BSG EXHIBITION OPENINGS - Friday 4 March 2016

Photos & Words: Tim Dolan

What: Brunswick Street Gallery doing what they always do, supporting emerging talent.

Where: BSG, 322 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, 3065

When: Now until March 17, Tuesday to Sunday

Who: Simon Duiker, Vanessa Lahat, Eleanor Orchard, Meli De Groot and heaps more in the group show.

MAC's highlights are: Enjoy, Claire Virgona and Shelley Hall

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Why: Brunswick Street Gallery is an institution for a reason. Here at MAC, we love their open door policies and the way they help emerging artist put on a show & through collaboration spread the arty love.

Enjoy's wall card only says “I own 8 grey t-shirts that are identical in every way except for some colour fading and assorted paint spots.” His blocky coloured cartoon characters present the same blasé attitude, they're simple and big on the 420 references. But there is an humour that comes from trying so hard not to try.

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Claire Virgona's work in the group exhibit is glitchy digital manipulations; they're clean, sharp and don't pretend to representative of the analog world. Within them is the understanding of different logics that exist is different worlds. I'm a big fan and can't wait to see Virgona's future output.

Meanwhile in the black room, Shelley Hall has filled the space with a rough ocean, fading poetry and obscured female bodies. Upsurge is at once almost overwhelming with so much to take in and no idea where to start, and also very simple, something to just be experienced as a whole.

Everyone else at BSG was also great - but I need to get some sleep so it's up to you to head to Brunswick Street and make up your own mind!

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