Foodchain’s Light Locker Art Space functions as a public exhibition space. It showcases 2D and 3D works from local early career artists, enabling them to present their art practice in the public realm.
DEBUT EXHIBITION – ON NOW
The first Light Locker exhibition documents the installation of the Grand Lane mural by Scottie Neoh and Hiroyasu Tsuri. Read more about the mural here.
Local photographer Keir Ralph, a friend of Scottie and Hiroyasu, photographed the artists as they worked on the 99m length of Grand Lane. The exhibition is informed by his belief that street art adds vitality and creates new lenses for viewing the broader art world.
Keir graduated with a BA in Fine Art from Curtin University in 2006. His work has been exhibited and held in private collections across Australia.
FUTURE EXHIBITIONS – FROM AUGUST 2011
Programming the Light Locker Art Space is a curatorial experiment. For 12 months, the spaces will be programmed through a peer curation process, an exercise in actively mapping artist networks and communities. Selected artists are required to nominate peers aged 35 and under to exhibit in the following exhibition. Nomination can be based on but is not limited to those they study or work with, those they have an artistic kinship with or likeminded or admired members of their peer group.
The Light Lockers were featured in an IShopPerth article on new public art, published 7 July, 2011.
Contact the Youth Projects Officer on katie(dot)lenanton (@) cityofperth(dot)wa(dot)gov(dot)au with any inquiries, and keep checking back for news about upcoming exhibitions.