return to create a new temporary work near the Wyndham Cultural Centre.

Local artist, Rukz One aka Paul Zahra has collaborated with public artist, photographer and illustrator Carla Gottgens to bring pandemic secrets and isolation habits to life in a large-scale work along Wedge St.

Take in the Piazza, where it will be festively lit, with lanterns and festoon lighting and distinctive linework from artists Buff Diss and Jessica Jane across the site.

“Having two pieces in the Wyndham City Contemporary Art Collection, including the mural along the side wall of the Wyndham Cultural Centre, it’s great to have him involved and responding to ‘red’ with a temporary piece for our annual public art program”
— Ludo Campbell-Reid

Director of City Design and Liveability, Ludo Campbell-Reid, said the exhibition would enable residents to reconnect in an exciting and engaging way.

“This year, being able to bring fresh, new contemporary art into our public spaces is even more important for residents and visitors, artists and our local business community,” he said.

“As restrictions ease, being able to bring art back out into the community and onto the city streets, is part of how we reconnect as a community and bring people back to our retail and dining precincts.”

“While we work to deliver exhibitions and creative workshops online, it’s wonderful to be able to bring the public program out into the community to experience it in a physical way.”

“We’re excited to welcome Ash Keating back to Wyndham to participate in RED CENTRE this year.”

“Having two pieces in the Wyndham City Contemporary Art Collection, including the mural along the side wall of the Wyndham Cultural Centre, it’s great to have him involved and responding to ‘red’ with a temporary piece for our annual public art program.”

“We encourage residents to take in some of the city’s most iconic street art and support our local businesses at the same time.

“Pair your visit with a meal at one of Wyndham’s fantastic restaurants or cafes.”


For more information and to stay up to date about Red Centre, go to the Council Facebook page

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