Wreck Yo'Self #117

Words: @lauren_guymer

August 11 - 17 2016.

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unnamed-2Detail from 'FaceTime', an exhibition by Home-Work at Boom Gallery, Image courtesy of Home-Work and Boom Gallery.


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]

Lamington Drive: Potluck by 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. Exhibition runs August 11–27 [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]

Ian Potter Museum of Art: In The Saddle - Off the Wall. When Aboriginal people were moved off cattle stations in the 60s due to pastoral legislation, they kept a cultural connection through arts practice. The result is In The Saddle - Off the Wall,  a unique art and digital media exhibition which shares insights into the history, art and culture of northern Australia's Kimberly region. 2 August - 25 September 2016

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.

Thursday 11 August

Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM): the southern hemisphere's greatest annual celebration of Indian cinema. IFFM kicks off on 11 August with Parched, a contemporary melodrama. 7:30 pm, Hoyts Melbourne Central. For more infortmation and to buy tickets, visit iffm.com.au [CBD]

Tinning Street Presents: Opening night for A block of flats & other places, an exhibition by J.Wilson. A watercolour and gouache series of views encountered by the artist around his block of flats. These densely detailed works on paper pay tribute to the beauty of the everyday, amongst other things. 6pm [Brunswick]

unnamed-1A block of flats & other places, an exhibition by J.Wilson at Tinning Street. Image courtesy of artist and gallery. 

Friday 12 August

Backwoods Gallery: Opening night for debut solo exhibition 'Spectrum' by SENEKT. Featuring a collection of vivid paintings and sculptures that explore the relationship between emotion and colour. 6pm [Collingwood]

Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM): Awards Night and Empowerment Concert, Friday 12 August, 7.30pm Melbourne Recital Centre.

The Old Bar: Girlhood 4 Art show & gig, presented by The Fort. Featuring Bands, Visual Artists, and Zine Stalls. $8 entry, 8pm [Fitzroy]

IFFM 2016: In conversation with Richa Chadha Bollywood and Body PositivityJoin bold Bollywood actress, Richa Chadha, for a conversation on her experience in the showbiz industry. Known for her unconventional roles and strong feminist ideals, Richa has been an outspoken advocate for greater equality in Bollywood. 5pm [CBD]

Boom Gallery: Opening night for exhibition FACETIME by Jess Wright and Lara Davies aka Home-Work, Ocean by Natalie Anderson and Jake Plumridge, and Ground by Glen Smith. From 5:30 pm [Geelong]

Color Box Studio: Art to Art: Creative conversation with Carla McRae. Come along and hear from Melbourne-based illustrator and designer, Carla McRae! Carla (also known as The Paper Beast) creates beautiful, calming line drawings depicting characters exploring, going about their daily activities or enjoying moments of peace, along with luscious plants and geometric shapes. 6-8pm [Footscray]

Alternating Current ArtSpace: Opening night for group exhibition Belong In by Coalesce ARI. 6pm [Windsor]

unnamedDetail from 'Spectrum', by SENEKT, exhibiting at Backwoods Gallery. Image courtesy of artist and gallery.

Saturday 13 August

Seventh Gallery: 2016 Annual Fundraiser, a curated exhibition of emerging and unsigned artists. Contributions support the ongoing mission to provide a supportive space for experimentation, risk, and diverse artistic practices. 6-9pm [Fitzroy]

Gertrude Glasshouse: Opening night for 'Sirens (I Heard Voices In The Night)'. A collaborative project initiated by Ben Abraham for Gertrude Glasshouse. Singer and songwriter Ben Abraham has brought together 14 Australian artists including Gertrude Alumni, Laith McGregor and Rob McHaffie, to respond to songs from his debut album Sirens. 4-6pm [Collingwood]

The Rose St. Artists' Market: Open each Saturday and Sunday, with an array of artists, designers, and makers. 11-5pm [Fitzroy]

Sunday 14 August

IFFM 2016: Presents Wild Women in Cinemaa discussion on females in the film industry, as women from both sides of the camera discuss opportunities in the Australian and Indian film industries. 12:30pm, for more information and to buy tickets, visit http://goo.gl/MCPE3r [CBD]

IFFM 2016: Art & Realities - Cinema for Social. Join a panel of decision makers, and filmmakers to discuss cinema’s role in affecting change, and influencing, and impacting upon behaviour. 11am, More info/tickets [CBD]


Monday 15 August

Q44 Theatre: Sex With Strangers By Laura Eason, an exploration of privacy, identity and digital media, directed by Gabriella Rose-Carter. Aug 15 - Sept 3. For more information and bookings, visit www.q44.com.au. [Richmond]

Tuesday 16 August

NotFair 2016: Opening night for Sign O’ the Times, a curated exhibition of emerging, unrepresented and independent artists. 7pm till late, with the $10,000 Arkley Prize and Nicholas Projects Prize awarded on the night. Exhibition continues 16 – 21 August 2016 [CBD]

Wednesday 17 August

Cine Latino 2016 Film Festival: Screening at Palace Cinemas across Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide, Brisbane and Melbourne, the Festival features films from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay and Venezuela. Melbourne: Wed 17 - Wed 31 August 2016. Click here for More info