“WA artists Hayley Welsh and Andy Faraday bring back the art of getting lost”
Somewhere within the dark streets of Perth, hides artist duo Hayley Welsh and Andy Faraday’s latest show, In This Together.
After travelling across America and through the Nevada Desert, local street artist Hayley Welsh and partner Andy Faraday have recently returned to Perth. Their recent project saw the couple convert a bright yellow box van into a solar powered mobile home, complete with art studio, travelling to the world renown annual gathering at Burning Man, and develop a new body of work celebrating togetherness and unity.
“Maybe it’s with everything that’s been going on in the world recently, and the need to reach out to be closer to one another somehow, that Andy and I have felt the need to create these new artworks,” said Hayley.
“Either way, never before has a body of our work felt so relevant.”
Known for their experiential artworks and secret location exhibitions, the couple have collided in this recent collaboration. Born out of the current climate and their desired idealism for us all to come together, their latest creations focus on unity, which they invite us all to come and find within their new show, opening next week.
In This Together is set to be the pairs most intimate and personal show to date, with a collection of chemical reactions and creatures, inspired by their latest road trip to Burning Man in the Nevada Desert. In This Together looks toward a future of freedom and self-expression, with new realities which blur the boundaries between the real and surreal.
“We really love the idea of creating an experience for people to come together and push people out of their comfort zone’ said Andy.
“The show is all about coming together but also about letting go of your preconceptions and fears.”
“As a society we have seemed to have lost the art of getting lost, and that’s usually where we find ourselves. Burning Man out in the Nevada Desert was such a great reminder of that” said Hayley.
“We’re just so excited to be able to bring some of that energy back into the real world.”
The show is lost somewhere in Perth and over the next week, guests will be invited to decipher clues released by the artists.
“Andy has an eye for light and is able to use and manipulate it powerfully… Hayley’s work can best be compared to Mark Ryden’s, with big-eyed creatures that are so cute they can’t be trusted, an ominous softness…” (Ask A New Yorker)
The first five guests to find the show, will receive a limited edition artwork. Limited copies of Welsh + Faraday’s latest book In This Together will also be launched on the night.
Doors will be open for one night only… for those who are able to find it.
Please note, that due to the nature of the show, spaces are very limited, so if you’d like to be a guest and receive the clues, please RSVP atRSVP
WELSH + FARADAY
In This Together
Saturdau 3rd December