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The urban, industrial and art-inspired Atura Blacktown takes creativity to new levels on Sunday afternoons as the lobby becomes a backdrop for Atura Sketch Club. This partnership with the Blacktown Arts Centre sees hotel and restaurant guests bear witness to art in creation as sketchers take to the easels for an open life-drawing session.

In a break from the Blacktown Art Centre norm, models at Atura’s Sketch Club sessions are clothed allowing artists to explore alternative ways of translating the human body. The urban-industrial styling of Atura Blacktown combined with contemporary art from Martin Mischkulnig’s photographic exhibition ‘Regarding Retro’ commissioned by Blacktown Art Centre in 2005 offers a stimulating, creative environment for artists. Atura Sketch Club runs from 2pm – 5pm on Sunday afternoon in the hotel lobby space.

Easels and boards have been provided by the Blacktown Art Centre but artists need to supply their own paper, pencils and charcoal. Sketch Club costs $15 for adults and $12 for concessions and can be booked in advance on the Blacktown Art Centre website bit.ly/AturaSketchClub. All proceeds go directly to the Blacktown Arts Centre and artists will receive a complimentary tea, coffee, glass of wine or tap beer courtesy of Atura Blacktown’s Roadhouse Bar & Grill.

The Sketch Club partnership is part of Atura Blacktown’s commitment to support the artistic spirit of our local community and showcase it to our hotel guests

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