SHAPE helps bring moving galleries to the show

06 October 2011

The pop up art and poetry gallery built by SHAPE for Moving Galleries has spent the last 10 days at the Royal Melbourne Show surrounded by show bags, baby animals and wood choppers.

Moving Galleries’ pop up gallery moved to the show after spending a month at Flinders Street Station and three weeks in the busy foyer at 530 Collins Street. During its first few months, more than 5,000 people have viewed the artwork and poetry, and hundreds of people have cast votes in the People’s Choice Awards.

A large number of votes have also been cast at the show using the voting boxes built by SHAPE. Many show goers have also stopped to read the poems, view the artworks and investigate the eye-catching six metre high ART and POETRY sculptures.

The pop up gallery was designed in collaboration with architect Daniel Dalla Riva of 6 Hats, and SHAPE built it to be used in a variety of locations from busy CBD office foyers to larger spaces like the show.

The current exhibition features 18 artworks from Arts Project Australia and 30 poems selected from a public submission process. The collection of artwork and poetry is showcased on 11 white gallery displays, which are complemented by two large ART and POETRY sculptures.

The current exhibition will head to a number of CBD locations before it arrives at Federation Square in February for the final showing and the announcement of the People’s Choice Awards.

If you can’t visit the pop up gallery in person, you can view the entire collection at the Moving Galleries website and vote for your favourite artwork and poem for a chance to win a $500 prize.

This entry was posted on Thursday, 06 October 2011.

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