Wreck Yo'Self - Art things to do this week

Words - Ella Quinn Images - courtesy of the galleries

Melbourne Arts Club’s weekly list of what's on in Melbourne. Wreck Yo’Self… We dare you!


Ongoing Things:

204 Art Space are looking for recent Visual/Fine Art graduates to submit exhibition proposals for their upcoming curated exhibition 'Young Melbourne Contemporary'. Click here for more details, submission deadline is April 14!

The Counihan Gallery - 'Is This Thing On?'. In conjunction with The Melbourne Comedy Festival, 'Is This Thing On' is a multi-disciplinary group exhibition celebrating humour, wit and weirdness. On until April 24. [Brunswick]

ACMI - Melbourne Queer Film Festival.  MQFF opens this Thursday, and while there may be no tickets left for opening night, there will be plenty on all week. The festival runs until April 11. [CBD]

Half Price Movies at The Shadow Electric Outdoor Cinema - Nothing says summer's over like the end of Shadow Electric's outdoor movie season. Make sure you squeeze the last remnants out of the season by checking out a half price movie this week and next (you may need a jumper). It's also the last time you'll be able to watch a movie in the old courtyard before the cinema moves to a new location in the grounds of the convent. Click Here to check out what's on and book before 4pm on Friday! Use the password 'subscriber' for your discount! [Abbotsford]


Courtesy of The Shadow Electric

Thursday 31 March

3 Hertford St - Opening Drinks for 'Sand Castles', an exhibition by Emma McEvoy. Set in an old run down house in the heart of Fitzroy, this one is sure to be interesting. The exhibition will feature photography from Emma's visit to the abandoned town of Kolmanskop in the Namibian desert, as well as a sand installation that will bemuse all the senses. Exhibiting until April 3. Opening Drinks 6-8pm. [Fitzroy]

Wild Lumploaf and Helio Press Launch at New Brunswick from 6pm [Brunswick]

Exhibition Openings: Andrew Browne, Steve Carr and Frances Wilkinson and Samantha McCulloch for Next Wave (Emerging Curators Program) at Centre for Contemporary Photography [Collingwood]

Blindside opens new shows by Jake Preval and Kate Power [CBD]


Abandoned by Emma McAvoy

Abandoned by Emma McEvoy

Friday 1 April

Strange Neighbour - Opening night of  'EFFACE' an exhibition of paintings by Chelsea Lehmann and Luke Thurgate. Both artists use their work as a means of engaging with the body and its relationship to history, identity, sexuality and authorship. 6-9pm. [Fitzroy]

Alternating Current Art Space - Grand Opening Exhibition 'Chalk and Cheese'. 'Chalk and Cheese' is a group show featuring over 27 artists from a range of disciplines who have contributed to the identity of Alternating Current Art Space as a site for contemporary art. Open until 24 April. Opening Night Event 6-8pm. [Windsor]

Cross Street - FEMS (Females for equality making stuff) Issue 4 Launch Party. Music, dancing, poetry, videos, zines and drinks! 7.30pm. [CBD]

April Fools at the Counihan - The Counihan Gallery in Brunswick is hosting a series of free events in conjunction with The Melbourne Comedy Festival and their exhibition 'Is This Thing On?'. Tonight there will be live readings from publication Funny Ha Ha, and subversive MCing by Bron Batten. Oh and attendees are encouraged to dress up comedically. 6.30-9.30pm. [Brunswick]

Outre Melbourne -"Polychromatic Heirlooms" - an exhibition of paintings, prints and objects by local artist Melissa Grisancich. Drinks from Feral Brewing. From 6pm. [CBD]

Anna Pappas Gallery - Opening drinks for new exhibitions. Samuel Hodge - 'On Trending', Michael Prior - 'Slow Air' and Claire Anna Watson - 'Endocardium'. 6pm. [Prahran]

Meeting of Styles, an internationally renowned graffiti and arts festival is finally coming to Melbourne running from 1 - 3 April, this will be huge! All of the CBD's iconic laneways will be completely repainted during this three day period - something never done before in the City of Melbourne.

AW16 Launch Party - Small Scale Residency at at Small Scale from 5pm [Abbottsford]

CROWDFUNDING LAUNCH for the HAPPYLAND project. Help Kaff-eine and her cheeseagle collective raise at least $30k to complete their special Happyland art installation + housing project in Manila’s dumpsite slums! 25 Keele Street Collingwood, from 6pm.

April at KINGS ARI brings you SOAP Collective, Scott Morrison, Talia Smith from 6pm [CBD]

Opening: Authenticity ? Darren Sylvester Patrick Pound Peter Hill Michael Vale DAMP and Jacqui Shelton at Incinerator Gallery [Moonee Ponds] 6pm

LA2016: Nathan Gray - The Shakes hosted by Liquid Architecture at Long Play [North Fitzroy]The Shakes is a new work for video by Nathan Gray developed with choreographer Rebecca Jensen and musician Tarquin Manek.

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Endocardium, HD Video: 1920 x 1080p, 3 min 4 sec. 

Saturday 2 April

Fehily Contemporary - 'Lost Worlds' by Gregor Kregar. Do you like dinosaurs? Then you'll definitely like this exhibition! Come and check our Gregor's recycled glass and cast bronze sculptures and have a cheeky Saturday afternoon drink. 3pm-5pm. [Armadale]

Testing Grounds Outdoor Arts Space - 'Under The Stars' - The pre-event of the 11th Indonesian Film Festival general movie screening in ACMI, this event aims to introduce Indonesian films to the public in a casual setting. The movie will screen from 6pm, and there will be music, games, an exhibition, a Photo-booth and Indonesian food! 6-8pm. [Southbank]

Station - Opening Event for 'NOONISMIDNIGHT', an exhibition by Laith McGregor. 4-6pm. [South Yarra]

Kate Sylvester performance and artist talk - Fabrik: Performative approaches to textiles from 2.20pm at Margaret Lawrence Gallery [Docklands]

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Laith McGregor: Sunset 2016, pencil on paper, 203.5 x 156.5 cm

Sunday 3 April

Howler - Transgenre 2016: an 8 hour mini music festival featuring some extremely talented trans and GNC bands, musicians, poets, DJ's and dancers. 5pm-1am. $10-20. [Brunswick]

Tuesday 4 April

Cherchez La Femme: Feminism and Class at The Melba Spiegeltent 6.30 pm Tickets available 

Wednesday 6 April

Bus Projects - Opening event for new exhibitions: exhibitions by Jessie Scott and Zoe Diacolabrianos, Emma Hamilton, Simon Attwooll, Julia Powles and Madeline Russo. 6-8PM. [Collingwood]

DONNA COMFORT ‘Intervention of Colour’ Opening at Five Walls [Footscray]


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