Art of the Mill

‘Art of the Mill’ is the inaugural group exhibition presented by No Fixed Address Gallery and  is an exclusive event as part of the Macedon Ranges Sustainable Living Festival 2016. No Fixed Address Gallery will be bringing a large selection of street art and graffiti to the festival with artists including Adnate, Makatron, Kaff-Eine, Unwell Bunny, Kid Silk, Phibs, George Rose, Ohnoes, the Arts Hole studio crew, GT Sewell, ERG crew, Stopem, and many more

@kaffeinepaints Photo: @p1xels

@gtsewell Photo: @p1xels

Artists have created murals within an old sawmill in Woodend, about 45 minutes outside of Melbourne. Pieces of these artworks will be auctioned off at the event on Saturday 27th February between 11 am and 5pm, with 20% of all sales being donated to the Macedon Ranges Wildlife Network. This network encompasses the shelters in the local area who take care of injured bush wildlife.

Last weekend, many of the artists were at the sawmill painting works and gearing up for the festivities this weekend. We stopped by with the talented p1xels, and caught up with curator Ariana Leane.

Ariana has been involved in the Melbourne street art movement for the past six years with her passion for street art evolving from working at a variety of festivals, galleries and events.

Talking to Ariana about the concept of No Fixed Address she says, “After working for a few commercial galleries in the past, I’ve come to the realisation that leasing one space long term as an art gallery can be detrimental to the art, due to the stress of overheads and being confined to one space and location.”

“Rather than following the paths of traditional galleries, I’ve decided to work predominantly from my laptop and mobile in whichever location myself and the artist(s) choose, anywhere in the world. My long-term vision is to be able to take Australian artists overseas, and bring international artists to Australia, creating partnerships and exchange programs all over the world, whilst opening up opportunities for artists that most galleries cannot.”

We will touch base with Ariana again next week, but for now check out these progress pictures from p1xels.

Photo: p1xels

@jacklesdouglas Photo: p1xels

@george_rose Photo: p1xels

@ich_bin_ein_geist Photo: p1xels

@heesco Photo: p1xels

@gtsewell Photo: p1xels

@marianmachisimo Photo: p1xels

@dr_dosey and @silk_roy Photo: p1xels