Sydney gallery Urban Uprising opened late last year with the goal of introducing ‘urban art’ to a new audience. Essentially, they showcase the work of both local and international street and grafitti artists, bringing their work to a commercial audience, and offering collectors the opportunity to buy work by some of the most well-respected street artists in the world, such as Banksy and Shephard Fairey.
Urban Uprising is also passionate about supporting and promoting Australian urban artists. This month they will host an exhibition of works by young artist Shannon Crees in a solo show entitled Neon City.
Describing herself as an “accidental street artist”, Sydney-born Crees has a background in fashion design and illustrating, but fell in love with street art whilst living in London in recent years. During her time there, she met and collaborated with many well-known international artists such as Banksy, Deadbeat Donny and Pure Evil, before returning to Sydney.
I love her multi-layered, colourful and super-detailed aesthetic… and all those fabulous hand-drawn patterns…! Nice.
Crees has exhibited widely in Sydney, as well as featuring in exhibitions in London and New York. If you’re in Sydney, be sure to check out her show!
September 17th – 30th
314 Crown st
Open everyday from midday. Hours here.