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.
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.
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
‘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.
Cameron Brideoake’s art takes me to exotic places, full of brightly coloured birds, lush foliage and tribal ancestors. This journey is part epic voyage, part inward gaze, all exquisitely rendered in graphite, watercolour, gouache and super sculpey. You will want to buy everything…Don’t miss his beautiful zine – a bargain at $10. Find Cameron Brideoake’s Voyager exhibition at Off The Kerb Gallery until October 31.