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Experimental and vibrant, showcasing all forms of arts from Naarm's diverse emerging creatives.

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In the event image is a photograph of ARISE volume I held last year at Fitzroy Art Collective. There is a number of viewers looking at the artworks on the wall.

Image Credit: Nicky Tsekouras

  • Curated and Produced by: Zap Exhibitions, Nicky Tsekouras

Zap Exhibitions is proud to announce the second volume of ARISE, an annual exhibition catered to showcasing the artistic talents of emerging artists from across Naarm!

The reason for this exhibition is simple - there are not enough opportunities for emerging artists to exhibit their works in the present art ecology of Naarm. By supporting this exhibition you are democratising the arts and empowering emerging artists to continue being creative.

The exhibition is excited to be located at The Store - Abbotsford Convent, so-called Australia’s largest arts and cultural precinct.

For those daring enough to delve further into the experience, each Friday night the exhibition will come alive with an array of live performances including dance, music, DJs, drag, performance art and other immersive surprises! There will be lots of food and drink available to purchase on the night.
Please note that Friday nights are ticketed events.

"What a way to kick off a beautifully curated exhibition that brought together artists across Melbourne and aimed to highlight and showcase the significance of various art forms that make the fabric of our broader Naarm community" ★★★★★ - Connection Arts Space

About the Creator & Producer: 
Nicky Tsekouras (they/he) is an emerging, queer and visual artist. They are a studio resident at Collingwood Yards and at the City of Yarra, Yarra Youth Services as an artist in residence. They were awarded the Young Citizen of the Year in 2022 for their community outreach and for success in initiating Zap Exhibitions.

About Zap Exhibitions

Zap Exhibitions is a not-for-profit, pop-up exhibition organisation that is dedicated to providing exhibition opportunities to minority groups, not limited to emerging artists, queer, gender diverse, BIPOC, deaf and disabled humans. Previously, Zap Exhibitions has run 'Arise' at Fitzroy Art Collective in 2022 and 'Beyond' at Old Cheese Factory, City of Casey, which catered for over 44 artists of all disciplines - 2D & 3D visual art, digital, DJ, musicians, spoken word and drag!

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