The opening night for Sh(km)art on the 10th of December showed an array of Melbourne talent in a conceptually curated show, by gallery owner Sarah Hayes.
Described as “Shit art that is not really art that is originally from Kmart”, the exhibition gave artists the chance to manipulate and recreate objects sourced from Kmart into art pieces. These pieces, after opening night, will then be returned to Kmart stores where people connected to the gallery’s social media account can collect them in a first-in-best-dressed fashion.
Artists exhibiting in the show include Displeasing Designs, Gigi, Jessika K, and Emma. Her piece (untitled, 2016) was an altered triangular hanging shelf including lino-printed “tattoo flash”, which were studies for the Swanston Street Series.
To be involved go to A Gallery in Preston’s instagram account to find out where to collect the art pieces.
Above photo by Anomaly Photography