Anthony Romagnano's 'Celebration Banners' on display at Collingwood Town Hall

Friday 18 March 2022

Anthony Romagnano’s work ‘Celebration Banners’ is currently on display outside Collingwood Town Hall, having been a part of our 2021 Festive Celebrations.

Anthony is an artist at Arts Project Australia; a creative social enterprise that supports artists with intellectual disabilities, promotes their work and advocates for their inclusion in contemporary art practice. Arts Project Australia recently relocated their gallery to Collingwood Yards, with main studios based in Northcote. 

We caught up with Anthony at Arts Project Australia to talk about his practice, the meaning behind his work and his recent commission.

In this video, we hear gallery manager and curator Sim Luttin give us insight into Anthony’s creative practice, as well as the exciting projects Anthony has coming up this year.

We discuss his preference for working in pencil, paint, and digital media, his use of bold outlines and blocks of vivid colour, and his interest and references to popular culture in his works.

'Celebration Banners' banners reflect the vibrancy of the festive season and recognise the holiday period as a time of spreading cheer, and coming together with a community of loved ones, family, and friends. 

‘Celebration Banners’ (2021) was a part of the City of Yarra’s 2021 Festive Season Program. Each year, Yarra City Council invites artists to create an artwork for each of the three Town Halls to highlight the festive season; celebrate Yarra’s inclusive and diverse community; and further add to the City of Yarra’s vibrant culture.

‘Celebration Banners’ will be on display until Sunday 3 April.


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