Wreck Yo'Self #118 - Melbourne Art Week

Words: @lauren_guymer

August 18 – 24 2016.

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Zentons Not There, by J. Wilson, at tinnin street presentsZentons Not There, by J. Wilson, on exhibition at Tinning Street until 21 August. Image courtesy of artist & gallery.

Ongoing - Melbourne Art Week 2016:

NotFair 2016: Sign O' the Times, Presenting the work of 25 emerging and independent artists. 16 - 21 August 2016, 524 Flinders St [CBD]

Flair 2016: A Melbourne art event showcasing a series of curated exhibitions, talks and experiences at the top end of Flinders Lane. 18-21 August 2016 [CBD] View full program here.

602: Nine leading art galleries from Melbourne and Sydney will join forces to present the works of more than 40 artists in a former substation at 602 Little Bourke St, between 17-21 August. [CBD]

2016 Spring 1883 Art Fair: Returns for another year during Melbourne Art Week 2016, presenting the best contemporary art from the region and beyond. August 17 - 21 2016. More info


unnamedLoci Cloth I, II, III, by Lara Merrett, on exhibition at Karen Woodbury Gallery, Image courtesy of Jessica Maurer

Wednesday 17 August:

C3 Contemporary Art Space: Presents new exhibitions from Jia Jia Chen,Lucas Golding, Jordan Mitchell-Fletcher, James Murnane, Andrew Hustwaite + N.A.J. Taylor, and group exhibition New-Remembering. Exhibition dates 17 - 11 September 2016 [Abbotsford]

Seventh Gallery: Opening night for new exhibitions, 6-8pm. Exhibition dates 18 August - 2 September 2016. [Fitzroy]

Thursday 18 August:

Fortyfivedownstairs + Flair 2016: Presents A City Unpolarised by Steve Greenaway, and The Coloured Girls by Lisa Minogue, 11am - 5pm, Continues to Sunday 21 August, Flinders Lane [CBD]

Arts Project Australia + Flair 2016: Arts Project Australia Flair pop-up gallery Free, 6-8pm [CBD] 

Karen Woodbury Gallery: Opening night for Casus Fortuitus by Lara Merrett, and Ornament Crimes by Kate Rohde, 6-8pm [CBD]

Westspace: Opening night for new exhibitions, 6-8pm. [CBD]

isible Invisible, exhibition by Reko Rennie at Black Arts ProjectsVisible Invisible, exhibition by Reko Rennie at Black Arts Projects, Image courtesy of artist and gallery. 

Friday 19 August:

Neon Parlour: Opening night for Progress group exhibition, 6pm. Exhibition dates 19-28 August 2016 [Thornbury]

Off The Kerb: Opening night for Globelight. This is a must-see event for art and design lovers, and anyone ready to be challenged and mesmerized by stunning objects and immersive installations of illuminated space. 6pm - 9pm with guest speaker Peter Kennedy at 7pm. [Collingwood]

Strange Neighbour: Opening night for The Golden Flowerpot: A Psychedelic Temple, by Cybele Cox and Ali Noble, 6 - 9 pm. Exhibition dates August 19 - September 10 2016. [Fitzroy]

Caves: Opening night for White Knuckle Grace by Abigail Hart, from 6pm. Exhibition dates 19August - 10 September 2016. [CBD]

Black Arts Projects: Opening night for Visible Invisible by Reko Rennie, 7-9 pm. Exhibition dates 17-27 August 2016. [Collingwood]

Kate Shaw, Fordite, lenticular lightbox, D 60 cm

Kate Shaw, Fordite, at Fehily Contemporary on 20 August. Image courtesy of artist and gallery.

Saturday 20 August:

Fehily Contemporary: Opening night for Anthropocene by Kate Shaw, 3-5pm. [Armadale]

Not Fair 2016: Artist Network Party, All artists, curators, writers, musicians, performers, gallerists, collectors and other arty types are welcome, from 6pm. [CBD]

Abbotsford ConventGlobelight opening night, 6-9pm, Exhibition continues to Aug 28. [Abbotsford]

Nicholas Thompson Gallery: Opening for Lost Weekend by Heidi Yardley, 4-6pm. [Collingwood]

Fortyfivedownstairs + Flair 2016: Panel Discussion - The Fine Art of Survival, with artists Steve Greenaway, Lisa Minogue and Morganna Magee. Free, 12.30-1.30pm. [CBD]


Sunday 21 August:

Off The Kerb Gallery: Artist talks from the current exhibition Globelight.  2-4pm. [Collingwood]

Focus: Camera and Zine Fair. Bloom Publishing & Hillvale have teamed up once again to take over the Abbotsford Convent Community & Linen Rooms for their 3rd annual camera and zine fair! Bringing together some of the best camera hoarders and printed matter enthusiasts Australia has to offer. 10am - 6pm, Abbotsford Convent [Abbotsford]