Wreck Yo'Self #148

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Wreck Yo’Self… We dare you!

Paste up mural by Guy Shields at Lamington Drive, for his new exhibition 'Kill Your Darlings', April 6 - May 6 2017. Image courtesy of Lamington Drive


Lamington DriveKill Your Darlings by Guy Shields continues to 6 May 2017, featuring a collection of 19 original cover artworks from the Australian quarterly publication of the same name. [Collingwood]

Thursday 6 April:

West Space: New round of shows opening 6pm - 8pm, running until 13 May [CBD]

Blackartsprojects: Presents new exhibition Gravity System Response by Ash Keating, opening 7-9pm. [Nth Melbourne]

in.cube8r Gallery: Opening night for new group exhibition Botanica, an all female group show. Exhibition continues to 23 April. [Fitzroy]

Testing Grounds is open this Friday night 7 April with a variety of events happening. Image courtesy of Testing Grounds. 

Friday 7 April:

Brunswick St Gallery: solo exhibitions by William Goodwin, Cristina Rus & more, plus the group exhibition Video 2017, opening from 6pm. [Fitzroy]

KINGS Artist-Run: Opening night for new solo exhibitions by Ali McCann, and Robert McDougall, plus group show We Are A Sanctuary. 6-8pm [CBD]

Testing Grounds: Is open tonight with a performance by the Amplified Elephants and FCAC Artlife, an exhibition of 300 paintings, and a Melbourne Comedy Festival performance. Open until 10pm [Southbank]

Saturday 8 April:

Wall to Wall Festival: Benalla comes to life with street art and murals all over town from some of the biggest street art names 7-9 April [Benalla]

James Makin Gallery: April group show, featuring work by represented and new artists. 2pm - 4pm [Collingwood]

Station Gallery: Quiet Revolutions, an exhibition by Marian Tubbs continues, with poetry readings from various artists today from 2pm. [South Yarra]

RVCA GalleryThe Heavy Time Institute presents This is the Same Ocean 6 launch, a Melbourne-based risograph journal of photography 2pm -4pm [Collingwood]

Mural in progress by Loretta Lizzio, at the Benalla Wall To Wall festival, on this weekend 6-9 April 2017. Image courtesy of @benallastreetart

Sunday 9 April:

Wall to Wall Festival: Continues until 5pm today, with a range of events including workshops and guided tours. Check the full program here. [Benalla]

Monday 10 April:

Melbourne Comedy FestivalPlease Come Closer (Don't Touch Me) by Erin Hutchinson is on tonight! Tickets from $22 [CBD]


The Other Art FairIs just under a month away with a variety of international and emerging artists, including MAC's own J Forsyth! This huge event will be open from 4-7 May 2017. More info here.

Words: Julia Howland Images: Courtesy of the artist/gallery. All rights reserved