Wreck Yo’Self #113

Words: @lauren_guymer

Wreck Yo’Self #113 Arts Events List is brought to you by Melbourne Arts Club. Wreck Yo’Self is published weekly, giving  you a day-by-day run down of opening nights, events, markets, performances and more.  For more info on arts events in Melbourne visit our ‘What’s on‘ page or sign up to our newsletter.

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'What about the shy?', Mixed Media on Canvas, by Yusk Imai for The Mortal Drama at Backwoods Gallery. Image courtesy of gallery.


Montsalvat: The Nillumbik Prize 2016, 2 June – 28 July 2016. Celebrating contemporary works of excellence by artists with a Nillumbik connection. [Eltham]

Tristian Koenig: Cognitive Dissonance, solo exhibition by Ziggy Grudzinskas has been extended until Saturday 16 July 2016. [Collingwood]

Station: Presents Club Moss by Dane Lovett. Exhibition dates 9th — 30th July 2016. Station Gallery [South Yarra]

NGV International: Degas: A New Vision. Melbourne Winter masterpieces, 24 June - 18 September 2016. [CBD]

Visible Ink Anthology: Applications for the Anthology are open until 25th of July. Seeking all forms of art and photography. Those accepted into the anthology can expect to be paid for their work, promoted through Visible Ink’s social media channels. The Anthology is sold in bookstores across Australia and it’s a great way for new artists to begin establishing a name for themselves.

unnamed (1)Club Moss (installation view), Dane Lovett, at Station Gallery until 30th July 2016. Image courtesy of gallery.

Wednesday 13 July:

Lamington Drive: Sweethearts - a solo exhibition of large-scale portraits by Melbourne based photographer Phebe Schmidt. Opening night is Wednesday July 13, 6-9pm. Exhibition runs July 14 – August 6. [Collingwood]

The Gallery: Homework. Homework showcases the work of five visual ‘artists in residence’ who either live in or have a strong connection to the City of Port Phillip and make artwork in a mixed use studio/domestic space. Exhibition opening Wednesday 13 July from 6pm, exhibition continues 13 July to 10 August 2016. [St.Kilda]

Thursday 14 July:

West Space: Opening night for new exhibitions by Christopher L G Hill, Fiona Macdonald, Chris Mason / A.L. Steiner & A.K. Burns, and Sean Kerr. Exhibitions continue until Saturday 13 August [CBD]

Tinning Street Presents: Opening night for Wonky ~ A group exhibition curated by Sophia Cai & Caitlin Shearer. Wonky features 13 Australian and international artists working across diverse mediums, with work inspired by the principles of wabi-sabi – a Japanese aesthetic philosophy that celebrates the imperfect and the transient. [Fitzroy]

Long Gallery, Montsalvat: Dorota Connellan - Dear Tomorrow. Exhibition opening Thursday 14 July, 6.30pm – 8.30pm. [Eltham] The Butterfly Club: Nigella – Love Bites. A performance tributing a day in the life of Nigella Lawson. Open every night between 12 - 17 July 2016 at 8:30pm, tickets from $25-32. Purchase tickets from thebutterflyclub.com. [CBD] Jewish International Film Festival: Advanced screenings of  To Life (JIFF 2015), To Life is a heartwarming and affecting drama about an unlikely friendship. Screenings available at Classic Cinema in Elsternwick, Lido Cinemas, and Cameo Cinemas. Tickets & more info



Zhu Ohmu "Reclining vessel" Ceramic with Aeonium arboreum, for 'Wonky' group exhibition at Tinning Street. Photo courtesy of gallery.

Friday 15 July:

Backwoods Gallery: The Mortal Drama by Yusk Imai. The Mortal Drama will be the story of life and death, across twelve paintings, told by the most symbolically expressive and profound artists that we have been lucky enough to work with. 15 - 24 July 2016 [Collingwood]

Gertrude Street Projection Festival: Opening night Friday 15 July 2016. Open every night between 15 - 24 July 2016, 6pm - Midnight. Check out the full program here. [Fitzroy]

Boom Gallery: Opening celebrations for Daniel Bushaway's solo exhibition Summit, David Rossiter's exhibition Made in India - 100% Organic, and group exhibition Current. Opening night Friday July 15 from 5:30pm. Exhibition Dates 15 July - 14 August. [Newtown]

Enough Space: Feeling Blue By Frances Cannon. Frances has taken inspiration from a number of anonymous submissions featuring descriptions of what it feels like to suffer from anxiety, and has created a series of ink drawings. 'Feeling Blue' zine will also be launched on the night. Opening Friday 15th July, 6-9pm. [Prahran]

Atelier451: Presents a collection of small etchings and ink drawings by Veronica Petelin in her exhibition Works on Paper. Exhibition opening night Friday 15 July, 5-8pm. Exhibition continues to August 5 2015. [Ormond]

Alternating Current Art Space: Opening night for solo exhibitions by Hayley Scilini, Giordano Biondi, Guosong Su, and Minna Loft. Friday 15 July, 6-8pm, Exhibition Dates 15 July to 6 August 2016. [Windsor].



Feeling Blue, a solo exhibition by Frances Cannon, Enough Space [Prahran]. Image courtesy of artist. 


Saturday 16 July:

Tinning Street Presents: Artist Talks for Wonky ~ group exhibition. Please join the curators for a discussion with artists Zhu Ohmu, Robyn Phelan and Luke Maninov Hammond on the theme of wabi-sabi as it relates to their artistic practice. Saturday July 16, 2pm [Fitzroy]

The Most Wuthering Heights Day ever! On 16th July 2016 Kate Bush fans will come together to reenact her iconic Wuthering Heights video.Turn up in a red dress & be part of this extraordinary homage to Kate Bush. To get involved please register here / Official Facebook event. 12:30pm to 3:30pm [Kings Domain]

Forum: Max and OliveMax and Olive: the photographic life of Olive Cotton and Max Dupain is the first exhibition to bring together Dupain and Cotton’s work in a comprehensive way. Join us for an illuminating forum discussing these two luminaries of Australian photography. Free, all welcome. Saturday 16 July, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, The University of Melbourne [Parkville]

Gertrude Glasshouse: Debris Facility Pty Ltd - Endolith Morphology. A solo exhibition by Debris Facility Pty Ltd and its Constituent Employees and Stakeholders at Gertrude Glasshouse. Opening night 16 July 4-6pm, Exhibition continues to 6 August 2016. [Collingwood]

4fc5ce11-38e8-4745-8c1d-c07ec6318b63 Skye Jeffreys for group exhibition 'Current', at Boom Gallery. Image courtesy of gallery.

Sunday 17 July:

Liquid Architecture X Gertrude Street Projection FestivalPosture, Curated by Sarah McCauley. Sunday 17 Jul 2016, 6:30PM - 8:30PM, The Catfish, Gertrude St. FREE event + wheelchair accessible. Facebook event [Fitzroy]

Wednesday 20 July:

Liquid ArchitectureBLINDSIDEGesture Manifest. This exhibition articulates the relationships between these words-movements and their surroundings—how a grammar becomes physical. WED 20 - SAT 30 Jul 2016, 12pm - 6pm. Opening Thursday 21 July, 6pm-8pm. Wheelchair Accessible [CBD]