Wreck Yo'Self - 'The Art, The Art' in the tone of Marlon Brando in Apocalypse Now

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

What a week, find a babysitter, cancel that date with the barista you've been working on for months, we have more than enough to keep you busy!

Boundary Event, Jemila MacEwan

Ongoing Arty Stuff

Footscray Community Arts Centre is hosting Melbourne's second Festival of Live Art. It's for the risk takers and the adventurous. Look for EXQUISITE and you are not a boy this weekend. Live Art can be scary, but when it pays off it pays off like nothing else.

Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival kicks off on Monday and goes to next Sunday. NGV Australia will be opening 200 Years of Australian Fashion on Saturday and Electronica on Thursday night are my highlights.


Thursday 3 March

Fort Delta is opening three new shows; Gervaise Netherway | Infinite Gesture, Ieuan Weinman | Field Recording: Cutting and Douglas McManus | High Priestess of the Third Night. In my book, Fort Delta is the premier commercial gallery of Melbourne and it's the one I'm starting to trust. 6pm - 8pm [CBD]

Fabrik: conceptual, minimalist and performative approaches to textiles is conceived by Sarah crowEST and curated by Jane O'Neill. 23 artists coming together, at the University of Melbourne’s Ian Potter Museum of Art and Margaret Lawrence Gallery at the VCA. 6pm [CBD]

NY COLLECT is a solo exhibition by painter Emily Ferretti and shows the outcome of her recent Greene Street studio residency in New York City. 6pm, at Schoolhouse Studios. [Collingwood]

The Big Issue Portraits - The Drawings | Virginia Hodgkinson. To celebrate 20 years of the Big Issue, Hodgkinson took to the street to draw the vendors. 6pm, No Vacany [CBD]

Exhibition Opening at Bourke St: John Spiteri, Vagabond. 6pm, at Neon Park [CBD]

Dethrae Future Makers Exhibition launch by Signal. Signal's youth space is one of the most exciting Artistic Communities in Melbourne, with artist/designer Rachel Jessie-Rae O’Connor leading this bunch of young kids were sure to have something special on our hands. This is art that deserves support, 6:30pm, free is RSVP here [CBD]

Ieuan Weinman

Friday 4 March

Phollio's 'Obsidian' Art Exhibition. The third annual exhibition will feat: Jamii Brown, Jessica Bee, Chryso Petrou, Linda Marikar, Paul Jones, Jemma Cakebread, Katherine Reynolds, Luftmensche, Michelle Kneipp and more. 6pm onwards, Melbourne Arts Club Gallery [Preston]

The Boon Companions present Dance Magic Dance - Cast Party as part of the Festival of Live Art (FOLA) from 7pm , tickets available here! [St Kilda]

New exhibitions at BSG. As always at Brunswick Street, there'll be a lot of different rooms opening up, well worth a look. Solo artists include Shelley Hall, Kaitlyn Crist and Vanessa Mia Lahat and look for Petra Nicel's sophisticated and nuanced work in the group show. 6 - 9pm [Fitzroy]

C A V E S | C O N D U I T | Ruben Bull-Milne. Bull-Milne's first solo exhibition, 5:30pm, C A V E S [CBD]

Synesthesia Exhibition | Spenceroni. 6pm, at Work-shop [Fitzroy]

NEW16 | ACCA, need I say more. Annika Kristensen is doing an amazing job as Curator, she's one to follow and can't wait to see what she's put up this time. Music by Mason Kimba, 6 - 10pm, ACCA [Southbank]

KINGS has three new openings, James Parkinson | Natalie Philipatos & Majed Fayad | Jessie Willow Tucker. Get it in ya. 6 - 8pm, KINGS [CBD]

Shida's new book launch 'The Lost Conscious.' Blackwoods will be putting limited artworks up for the launch. 6pm onwards, Blackwoods [Collingwood]

Collection 001 | Instinct | Adam Kelleher-Roulston. New organic, raw and unprocessed jewellery. 7pm onwards, L1 Studios [CBD]

MARS presents Stéphane Guiran. An ambitions exhibition showcase sculptures entred on an installation of glass and steel, inspired by a mandala. 6 - 8pm, MARS [Windsor]

Daisylegs presents Threeways. A work by Megan Edgoose, Aaron Claringbold and Rebecca McCauley, focusing on the Australian interior and their differing perspectives of it. 6 - 9pm, Daisylegs [Richmond]

Just As We Are, an exhibition by Suki & Be Free. After a month in an empty space, come and see how these two artist's have transformed it. 6 - 9 pm, Roll Over Beethoven [Collingwood]


Petra Nicel

Saturday 5 March

Gertrude Glasshouse: In Concert will chart the boundaries of this collaborative work space, it is the combination of studio artists, key art organizations and a few local primary school. Place and art are linked and Gertrude Contemporary are doing a great job of exploring how. 3 - 5pm, Gertrude Contemporary [Fitzroy]

Fresh! at Craft will exhibit some of Melbourne's finest recent graduate makers. 4pm at Craft, tickets free but RSVP [CBD]

Melbourne BioBlitz Basecamp. It doesn't feature paintbrushes but watching scientists explore a gumtree and all the species over it for 24 hours is 100% art. 10am - 5pm for the public, featuring a range of other activities like Birds 101 at 4pm, Melbourne Museum [Carlton]

The Big Reveal of EXQUISITE at Footscray Community Arts Centre. Part of the Festival of Live Art, and probably the show of the Festival. 1 - 5pm, FCAC. [Footscray]

Nu Yishu Series: VII Thread | Artists Talk. Part of the Hong Kong/Melbourne Exchange. 2pm, Bundoora Homestead Arts Centre. [Bundoora]

Freedom Time 3 is looking like the best place to party this weekend. Feat: Jeremy Underground (FRA), Sadar Bahar (USA) and Hugo Mendez (UK). 2 -10pm, tix $55 here, Coburg Velodrome [Coburg]

melbourne museum

Sunday 6 March

Adnate will be painting on the front of Blak Dot Gallery's Saxon St space. If you're at Sydney Rd Festival, this is something to check out as Adnate is easily one of the most recognizable, beautiful and talented of Melbourne's Street Artist. There'll be music all afternoon as well. 10am - 4pm, Blak Dot Gallery [Brunswick]

Art and words and you, etc is asking you to participate in some concrete poetry creation. 12 - 6pm, Royal Botanical Gardens [CBD]

Art in Working life Exhibition is a part of Women's Rights at Work Festival, a free exhibition at the Trades Hall and a talks by Ged Kearney and more. 3 - 5pm, Trades Hall [Carlton]

Kiri Bear will host Poetrees poem seeding workshop. A chance for outdoor writing and natural inspiration. 4pm onwards, at Testing Grounds, free but bookings required [CBD]

Monday 7 March

Monday Night Mass, a great institution for local music. This week feat: Ladydreams | Moon Rituals | Time for Dreams. 8pm, Northcote Social Club [Northcote]

Tuesday 8 March

Celeste Liddle will talk on her experience as an indigenous woman in our white, male orientated society. 6pm at Queen Victoria Women's Centre, tix free but bookings appreciated [CBD]

International Women's Day 2016 rally and march, Melbourne. 5:30, State Library of Victoria. [CBD]

Celeste Liddle - Queen Victoria Women's Centre‎

Wednesday 9 March

Future Days 2 is on at Old Bar. It's music that so obsessed with the music of the future, that it captures right now. Feat: Concentration, Perfect Skin, Purr and Apocalypse Season. $7 entry, doors at 7:30, comes highly recommended. [Fitzroy]

C3 has a new show. Feat: Proposition for Villette: Quarry, by Jessica Hood, Present Adolescent, by Elle Ross and many more. 6pm, Abbotsford Convent [Abbotsford]

Pat Brassington, Just So at Arc One. Always excited for a show by Brassington. 6pm at Arc One [CBD]

Pat Brassington, 'Pearl', 2016

Need some space?

We love proposals for shows and have plenty of space if you need a studio to work on your shows.

See our website for conditions and such things. Get your proposals in or come by and check out the studio desks.

J Forsyth

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.

J Forsyth

Compiled by Tim Dolan