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The Weekend Neos Kosmos : 20 May 2017
DIGITAL.NEOSKOSMOS.COM THE WEEKEND NEOS KOSMOS | SATURDAY 20 MAY 2017 17 FEATURE artists Antonios Fikos, Sean Morris, and Gareth Stehr. Keeping with the narrative theme each ‘collection’ is released in chapters; so far the Prologue and Chapter 1 have been made available, with each instalment of the story brought to life with an accompanying short film. While Chapter 1 is athletic and fierce with a black and white palette, Paul says that as the story develops and each chapter unfolds so too will the design aesthetic. “The idea is to have a short film, a book, and to work with people all around the globe and then at the end of it, take it around the world and have an exhibition on everything,” he says. But for now the couple have their sights closer to home, soon opening up the SoHigh Gallery space for events, along with the bar and kitchen giving visitors a casual yet high quality dining experience that ties in with their ethos of belonging and family. “It’s an add-on to the experience,” says Eugenia. “We want people to come in and instead of feeling pressured to ‘I have to go in, have a look and I’m out’, you can wander around, have a look at some of the art, look at some of the product, if you want to have a drink you can and just chill, or if you want to have a bite you can.” While they acknowledge that there is a commercial element to their project, with the dream that it eventually self-fund itself, they’re adamant that it has never been the driver. “We’ve started on the opposite end, a little bit organically and just said ‘hey we like creating, this is what we’re doing’. I’m not really doing it for anybody. I love that people are purchasing things - that’s fantastic, but it’s never with a commercial thought,” says Paul; a sentiment that Eugenia seconds. “We’re not trying to create something that we are trying to be, we’re just opening up who we are in a space, through our art, in everything that we do, we’re just extending who we are and how we live,” she says. Though Paul says he is unable as yet to confirm just how many instalments there will be to the story, it’s still a secret, Chapters 2 and 3 are well underway. But by the sounds of their passion, ideas, and commitment to focus their attention on pursuing their dreams, it’s fair to say we’ll be seeing a lot more of the GTB fam. “This place is for everybody who can find it. We believe in being humble and just open to people,” says Paul. “It’s something that isn’t conforming and has something to say. Explore it and see ‘what does it mean to me?’ People can interpret things their own way and if you interact with something and feel something, success. I don’t want to tell people what they need to think.” Guerrilla Theatre Brand’s Chapter 1 is available now and Chapter two available in September at SoHigh Gallery (143A Chapel St, Windsor, VIC) or online at guerrillatheatrebrand. com. For more, like their page on Facebook and Instagram @gtblife. GTB Chapter 1 The SoHigh Gallery events space will soon be brought to life with a pop-up bar and kitchen.
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