This April, the Arkaba Hotel is celebrating its strong ties with the Adelaide arts community by holding a Gala Dinner which will see its 2014 Arkaba Commission – Celloprofane – auctioned to raise funds for a visual arts scholarship.
Celloprofane is a series of paintings which was created by emerging artist, Kate Kurucz specifically for the Arkaba Hotel that depict larger than life pieces of cellophane. The three paintings were created for the inaugural Arkaba commission, a joint initiative between the Arkaba Hotel and the Adelaide Central School of Art.
Kurucz says she looked to the decor of the hotel and the history of the upper level as a disco for inspiration, and as a result, the paintings appear jewel-like and evoke a sense of glamour and fun. The sculptural elements of pyrite (fools gold) and fringing, which glitter and sway, enhance the luscious frivolity.
Jenny and Peter Hurley, owners of the Arkaba Hotel, attended the opening of the School’s new Glenside campus in May 2013 and were so impressed by the achievements of this not-for-profit art school, that they approached the School’s CEO, Ingrid Kellenbach, to explore partnership opportunities. The Commission will be an annual commission open to graduates of Adelaide Central School of Art.
Jenny Hurley from the Arkaba Hotel says ‘The Arkaba Award enables us to provide an opportunity for us to support a recent graduate of the school and enhance the customer experience at the Arkaba Hotel. We have enjoyed working with Ingrid and her team to realise this first commissioned work’.
Celloprofane has been on display since September 2014 and the sale of the works at the Gala Dinner will help contribute to an Arkaba Hotel Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) Scholarship which has been established at Adelaide Central School of Art.
What: Arkaba Commission Auction and Gala Dinner
When: 23 April 2015 | 7pm – late
Bookings: Phone 08 8338 1100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
More of Kate’s work is available to view at www.katekurucz.com