Aucklander Brings Fresh Perspective to Sydney’s Art Month

New Zealand-born Scrap Wall has been named artistic director of Sydney’s largest annual celebration of art, Art Month. Wall is a well-established pioneer in the emerging art scene of his native Auckland.

Wall plans to use his deep-seated understanding of contemporary art to create meaningful experiences for the 2014 festival. Wall intends to do this through art which blurs the lines between creative industries and visual art forms.

“I hope to use my diverse career experiences to bring a fresh perspective,” Wall says. “Through Art Month, we hope to now deliver new contemporary art experiences for seasoned gallery goers and first time visitors. Above all, it will be a celebration of the imaginative, eclectic and compelling range of contemporary art on view in Sydney.”

Chair of the Art Month board, Natalia Bradshaw believes Wall will bring a fresh new perspective to Art Month.

“It’s a very exciting appointment, Scrap Wall will bring vision and freshness to Art Month and will really connect with new audiences,” Bradshaw said.

Art Month is a festival on throughout Sydney celebrating contemporary art from 1-23 March 2014.

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