Melbourne’s iconic Nylex clock site has been converted to a ten-day long, pop-up art studio, gallery and festival space for the public in order to raise $1 million for The Reach Foundation.
Participating in the festival will be 25 of Australia’s and the world’s hottest urban artists who have created numerous artworks for sale and exhibition over the two-week period. Artists include INSA, Adnate, The London Police, Mysterious Al, and well-known locals like Anthony Lister, Ben Frost and Georgia Hill. Other artists include Julian Clavijo and UK-artist Ben Eine.
The 10-day festival, Untold Melbourne, will enable ticketed guests to view the works, participate in activities and experience the inside of a unique part of Melbourne that has generally been off-limits to the public.
The Nylex building itself has been transformed by the artists, with some of the artists transforming the walls and internal features of a three-storey, red-brick barley storage building from the 1940s into a multi-sensory and immersive art experience for visitors to enjoy. Approval for the art was signed-off by Heritage Victoria, who agreed to alter the interior walls of the building, which also double as art exhibition space over the festival.
Art installations in progress for the festival
Titled Untold, the festival is a tribute to the art and exhibition centred around the untold stories of people, places, journeys and transformation. Organisers expect more than 10,000 people to visit the festival which will also host live music, entertainment, food trucks, merchandise from the artwork and other interactive activities.
Untold Festival’s artwork will be sold at an auction held during the festival, with proceeds from the auction, ticket sales and surplus funds from merchandising, food and beverage sales going to Reach Foundation to support their work with young people.
Come and see Untold Melbourne, the most unique Art Festival of the year at the Malt District until the 29th of April!
Dates: 21 - 29 April 2018
Location: 2 Gough Street, Cremorne Victoria
Times: 10am - 6pm, except ANZAC day when doors open at 1pm
Tickets: $10 - check the website for more details