Australia’s largest city is about to become the latest to embrace non-fungible art. Sydney’s first NFT exhibition, Satellite, hits Twenty Twenty Six Gallery at Bondi Beach on 9th March. The event runs to 3rd April 2022.
More than 40 works will be on display from artists shaping the creative crypto scene. The organisers promise an immersive and sensory experience, with an educational element “away from laptops, mobiles and distractions”. Essentially, they aim to provide a place for the NFT-curious to experience NFTs for the first time whilst continuing to inspire long-term advocates.
The exhibition’s Director, Katie Tholo, told NFT Evening “Coming from a traditional gallery world, I’ve witnessed experiencing art in the exhibition arena bring a sense of familiarity and connection to more abstract concepts”.
Hence, Satellite was born and check out what they have planned!
What is Happening at Sydney’s First NFT Exhibition?
Actually, this NFT exhibition is the first in a new annual series. Whats more, each instalment will employ blockchain tech to present digital work.
Event management specialists Studio Messa also joined the team. Together, they will transform the gallery space to better suit an NFT event. Meanwhile, Apollo Capital, Carbon Neutral, CoinSpot, Illuvium, Mawson Infrastructure Group, and QT Hotels are their other partners.
Once open, Satellite will be free to attend. Aside from simply looking, visitors can also buy art online or via QR codes linked to the Foundation NFT marketplace. Elsewhere, panel talks and networking sessions on digital ownership, provenance, and emerging trends will also feature.
Many creations on show will be familiar — Beeple’s ‘Into the Ether’ or ‘Bitcoin Angel’ by Trevor Jones, for example. Their other artists include Chris Golden, Serwah Artafu, Yambo, David Porte Beckefeld, LIŔONA, Mikaela Stafford, and Jessica Ticchio.
Notably, a unique BossLogic NFT will also be available. Not only that, the NFT’s sale will raise money for Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef, an organisation working to protect reefs in the great barrier and worldwide.
The Satellite Ethos
Actually, the Satellite exhibition is committed to sustainability.
Katie Tholo stated, “Sustainability is key for us; given our climate down under and the delicate coastal life we enjoy daily. Our priority is to mitigate unavoidable emissions as best as possible through local Australian and high-impact environmental organisations”.
To illustrate, they also plan to offset their carbon footprint via the Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor — the largest biodiverse reforestation carbon sink in Australia. Clearly, this helps answering questions about the impact NFT exhibitions can have on the environment.
Beyond Bondi Beach
Of course, Satellite is only the latest NFT exhibition recently announced. Earlier this month, St. Petersburg’s State Hermitage Museum unveiled a major project. Meanwhile, Manchester Art Fair included NFT work this year for the first time. Elsewhere, Art Basel at Miami Beach explored non-fungible work in early November.
All of which points to several key things. Firstly, we are seeing more and more non-fungible events held in mainstream spaces including traditional galleries. Secondly, the lines between IRL and digital are becoming increasingly blurred as a result. At NFT evening we see this as one of the most exciting aspects of non-fungible exhibitions.