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Washington by Benjamin Portas Launch - Mart Gallery (19.01.12)

The MART Gallery in Surry Hills is a little white room, tucked away amongst many residential and commercial buildings along Commonwealth Street. However on Thursday night, it was positively bustling.

Most of the attendees of this launch were family and friends of either or both of the former housemates – Benjamin Portas (the artist) and Megan Washington (the muse), both in attendance themselves. It was very much an intimate and relaxed event.

There are just over 20 artworks on display, and looking at them closely it is evident that Portas is an incredibly talented individual. The mediums used ranged from watercolours to acrylics to felt tip pen et cetera. Many of the works were familiar, as they’ve been featured as cover art or tour posters for Washington.

The artworks are also available for purchase for the first time, but get in quickly as only 5 prints of each work are being sold and at the launch they were already selling like hotcakes.

If you’re a fan of Washington or Portas, or even just if you have some spare time in Surry Hills I would highly recommend checking out this exhibition, on for just one exclusive week.

WASHINGTON: An Exhibition By Benjamin Portas is running at the MART Gallery from January 19th – 26th, 2012