Last night, I attended RAW Brisbane, an international, independent multi-arts event that took place at The Met. Featuring live music, huge visual art displays, film, body art, and a heap more, the RAW program mobilises large numbers of emerging and independent artists to create new, original works. An image being sold by one of the visual artists said, “NEVER stop creating new shit”.
It was great to see such a huge collection of local, national and international artists come together for an event like this which really showed off their unique artistic styles and gave an opportunity to further forge their emerging creative brands. There was always something new, or someone new and interesting around every corner. This is what I want to do with DIY. To fill an entire venue with artists and allow a free exchange of ideas, an exhibition of unique art forms and most importantly, an enjoyable social experience.
I showed up to RAW Brisbane without a single clue what it was, and left wanting to know so much more. Programmes like RAW are crucial to the establishment of independent artists in the creative arts, and help provide the backbone for the entire arts community. Don't ever hesitate to go and check out these sort of multi-arts exhibitions!
Learn more about RAW Brisbane and the whole RAW program at http://www.rawartists.org/