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The Silent Era

Australia's Silent Film Festival are heading to Newcastle for their second lot of silent film sessions called: Laughter is the Best Medicine - taken silently on June 30th at Greater Union Cinema Newcastle. To celebrate this ARThive are holding their first ever silent film themed group exhibition.

There will be a wide variety of fantastic artists which are: Antonia Gore, Emily Sinclair, Grant Hunter, Adam Clough, Angus Arley, Shana Dennis, Alisha Hinds, Lu Quade, Crooked Crow Couture, Mike Foxall, Kate Burton, Martin Webster, Jessica Louttit, David Hampton, Amanda Reeves, Smella and Thomas Wickert  who are all exhibiting new works! These include: sculpture, illustration and photography.

Clip and little Chaplin made by ARThives Jessica Louttit at ARThive!

ARThive are also excited to announce there will be a two bike pedal powered cinema installed installed by The Magnificent Revolution for the duration of the show showing silent films from a variety of artists such as:

  • Come to the Art Show! by Jessica Louttit
  • Resonance by Bella Ann Townes
  • At First Sight by James Deveney
  • A Dream Within A Dream by Shana Dennis

Official opening will be on Sunday June 3rd at 2pm, there will be refreshments, entertainment and amazing art.
Also on the opening day a raffle will be held where you could be in the running to win 2 different prize packs!

Major prizes donated by:

So make sure you come along and check out this fantastic show!

Artists wanted for POWER UP! exhibition

OX KING - Gotta Catch Em All

Coming to Arthive this August is POWER UP! a massively multiplayer art exhibition themed around video games! While it is by no means groundbreaking or fresh to have a video game themed art exhibition, we've never done one before so just get over it already! There is going to be a Mario Kart tournament, music performances by local chiptune and experimental electronica artists, plus maybe a documentary film screening too, it's going to be RADDDDDDDDD.

We are inviting artists of all ages to submit video game inspired work in any medium. ANY! if you'd like to be a part of this totally fun show, please register your interest via email at subjecthive@gmail.com with a URL or 1-3 images of your previous works, plus a little bit about yourself, and any other exhibitions you've been in(if any). Spaces are limited, successful applicants will be notified. Entry is $5 in Coins for each artist payable on delivery of works plus 15% commission on all art sold during the show.

June 27 - Last date for expressions of interest
July 30 - All works to be delivered to gallery ready for hanging or display.
August 5 - Opening Night
August 25 - Last day of exhibition. Come and pick up your work, we don't want it forever ok!

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