Meet the Makers opened at Strange Neighbour in Fitzroy, with an audio installation by Artist Sarah Duyshart. Around the corner CCP continued to push boundaries with the latest round of shows opening in all four galleries and the night projection window.
I swung by TDF Collect to check out Barbara Kitallides – Decoding the Jungle. Born in Cypress, Barbara has been based in Melbourne for several years. She has exhibited work in both group and solo exhibitions since 2012. Her works could be described as emotional landscapes and none more so than her latest exhibition.
Barbara’s works are comprised of the cold dark tones of deep jungle and earth set beside the bright intense colours of flora, fauna and sky. The mixture of colours is stunning. They are both mixed and yet strikingly separate, perhaps homage to complex human emotion.
The exhibition truly envelops the entire room and it seems the artist and curators were keen to exploit this further by painting directly onto the floor. The room was quite full when I arrived, however once it had cleared out a little, my eyes were immediately drawn to the stunning piece on the ground. It was a great effect and really added to the exhibition.
TDF Collect have done a great job in finding a neat light filled space just off Lygon St in Brunswick for their inaugural exhibition. The street was abuzz on opening night and was complimented by a street food truck out front. I can’t wait to see what they have for us next. A most welcome addition to the area.
Decoding the Jungle runs from 10am until 4pm until Thursday 3 April at TDF Collect, 87 Albert St Brunswick.
FRIDAY 27 MARCH
If I have to go to Richmond, it better be good! Thankfully NUE ORDER's opening in an ambiguous 'space' was bloody excellent. Re-defining fashion photography and contemporary art, NUE ORDER is open today until 3pm, Wednesday and Thursday by appointment. Curated by Max D'Orsogna, Agnieszka Chabros and Hunter Ryan.
Next Wave launched this years program at Testing Grounds, Southbank. Massive projections, efficient bar and a speech by Noni Hazlehurt. And just cos they can, live art, food trucks and a babin crowd. BOOM! Check out the website for EVERYTHING you need to know. Next Wave is running from 16 April - 11 May, stay tuned for more on this killer festival.
My only issue, how do you ride to Testing Grounds with out getting lost or almost killed?
SUNDAY 30 MARCH
Ok, so I can't really tell you much about this, other than ISSUE is a day party that we went to (at night) and it was very cool. Tunes playing from a vintage caravan, people dancing and an awesome setup at the back of Burnley Street Studios. From the same organisers as NUE ORDER, stay tuned for more from these guys.