Give art a chance – that’s the message internationally-renowned street artist Anthony Lister is exhibiting at Westfield Carindale.
Brisbane-born Anthony Lister has collaborated with Westfield Carindale in turning a black space into a live art-meets-fashion installation called The Glass Box.
The Glass Box incorporates contemporary art with fashion from the autumn/winter 2014 Westfield collections, including Kookai, Manning Cartel, Sass & Bide, Witchery, Saba and Oroton.
Lister made finishing touches to the piece when the installation launched to the press, before heading to New York for the opening of his exhibition.
The Brisbane born-and-raised artist graduated from the Queensland College of Art in 2001, then ventured internationally under the mentoring of New Zealand’s most famous artist, Max Gimblett.
Hugh Jackman and P!nk are among the celebrities who have purchased his works.
Lister also collaborated with Vogue Australia on the March 2014 Fashion Meets Art issue. The editorial was styled by Jillian Davison, photographed by Emma Summerton and featured Lister’s studio, paintings, murals and street art. Vogue editor in chief Edwina McCann wanted “to devote the March issue to great Australian artists, the meaning of art in our lives, and, of course, its intrinsic link with fashion”.
He says that people tend to look down on pop art and expressionism.
“I can’t see how any sort of peaceful act of creativity can be anything less than wonderful, and I definitely don’t see it as criminal,” Lister told the press at Westfield Carindale.
“I’m fighting for the freedom of visual speech… art is not a crime.”
The Glass Box will be open for four weeks at Westfield Carindale for viewing between 10am – 2pm daily, and 6pm-8pm on Thursday evenings.