A new centre for contemporary art has opened in Vladivostok with the aim of supporting local artists, and promoting dialogue and collaboration between those working in art, design, architecture, film, theatre, music and literature.

Zarya Centre for Contemporary Art will organise exhibitions, art workshops, film screenings, gigs and art therapy sessions to encourage young people living in the far eastern Russian city to explore different artistic styles. In order to reach a wider audience, the gallery is also keen to organise miniature exhibitions that can be transported around the city in suitcases.

Each month for the next year, a young artist under the age of 35 will be given the opportunity to showcase their work at the gallery. At the end of the year, one of the 12 artists will be given a grant to create a new work for Zarya's permanent collection.

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