SHAPE PARTNERS TO create pop up gallery

20 July 2011

After the peak hour crowds had gone home last night, a team of SHAPE employees moved into Flinders Street Station and transformed a space on the main concourse into a pop-up gallery for Moving Galleries.

The pop up gallery emerges as part of the 2011 State of Design Festival, only to disappear on 1 August, before reappearing at the Royal Melbourne Show in September. Its last stop will be Federation Square next February.

The visually striking, purpose-built pop-up gallery includes 11 display boards and large-scale letters spelling out ART and POETRY. It was designed by 6 Hats architect Daniel Dalla Riva and built by SHAPE.

SHAPE joins a number of corporate and government partners helping bring art and poetry to Melbourne commuters through this exciting Victorian initiative.

The artwork on display in the pop-up gallery comes from Arts Project Australia, a professional arts organisation based in Northcote, which nurtures and promotes artists with an intellectual disability.

The poetry was selected from more than 1000 submissions made by the Victorian public. They include a mixture of short and long form poems as well as ‘Rooku’ - an Australian version of the very short Japanese poetry form, Haiku.

Visit the exhibition in person or online at www.movinggalleries.org. Vote for your favourite artwork and poem in the People’s Choice Awards to be in the running to win a prize valued at $500.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, 20 July 2011.

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