Craffiti is where Melbourne’s street art scene meets soft sculpture. Sayraphim Lothian has been inspired by a very diverse group of artists, and has reinterpreted their stickers, stencils, aerosol and pasteups. There are 30+ works in the show, artists include Astrotwitch, Barek, Braddock, Dean Sunshine (Land of Sunshine), Diabolical Robot, Erin Greer, General Artist Philb, Junky Projects, Legojacker, Lifetime Sticky Fingers, Malarkey Art, Putos, Psalm, Steen Jones, Suki, and Trollz B Trollin. This thought provoking exhibition is on at the No Vacancy Project Space Federation Square until April 19. My favourite (although so hard to choose) was the Troll, after Trollz B Trollin.
Sad times in Westgarth Village – The Movie Reel will be closing in April. This treasure trove of film has been open since 1988, and has done sterling work to satisfy my arthouse, cult and kung fu cravings. Thanks Robert, Ben and all the other staff – you are awesome, and will definitely be missed! Look out for their huge DVD sale, which starts on March 17.
Rubble Designs are setting up shop in Westgarth Village! They make furniture from recycled/salvaged timber, and will be opening later this month. Find Rubble Designs at 63 High St, Northcote (where Mally Studio used to be).