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Got Art? RAW: Adelaide's SPLENDOUR Event This Friday


Got Art? RAW: Adelaide's SPLENDOUR Event This Friday

Rachel Darling

As we all know and appreciate, art reaches us through many platforms- visual, film, photography, performance, music- the branches of creativity are endless and continuously growing into new realms. So what if you could experience all this, under the one roof...with beer? That’s exactly what is happening at RAW: Adelaide’s SPLENDOUR event on the 19th June.

Going down at the Producers Bar on Grenfell Street in the city, SPLENDOUR will be an 18+ event and promises a night full of creative avenues, emerging artists, music, performance and good company. Is there really any better combination for a Friday evening?

RAW is an international organisation for artists, by artists. Working to highlight the underground art within communities around the world, RAW helps emerging artists within the first 10 years of their career with tools, resources and exposure. With over 60 locations worldwide, RAW encourages all mediums of art and gets the public involved with their art community through events and exhibitions. Enter stage: RAW: Adelaide’s SPLENDOUR event.

Local photographer Tom Brown will be exhibiting his work at RAW: Adelaide's SPLENDOUR event, image provided by Tom Brown 

Local photographer Tom Brown will be exhibiting his work at RAW: Adelaide's SPLENDOUR event, image provided by Tom Brown 

SPLENDOUR will be showcasing some of Adelaide’s local artistic talent through many different mediums and artists. Local photographer Tom Brown will be exhibiting his work and is looking forward to the opportunity to see what other artists will come up with. ‘I’m expecting to see high caliber work in a wide variety of mediums,’ he says, ‘and a turnout of people interested in seeing some quality art.’ Also a videographer, projection artist and beat-maker, Brown’s photography work has a worldly focus, with many of his images depicting scenes and moments from his travels. ‘I draw a lot of inspiration from travel, but I wouldn’t say I’m a travel photographer,’ he says, ‘my style is observational; a fly-on-the-wall view into the places I’ve travelled.’ From travelling near and far, living in Indonesia throughout 2014 plus undertaking a six-month residency at StudioP52 (an artist collective in Barcelona), Brown’s explorations have left him with an extensive inspiration bank. He describes his work as ‘narrative driven photography’ and uses his photography to tell stories.

Like many other emerging Adelaide artists, Brown was invited to exhibit his work at SPLENDOUR, and after researching what RAW was all about, he liked what he saw and was happy to get involved. ‘I think it is hugely important to have groups like RAW supporting local artists,’ he says, ‘I think there are a lot of creative people, like myself, who might not consider themselves ready to organise their own exhibition. Raw provides that push to exhibit their work and be seen.’ Brown feels that RAW also brings independent artists together in one space. ‘RAW helps to cultivate the art scene in Adelaide, providing an environment for artists to engage and network with one another,’ he says.

With all the different artists to exhibit at RAW: Adelaide’s SPLENDOUR, the event promises to be one unique, local talent-filled Friday night. So get cultured, get art, get local and! This Friday night 19th June at the Producers Bar!

Tickets are now on sale at their official website.

Tickets also available on the door. This is an 18+ event

Cover image via Raw:Adelaide