Art that is literally underground

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The past decade has seen art taking over all manner of non-traditional spaces working as ‘pop-up’ galleries – from cafés to fashion boutiques, work spaces to hotel lobbies – but have you ever visited an underground car park to view the works of budding artists? After working for several years at the MCA in Sydney, Sebastian Goldspink decided to start up his own artist management business, Alaska Projects, transforming a Kings Cross car park into a temporary gallery space. The most recent exhibition opened this week featuring the minimalist but rustic works of Sydney artist Nick Collerson (examples pictured above). “

What’s great is the amount of people we get through the space on weekends,” tells Goldspink. “Particularly on a Friday night, we get plenty of people checking out the space just after they’ve parked their car for a big night in the Cross. We feel we’re opening an opportunity for many people who don’t ordinarily visit art galleries.” The space has been well received with 700+ visitors seeing debut exhibition alone. Nick Collerson’s works are on display from now until December 18.

Alaska Projects exhibition space is at the base of the Kings Cross underground car park, Elizabeth Bay Road, Kings Cross.