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Vacant Space Urban Culture Festival 2013

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Let your inner artist out
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Artists at Vacant Space Live Art During the SALA Festival


Vacant Space is an Adelaide group dedicated to sharing their love of urban art and culture with a wider audience. They aim to document and disseminate the lifestyle and creative output of graffiti writers, artists, photographers, illustrators and musicians.

Their interests include art, music and dance, and last year they held two very successful free festivals in city squares with the assistance of Splash Adelaide.

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Precizion Dance Perform at the Vacant Space Festival at Light Square


Their next event was held in June at the iconic Brickworks Market, and Vacant Space also took part in the closing SALA Festival event with live art demonstrations at the Unley Shopping Centre.

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Live Art Demonstrations at SALA on Show in Unley


On Sunday December 8 Vacant Space Urban Culture Festival is presenting Grand Street Art: Adelaide City at Rundle Park in the East Parklands. Running from 1-6 pm this free family friendly festival will showcase the latest in Adelaide's urban culture with demonstrations, live entertainment, and art gallery area with works for sale.

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Vacant Space Urban Culture Festival


It will feature live artists including stencilists, shrimpers, and people using aerosol and marker techniques. There will be a public spray wall where you're free to try new techniques, help an artist complete a piece, and learn the best way how to hold and spray a can. It's a unique chance to learn all about street art from some of Adelaide's most experienced practitioners, and will demonstrate much more than you will find on offer in places like Adelaide's tunnels.

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An Artist at Work at Vacant Space Brickworks Market


Artists will be also competing in competitions including a 60 minute aerosol battle, and a 90 minute marker competition, while you will be entertained by dance performers, a community chalk board and plenty of activities for children including their very own kids' art area.

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Vacant Space Present Local Art for Sale


A series of DJ's providing live entertainment will include DJ's Charlie, Scoops, Metalman, Scott Holder and Leans One.

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Sneaky Pickle Will Be One of Several Food Trucks at Vacant Space


Of course there will be food for the body as well as the mind, with popular Adelaide food trucks including Sneaky Pickle, Papas Hotdogs, Frothalicious Coffee, Brazilian Party Supplies, Giro Gelati, and Johnny's Popcorn.

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VW Bars Serve Cocktails and Mocktails


To keep the party atmosphere moving the VW Bars will be serving your choice of cocktails or mocktails from their stylish van.

Leafy Rundle Park is a brilliant choice of venue for the Vacant Space Urban Culture Festival, right on the edge of the hip East End. So after you've done your leisurely Sunday stroll and coffee on Rundle Street, pop over and explore the best of Adelaide's alternative culture scene.

There will be many more performances on the day as some acts are still being finalised, so take a look at the Vacant Space website, or keep up to date on the Facebook page.

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Vacant Space Urban Culture Festival Poster
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Why? Expose your mind to the other side
When: 1-6 pm
Where: Rundle Park, Rundle Street, Adelaide
Cost: Free
Your Comment
Nice article Dave, sounds interesting.....
by James Newcombe (score: 2|359) 2182 days ago
Lovely story Dave! I hope they do well.
by mehid (score: 2|131) 2207 days ago
Lovely article Dave
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