The colours of the Vivid Festival and the influence of water on Sydney’s lifestyle are inspirations in the Viva La Vivid art exhibition.
The exhibition by acclaimed NSW South Coast artist, Jenny Asquith, will be on display in the Tank Stream Hotel during the festival.
Jenny’s art boasts strong water themes and capture Vivid’s dramatic moods, light, reflections, sensuality and patterns. The exhibition is an ideal complement for the 10th anniversary of the festival.
She uses traditional techniques in oil painting and printmaking, including etching, screenprinting and linocuts to create contemporary imagery.
Tank Stream Hotel General Manager, Klaus Kinateder, said that Jenny’s paintings really captured the essence of what makes Vivid such a popular event.
“Water and lights work brilliantly together for Vivid, and they have a powerful influence on Jenny’s artworks, so it was a very natural and harmonious fit for our debut exhibition,” he said.
“Vivid now attracts visitors from all over the world, and we are just a few blocks from the centre of the festival. Our aim is to provide an oasis of calm, combining the exhibition with special dining and accommodation packages so that festival-goers can prepare themselves for what can be quite a demanding evening.”
The Tank Stream Hotel’s stylish restaurant Le Petit Flot is offering a special Vivid early bird menu from 5.30pm to 7pm. 2 courses and a glass of wine for just $39.50 per person. Bookings are essential and early bird must be mentioned at the time of booking.