Posted by Danni Le Toullec on March 23, 2010
Sydney’s Darlo Bar has long been a sanctuary for up & coming artists. On April 15th from 7-10pm, the popular establishment will be transformed into a live photo studio for the event 'Seven Hundred Photos', a concept created by the now LA-based Jesse Willesee.
Seven artists and seven designers will be let loose on - yes, you guessed it - seven of the hotel's guest rooms. The creative septuplet will include Antochrist, Casio Ono, Shayli Harrison, FTW, Saint Augustine Academy, Bella Kay and We Were Warriors by Kalindy Millions.
The call is going out to Sydneysiders to pack up your Nikons, Canons, Fish-Eye lens and take on the role of photographer as you go from room to transformed room participating in the live photoshoots.
Darlo Bar has created its very own drop of wine, aptly titled ‘The Thirsty Artist’. Creatives around the area are invited to send in pictures of their artworks. Every few months the staff riffle through the entries to select their favourite. The wining artist scores a case of the wine with their artwork on the label.
In keeping with this wonderful project, the winning public-snapped pic from 'Seven Hundred Photos' will feature on labels of Thirsty Artist wine.
This is not Jesses' first creative partnership with Darlo Bar. He was also responsible for Painting in Hotel Rooms at the Darlo Bar in 2009.
Posted by Liz Niland on August 26, 2009
If you appreciate cheap booze and local Aussie creative talent, get thee to Sydney’s Darlo Bar tonight, Thursday August 27th, for a big hit of both. Kicking off at 7pm, the Thirsty Artist competition will be exhibiting the work of six very different artists, all looking to get their winning piece printed on the label of a case of Thirsty Artist wine. Terezka Beck took the crown last year with her painting, Baby Elephant.
This year’s finalists - Stephanie Geddes, Hedi Hereth, Lucy Loneragan, Kelly Geddes, Alan Harris and Jae Reno - will each take over a room of the hotel, personalising the space to reflect their artistic capabilities. Guests can enjoy a $1 Hahn Superdry or a drop of the Thirsty Artist wine while they experience the works. The winner will be selected by Darlo Bar staff.