IT’S a free for all of the art variety in Newcastle today with artworks scattered around the city for Free Art Friday.
The concept, which has been used worldwide and has been adopted locally by the Hunter Arts Network, has artists create a painting, sketch or sculpture and leave it on the street, or public place, or other location. A member of the public can then take it home to enjoy for free.
The works will include the artist’s contact details and if the lucky finder would like to source more of what they have found, they can purchase more of the artist’s work at Autumn Art Bazaar on Sunday on the grounds of Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery.
Artist Margo Humphries has left four of her works around Newcastle, with one at Civic Park fountain already found by a lucky punter who has emailed Humphries thanking her for the work.
The finders have also been asked to upload a photo of themselves with their find on Facebook pages, where there will be also clues and photos on where to find the artwork.