Sairbeen, Jack Fran, Sarah Boese and 10TKL will take over the back wall of the Queen’s Theatre as they create four murals during the ninth edition of the event.
The artists will be vying to have their work turned into a lasting label, wrapped around Longview Vineyard’s premium shiraz – ‘The Piece’ – on August 31.
The Adelaide Hills winery has created limited, graffiti-adorned wine bottles for its ‘The Piece’ red wine since 2011.
Each vintage, Longview hand-picks a selection of the best shiraz fruit to create 200 dozen of their top drop.
Running as part of the 2019 SALA Festival, it’s only the second time The Piece Project will be held in the city.
Previously, Longview hosted the event at the vineyard towards the end of January. But last year, due to a heatwave, the live art performance was postponed and hosted at Published Arthouse.
Longview Vineyard Tourism and Hospitality Manager Jody Macpherson-Fowles says this August the initiative will find a new home in the historic Queen’s Theatre on the corner of Playhouse Lane and Gilles Arcade.
“It’s such a great venue. It’s heritage, it’s got that industrial art feel and the space feels like a warehouse, so the food and bar are really accessible,” Jody says.
Kicking off at 1pm the artists will take to their spray cans while a rotation of hip hop artists and DJs hit the decks.
As the day progresses, the four huge blank canvases will be transformed into fully formed works of art and guests are encouraged to vote on their favourite piece, which will be named the People’s Choice.
At the end of the evening three judges will crown the winner.
The work to take out the coveted prize will appear on The Piece 2017 Shiraz, just as the design by last year’s winner, Morris Green, decorates the current label.
Green’s work, which features the superb fairy wren, was created completely with aerosol.
But Jody says it’s not just the live art performance that makes the event such a success but the unique fusion of local wine, food, art and music.
Pizzateca will be on hand with a range of pizzas for people to choose from, including a classic margarita, a salsiccia with scarmorze, house-made spicy sausage, mozzarella and fennel, and a diablo topped with sugo, fontina cheese, salami and house-made chilli honey.
Or, for something easy & bite-size, Jody recommends hitting up the snack-station where La Dolce Vita will be serving goodies such as tacos, churros and Caribbean rolls filled with wood oven roasted pulled jerked pork.
Plus, there’ll be gluten free and vegan options available.
Longview will have a selection of wines for a variety of tastes on offer including Wagtail Sparkling Pinot/Chardonnay, Whippet Sauvignon Blanc and Devil’s Elbow Cabernet, while Big Shed Brewing Concern will be on hand pouring beer.
For those wanting to purchase wines for another day, a pop-up cellar door will be selling take-away bottles.
The Piece 2017 Shiraz will also be available for pre-order at the event.
Tickets to The Piece Project are $35 for adults, which includes entry, a wine tumbler and first pour, $5 for those aged between 12 and 18 years and free for children. Click here to buy tickets.
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