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Exhibition – Something For The Rest Of Us – By Astrowitch – At Off The Kerb Gallery

SOMETHING FOR THE REST OF US

BY ASTROWITCH

“Something for the rest of us is intended to be a celebration and exploration of queer identities and aesthetics through a brightly coloured and stylised portraiture of queer people.

So much of the world is designed to accommodate heteronormative, cisnormative and male perspectives that I just wanted to make a little space for everyone else.

In the show, as in all my work for the past two years all of the paintings are of queer identified people (including a broad range of identities on the lgbt+ spectrum).

This show also marks over one year of the “Queer The Streets” project, in which I have been installing images of queer identified people in public spaces throughout Melbourne.

Who: Astrowitch.

What: Something For The Rest Of Us.

Where: Off The Kerb Gallery, 66B Johnston Street, Collingwood 3066.

When: Fri, 1st-15th May, 6-9pm.

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Exhibition – Get Rich Or Try Dying – Marian Machismo – At Just Another Project Space

This summer Marian Machismo brings you ‘Get Rich Or Try Dying’, a coming of age exploration of a non linear generation, visually characterised by Sub- Cultural Symbolism and Generational Drag.

The Cultural Huckster has returned to Just Another Project Space with a new term she affectionally coined “Generational Drag”.

Get Rich Or Try Dying stands as an exploration of a previously undefined cultural phenomenon, a visitation of an idea and an account of the fashion of stylisation of a generation undefined by accepted norms.

With puns so sweet you will want to lick the wrapper, references that borderline nostalgia and a flair for performance, this is one show you will not want to miss.

Join us on the Super Sweet 16th of January from 6-9pm at the Just Another Project Space 2A/127 Greville Street, Prahran (entry off Grattan Street).

 

Who: Marian Machismo

What: Get Rich Or Try Dying

When: January 16th-25th, 6-9pm

Where: Just Another Project Space, 2A/127 Greville Street, Prahran, Melbourne

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Exhibition – Basics – By Nick Millen – Holly Gallery – At Miami On The Gold Coast – And Preview This Saturday At The House Of Bricks.

Our good mate Nick Millen from the very diverse gallery that is The House Of Bricks is having a show on the Gold Coast on the 30th of Jan, Nick is also having a preview of his works at The House Of Bricks, this Saturday night from 4pm – 8pm.

Using chalk, black & white acrylic and wood, Millen has created a series of painted objects. The paintings are diverse and range in their subject matter. The works are expressions of brightness, chaos and raw energy brought into order by the application of hand built frames.

“The works began with a continued passion for using chalk. I love how chalk is affordable, bright and versatile. It can be used in so many different ways & after considering how conceptually blown out painting had become; it felt right to work with a medium that was humble, playful & basic.

‘Everything is cut by hand. No power tools are used. I wanted to keep things basic & bring an individual intimacy to each piece whilst still creating a cohesive body of works. It appears to me that design aesthetics have crept in to art quite heavily and there is an expectation for artworks to carry a certain perfection & cleanliness in their execution. For the basics series, I have attempted to create works of beauty that still hold a natural roughness. No work is too similar to any other. Diversity in practice is essential to the works”.

This will be Nick Millen’s first solo exhibition outside of Melbourne. He has worked across theatre, film, street performance, sculpture & painting. He is currently the director of House of Bricks Gallery & former director of EGG Gallery. He has worked with hundreds of artists over the past 4 years and continues to extend his networks and offer exhibitions to budding artists.

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Who: Nick Millen

What: Basics

When: 30th of Jan 2015 –  6pm-9pm, plus preview this Saturday night from 4pm – 8pm at the House Of Bricks

Where: Holly Gallery – Miami on the Gold Coast, 16b Brakes Crescent 4220 QLD

 

 

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Event – House Of Bricks Studio Exhibition & Pizza Party – This Friday 5th Of December

You are warmly invited to attend an exhibition of new art from our most excellent & dedicated studio crew.

Thanks to the HoB team for an amazing year and to the public for your ongoing engagement.

Friday Dec 5 @ 6pm. 40 Budd st Collingwood. 3066

Painting, Tapestry, Interactive, Illustration, Assemblage, Dance.

We’ll be cooking from a freshly built pizza oven and serving cold summer beverages from the blender. Save the date. Find a mate. HoBSEPP? – YeP!

Featuring:

VII Valencia
Ben Affleck
Nick Millen
Nicola Higham
Raymond Baltas
Wilba Simson
Morgan Campbell
Theo Robinson
Joe Buck
Sammy Rowe
Suki

Who: V Valencia, Ben Affleck, Nick Millen, Nicola Higham, Raymond Baltas, Wiba Simson, Morgan Campbell, Theo Robinson, Joe Buck, Sammy Rowe, Suki

What: House Of Bricks Studio Exhibition & Pizza Party.

When: This Friday The 5th Of December.

Where: House Of Bricks, 40 Budd Street Collingwood

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Event – A Very Blender Christmas Exhibition 2014 – At Blender Studios

Head down to Blender studios this Friday night and check out the yearly studio exhibition and party, this is a night not to be missed.

The evening will also be sponsored by Monkey Shoulder whiskey, hope to see you all there Peace.

 

Who: Blender Crew.

What: A Very Blender Christmas Exhibition 2014.

Where: Blender Studios 110 Franklin Street, Melbourne , Victoria 3000

When: This Friday night the 28th of November.

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Lumen By Rone

Snapshots – Lumen – By Rone – 109 Collins Street

A lot of the time I rarely get to enjoy the art work I’m photographing, until I am looking at in front of my computer, this is one time I went back not once but maybe 6 times.

I had my street art tour group with me most of the time, all of whom were blown away when they walked through the doors, even some were lucky enough to purchase prints me included.

So if you couldn’t make it here are some pics enjoy.

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Barek - Tales from the Sketchbook

Exhibition – Tales From The Sketch Book – Barek Art – Off The Kerb Gallery

Be sure to get down to Off The Kerb, this friday to check the wonderful work of Barek, who’s pasteups have been gracing the streets of Melbourne for a few years now.

A wonderful mix of animals, trolls and the ever adventurous Barek, these pieces always seem to breathe life in to the urban landscape in the most wonderful way.

Tales from the Sketchbook

A journey into my sketchbook, highlighting 3 characters. Travel the arctic tundra with The Huntress, discover the secrets of the deep sea kelp forest – home of the Kelp Maiden and look into the black and white world of The Sorceress.

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Who: Barek.

What: Tales From The The Sketchbook.

Where: Off The Kerb – 668 Johnston Street Collingwood.

When: This Friday The 17th Of October.

 

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Eno - Drawing Blood

Snapshots – Eno – Drawing Blood – Backwoods Gallery

Caught up with Eno at Backwoods Gallery for his show Drawing Blood, here are a bunch shots I got while trying to juggle a cold beer in the other hand..

Eno - Drawing Blood

Eno – Drawing Blood

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Snapshots – Girls of the Underworld – Kult Gallery – Singapore

Last Friday, we attended the Kult gallery exhibition, Girls of the underworld. The show showcased works of 34 female artists of various backgrounds. It featured works such as paintings, sculptures to installations, they had it all. Although the gallery is a fair bit of a walk from the main road it was worth it.

Below are some of the photographs of the exhibition.

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Now & Then.

Snapshots – Now & Then – Ha Ha, Dlux & Sync.

Last Friday night we had the honour of attending one of the coolest shows we’ve been to in some time – the joint group exhibition by none other than Ha Ha, Sync and Dlux (aka James Dodd, who we interviewed last week).

There was something really intriguing about this exhibition – walking in, you got the sense of stepping back in time, but knowing that you were firmly rooted in the present. Old stencils (the actual acetate themselves), covered in layers of paint adorned the walls – many, very familiar icons that had been seen on the street of Melbourne many times.

New works, vibrant and clean sat alongside them. Where it all began, and where it all ended, well, I don’t really know – it was hard to see any real transition point between the time frames, which is how it was intended – it was one, beautiful  though – Now & Then was, indeed, an uplifting experience. Throughout the room you could sense the joy oozing off the walls, from a group of artists who have continued, unrelenting, to create and pursue their passions for the past decade.

Perhaps the thing that it gave to me most, was hope for the next decade, and for those artists who have just started out, those who are still working – if this show was anything to go by, the progress of time, the unrelenting politics and bullshit of scene, and the progression of work from walls outside to walls inside does nothing to diminish, and everything to enhance, the veracity of art produced by those who have a background in street based art.

Thanks to David Russell, we have a whole bunch of photos from the show below – enjoy!

Now & Then.

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