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A New Artwork in the Making @ Vacant Space


Vacant Space is one of the more unusual projects brought to you this summer by imagination fuelled Splash Adelaide.

The creative brainchild of organiser Sarah Collins, Vacant Space is all about creating youth friendly spaces where art, music and culture can be enjoyed.

It's a chance to see contemporary art, graffiti, posters and paintings produced by urban artists while you watch.

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Graffiti Artist at Work


A market and art gallery showcases offerings from talented local artists, while a posse of food trucks keeps you salivating as you watch the performances.

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Soundpond Keeping the Crowd in Tune


Free live music entertainment is provided by Adelaide's popular community based internet radio station Soundpond and by a changing line-up of live hip-hop artists from Adelaide and interstate.

The first event in December was well supported with a good turnout of people interested in street art, music, and just chilling out on a sunny Sunday afternoon.

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Leg Paintings Were a Popular Artwork


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Could You Show Leg Paintings in an Art Gallery?


Although I have seen face painting at many events, it was the first time I had watched leg painting in action, with artist Prone and friend demonstrating their artwork on patient subjects. It wouldn't pay to be ticklish for this activity.

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Friendly Bar Staff Ready to Liquid-ate You


Bar facilities were available and fresh lemonade for those nursing a hangover, while favourite food vendors Chimichurri Grill, Phat Buddha Rolls, and Cupcakes Please were all on hand to feed your inner self.

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Phat Buddha Rolls Sports a Contemporary Art Look


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Cupcakes to Please You


As I wandered around the Hindmarsh Square space, it was fascinating to see such a diverse range of artists in one place. Interactive artists included Mugsy, Hex1, IDare, Scoops, El Prong Ung & Budda who were supported by the hand picked talented breakers from Learn to Break.

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HexOne Produces an Artwork


Street art themed items of furniture lay around inviting the crowd to use them.

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Chilling @ Vacant Space


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For Some the Excitement Was Just Too Much


Everywhere I looked people were being creative.

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Engrossed in the Moment


Sarah initially funded the event herself, then received financial support for three events from Splash Adelaide. Art sales are hoped to support the artists who perform free of charge at the event.

If you're attracted by the idea of a free alternative art market supporting local artists, being entertained by some fantastic live music, and having some great food and drinks on tap, then make sure you like the Vacant Space Facebook page to keep up with the latest news.

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Part of the Crowd @ Vacant Space Hindmarsh Sq


The next Vacant Space is to be held on Sunday January 13 from 2-8pm at Whitmore Square. Get on down and be entertained for free at this new alternative event.

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Join in the Fun


Update June 2013

Sadly bad weather forced the cancellation of the third Vacant Space event, but after a huge fundraising drive and help from many enthusiastic supporters, Vacant Space has now returned!

The next event will be held on June 29 from 12 midday until 7pm at the Brickworks Market, 36 South Road, Torrensville.

Expect urban art workshops and auctions, live music with prominent local DJ's, dance crews and delicious foods. The bar will be open, and kids won't be forgotten with special entertainment laid on just for them.

After 7pm stick around for Rhyme Time 2 - a hip hop festival featuring 18 local artists, MC battles and more!

Check the Vacant Space Facebook page for more information and updates.
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Why? See urban artists at work while being entertained by local music talent
When: Adelaide, SA
Where: Varies, check the Facebook page
Cost: Free!
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