Wreck Yo'Self #109 Arts Events List

Wreck Yo'Self #109 Arts Events List is brought to you by Melbourne Arts Club. Wreck Yo’Self is published weekly, giving  you a day-by-day run down of opening nights, events, markets, performances and more.  For more info on arts events in Melbourne visit our ‘What’s on' page or sign up to our newsletter.

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In the Bleak Midwinter, Malthouse Theatre


City Gallery: A History of the Future: Imagining Melbourne, curated by Clare Williamson in an exhibition shows what Melbs could have become. Exhibition is open until Friday 12 August 2016. [CBD]

The Malthouse Theatre: In The Bleak Midwinter, THE RABBLE present a series of absences. Their ritualistic sacrifice of the arts. Tickets available on the Malthouse website, prices vary between $20 and $35. [Southbank]

City of Melbourne: Melbourne’s amateur photographers are invited to showcase their talent with crisp, fun and creative images based on the theme: How green is your Melbourne? Entries close 29 August.

Tolarno Galleries: Ben Quiltiy's, 'The Stain'. Exhibition closes 16 July. [CBD]

Preston Block Party: Preston meets Brooklyn for a huge New York themed party over three days. Food Truck Park. Free. [Preston]

Voiceworks: Submissions are open for issue #105, 'Nerve'. Seeking Australian writer's or artists under 25. See website for details.

Emerging Writer's Festival: Happening all around Melbourne this week, the festival celebrates up and coming writers, it's running from 14 June to 24 June, make sure you head out and check out on of the many events and shows.

Ben Quilty, High Tide Mark, 2016, Oil on linen

Thursday 16 June:

Creative Spaces Forum: 10.30am till 1.30pm, go to this if you're looking for a 'creative space'. [Castlemaine]

Tinning Street Presents: Minor Handling. An installation of textile and video elements by Melbourne based artist Bess Davey. Opening night 6pm - 9pm. [Brunswick]

Heartlands 2016, Stories from refugee youth: using film and art for young people to share their stories. Opening 6pm - 8pm, at the Footscray Community Arts Centre. [Footrscray]

Blindside: Screen Series curated by Simone Hine + Kyle Weise. 6pm - 8pm. [CBD]

Westspace: 'The Trouble with Remuneration', opening night from 6pm - 8pm. [CBD]

Mladen-Stillnović, Artist at Work, 1978

Friday 17 June:

Alternating Art Space: Four solo exhibitions by Myra McElhinney, Phoebe Beard + Sorcha Mackenzie, Adriane Hayward and Michael Hawkins. 6pm - 8pm. [Windsor]

Magnet Galleries Melbourne: Presents "Stars - A Photographer's Benefit". The benefit is being hosted on behalf of lifetime photographer, Skip Watkins. Many prominent photographers are donating special photographs of famous people they have photographed. Opening at 6.30pm, the exhibition will run until 3 July. [CBD]

Melbourne Arts Club: Tonight we are hosting a student exhibition from 6pm-10pm, come on over and check out the wonderful works the students have created. [Preston]

Adriane Hayward

Saturday 18 June:

Gallerysmith Project Space: Startdust by Richard Knafelc Exhibition Opening. 2pm -4pm. [North Melbourne]

Monash University Museum of Art: Presents Sound Spaces with Room40. 3pm -5pm. Tickets available via the Monash website. [Caulfield]

Gertrude Glasshouse: Presents 'Positions' by Ross Coulter. The work explores representations of sexuality and the body in a series depicting pornographic videos projected onto the naked figure. Opening night between 4pm - 6pm. [Fitzroy]

Footscray Community Arts Centre: Women of the Elephants. Featuring an all women cast, Shhhh explores the terrain around womanhood and where listening, disability, and gender intersect. 7pm start. Tickets $20 full/$15 concession. [Footscray]

Arts Project Australia: Georgia Szmerling presents 'Secret Garden', a portrayal of decorative plants. Opening night 3pm - 5pm. [Northcote]

Dark Mofo: Savages hit up the Odeon Theatre in Hobart. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets are $49 + booking fee. 18+ only event. [Hobart]

Emerging Art Australia’s June exhibition: Largest group show from Emerging Art Australia. Hosted at 69 Smith Street Gallery. The exhibition includes works by Alison Ferret, Betty Holloway and Brooke Amanda Goddard to name a few. Opening night between 4pm-6pm. [Fitzroy]

Brooke Goddard - 'Don’t Fight The Ocean', Mixed Media on MDF Panel, 150cm x 120cm, 2016


Sunday 19 June:

VCA: Film School 50th Birthday Party! 2pm - 5pm. Also launching their digital archive channel. [Southbank]

Monday 20 June:

Federation Square: My Life My Family My Home is the exhibition for the completion of the project that MAC's founder J has been involved in. Opening at Fed Square on Monday 20 June 2016 at 11am, Thursday 24 June. [CBD]

Tuesday 21 June:

The Workers: Jeffers Limit with Mount Defiance and King Puppy & The Carnivore. Doors open at 8pm and $8 entry fee. [Fitzroy]

Emerging Writers Festival: Telia Nevile and other artists present 'Sticks and Stones' a performance that comments on the degrading nature of the English language that technology has brought upon us. Showing at The Toff In Town at 7.30pm. Tickets $17 full/$15 concession. [CBD]

Jeffers Limit

Wednesday 22 June:

Emerging Writers Festival: REAL FAKE WHITE DIRT by Jess Holly Bates is a funny, fresh and incisive avalanche of post-colonial anxiety and aspiration. 7pm, Guild Theatre, Union House, University of Melbourne. Tickets $17 full and $15 concession. [Parkville]

Emerging Writers Festival: Songs of Stories and Home will be a night of music and poetry as these brilliant artists share their origin myths, family lore, and stories of leaving and finding home. Showing at 1000 £ Bend Gallery. Tickets $17 full/$15 concession. [CBD]

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