Craig Walsh, Street Works Yokohama Cover
Street Works: Inside Outside Yokohama. Videoworks by Craig Walsh and Shaun Gladwell
In conjunction with MY.OZ, the Australian High Commission’s year-long cultural program to celebrate the 50th anniversary of relations between Australia and Malaysia, Valentine Willie Fine Art and the Australian High Commission will hold an exhibition of video works entitled Street Works – Inside Outside Yokohama at Valentine Willie Fine Art from 25 April – 12 May 2007.
Street Works features the work of two of Australia’s most popular artists, Craig Walsh and Shaun Gladwell. Although on many levels, their practices might have little in common, both these artists utilise the streets or generic urban space as the milieu in which much of their work is generated.
This exhibition which was commissioned for the Yokohama 2005 International Triennale of Contemporary Art presents videoworks of urban street culture – skateboarding, hip hop, BMX bike riding, graffiti to render barren pockets of urban landscapes into dramatic filmic sequences.
The tour of Street Works is supported by the Asialink Centre of the University of Melbourne, the Australia Council for the Arts, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia and Canberra Contemporary Art Space.