Sydney - Saatchi & Saatchi Australia
has enlivened its flagship Sydney premises with three levels of painting,
sculpture and photography, as part of a unique partnership with Australia’s
oldest art school.
Opening on Friday 28 March to
select VIP guests, the Saatchi & Saatchi Show brings together a
diverse collection of works by thirteen National Art School graduates.
Michael Snelling, National Art
School Director, said, “At the heart of our partnership with Saatchi &
Saatchi is a shared vision to nurture creativity and give emerging artists
exposure to a broader audience.”
“We are thrilled to continue
our partnership with Saatchi & Saatchi in 2014, and expect the student
artwork will not only be a talking point in the office, but complement and
extend the creativity generated by their staff on a daily basis.”
Saatchi & Saatchi lent
their expertise to the School’s 2013 Graduate Exhibition, developing a ground
breaking campaign that used Twitter and digital platforms to attract a record
breaking 2,000 attendees and boosting artwork sales to the week-long exhibition.
In a city that is saturated
with visual art events, Saatchi & Saatchi created a point of difference by
capturing people’s reactions to the artwork with the tagline ‘How will you
react’. This intriguing message was integrated across media, including television
and radio commercials and 165 street flags in the CBD.
Michael Rebelo, Saatchi &
Saatchi Australia CEO, said, “Saatchi & Saatchi and the National Art School
have a great synergy: we both value artistic expression and are creatively
brave. We are very excited to launch the Saatchi & Saatchi Show 2014
and to play a part in helping the School’s students realise their potential. I
am sure the work will stimulate interest, interaction and debate by staff and
The thirteen recent graduates
chosen for the exhibition are Christoph Mauss, Eloise Barber-Cato, Luke
Storrier, Jean Kim, Elena Tory-Henderson, Candice Towne, Kira Papenfuss, Emma
Cooper, Chloe Gunn, Hannah Toohey, Hugo Fisher, Joanna Gambotto and Emma Kirby.
Luke Storrier, 2013 Bachelor of
Fine Art graduate, said, “I’m honoured to be part of this year’s Saatchi
& Saatchi Show as it gives me the possibility of sharing my ideas with
a broader audience. My work Port in a Storm focuses
on denatured materials; injecting flow and life back into those materials that
have had the life sucked out of them. As a sculptor, material is everything and
once you scratch the surface of possibility with a material it invites you to
The art will be on display and available for purchase at Saatchi & Saatchi’s office at the Rocks during 2014.
Photo: Hannah Toohey's 'Variations on a Nose (2013)', courtesy of Peter Morgan.