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.
Just got home after a long, cold day to find this zine in my mailbox. Be Free only made 50 copies, so I’m extra thrilled to have one. There’s lots of photos inside, a blog post of mine, and two by Alison Young AKA Images To Live By. So happy to be in such excellent company, and part of Volume 8! Thank you Be Free!
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.