The giant donut hangs above Sonido on Gertrude St. When I saw it, I dreamed of a swimming pool big enough to float a giant donut, for summer, and, well…so many other things. Thinking like this made me happy and sad and hopeful, all at the same time. Thank you giant donut…
Be Free goes large in the White Room – great new clip…
Very excited to visit Contain Ya’Self this afternoon. Astrotwitch painting, Klara making a zine, lots of art on the walls already. There will be many events here between now and October – look out for the painted shipping containers by the river, right behind the Footscray Art Centre. Part gallery, part creative space, definitely worth dropping by. Here’s some work in progress shots of what Astrotwitch got up to today, a sweet portrait of Courtney Trouble. To find out what’s happening, like Contain Ya’Self on facebook.
If you’d ever wondered what Surrealism looks like in 2015 (as opposed to, say, the late 1910s and early 20s), this group show is well worth checking out. If you need more convincing, SWIFT and CTRL V have work in it…On at Brunswick Street Gallery from 29 May to 11 June. Want to meet the artists? Drop by on Friday May 29, from 6-9pm.
Sadly I am out of town and am going to miss this completely. If you are anywhere near Melbourne, Akemi Ito’s upcoming show is a must-see. Experience ‘Oppositional Defiance Disorder’ at Off The Kerb Gallery from Thursday 21 May – June 5. Opening night is Friday 22 May, from 6 pm onwards. Find out more at INVURT
If I wasn’t headed out of town on a road trip this week, I’d be here on Saturday afternoon.’Out Back’ will showcase the work of photographer Gary Gross, but not in the usual white walled gallery space. Instead, his prints will be pasted to a corrugated iron fence in the laneway between Mountfield and Howard Streets, Brunswick. Hosted by Brunswick Laneway Gallery, this show opens on 16 May at 3pm. On until the rain washes it away…Find out more about the artist here .
‘Something for the rest of us’ is a celebration of identities and perspectives that are not heteronormative, cisnormative, or male. I can totally identify with these vibrant portraits, and was deeply touched to learn that one of me was to be included in the show. The acrylic/gouache/pen style you’ll recognize from Astrotwitch’s pasteups leaps from the walls, as well as wood panels, found objects and paper. If you haven’t experienced these works yet, get down to Off The Kerb Gallery. This colourful and thought provoking exhibition opened on April 30, and can be viewed until 15 May.