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The Kiosk Project is a joint collaboration between Toolo Ltd and MAP Inc.

 

MEDIA RELEASE – 1 MAY 2017

Toolo, the Blue Mountains Tool Library and Modern Art Projects have created a new temporary artist studio and multiuse performance and exhibition arts space in Katoomba at the Katoomba Falls Kiosk. The stunning location, located right on the escarpment overlooking the Jamison Valley, affords artist a splendid backdrop whilst they create their artworks.

Director of Toolo, Justin Morrissey said “there has been an overwhelming demand on our flagship Tool Library space, that we needed to find another space to offer artists and makers a space to create. Partnering with Modern Art Projects has been a great way to facilitate a space for creative industries practitioners in the Blue Mountains”.

Whilst the Kiosk awaits its transformation and redevelopment we have transformed the space into a thriving hotbed of multidisciplinary arts activity, from book launches, to workshops, art exhibitions and artists in residence studios.

The official launch is scheduled for the 3rd and 4th of June, with a range of program activities to be announced, including food, craft beer, music and art. Toolo will present a range of art activities and exhibition of its artist in residence program over the weekend. Previous artists to be included in the artist in residence program include Kevina-Jo Smith, Bec Waterstone, Julie Paterson, Caterina Leone and David Brazil.

The Tool library is a not for profit Artist Run Initiative and an agile, innovative space now across two venues where members can borrow tools, and access space to create. The Library has over 60 members who all contribute to the success of the creative industries in our region. We’re about more doing and less talking.

The Blue Mountains City Council have rented the space to us in the interim whilst the property is developed and we are making good use of the space, and would like to thank the council for its support of our project.

The project is self-funded with the artist in residence and Toolo footing the bill for the temporary facility with a generous subsidy from the Blue Mountains City Council.

For media enquiries please contact:

Toolo, The Blue Mountains, Contact: Director, Justin Morrissey 0431147052 admin@toolo.com.au

 

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