‘Funskull’ hits Woolloomooloo with unique art exhibition
In celebration of their ongoing partnership with Australia’s leading emerging fair, The Other Art Fair, Ovolo Hotels continues to prove their dedication to the arts industry by collaborating with Australian contemporary artist, Elliott Routledge of ‘Funskull’, who is set to open a one-month-long exclusive exhibition at the award-winning Sydney flagship hotel, Ovolo Woolloomooloo.
Opening on Monday 11 March, Elliott ‘Funskull’ Routledge, will showcase a selection of his stunning works of art never seen before in Sydney, Australia. The variation of works on display range from his limited-edition sculpture pieces, canvas creations and a selection of designs from his ‘Strange Oasis’ series.
“I admire the Ovolo brand. I understand their vision and value their contribution to challenge the norm and embrace the curious and unusual. I see a lot of what I do in Ovolo and find myself inspired by their bravery. Their support to local and global creatives is second to none, as they stand as a proud platform for many emerging artists within the field. It is an honour to be asked to present my work at Ovolo Woolloomooloo during ‘Art Month’ here in Sydney”, says Elliott Routledge.
Founder and CEO of Ovolo Hotels, Girish Jhunjhnuwala says, “Art is a passion of mine and an integral part of the Ovolo fabric and experience”, said Girish. We support emerging artists like ‘Funskull’ who inject energy and inspire our guests to think and behave fearlessly whilst connecting with the design of our hotel”.
The Funskull Exhibition will be free of charge to guests of the hotel, along with the general public with art work available to purchase at Ovolo Woolloomooloo.
About Ovolo Hotels
Founded by Girish Jhunjhnuwala in 2002, Ovolo Hotels has become one of Hong Kong’s largest independent owner, operator hospitality firms, by providing business and leisure guests with the best in effortless living. The company keeps in touch with the modern traveller through award-winning interior designs, detail-driven comforts, focused all-inclusive service and cutting-edge en suite technology, all done in Ovolo Hotel’s signature style. A proud Hong Kong brand, Ovolo Hotels remains a family-owned and privately-operated business with a charitable core. The company now runs four hotels in Hong Kong, and six hotels across Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Brisbane. Ovolo Hotels has also recently launched a new brand Mojo Nomad in Central which opened in September 2018, and in Aberdeen Harbour Hong Kong which opened its doors in December 2017. Mojo Nomad is a co-habitation concept for global nomads that combines travel, lifestyle and community at its core and will be entering the Australian market in the near future.
Elliott Routledge is an Australian contemporary artist based in Sydney, Australia. Known for both his public art and also gallery exhibitions, he has exhibited in galleries and installed murals throughout the world. His work exists in a balance between expressive mark making, abstract form and often word-based art. Having spent a period of time practising and studying colour, his current work is reflective of how he takes this information of colour relationships and pattern choices, and treats them in a way to create bold, colourful and harmonious compositions. Elliott’s practice spans across canvas paintings, sculpture and large-scale public works. He was a feature of the Art & About Festival in Sydney and also the SODO Track international mural festival in Seattle, USA, and has also been shown in the Museums Quartier, Vienna as a part of his 2014 Residency. His work can be viewed publicly in the form of numerous large scale works or sculptures, for the City of Sydney, UTS, Westfield and many more.