Melbourne Arts Club presents Wreck Yo’Self #137, your weekly guide to opening nights, events, markets, performances and more. For more info on arts events in Melbourne visit melbourneartsclub.com or sign up to our newsletter.

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'Journey of a Thousand Smiles' by Jessica Hackett opens from 18-22 January at The Butterfly Club

Thursday 19 January

The Butterfly Club: Jessica Hackett opens Journey of  a Thousand Smiles, a short film depicting Hackett walking a petition, to allow asylum seekers, from the State Library in Melbourne to Parliament House in Canberra. This show runs until 22 January. Be sure to check it out and get tickets here. [CBD]

Blindside Gallery: SHIBUYA CASTLE by Jessie Burrows & Angela Louise Powell, plus WE CAN'T TREAD ON ICE FOR THE REST OF OUR LIVES by Play Centre from 6pm. [CBD]

Tinning Street: The Distance Between Things, a group show featuring Jessica Curry, Charlotte Dayman, Bambi Johnson, Zoë Bastin, Zamara Lea Robison and Jess Gall opens from 6pm. [Brunswick]

Zamara Lea Robison for 'The Distance Between Things' opening at Tinning Street Thursday 19 January

Friday 20 January

Signal Summer showcases young artists in Melbourne after a series of workshops and mentoring from professional creatives, open from 7pm. [Northbank]

Off the Kerb Gallery: Lacrima by David Lee Pereira, Boys From the Internet by Matto Lucas,  Absent Prince by Andy Leafa and Garden of Delight by Júlia Both opens from 6pm. [Collingwood]

'Lacrima' by david Pereira opens at Off the Kerb Gallery Friday 20 January

Saturday 21 January

Sugar Mountain: Enjoy art lovers! This is THE art event of the year. We'd usually give you a MUST DO list but in this case we're just going to advise you to do EVERYTHING. [VCA - Southbank]

Testing Grounds: The Tilde New Music Festival opens from 11am - 11pm. [Southbank]

Collingwood Gallery: Summer Salon 2017 opens from 6pm. [Collingwood]

The Colour Factory: The Gathering alongside Group Chemistry opens from 1pm-3pm. [Fitzroy]

'The Gathering' opens at The Colour Factory Saturday 21 January

Wednesday 25 January

Seventh Gallery: back in action for 2017 and opening with Maddison Kitching's Discover Gippsland!, Eleanor Orchard's 46th St Longing,
 Danica Karaicic's Take Away Space and Katya Grokhovsky's Bad Woman, from 6pm. [Fitzroy]

Katya Grokhovsky opens 'Bad Woman' at Seventh Gallery Wednesday 25 January

--- Words: Julia Howland Images: Courtesy of the gallery/artist.

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