Wreck Yo'Self

Melbourne Arts Club's list of events, openings and arty parties this weekend.

Words and photos - J Forsyth

Trying to find something witty to say, but all that's melodically going through my head is the Skippy theme song, with a twist: "Witty, witty, witty the bush Kangaroo". Oddly enough, a variety of life scenarios seem to conjure the Australian classic in my mind. Maybe we should have Bush Week at Melbourne Arts Club, where Julia dresses as a Kangaroo and I walk around singing?.... I digress

MOST, I repeat MOST galleries are re-opening this week so there is ART GALORE, like BBQs galore but with a lot less red meat.  We went to Lamington Drive (Collingwood), Bus Projects (Collingwood), Tristan Koenig (Collingwood) and Conduit Arts (Fitzroy) last night, all worth a squiz, especially Beci Orpin's show at Lamington Drive.

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THURSDAY

Chapter Lane (CBD)opens Michael Georgetti EVERYTHING IS JUST SOMETHING from 6pm.

CF Gallery (Fitzroy) and Photobook Melbourne and are bringing you Wouter Van de Voorde's (hume) sunrise 6pm - 8pm, exhibition running until 28 February.

FRIDAY

Brunswick Street Gallery (Fitzroy)Dissonance, a group show from 6pm - 9pm.

Off The Kerb (Collingwood) is coming back with a bang and part of that explosion is M.A.C's  favourite son Jason Parker Just Passing Through in the front gallery. No Hoper Worlds of Contrasts in the back gallery.  Ashlea Bechaz Mecha Goliath upstairs gallery, 6pm - 9pm.

Contemporary Convergence opens at 424 Docklands Drive, Docklands, 6pm - 9pm

Anna Pappas (Prahran) Project15 Death:life opening drinks 6pm - 8pm

Kings ARI (CBD)is opening three new shows from 6pm - 9pm

House of Bricks (Collingwood) opens Kolektif 6pm - 9pm

Backwoods Gallery (Collingwood) opens 5 Year show - The Genuine Anti-Cool from 6pm - 9pm

Testing Grounds (Southbank)  plays host to a free screening of Pretty Good Friends from 8.30pm

Caves (CBD) a brand new curated space in the Nicholson Building opens Caves Painting -1, The Inaugural Exhibition  Suit 18, Level 6, Nicholas Building, 37 Swanston Street Melbourne.

The Immigration Museum is hosting Courtyard Cantina from 5pm, free entry to the courtyard or $12 tickets to the Museum during Courtyard Cantina include viewing of Freedom: Photographs by Andy Drewitt, access to the permanent exhibitions and special add on's like wine tasting, who doesn't love add on's that include booze?

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SATURDAY

Arts Project Australia (Northcote) opens Draw Together 3pm - 5pm

Craft (CBD) on Flinders Lane launched White Goods from 4pm - 6pm

MUMA (Caulfield) opens Justene Williams  The Curtain Breathed Deeply 3pm - 5pm

Gallerysmith and Gallerysmith Project Space (North Melbourne) are opening from 4pm - 6pm Saturday, I especially like the look of Jordy Hewitt, Act One, Scene One

Wreck Yo'Self, we dare you!

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