Local Artists Light Up City

Darwin City Council

Darwin will light up with vibrant and colourful art, featuring works by local visual artists with disabilities, as part of a new lightbox exhibition celebrating ten years of the Free Space Studio.

The ‘Gestures: Celebrating 10 Years of the Free Space Studio’ collection was selected for the latest City of Darwin Lightbox Exhibition, which aims to elevate and promote Darwin creatives by displaying works from local artists across the municipality.

Lord Mayor Kon Vatskalis said he was thrilled to see the latest instalment of the Lightbox Exhibition.

“We are very proud of these exhibitions, as they offer a unique and compelling way of showcasing art from local artists as well as contributing to the vibrancy of our city,” Mr Vatskalis said.

“City of Darwin is committed to providing opportunities to support local creatives, including emerging artists, those in the middle of their careers, artists with diverse abilities, and fully established artists.

“The Lightbox Exhibition Program provides an opportunity for us to partner with local curators to promote local work, for the benefit of our community and for visitors to our city,” he said.

City of Darwin has worked with Arts Access Darwin, who facilitate the Free Space Studio, to curate artworks from a selection of local artists for this exhibition.

The Free Space Studio is the only dedicated accessible studio space in Darwin, offering art workshops and upskilling opportunities for local visual artists with disabilities.

In line with City of Darwin’s Creative Strategy 2024 – 2030, the Lightbox Exhibition Program provides the opportunity to showcase work from Darwin creatives.

The artworks are on display in 10 lightboxes located across the Smith Street Mall, at the entrance to the Dragonfly Carpark on Cavanagh Street and at the Nightcliff Pool.

‘Gestures: Celebrating 10 Years of the Free Space Studio’ will be on display until the end of August 2024.

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