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Arts News: QT Sydney launches Parlour Art exhibition

The stunning and eclectic boutique hotel QT Sydney is a marvel of innovative design and has been cleverly perfecting its unique atmosphere since it opened in Sydney CBD in 2012.

Standing proud with its art-centered image, QT Sydney appropriately launched its very own art exhibition a few weeks ago. Pairing up with Sydney Contemporary and Renegade Collective Magazine, QT have utilised the gorgeous Parlour Lane to showcase and discover local up and coming talent.

The art initiative called upon students of the arts and budding designers to create something which reflected the essence of QT. What resulted was an exciting exhibition in the quaint Parlour Lane showcasing the 10 finalists who submitted the most inspired works.

Taking out first place in the competition was Adrian Clement who was lauded for his installation titled, 'Red Monochrome'. His concept was an arrangement of red clothing from a local charity store. At the conclusion of his exhibit, each item of clothing will be donated to the store where it was originally sourced. This process of redistribution completes the cycle of his project.

Hundreds of guests including art buyers, design curators, and gallery owners pass through QT's doors regularly. As such, this is an excellent opportunity for all ten finalists as they have their works displayed in Parlour Lane (where one enters QT Hotel) until July 1.

QT Sydney’s art curator, Amanda Love was one of four judges, including Barry Keldoulis, Director of Art Fairs Australia, Lisa Messenger, Editor of Renegade Collective Magazine, and Jane Frosh - QT Sydney’s own interior stylist.

QT art curator Amanda Love had this to say about 'Red Monochrome': “I thought Adrian's submission creatively answered the brief. His work visually and conceptually animated the space by engaging with the fabric and nature of the hotel and in particular the role of recycling and human movement and diversity in its business."

Adrian received $500, a years’ worth of free coffee at Parlour Lane and an editorial feature in the next issue of Renegade Collective Magazine.

Second place was awarded to Yasmin Masri, for her screen print installation and third place to Milica Koncar for capturing the character of QT in a three-piece drawing. Ariella Friend won the Highly Commended award for her freestanding installation, titled 'Shoots and Rainbows'.

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