Wreck Yo'Self, how to art in Melbourne

Melbourne Arts Club’s weekly newsletter, about art stuff. Wreck Yo’Self … We dare you!


Ongoing Art Stuff

Fort Delta has two killer artist on show, Hillary Jackman gives and almost Agnes Martin vibe in her dedication to the sublime. Grant Gronewold is funny and gross and just once or twice, genuinely sweet. On until 27 Feb, Wednesday to Sunday, a way better way to spend your time than sitting on the Flinders Street steps. [CBD]

We at Melbourne Arts Club are hosting Tarryn Handcock's A Light Touch. An exhibition that encourages you to feel. Maybe biased, but I think it's well curated, closing Saturday. [Preston]


Thursday 18 February

OPENING: DEBUT XII | Curated by Xanthe Dobbie & Caitlin Patane ARTISTS: Alexander Dathe, Isabelle de Kleine, Aaron Hoffman, Ruth O’Leary, Danielle Reynolds, Joshua Stevens and Sean Whittaker. BLINDSIDE, 6-8pm [CBD]
House of Bricks Spoken Word, POETS: Matt Hetherington, Jez PA Speelman, Justin Clemens and Sista Zai Zanda. 7pm [Collingwood]
Sea Change Art Event | Many Hands x Fight For The Reef. ARTISTS: Laelie Berzon, Lisa Sorgini, Melissa Findley, Flick Palmateer, Darren Oorloff,  Sam Chirnside, Nicola Leslie, Duncan Macfarlane, Andie Leslie, Yasmin Suteja, Maya Crowder, Daisylegs, Victor Holder. At Allpress Studios, 7pm, $10 [Collingwood]
SENTŌ - Bec Smith & Seth Searle| Ceramics and Illustrions. 6pm [Prahran]
Not art but Effective Alturism Melbourne is hosting drinks at Shebeen. 6pm [CBD]


Friday 19 February

Made In Melbourne - Group Show Opening Night, over 30 local artist. Let's celebrate local art. Clown Gallery, 6pm [Fitzroy]

New Exhibitions at Brunswick Street Gallery. As always, BSG is putting a lot of different things up in different rooms, there's so much here it won't disappoint. Secret tip, look out for Michelle Clark's work in the group show. 6pm [Fitzroy]

Project16: The Agency of Things| Group show, 6pm [Prahran]
Need a late night option? Cutters Records & Downtime present: ADULT CONCEPTS Ft. Ara Koufax (DJ Set), BOBBY BOOMERANG (Cut Copy), DJ JNETTDarcy Baylis,  (DJ Set) and Brooke Powers. $15 on the door, Lounge, Midnight [CBD]

Auguste Clown Gallery

Saturday 20

Australian Tree Climbing Championships 2016| Yes, it's what it sounds like and spectators are welcome. Treasury Gardens 7am [Carlton]
Bank Market #3| One of the best run second hand markets in Melbourne. 11am [Preston]

White Night

Our general advice, keep moving and if you want to stand still, move aside.


White Night = Siying Zhou Artist Talk // Indigo Dance Magazine Release| SIYING ZHOU ARTIST TALK 7 - 8pm | INDIGO DANCE MAGAZINE RELEASE PARTY 10pm - 2am. At KINGS Artist-Run [CBD]
Wominjeka: Blak Nite returns to light Melbourne’s White Night. At Melbourne Museum [CBD]
White Night at ACMI should be worth a popping into as well. ACMI [CBD]

Blak Nite

Sunday 21 February

MELBOURNE- Iranian Movie Nights (FEB) - Jameh Daran| I know your all sick of hearing it, but honestly how does Iran have such consistently excellent cinema. ACMI 4pm [CBD]
art.speak Workshop with Artist Jon Campbell| At Bundoora Homestead Arts Centre, $15, 10:30 am [Bundoora]
Art Talk: Aleks Danko and Nikos Papastergiadis| At Heide, 2pm, Heide cost $16 for adults but the talk is free. Highly recommended. [Bulleen]
Music is sorted with Habits at the Evelyn. If you haven't seen Habits live yet, do yourself the favour while it's still cheap. Joined by Martin King + Juliet Row and Pillow Pro. $10, 4pm [Fitzroy]
Dancing is sorted at Daydreams| Big Rig, Daydreams DJs and Project 95 playing. At Gasometer, Free and stocked up on watermelon, 4pm [Collingwood]

Tuesday 23 February

MOVEMENTS| Movements is an exhibition showcasing the work of 21 current and recently graduated RMIT students featuring garments, installation, screen based works, performance and sculpture. At First Site Gallery, 5:30 - 7:30 pm [CBD]
ATW AIR 2015| An exhibition of Artists in Residence from the Australian Tapestry Workshop in 2015. ARTISTS Rebekah Archer, Yufang Chi, Nicholas Chilvers, Phil Ferguson AKA Chiliphilly, Lisa Hilli & Eddy Carroll, Nina Magee, Megan McPherson, Gabrielle Leah New and Cat Rabbit. At Australian Tapestry Workshop, 6pm [CBD]
Make It Up Club. All improvised. This weekly gig is special. GET AROUND IT! MUSICIANS: Freya Schack-Arnott (Cello), Matthias Schack-Arnott (Percussion) & Jenny Barnes (Voice) | Alex Connelly (Recorders), Lizzy Welsh (Treble Viol) & Aviva Endean (Things) | Dale Gorfinkel (Drums) & Brett Thompson (Guitar). At Bar Open, 9pm, $10 [Fitzroy]

Photographer - Trent Pace Designer - Connie Diamantopoulos Model - Lewis Macmaster HMUA - Chloe Rose

Wednesday 24 February

Support | Seb Brown. Low Hanging Fruit | Adam StoneCreating False Memories for a Place That Never Was / Carly Fischer plus more! Bus Projects is putting on a few rooms, Highly Recommended, 6pm [Collingwood]
Artist in Residence | Phil Ferguson. Meet Phil, talk about art, look at funny hats. Ronnie van Hout | HANDWALK. New video work. At Bundoora Homestead Arts Centre, 11am [Bundoora]

Phil Ferguson, "Burger Hat", 2014, digital photograph. Courtesy of the artist

Need some space?

Gallery and Studio specials at Melbourne Arts Club.

Studio desks from $50 and 50% off all gallery bookings until 1 March, 2016. See our website for conditions and such things. Get your proposals in or come by and check out the studio desks.


Melbourne Arts Club Shop

Melbourne Arts Club Gallery and Studio now has a SHOP! Looking for the perfect gift for that special someone? Or need something to fill that gap on your wall? Check out our shop catalogue here or just pop in and say hello.


Words - Tim

Photos - courtesy of the galleries, events and J Forsyth

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