The Information and Cultural Exchange, or ICE as it is better known, is a place where emerging artists, writers, designers and music professionals can come together, work on their skills and grow within the creative community.
To help ICE continue its creative programs, as well as help budding creators break into a tough and demanding industry, four well-known Australian artists — Adnate, Jodee Knowles, Numskull and Rone— have joined the award-winning public art initiative, Project Five, Volume Five.
Project Five, Volume Five, includes a program of free live art, music and activities that are staged throughout a four-week period running from September 20 to Sunday, October 20.
As part of the initiative, the famous artists created works live in the Darling Quarter in the city, over three days recently.
The works created during the live event will then be auctioned on Thursday, October 17 and all funds raised from the artworks will be used to further develop ICE’s digital arts programs.
Executive director of ICE John Kirkman said the money raised from the event goes towards supporting the next generation of emerging artists.
‘‘ICE really relies on the money raised to continue delivering free and accessible art programs to Sydney’s west,’’ Mr Kirkman said.
ICE has been a partner of Project Five since its First Volume in 2009, and has received more than $52,000 in donations from the initiative.
Artist, Knowles, said she joined the project so ICE could continue their creative programs within the community.
‘‘They get to continue their practice,’’ Knowles said.
‘‘They have the ability and the funding behind them.
‘‘If they have any fantastic concepts they have the ability to afford them.
‘‘Sometimes these ideas can cost a lot of money and to have that support means these ideas can happen.’’