Wreck Yo'Self #115

Words: @lauren_guymer;

Wreck Yo’Self #115 , 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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875Seth Searle’s show 'REST / FLORA' opens at Off the Kerb gallery on Friday July 29. Image Courtesy of Seth Searle via Outlet Magazine.


MIFF: 2016 Melbourne International Film Festival. Runs from 28 July - 14 August 2016. For more information and to view the full program visit www.miff.com.au.

National Play Festival: 27 - 30 July 2016. Over four days of magic and wonder with many of Australia’s most thrilling playwrights. The Play Festival will showcase readings of the most incendiary new works, plus a series of unmissable artist talks and masterclasses. Now in its ninth year, the National Play Festival is hosted at The Coopers Malthouse. For full program and information visit www.nationalplayfestival.org.au [Southbank]

Wednesday 27 July:

Seventh Gallery: Opening night for Where Two Oceans Meet: Selected Histories of Flinders Bay, and solo exhibitions by Natalie Papak, Loralee Newitt, and Devika Bilimoria. 6-9pm [Fitzroy]

7Up at Seventh Gallery: Opening night event for Blushings, A solo exhibition by Clara Bradley. Blushings will present a series of hand-embroidered, intimate textile works examining individual historicity and the emotional implications of the artists' deployment of personalised pain. 6 – 9pm. Exhibition runs until August 12. [Fitzroy]

Arts House: Presents The Chat by J R Brennan, a dark and humorous look at the criminal justice system, devised by both artists and former prisoners. 27 – 31 July, North Melbourne Town Hall. Book Tickets here [North Melbourne]

The Carlton: Opening night for Vertigo, featuring works by Cameron Bishop, David Cross, Rea Dennis, Jondi Keane and Louise Morris. 6 to 8pm [CBD]

b7c368a8-175e-4388-b0be-7133de858228'An Arctic Time Signature' by Devika Bilimoria. Opening night screening at Seventh Gallery on 27 July. Image courtesy of artist. 

Thursday 28 July:

Arts Project Australia: Launch their Collins Place Pop-up Gallery, featuring 35 artists and over 400 artworks. The exhibition will transform over the course of the month and artwork will be re-hung week-to-week, giving an opportunity to visit on multiple occasions. 28 July – 31 August, Shop 19, 45 Collins Place, Melbourne [CBD]

Melbourne International Film Festival: 2016 Opening Night Gala, celebrating the 65th MIFF. Screening the world premiere of The Death and Life of Otto Bloom, and featuring special guests, MIFF's Opening Night Gala will be a memorable evening of cinema, celebrity and celebration. 7PM, red carpet event. More info [CBD]

Colour Factory Gallery: Opening night for photographic exhibition Rio de Janeiro by Rodney Schaffer. 6-8pm [Fitzroy]

13775810_1145109268889614_7062566410745419845_nBeyond Santa Teresa, 2008, by Rodney Schaffer for his solo exhibition 'Rio de Janeiro' at Colour Factory Gallery. Image courtesy of artist and gallery. 

Friday 29 July:

Tinning Street Presents:  Kept in Mind, a new solo exhibition from Melbourne textile artist Cat Rabbit. The show incorporates a series of installations drawing from memories, both precious and incidental, brought to life using soft sculpture and hand embroidery techniques. Opens at 6pm [Fitzroy]

Off The Kerb: Opening night for solo exhibitions by Rachel Perrin, Paul Compton, and Seth Searle. 6pm - 9pm, Facebook RSVP [Collingwood] 

No Vacancy: Opening night for I Love New York, Mexico, Barcelona, Latvia and Venice, an exhibition by Ingrid Watson. 6-9pm, No Vacancy Gallery - Federation Square [CBD]

Pink Lemon V2: Pop-up shop and gallery opening night. Pink Lemon V2 features the best of Melbourne's artists, designers and creatives. Huge line-up including Alex Jennings, Bored Kids Who Draw, Charles Harding, and Frank Forever, + free beer! 6pm - Late [Abbotsford]

Anna Pappas Gallery: Opening drinks for Reveries an exhibition by Joanna Logue, and Sharpness by Jane Dyer. 6 - 8pm [Prahran]

Australian Centre for Contemporary Art: Painting. More Painting, an exhibition with a big-picture focus on contemporary Australian painting, featuring the work of over 70 living Australian artists. Painting. More Painting will be the first major institutional exhibition of contemporary Australian painting in over a decade. Works in the panoramic section of the exhibition will be displayed upon an ambitious 90 metre-long, mural-scale wall painting by Sam Songailo. Curated by Max Delany, Annika Kristensen and Hannah Mathews. Chapter 1: 29 July – 28 August 2016 [Southbank]

unnamed'Kept in Mind' solo exhibition by Cat Rabbit opening at Tinning Street. Photo: by Tatanja Ross.


Saturday 30 July:

Nicholas Thompson Gallery: Opening for Spit Shine an exhibition by Rhys Lee. Featuring new paintings and cast bronze sculptures. 4-6pm [Collingwood]

Sophie Gannon Gallery: Presents the opening night for Glow by John Nicholson. John uses and arranges colour to build a visual representation of the electro magnetic spectrum of light, the light that endlessly travels back and forth between devices that ultimately create “The Glow” on our screens. 3 – 5pm. [Richmond]

Counihan Gallery: Presents artist talks by Clare Humphries and Bruce Dickson, 2:30pm. Free public program. [Brunswick]

3506_nicholson-glow-install-view-18-660Glow, By John Nicholson, showing at Sophie Gannon Gallery. Image courtesy of gallery. 


Sunday 31 July:

NorthCity4: presents The Promise Object with Kevin Murray. This one day masterclass will engage in critical debates in contemporary jewellery, develop creative strategies for product development and provide pathways for a sustainable social practice. 10am - 4pm. Bookings:  http://northcity4.com/. NorthCity4 Studio [Brunswick]

Call for Entries:

Brunswick Street Gallery: CLICK 2016 photographic art prize exhibition. Open call out, submissions close Midnight 30 August 2016. For more info and to submit, visit www.brunswickstreetgallery.squarespace.com/click2016-applications

2016 Linden Postcard Show: The Linden Postcard Show is an open entry exhibition for all artists from hobbyist, emerging to established, and celebrates it's 26th year in 2016. Entries close Midnight 12 September 2016. For more info / to submit visit www.lindenpostcardshow.com.au

The Substation Contemporary Art Prize: A non–acquisitive $10,000 cash award for Australian resident artists. Entries close 1 August 2016. More info here.

The Melbourne VR Film and Interactive Fringe Festival: If you have a great idea that you want to do in VR, send in your proposal and they can provide the resources to help you to achieve it. Screenings will be shown in Collingwood in September, plus prizes can be won! More info here.

Linden Postcard Show 2015, 19 September – 21 November 2015Entries are open for the 2016 Linden Postcard show. Image: Linden Postcard Show 2015, courtesy of Linden New Art.