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By Zacha Rosen
October 03, 2011

Lorem Ipsum

Alaska Projects opens its new space with an artistic note from the underground.
By Zacha Rosen
October 03, 2011

Searching for the Sydney underground art scene can be hard. You can follow a trail of shuttered windows and discharged glasses from weekly gallery openings; pore through a list of local ARIs (Artist Run Initiatives — galleries run by artists themselves), or eavesdrop among the likely, art-loving explorers of Sydney's many outdoor art festivals. But even so, it can be hard to land underground on purpose. Luckily, newly-coined ARI Alaska Projects is making it easy for you. Putting into action its plan to bring good art to unused places, it's opening its new gallery beneath the streets of Sydney in a disused carpark underneath Kings Cross, giving you the chance to get underground in both ways at Lorem Ipsum.

Lorem Ipsum is named after the classic placeholder text used in typesetting. Like its namesake, this show is staking out the artspace Alaska will be using for a series of shows laid out to bleed well into the new year. Artists featured at this first sunken show will turn up in later shows as the gallery's lifecycle rolls on, and the space-staking roll call includes Primavera's Jess Olivieri, domestic image guru Samuel Hodge and the multitalented Siouxzi Mernagh. So whether you like subterranean shows, or just art in carparks, Alaska Projects is all over it for you.

Lorem Ipsum launches Wednesday October 5 at 6pm, and after that is open 6-10pm Thursday and Friday, 1-6pm Saturday and Sunday.

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