ABSOLUT aMBUSH Art for Charity at The Opera Bar, Sydney

ABSOLUT Vodka and aMBUSH Gallery have teamed up to present ABSOLUT aMBUSH Art for Charity, a collaboration that sees four Australian artists create their distinctive signatures on oversized ABSOLUT bottles.


Artists Ben Frost, James Jirat-Patradoon, Shannon Crees and Vexta, have put their artistic marks on ABSOLUT MODE bottles which will be auctioned on ebay with proceeds going to the artists’ favourite charities. Measuring 500mm in height, the bottles are exhibited at Sydney’s Opera Bar from 15-29 February 2012.


Ben Frost: Heart Shaped Bombs – “The image on the bottle is about love, loss and expectation.”


James Jirat-Patradoon: Forgetting Things – “Skulls are the most efficient way of making something look cool.”

Artist Shannon Crees

Shannon Crees: Tropical Fruit – “My artistic interpretation of Japanese wood block fabric prints with a modern fruity twist, just add vodka.”

Artist Vexta

Vexta: Behind Dark Matter – “A visual study of the artist’s reflection and reaction to the further exploration of this mysterious cosmic substance and its relation to light, dark and our place in the universe.”

The collaboration is an extension of ABSOLUT Vodka’s support of the OUTPOST Project, Australia’s first Street Art Festival which was held on Cockatoo Island in 2011. ABSOLUT has long been associated with images of contemporary art, as showcased in last year’s ABSOLUT Art Collection at the Ray Hughes Gallery.

ABSOLUT CARAFE cocktails at the Opera Bar

The ABSOLUT aMBUSH exhibition runs from 15-29 February, 2012 at the Opera Bar in Sydney. The online auction via eBay runs live from 15 February, 2012 with bids closing on 25 February, 2012. All proceeds will be donated to the select charity of each artist – RSPCA (Ben Frost), Mission Australia (James Jirat-Patradoon), Sea Shepherd (Shannon Crees) and Borneo Orangutan Survival Australia (Vexta). Get bidding and a unique bottle of ABSOLUT Art could be yours.

eBay auction

Opera Bar
Lower Concourse Level
Sydney Opera House


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Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the founder and editor of Gourmantic. An avid scribe, she has taken pen to paper since the age of five. Her repertoire includes long works of fiction, short stories and travelogues. She is a winner of the GT travel writing competition, has judged the Australasian Whisky Awards and several cocktail competitions. She is also named in the Australian Bartender Most Influential List.


  1. I know I’m late, but are these empty bottles?

  2. Will there be future Absolut designer bottles? I’d be particularly interested in 700ml-1L size bottles, not the larger 7L display ones. Cheers!

    • ABSOLUT Wild Tea is the latest product but it’s not one of the designer ones you mention. We’ll be keeping an eye out, as ABSOLUT are known to align their brand with art.

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