Wreck Yo'Self #132

Melbourne Arts Club presents Wreck Yo’Self #132, your weekly guide to opening nights, events, markets, performances and more. For more info on arts events in Melbourne visit our What’s on calendar or sign up to our newsletter.

Wreck Yo’Self… We dare you!

untitled'Bring Cash' a secret exhibition by Lushsux opens this weekend at Backwoods Gallery. Image courtesy of artist


Ladies of Leisure x Junior Space: LOL presents a new series of workshops from a range of inspiring speakers in various stages of their careers, across many different industries. From dance, visual arts, literature, well being, psychology, fashion, social justice, and much more. Workshops run from 22 November - 4 December, $25 per class, More info here. [Fitzroy]

The Fort Heart: Founded in Melbourne, Fort Heart is a label and company that aims to collaborate with designers, photographers, visual artists and creatives from across the globe each year on curated t-shirt capsule collections, products and projects. Support their kickstarter here!

Wednesday 23 November:

RMIT Gallery: Presents the RMIT University School of Art graduate exhibition, opening from 6-9pm. [CBD]

The Butterfly Club: New cabaret show Bijou opens today and runs until 27 November. Showing every night from 7pm, purchase tickets. [CBD]

ccp-salon-2016-logo-12016 CCP Salon is back for it's 24th year, opening this Thursday 24 November. Image courtesy of CCP.

Thursday 24 November:

CCP Salon 2016: Australia's largest open-entry photomedia exhibition is back for it's 24th year! This one isn't to be missed, with up to $20,00 worth of prizes to be awarded on the night. The exhibition opens from 6pm. [Fitzroy]

Allpress Studio x Blackartsprojects: Presents the opening night for The Decline of the Western Civilisation. Opening from 6-8pm. [Collingwood]

Chapel Off Chapel: Presents Reefer Madness: The Musical, a satire show inspired by the 1963 anti-marijuana stage show of the same name. For session times and tickets visit chapeloffchapel.com.au. [Prahran]

The Gallery at BCC: Opening event for From the Studio: Bayside Artists in Residence, with a cello performance by Stephanie Arnold from Forest Collective. 5-8pm, free event. [Brighton]

unnamed-1'Cactus' by Sarah Hendy, exhibiting in 'The Decline of Western Civilisation' which opens at Allpress Studio on Thursday 24 November. Image courtesy of the artist and Blackartprojects.

Friday 25 November:

Neospace Gallery: Opening night for Trailblazing Women of Herstory, a fundraising art exhibition featuring original portraits from award-winning artists. This exhibition marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and all proceeds will raise funds for The Global Women’s Project - a Melbourne-based non-profit organisation. [Collingwood]

Brunswick Street Gallery: Opening night event for new exhibition From a Home to a Home: A Story of Migration, curated by Kate Gorringe-Smith. Opens from 6-9pm. [Fitzroy]

Testing Grounds: Is reopening and celebrating with a night of performance, dance, installation, projection and music. From 6-11pm [Southbank]

Australian Print Workshop: Opening night for Impressions 2016, APW's major fundraising event with limited edition prints by contemporary artists, from 6pm. [Fitzroy]

exhibition-piece-sally-paxton-portraying-edna-walling-1Sally Paxton portraying Edna Walling [detail], for 'Trailblazing Women of Herstory' opening at Neospace Gallery on Friday 25 November. Image courtesy of artist.

Saturday 26 November:

Backwoods Gallery: Presents Bring Cash, a secret exhibition by Lushsux. Patricians and Plebs alike will receive an intimate 30 minute journey into the art world according to Lushsux. Visit www.backwoods.gallery for more info and tickets. [Collingwood]

Counihan Gallery: Presents The Moreland Summer Show, an annual exhibition presenting the diverse and dynamic talent of artists. This year’s exhibition theme is FACTIVISM, a spoke word event with writers, poets, song writers, rappers, and more. From 2pm, free event. [Brunswick]

The Creators Market: Is back for their final market in 2016, with an incredible selection of handmade artists, designers, crafters and culinary creators showcasing their talents. From 10am-3pm, free entry. [Prahran]

Heide Maker's Market: The Heide Makers' Market is a collaboration between Heide Museum of Modern Art and The Rose St. Artists' Market. With stallholders featuring art, design and handcrafted goods. 9am-2pm. [Bulleen]

The Butterfly Club: New comedic show A Very JUDY Christmas opens tonight, with two sessions times at 7pm and 8.30pm. Tickets can be purchased here. [CBD]

lol-workshops-header_1000Ladies of Leisure presents a series of new workshops running at Junior Space, from 22 November - 4 December 2016. Image courtesy of LOL

Sunday 27 November:

Ladies of Leisure x Junior Space: LOL presents a new series of workshops including Know Your Writes, a panel discussiona about finding your voice, place and way of being as a writer. With Madison Griffiths, Bobuq Sayed, Rose Donohoe, Annabel Brady-Brown, and Tara Kenny. 1-3pm, $25 per class. [Fitzroy]

Alphington Studios: Presents an Open Studio Weekend, which is held once a year to showcase the work of ten local artists. Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 November, 11am-6pm. [Alphington]

Northcity4: Christmas Artist Market & The Indoor Forest Launch, 11am – 4pm. [Brunswick]

--- Words: Lauren Guymer Images: Courtesy of the gallery/artist.

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