I liked Lowlands. A lot. Sadly I missed the chance to have one last coffee and say goodbye. Damn landlords is all I can say really…The good news is that Oliver Mackay and Chrissie Trabucco have relocated to Assembly, their brand new espresso bar. Find them at 60 Pelham St Carlton.
The toilet block on the corner of Westgarth and High Sts, Northcote needs a makeover. Darebin City Council and the local traders in Westgarth Village are looking for artists who can make this happen. If you (or someone you know) is interested, please send a submission by March 21. Here’s more information from the council brief.
THEMES FOR THE MURAL on the North and West facing walls of the public toilet should be inspired by, but not limited to: Westgarth view of city skyline from Ruckers Hill, significant features of High St eg/ peppercorn trees, historic fountain, Westgarth Village streetscape. The two walls are aproximately 33m2.
ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST INCLUDE: a colour sketch of proposed work, examples of previous work, a breakdown of expenses. The approved design will receive the funding required.
SEND SUBMISSIONS TO: firstname.lastname@example.org OR post to Patrick Buchanan Community Safety Officer 274 Gower Street, Preston, VIC, 3072
Always good to see new Be Free work on show – ‘Split In Two’ happened over two locations, one southside, the other northside. Sadly I couldn’t get to both venues, as the works were up for one weekend only. Here’s some pics of ‘Split In Two’ Northcote, which popped up at 447 High Street. A sweet mix of printmaking, guerilla gardening, installation and stencils. Congratulations Be Free on your first solo exhibition!
How did I manage to miss this gig in January? I hope La Mauvaise Reputation play at Northcote Social Club again soon – loving their gypsy jazz, Django Reinhardt, Edith Piaf and Serge Gainsbourg covers…Look out for March shows in Nth Fitzroy, Coburg and Brunswick. Details on their website
Le Week-End is by turns black, frightening, hilarious, beige and fabulous. Where lovingly shot Parisian strretscapes meet long-term relationship malaise, conflict, and misunderstanding – which is exactly what I would expect from Hanif Kureshi and Roger Michell. Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan are more than convincing as Nick and Meg, while Jeff Goldblum is priceless as OTT academic Morgan. If you’re in the mood for an entertaining, occasionally uncomfortable grown-up film, go see Le Week-End. Look out for Muriel Barberry’s The Elegance of the Hedgehog (if you haven’t read it, you really must) in the opening scene. The soundtrack features Bob Dylan’s Like a Rolling Stone and Nick Drake’s Pink Moon. Screening now at Palace Westgarth.