Let's be frank - when you think of models and the art world your mind immediately goes to life drawing classes. While we're used to seeing models as the subject of art, it's not every day you hear of them on the other side of the canvas.
It's a stereotype that Australian model Amy Finlayson is set to overthrow, when she presents the contemporary art exhibition Eleven tomorrow evening. Curated by Finlayson, an artist herself, Eleven features the combined talents of some of our favourite emerging artists - including Buro culture makers Brooklyn Whelan and Dina Broadhurst, plus a few famous faces you might recall - models Gemma Ward, Tanya Linney and Rose Ashton.
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With Finlayson, Nick Hernandez, Dion Horstmans, George Raftopoulos, Mia Taninaka and Alexi Willemsen rounding out the list of eleven, Finlayson's project The Fin Collection and Sun Studios are set to showcase their exhibition in Sydney's Alexandria. Described as a pop up of sorts, Finalyson's aim is to create a space where she can nurture the diverse and multi-faceted works of these local emerging artists.
"The Fin Collection's goal is to make art accessible in a myriad of ways and these exhibitions are key to showcasing the insane new talent that is surging around Sydney at this time," she says. "I want my shows to have the vibe and energy of New York's early street art scene, mixed with an awareness and intellect distinctive of our new generation."
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While every artist exhibiting at Eleven has their own distinct style, they each have a freshness of vision and spirit that's common in their work. The exhibition, which opens tomorrow at 6pm and runs until June 9 hopes to encourage other art world novices to start collecting and appreciating these exciting talents.
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