Splendour In The Grass Announce Splendour Arts & Craft 2016

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Splendour In The Grass Announce Splendour Arts & Craft 2016

Curated by internationally exhibited artist Craig Walsh, Splendour In The Grass have announced Splendour Arts 2016, featuring six major pieces across the event site.

From visuals and video art to mysterious communities and even poop ice creams, the North Byron Parklands are set to become the ultimate outdoor, contemporary art space. Pieces on display include Ash Keating’s Arch Tunnel Response, a site-responsive painting commissioned especially for the entrance tunnel to the Splendour in the Grass site, Mr Poopie inspired by the infamous poop emoji and aiming to explore the uncanny relationship between poop and ice cream, as well as the fourth installment of Bennet Miller’s unique community Upper Downs.

Once again punters can mingle among the mysterious community as they lose their way and abandon their values in favour of gambling and liquor. Shaun Gladwell’s Rendered will take over the newest addition to the Splendour Arts program- the video art space, which will feature a different artist each year. Using activities such as skateboarding, parkour, BMX bicycle riding, and graffiti, as well as completely invented actions, he aims to rethink the function of objects and environments.

Australia’s premiere craft masters will host an array of workshops when Splendour in the Craft makes its 2016 return. Workshops include Beci Orpin’s Paper Chandeliers, Lantern Making with Amac and Smash those Bad Dreams: Dream Catchers with Regular Wildcat & Meet Make Create.

Splendour In The Grass will take over North Byron Parklands from Friday July 22 until Sunday July 24.

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