Wreck Yo'Self #103 Lemonade

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Wreck Yo'Self #103 Lemonade. Melbourne Arts Club’s weekly list of arts related events.

Wreck Yo’Self… Don't hurt Yo'Self!


Beyonce's Lemonade has landed and it's faaaarking amazing!

Here's a couple of articles to suit our point of view.

Sorry...we ain't sorry!

LINK: doublej.net.au/news/features/why-beyonc-s-lemonade-is-having-such-a-powerful-impact

LINK: refinery29.com/2016/04/109419/beyonce-lemonade-songs-horoscope-signs#slide


Heavy Majestic


On Going Arts Events

Next Wave Festival 2016. Australia’s biennial festival of the new generation in art. Next Wave Festival 2016 will see 37 world premiere works featured across in Melbourne, Thursday 5 until Sunday 22 May, there is sooooo much to see so check out their website and pick your poison Bedshed is the housewarming exhibition for Seventh Galleries new upstairs exhibition space '7UP'. Bedshed is a group show curated by Jessie Bullivant, and will present a diverse suite of works that engage with materials and concepts relating to domesticity. May 5 - 20. [Fitzroy]

Chapel off Chapel presents 'Dogfight'. 'Dogfight' is a poignant, heartwarming story of idealism, unexpected love, and the endearing naivety of early adulthood set against the dramatic background of the Vietnam War. May 5 - 15. [Prahran]

The Fox Darkroom in Kensington is opening a gallery space and needs your help! Donate via the link and support film photography, and the west!

Station Gallery: Sean Peoples 'Sorting Demon II'. 30 April — 28 May 2016. [South Yarra]

ACMI hosts the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival from 5-19 May, check out the HRAFF site for all the details.

Sean Peoples

Thursday 5 May

NEXT WAVE!!!!! Free Opening Night Party: Total Giovanni DJ set / Sugar Fed Leopards / Broadway Sounds DJ set at the Toff in Town from 7pm [CBD]

Photobook Melbourne presents an exhibition by Kate Robertson 'Recording the medicinal plants of Siwai, Bougainville'. Opening night 6pm-8pm, exhibition runs until 28 May at Boyd School Studios [Southbank]

Mailbox Art Space presents 'Heavy Majestic'. Heavy Majestic locates the moment when contemporary art becomes alchemic. 11 artists experiment with the transmutation of materiality. Work by Katie Jayne Britchford, Seb Brown, Danica Chappell, Catherine Evans, Ria Green and Aliça Bryson-Haynes, Alicia King, Pip Stafford,Vittoria di Stefano, Jake Treacy, Jocelyn Tribe.

Heads or Tails? A solo exhibition of new work by Leith Maguire at Linden New Art  6 to 8pm. [St Kilda]

Counihan Gallery: Opening event for new exhibitions - 'Picturesque' by Saffron Newey and 'Lost Objects' by Cameron Bishop and Simon Reis. 6pm-8pm. [Brunswick]

Tinning Street presents 'Biota' by Design & Other in collaboration with Darren Song. 'Biota' is a series of works on paper exploring form, colour and shape. 6pm-9pm. Exhibition continues until 15 May [Brunswick]

Limedrop hosts Slow Store's month long residency at the Melbourne shop from 6pm [CBD]

Westspace opens new show by The Fraud Complex, Jack Brown, Katie West from 6pm - 8pm [CBD]

Daisy Legs presents new paintings by Julia Stoneham from 6pm - 9pm [Richmond]

proppaNOW: In Good Company at Footscray Community Art Centre from 6pm - 8pm [Footscray]

Charlie Harding Solo Exhibition - Not Too Far From Here at William Mora Galleries 6pm [CBD]


Friday 6 May

Neon Parlour hosts The Sleepover Club in conjunction with The Human Rights Film Festival 'What Has Feminism Ever Done For me' from 6pm until late [Preston]

Glen Eira City Council Gallery hosts The Contemporary Collective 'We are here' - an exploration of contemporary portraiture as a response to hatred and hope. a range of different medias. [Hawthorn]

DAGGERS - An exhibition featuring new work by Creature Creature at Blender Studios. Opening night Friday 6 May 6pm-9pm. [CBD]

Brutalist Block Party – Opening night: Brutal Pong with Chapter Music hosted by Assembly Papers from 6pm [Clifton Hill]


Saturday 7 May

Melbourne Arts Club Gallery hosts the 'Art Auction for Alex' from 6pm tickets available [Preston]

Arts Project Australia presents 'Telltale'. 'Telltale' is a writing and exhibition project centred on a narrative conceived by ten artists, written by Justin Hinder and explored over a series of collaborative workshops and studio sessions. Opening tonight from 3pm - 5pm. [Northcote]

Also at Arts Project Australia: The opening of 'Paragon of Virtue'. Using graphic novel like narratives and illustrations, artist Gavin Porter presents his first exhibition exploring apocalyptic themes and mission driven characters. 3pm - 5pm. [Northcote]

A Gallery in Preston: Kick Start Sunday zine launch with photography by Penny Vickery aka Pepperminx. 6pm. [Preston]


Sunday 8 May

MOTHER'S DAY! have you got a gift yet? Pop into the Melbourne Arts Club Shop and snag yourself some local art to make your mum love you...more

Monday 9 May 

No Vacancy Project Space presents Rituals of Belonging, a group show that explores and unravels memories of culture abandoned and reformed within an Australian context. Opening tonight 6 - 9pm. Exhibition runs until May 15. [CBD]

Tuesday 10 May

George Paton Gallery: 'The Emotional Life of Objects'. Artists examine the affective dimensions of relationships between people and objects, revealing narratives of history, identity, loss and comfort. Opening 6pm-8pm

Wednesday 11 May

The Basics Present 'The Songroom' at the Northcote Social Club, tickets are $15 at the door. This week features Angie Hart (Frente) & William Crighton hosted by former Triple R presenter Jess McGuire [Northcote]

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