Oxford Street's Name This Bar, kicked off a brand new season of Art Battles Australia on Thursday 29th November 2012. This brand new Summer 2012/13 season - dubbed 'The Dubai Series" features an all-new artist line up of talented visual artists competing for the chance to represent Australia at the forthcoming Tiger Translate Global Showcase competition.
Art Battles Australia attracts some of Sydney's freshest up and coming and established artists and each week they participate in live painting competitions. Given just 100 minutes and surrounded by an enthusiastic crowd and pumping tunes, the competing artists must create a masterpiece to please the crowds and high profile industry judges.
This weekly event will culminate in a huge grand final on 17th January, 2013.
Name This Bar's Simon Mercier says "Art Battles is about presenting the creative process as a form of entertainment. The concept has not only changed the way that artists display their talent but has also created a new model for exhibitions and sales. It's a great night with live entertainment, djs and the competitive crowd spirit keeping the artists pumped and on their toes."
Artists participating in the current season include graphic and tattoo artist Ruben Alvarez, Paddington talent Jamie Spunk and the psychedlic manga-inspired Aurelia.