In case you haven’t found it yet, 19 Karen is a contemporary art space on the Gold Coast committed to showcasing the new generation of emerging Australian and International artists, and they’ve got a fantastic show opening this weekend.
LIGHTMARES is an initiative launching this Saturday, 22 May, as a response towards the lack of studio and exhibition resource on the Gold Coast. Featuring an eight-week program from 22 May-19 June 2010, the program showcases a solo collection of works by iconic Berlin artist MYMO – who has been announced as the final speaker at the Brisbane leg of Semi-Permanent – and an exhibition of emerging Australian artists including:
VITOR DOS SANTOS
FIONA KENNEDY ALTOFT
As part of the program Mymo will be joined on Sat May 29 by New York-based Brisbane artist Anthony Lister and Brisbane curator Randal Breen to discuss issues surrounding street art as a recognised and respected arts practice.
It won’t just be a great show (which it will), it will also be an opportunity to support the budding Gold Coast art scene.
Here’s all the details:
22 MAY, SAT
5pm Pre-show Q&A with the Artists
6-9pm Opening Night Launch with the Artists
RSVP by 19 May by email
22 MAY – 19 JUNE, TUES to SAT
LIGHTMARES Exhibition Period
29 MAY, SAT
1-2pm – Street Art in a Contemporary Gallery Context Artist talks by Anthony Lister, Mymo +Randal Breen
RSVP by 25 May email.
2.30 – 5.30 pm – Workshop with Mymo:
‘How to Make Your Friend Monster’
Cost: $20 (includes catering/basic materials)
Booking essential ‘ RSVP by 25 May
19 Karen Avenue
Gold Coast Q 4218