out back by gary gross : a pop up photography exhibition

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 .

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kitsch postcard du jour

I love holiday postcards – the tackier the better. Today’s seemed eerily familiar. Wasn’t sure why until I found its twin in the cocktail cabinet…

kitsch spanish postcards

bright night sky : stanislava pinchuk aka miso

Stanislava Pinchuk AKA MISO needs no introduction. Her art can be seen in galleries, on the street, in books, films and tattoos. Back in Melbourne after much travelling, ‘Bright Night Sky’ maps cities, special places and encounters in pin pricks – if you haven’t seen this awe-inspiring show, don’t miss out. On at Backwoods until November 3. If you love MISO’s tattoos, make sure you pick up her zine at the gallery. ‘Home-Made Tattoos & Polaroids : 2013’ is an utter bargain at $15.

miso : home-made tattoos & polaroids 2013

miso : home-made tattoos & polaroids 2013 interior

karla way and dylan martorell : cosmic elevator

Cosmic Elevator is a lavish tribal bier style mixed media and sound installation. Karla Way and Dylan Martorell successfully bowerbird their way through ritual, recycling, costume and ornamentation. Stunning use of found objects, colour and pattern. At Craft Victoria’s “Signature Style” exhibition, March 7 – April 27. See work in progress and pics of the install on Karla Way’s blog.

karla way & dylan martorell : cosmic elevator

karla way & dylan martorell : cosmic elevator 2

soundlabyrinth @ vca student gallery

Enter the SoundLabyrinth, Mark Pedersen’s immersive spatialisation work. Experience the transcendent, connect and discover, within a shrouded geodesic dome. Walk the labyrinth (modelled on Chartres Cathedral’s). Find SoundLabyrinth at the VCA Student Gallery, gate 4, Dodds St, Southbank. 10-5, April 23-7. The exhibition opening and album launch (The Dot Below the Ba) is at 6pm on Tuesday 23rd, featuring poetry by Alice Melike Ulgezer and sound by Mark Pedersen. From the exhibition media

“SoundLabyrinth is an immersive audio/visual event exploring the relationship between sound and the body. Set within a 6m geodesic dome, SoundLabyrinth invites you to explore distant lands, lost memories and inner worlds through sound and motion. Featuring spoken word by Alice Melike Ulgezer, Nazid Kimmie, Jameela Nishat, and field recordings from Australia, India, Indonesia, Oman and Morocco, SoundLabyrinth is an audio/visual journey like no other.”