Wreck Yo'Self #106 Arts Events List

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Wreck Yo'Self #106 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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Ongoing Events, Festivals and submissions

St Kilda Film Festival continues until 28 May. Presented and produced by the City of Port Phillip, the St Kilda Film Festival is one of Australia’s largest and oldest short film festivals. Check out the website for more details and tickets.

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Thursday 26 May

Fortyfivedownstairs: Resident Alien by Tim Fountain. In Tim Fountain’s Resident Alien, the legendary author opens the door to his famously filthy New York apartment for an unforgettable heart to heart about life as only he knows it. $35-45. 7.30pm. [CBD]

Schoolhouse Studios: Interval Projects presents Mining the Cloud - a series of desktop documentaries by local and international artists. Charting the multitude of the Internet through the desktop interface, these films and performances record the virtual as real, traversing landscapes that fall outside our visual circuits. From abandoned virtual realities to electronic dumping grounds of Ghana, this is the detritus of late capitalism in a time of rapid technological change. 7pm. $15. [Collingwood].

Neon Parlour: Accidental Discharge and LISTEN will be joining together for a night of discussion on contemporary intersectional feminism. The event will take place as a part of Accidental Discharge's two week residency at Neon Parlour. $5. 6.30pm. [Thornbury]

BLINDSIDE presents The Cosmic Centre by Danielle Clej + Michelle Eskola and CREATING FALSE MEMORIES FOR A PLACE THAT NEVER WAS by Carly Fischer. 6-8pm. [CBD]

BlackArtProjects: Sighting by Robbie Rowlands and James Carey. 6pm - 8pm. Surveying the physical history of two soon to be demolished 1960s houses as source material to create artwork, Rowlands and Carey manipulate, reconfigure and remove interior surfaces and found materials to transform our universal understanding of domestic spaces. [Bellfield]

The Centre for Contemporary Photography presents CCP Declares: On the Social Contract. The exhibition draws together emerging and mid-career artists working at the forefront of Australian photography and video in its expanded field. Opening night 6pm - 8pm. [Fitzroy]

Image: Robbie Rowlands, Shadows Fall, bedroom cut, abandoned house installation view, Melbourne, 2016

Friday 27 May

The Good Copy presents Image as Language as Image. Image as Language as Image is an exhibition curated by Master of Communication Design students exploring the interpretive spectrum of image and text, and their relationship. Content for the show will be mainly crowdsourced, click here for more info and to submit content. 6pm - 9pm. [Collingwood]

Strange Neighbour presents Elemental by Rohan Hutchinson. A solo exhibition of photographs and accompanying artist book by Rohan Hutchinson. Elemental explores how variances in extreme weather conditions and slight shifts in geographic location affect architecture. Opening night 6pm - 9pm. [Fitzroy]

CAVES presents an exhibition featuring the work of Moya McKenna, Sophie Neate and Ebony Truscott. Opening night from 6pm. [CBD]

The Make It Collective Pop up shop and Launch party at 334B High Street Northcote. Another wonderful business opening under the Active Spaces program that helped Melbourne Arts Club get started. 6pm [Northcote]

Besser Space hosts the closing night of Greetings From California/Passenger from 6.30pm featuring guest DJs Oscar Key Sung, <Thanks> and Rex Gibson [Collingwood]

Saturday 28 May

The Food Court art space is closing after 3 wonderful years. Come and say goodbye and have a boogie. Performances from 8pm and DJs until the morning hours. [Docklands]

Outre Gallery : Nathan Jurevicius Sound and Vision. The world-renowned Canadian illustrator will present a series of artworks of based on eclectic selection of cult musical performers from the 1950s to current day. 4pm. [CBD]

GallerySmith Project Space presents Wonders of the Past by Maz Dixon. 4pm - 6pm. [North Melbourne]

DCF Studios: The official launch of Two Worlds Collide, a range of wearable art by textile designer Tia Evans. 6-9.30pm. [Thornbury]

Sutton Gallery presents How Some Children Played at Slaughtering by Amanda Marburg. Amanda's distinctive paintings are the end product of an extended process involving photography and model making. In this exhibition, Amanda looks to the stories that both excited and haunted generations of children and adults. Opening from 4pm-6pm. [Fitzroy]

Also at Sutton Gallery: Garage Days Revisited by Masato Takasaka. Returning to painting after a twenty year hiatus Garage Days Revisited comprises a suite of fifteen paintings that re-examines the artist's early explorations into hard edge geometry, form and colour. 4pm-6pm. [Fitzroy]

Cinema Nova presents a fundraising screening of Chasing Asylum, directed by Academy Award Winner Eva Orner. Chasing Asylum exposes the audience to the Government's torturous conditions of Australia's offshore detention centres on Manus Island and Nauru through secretly filmed footage by advocates and in interviews with the people detained. There will be a Q & A after the session with Eva Orner, and all proceeds will go to The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre. 4pm - 6pm. [Carlton]


Sunday 29 May

Dancing Umbrellas: An Exhibition of Movement and Light enters its final weeks at Heide. Don't miss the opportunity to immerse yourself in this luminous exhibition before it closes on 5 June. In the final performance on 29 May, Two Fold, Justene Williams and her collaborators perform a concertina dance, bringing to life her video installation Fan House (pictured).

FEMS Zine Workshop: Females for Equality Making Stuff (FEMS) will be running monthly zine making workshops at the City Library for 16-30 year old females and women aligned people. Todays workshop is from 1 - 4pm. [CBD]

The Substation presents a one day group exhibition Rooms With a View. The framework for the exhibition is based on the experience of "viewing" with viewers being able to come and go and see multiple installations, movements, performances, photographs and video work ubiquitously. 11am-5pm. [Newport]

The Good Copy hosts the Crossword Club from 11am - 2pm [Collingwood]

Ian Potter Museum presents Max and Olive: the photographic life of Olive Cotton and Max Dupain opening today and running until 24 July. This is the first exhibition to look at the work of these two photographers as they shared their lives, studio and professional practice. The exhibition includes 71 photographs from the collection of the National Gallery of Australia and focuses on the key period in each of their careers, when they made many of their most memorable images. [Carlton]

DUPAIN, Max, Culburra, New South Wales, Australia, Sunbaker 1937, gelatin silver photograph, 37.7 x 43.2 cm

Wednesday 1 June

Bundoora Homestead presents the group curated show Under Construction. Artists have been invited to construct new site-specific and sculptural based works during an intensive residency. There will be a guided floor talk with the Artists and Curator today from 2 - 3pm. [Bundoora]


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