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Culture Fix | A Giant Art Installation Has Popped Up In Sydney

By Elise Cullen
4th Jun 2019

Sydney is never short of vibrant artistic exhibitions and the month of June is no exception. From 1-30 June, revered Australian contemporary artist, Elliott Routledge—aka FUNSKULL—will take over The Galeries larger-than-life Light Arc. What’s better than soaking up a little art and culture while carrying out a spot of retail therapy? Our thoughts exactly. 

Now, if the moniker doesn’t ring a bell, you’re bound to be familiar with Routledge’s abstract, pastel-happy murals splashed across buildings around the globe. Renowned for being expressive and impactful, Routledge’s work celebrates colour, patterns and playful public art. Be sure to have your ‘gram at the ready as his artwork, blazoned across The Galeries' bold Light Arc sculpture, evokes a sense of mischief and fun.

“There’s something great about The Galeries as a precinct, with its laneways, shops and restaurants alongside public art,” Routledge says. “These new works are going to encourage everyone to immerse themselves in the incredible space.”

But the giant sculpture is only the beginning. If you enjoy winning cash prizes (who doesn’t?!), Routledge’s art extends to an interactive game called ARTPARTS, where customers can use their smartphone to scan, play and win. Explore The Galeries to uncover hidden QR codes that unlock a puzzle featuring Routledge’s artwork and a tonne of seriously good prizes. There are 3,000 prizes to be won including a $500 Incu voucher, a $300 brunch voucher at The Grounds and a $500 private dining experience at Lotus.

If you’re keen to seek refuge from the cold this winter, The Galeries is the perfect meeting place for you and your friends. Be sure to check out all the fun this June—you never know, you could leave the shops even richer.

The Details

What: The Galeries Light Arc presents Elliot Routledge aka FUNSKULL's work 
Where: The Galeries | 500 George Street, Sydney
When: 1-30 June, 2019
Cost: Free

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Image credit: Yasmin Mund

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