Wreck Yo'Self #112

Wreck Yo’Self #112 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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Blue Terrain 2016, oil on linen, 185.0 x 250.0 cm


Montsalvat: The Nillumbik Prize 2016, 2 June – 28 July 2016. Celebrating contemporary works of excellence by artists with a Nillumbik connection. Congratulations to Minna Gilligan, winner of the Nillumbik Prize 2016, and to Brigit Heller and Judith Roberts who have both received commendations. [Eltham]

Red Gallery:  Second Guessing by Wendy Busch. Second Guessing investigates alienation and psychological tension, using oil and enamel on aluminium sheet. Exhibition runs 29th June- 16th July 2016, 157 St Georges Rd [Fitzroy]

Street Diaries: A mobile photography POP UP Exhibition.Exhibition runs from June 29th to July 17th. Shop 2, Scott Alley [CBD]

Arts House: Enfold is a work combining dance and live music, commenting on the displacement of communities due to climate change. 6 - 10 July. Tickets available through the Arts House website.

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.

Friday 8 July:

Gertrude Contemporary: Octopus 16: Antiques Roadshow. The Octopus series is one of Gertrude Contemporary’s flagship annual exhibitions, and this year the exhibition presents works that make us think about the future obsolesce of our current technologies. Opening night supported by Temple Brewing, from 6pm - 8pm. Exhibition closes 27 August. [Fitzroy]

Juddy Roller Gallery: presents solo exhibition, State Of Mind, by Cam Scale explores his and the viewers attitude towards graffiti, street art and urban art and delves into the previously unexplored parallels of the urban and contemporary art world. Opening night 6pm - 9pm. [Fitzroy]

Cam Scale at work (image credit: Juddy Roller Website)

Brunswick Street GallerySelf Portraiture; a group exhibition. This exhibition invites viewers to consider the art of self-portraiture and its various approaches. Opening night 6pm - 9pm. [Fitzroy]

Dopplegangster's: Part of the hot!hot!hot! Climate Arts Festival, TITANIC, shown across the world. It comes to Melbourne, in a shipping container, next to Brunswick Baths. Tickets available here. [Brunswick]

Kings Artist-Run: July at Kings. Showcasing works from Emma Collard and Belle Frahn-Starkie, Sarah Rudledge, Jack Alexander Halls. Opening 6pm - 8pm. [CBD]

Besser Space: Bedroom Suckers is an exhibition of visual art by an independent record label. Free event, donation booze. From 7pm. Running until 13 July. [Collingwood]

Saturday 9 July:

Karen Woodbury Gallery: An exhibition showcasing the recent paintings and works on paper by Peter Booth. Opening night 3pm - 5pm. Exhibition closes 6 August. [CBD]

Painting 2015, oil on canvas, 36.0 x 36.0 cm

Station: Jon Cattapan's exhibition, The Wind Cannot Read. Opening 4pm - 6pm. [South Yarra]

Preston Fresh Hood Market: Head down to Preston Market between 9am - 3pm to sample what will be on offer before the official opening on the 16 July. [Preston]

Arts House: Refuge, a 24-hour, artist-lead disaster exercise at North Melbourne Town Hall, which will be transformed into an actual Relief Centre, where a disaster simulation will take place. The event is free and open to the public. 12pm - 10pm on Saturday and 9am - 12pm on Sunday 10 July. [CBD]

Local Group Store: Some of Melbourne's local designer talent selling their wares together at 155 Gertrude Upstairs this weekend, opens at 10am. [Fitzroy]

Ulumbarra Theatre BendigoGiselle, the ballet. At 1.30. Tickets available. [Bendigo]

Nicholas Projects: Ryan McGennisken's solo exhibition, Ground Work, opening from 4pm - 6pm. [CBD]

No Vacancy Gallery: Bluethumb Presents - Icons Uncovered. The diverse artistic practice in this showcase has a range of cultural references including fashion, politics, entertainment, literature and our relationship with natural and urban environments. Free drinks at the opening from 6pm onwards. [CBD]

Nuevo Latino Los Rodriguez: Celebrating the life and art of Frida Kahlo, tickets $35, tequila available all night. Dress in Latin attire. 7pm start. [West Footscray]

Next Level Studio's: Ms Millies Pop Up Poetry Cafe. Poetry readings whilst you sip on your coffee or tea. 7pm - 9pm. [Brunswick]

Sunday 10 July:

Malthouse Theatre: Presents, The Events. Originally written as a response to the 2011 Norway massacre, sadly still extremely relevant given the recent Orlando shooting. Starts at 5pm. Tickets necessary.

The Old Bar: Ben Salter Band, Palm Springs (solo) and Dirt Hand. Starts at 7.30pm.

Tuesday 12 July:

Gallery Funaki: Clear Cut, a new exhibition by Australian jeweller Blanche Tilden. Opening from 5.30pm. [CBD]

The B.East: 2016 Rock & Pop Culture Trivia Championship, prizes to be won. Team table booking essential. 8pm start. [Brunswick East]

Wednesday 13 July:

Lamington Drive: Sweethearts by Phebe Schmidt. A solo exhibition of large-scale portraits that plays with the concept of identity construction.

Phebe Schmidt's Sweethearts

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