Recap: Outpost at Cockatoo Island

By - Sunday, November 6th, 2011

Outpost: Art from the Streets transformed the gritty industrial spaces of Cockatoo Island (off the coast of Sydney, Australia) into an explosion of urban art. Renowned international and local artists such us ROA (Belgium), Ethos (Brazil), Kid Zoom (USA/Australia), Anthony Lister (USA/Australia) and the Everfresh Collective (Australia) have illuminated the island with large-scale installations. Exhibitions and forums will immerse visitors into global street art culture. Must-sees include George Shaw’s Oi You! Collection boasting works by Os Gemeos, Swoon, Faile and Banksy. Outpost will also exhibit works from the 2011 Australian Stencil Art Prize and a major T-shirt streetwear exhibition. Against this backdrop, a vibrant live and changing weekend events program offers a mix of grand experiences and unexpected happenings. Street sports will take centre stage with the creation of a vast waterfront skateable plaza setting a scene for Skateboarding Australia’s Pro/Am Tour Grand Final. Alongside the action, an array of pop-up bars, retail and gallery spaces, artist battles, demos, DJ’s, tours and art-making projects will cover the island with activity for all ages. Outpost will also present an innovative education program, engaging students with the artists, voices, styles and issues of Street Art. Escape the mainland and immerse yourself in street art on Cockatoo Island. Scroll down to check out some of the highlights from the opening weekend. Outpost: Art from the Streets runs from November 4th through December 11th, 2011. For more information log onto the Outpost: Art from the Streets website. Photo: Outpost Project

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