Wreck Yo'Self #116

Words: @lauren_guymer

August 3 - 10 2016.

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13876649_10153631153091965_1962549639461869931_n'Underground Observatory' solo exhibition by Lauren Nicholson at Outré Gallery, on exhibition until August 7 2016, Image courtesy of gallery via Facebook


Off The Kerb: Solo exhibitions by Rachel Perrin, Paul Compton, and Seth Searle are on exhibition from 28 Jul - 11 Aug 2016. Facebook RSVP [Collingwood]

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.  29 July – 28 August 2016 [Southbank]

Outré Gallery: Underground Observatory solo exhibition by Lauren Nicholson. The artist has produced a series of sixteen artworks for the exhibition that tantalise with their hinted narratives and surreal flourishes. Exhibition continues to August 7 2016. [CBD]

Arts Project Australia: 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] 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.

No Vacancy Gallery: Campari Galleria Exhibition runs from July 28th - August 6th, bringing Milan to Melbourne for one week only! The exhibition captures the spirit of Italy’s iconic spirit with 22 iconic Campari vintage artworks and advertising campaigns from 1880 to 1970. [CBD]

13882362_1041984742521538_2832172157694399130_nOpening night for Adorable Delinquents by Rachel Perrin, at Off The Kerb Gallery. Exhibition continues to 11 August 2016. Image courtesy of Off The Kerb Gallery via Facebook.

Wednesday 3 August

Cinema Nova: Last day to check out screenings for the Alfred Hitchcock Film Festival. See the films of Alfred Hitchcock the way they were meant to be seen, as part of a cinematic tribute to the Master of Suspense. Click here for more information and to book tickets [Carlton]

Thursday 4 August

Emerging Art Australia: August Group show opening night. Twenty contemporary emerging artists have been selected to participate in Emerging Art Australia’s August exhibition. Come along to meet the artists and experience one of Emerging Art Australias' infamous opening nights! Free entry, nibbles, bubbles and musical stylings from DJ’s Moorbs and Beth Grace. Thursday August 4, 6.30-8.30pm [Prahran]

Centre for Contemporary Photography: Opening night for new solo exhibitions by Tim Silver, Jane Brown, and Anna Higgins. Group show 'The Wandering I' with Cate Consandine, Stephen Garrett and Brook Andrew. And Amanda Morgan featuring in the night projection window. Thursday 4 August 6—8pm [Fitzroy]

FEMS: Issue 5 'Handmade' zine Launch and Market Party at City Library. Art, craft, jewelry, clothing, accessories, trinkets & more will be sold by a bunch of your fave creative babes, along with live music from Alex Lahey & your chance to grab a freshly-printed copy of our latest issue. 6-8pm. [CBD]

MARS x GLOW Festival: Presents the opening night for new exhibitions by Jason Sims, Tricky Walsh, Aly Indermühle, Giles Ryder, and Kristin McIver. Please join MARS as they open new exhibitions ahead of City of Stonnington's GLOW Festival. 6-8pm [Windsor]

Blindside: Opening night for group show Title is importantand The Finest of Domestic Animals by Jessica Curry. Opening drinks, plus performance by Jacqui Shelton. 6-8pm [CBD]

'The Red Giant', Watercolour and Gouache, 33cm x 41cm, 2014, $320‘The Red Giant’ by Ashlea Bechaz, for Emerging Art Australia's August Group show opening night, Thursday August 4, 6.30-8.30pm. Image courtesy of Emerging Art Australia and the artist.

Friday 5 August

Brunswick Street Gallery: Opening event for new group exhibition Future Projects. This opening will be an amazing event, featuring work from several artists, presented in collaboration with Australian Earth Laws Alliance (AELA) and RONA and alongside Frankston Art Centre Ventana Arte Fiesta. The opening event also features a debate between artists and politicians which is scheduled to occur at 7pm. The opening runs from 6-9pm [Fitzroy]

S.T.K. Arts Space: Presents the opening night for group show Clockwise, featuring street artists Blek Le Rat, Steve Cross, Conrad Bizjak, Mike Eleven, Mayonaize, Ruskidd, Makatron, Shawn Lu, Julian Clavijo, John Aslanidis, Manofdarkness, Nanou Dupuis, and Paris Triantis. The show seeks to draw parallels between artists who are working in complimentary ways to express their inner thoughts on the natural and urban environment we are currently living in. 6-8:30 pm [St.Kilda]

Neon Parlour: Presents the opening of This Place. That Place. No Place. an exhibition featuring eight Melbourne artists; Alicia King, Anna Fairbank, Claudia Phares, Dominic Kavanagh, Marko Radosavljevic, Natalie Mather, Nick Mellefont, and Rachel Feeryin. The exhibition explores the ideas of utopia and dystopia as the much-popularised concepts that define extreme forms of society within fiction writing and film. 5-9pm [Thornbury]

Kings ARI: Opening night for This Was Now Here, with Yvette Hamilton, Melissa Howe and Ellen Dahl. 6-8pm [CBD]

Untitled'Luk Sav Paya Nak (Daughter of the Naga)', by Mike Eleven, for group show 'Clockwise'. Image courtesy of the artist via Instagram

Saturday 6 August

Chapter House Lane & Arts Project Australia: Present the opening night for Group Show: Second Iteration. Featuring contemporary artists; Matlok Griffiths, Julian Martin, Georgia Szmerling, Pia Murphy, Benjamin Lichtenstein and Alan Constable. Curated by Louise Klerks, Director of Chapter House Lane in partnership with Arts Project Australia. 3-5pm [Northcote]

Collingwood Art Walk: The crawl begins at Yarra Sculpture Gallery, then across Hoddle St to see work by artist John R Neeson; Glasshouse Rd project, Along Wellington Street to the new mural on the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation's building, and finishing off at Off the Kerb to hear from exhibiting artist Rachel Perrin. 12-4pm, [Abbotsford and Collingwood]

Centre for Contemporary Photography: Artist and Curator Floor talks, with Tim Silver, Jane Brown, Cate Consandine, Stephen Garrett, Anna Higging, and Amanda Morgan. No bookings required, Free. 12pm [Fitzroy]

Station Gallery: Opening night for Daniel Boyd's exhibition I build my language with rocks. Saturday 6th August, 4 - 6pm. [South Yarra]

Sunday 7 August

Brunswick Street Gallery: Presents a screening of The Land Fill Harmonic. All welcome, 4pm 7 August 2016. Please rsvp via email: brunswickstreetgallery@gmail.com. [Fitzroy]

Lost and Found Market: Winter Family Day Market, with live performance by Jimay Falcon, face painting by Karlie Simpson, Rare Records Vintage Tee Transfers, and our friends Ghost Kitchen will be providing Taiwanese street food. There will be lots of children’s vintage toys, clothes and plenty of fun for young, old and in-between. 10-6pm [Brunswick East]

Untitled2'From Where I Stand...I', 2015, by Jason Sims for solo exhibition 'More or Less' opening at Mars Gallery. Image courtesy of artist and gallery. 

Monday 8 August

MS Art Exhibition 2016: Unique artwork for a great cause, all artworks are created by people with multiple sclerosis or other neurological conditions. Come along and support MS and our local artists. 9am-5pm weekdays Monday 8th August to Friday 19th August. [Blackburn].

Tuesday 9 August

Tristian Koenig: REMAKE, REMODEL, RETOUCH an exhibition by David Bradley. Exhibition dates August 4 - September 10 2016. [Collingwood]

Wednesday 10 August

Lamington Drive: Presents the opening night for debut solo exhibition Potluck by artist and illustrator Karan Singh. Potluck is an exploration into the visual language and symbology of superstition. Singh brings together a collection of brightly coloured limited edition giclee prints adorned with luck-based gestures, objects and icons. August 10, 6-9pm. [Collingwood]

Cambridge Studio Gallery: 4 week Life Drawing Class, commencing Wednesday 10 August 2016. For more information and to book, go to www.cambridgestudiogallery.com.au/life-drawing.html [Collingwood]