These hotels are letting guests spray paint rooms for the sake of art

Australia’s beloved Art Series Hotels have just introduced a slick new concept for hotel guests looking for a little participatory art project for dabble in. From now until December 30th, Melbourne gems The Blackman and The Olsen, and Brisbane’s The Johnson, will offer a “Colour Your Stay” package where guests can grab a spray can, mask up, and contribute to ever-changing murals created by Aussie street artist Luke Cornish (AKA ELK).

Each property, famed for doubling as an art gallery dedicated to a specific Australian artist, has been interpreted by ELK, resulting in portraits of John Olsen, Charles Blackman and Michael Johnson at their respective hotels. Guests will help finish these portraits with a mixture of spray cans and paint brushes, with all gowns, masks and gloves available for guests to use in the room. Each guest keen on participating has two minutes to add their own twist to the ongoing works.

“I’m thrilled to be working with Art Series Hotels on Colour Your Stay”, said Cornish. “Their dedication to supporting urban art and all of its wonderful satellite genres is a passion I share and I’m really excited to see what we create together with guests”.

If you’re keen on getting involved just be sure to take a snap at use the #colouryourstay, you could win a night on Art Series and a signed ELK drawing.

All information can be found HERE. Colour Your Stay packages start from $189 per night.

Feature image by Michael Dodge/Getty Images for Art Series Hotels.

Chris Singh

Chris Singh is the Deputy-Editor-At-Large of the AU review, loves writing about travel and hospitality, and is partial to a perfectly textured octopus. You can reach him on Instagram: @chrisdsingh.

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