Steve Gavan @ Off The Kerb Gallery

The first time I saw the Miscreants group show, the Off The Kerb team had barely begun to hang. Even so, Steve Gavan’s vibrant digital prints caught my eye immediately. Great to see them (and some red dots) on the walls yesterday.




Shakshuka and ice cream @ Tahina

Tahina serves great vegetarian Israeli street food. Everything on the blackboard looks delicious, and the shakshuka comes in three colourways – white, red and green. My green platter (baked eggs with broccoli, avocado and zucchini) was delicious, and my friend was very happy with her red (spicy tomato sauce) one. Somehow we also found room for the medjool date ice cream, made by the folks at Billy Van Creamy. A huge and very satisfying brunch! Find Tahina at 223 High St, Northcote.



Barek – 100 Candles Game @ Off The Kerb

Barek returns to Off The Kerb with his second solo show.

100 Candles Game is a richly detailed collection of paintings, sculptures and drawings, inspired by Japanese folklore, monsters and ghost stories. You will encounter tree spirits, water gods, shape shifting foxes, Godzilla, owls, cats and chameleons.

Linger below the Sakura tree, meet the Crystal Skull Yokai, and immerse yourself in supernatural tales.

100 Candles Game opened on Friday 9 October, and can be viewed in the front gallery space at Off The Kerb.