George Glass bringing artistic show to Streaky Bay

COLOURFUL: George Glass on stage with one of the mid-show paintings. Photo: Supplied
COLOURFUL: George Glass on stage with one of the mid-show paintings. Photo: Supplied

Adelaide band George Glass will be returning to Eyre Peninsula for a show at Streaky Bay next month.

The band is taking their George Glass Does Art Attack tour to regional South Australia and will be visiting the Streaky Bay Institute on Saturday, July 10.

A take on the popular BBC television show Art Attack, George Glass' said their show was about entertainment and art.

"Our aim is to provide people with pure enjoyment, there's nothing complicated or political about it; it's just fun, music and art," keyboardist and singer Pud Hamilton said.

During the show, audience members are invited to get up on to the stage to contribute their painting skills to a giant canvas.

"If some people don't want to get up, that's fine, we just draw a different raffle ticket. But once people see how fun it is, they change their minds pretty quickly," drummer Chris Nenov said.

Set to the eclectic mix of funk-driven music of George Glass, audience members/painters are provided protective, COVID-acceptable clothing, sanitiser and masks, and a variety of colours and brushes, as they get lost in the music.

Over the course of the night, the canvas will be transformed into a vibrant and unique piece of art.

Each piece of art is representative of the night and the community, and safely stored by the band.

At the end of the tour, George Glass will return to Adelaide for the final exhibition and paint party where audiences can view each art-piece from every leg of the tour and help paint one final, giant room-sized painting.

George Glass singer and guitarist Nic Conway said the shows were "a painting extravaganza - fun, messy and unique".

The band played in Port Lincoln earlier this year as part of the SALT Festival.

Doors for the Streaky Bay show open at 6.30pm, with the show starting at 7.30pm. Bar facilities are available, but bring your own nibbles.

Tickets can be purchased from the Streaky Bay Visitor Centre.