WHAT: Kuwaii AW15 Launch
WHERE: Kuwaii City Store (Shop 7-8 Cathedral Arcade, 37 Swanston St)
WHEN: Thursday March 19th 2015 from 6pm
Join Melbourne fashion label Kuwaii for a few ciders this Thursday to celebrate Melbourne Fashion Festival and the official launch of their Autumn/Winter collection 'Re/Mix'. An exploration of wardrobe possibilities, the clean lined collection features a bright colour palette of coral pinks, cobalt blues and soft greys on wool viscose sweaters, pencil skirts and cosy skivvy dresses.
WHAT: Handsom Warehouse Sale
WHERE: 83 Kerr St, Fitzroy
WHEN: 6-8th February 2015 (Fri-Sat from 10-6pm & Sun from 12-5pm)
Ladies and gents, we suggest you get your wallets ready because Handsom are having a warehouse super sale and there's up to 70% off surplus stock as well as past present and future samples. New womenswear and menswear items will be added daily, so we suggest you get your butts down to Fitzroy this weekend for some bargains!
WHAT: DEEP SPACE HOUSE PLANT - An exhibition by Ashley Ronning
WHERE: Rooftop Art Space (Level 6, Curtin House, Melbourne)
WHEN: Opens Monday Feb 2nd, 2015 from 6pm
For her first solo exhibition, Melbourne illustrator and designer Ashley Ronning has combined the two biggest influences on her work, astronomy and biology, and twisted them into a bizarre murder mystery. DEEP SPACE HOUSE PLANT occurs on an interstellar space station beyond our galaxy, exact location has been unknown for three earth years. The space station specialised in the affect of gravity upon earth plant life, and the discovery of plant life on other celestial bodies. Images have been received by the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico of a seemingly abandoned station with overgrown experiments and small signs of struggle. It is unknown why the six humans on the station have fled, or if something more sinister has occurred. Investigation continues. Join Ashley and Rooftop Artspace at 6pm on Feb 2nd to celebrate the opening of DEEP SPACE HOUSE PLANT.
WHAT: Sugar Mountain 2015
WHEN: Saturday 24 January, 2015
WHERE: Victorian College of the Arts, Southbank, Melbourne
Melbourne's most progressive music and arts festival, Sugar Mountain 2015 is back after eighteen months of planning and with some exciting new changes! Firstly, there's the move to one of Melbourne's creative hubs – Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) in the city's Southbank precinct. To accompany Sugar Mountain's new home comes a music and art program featuring some of the most influential, most experimental and most iconic artists on the planet. Expanding to five stages has provided the platform for an expansive, well-rounded, amazing line-up which traverses genres and generations. The following musicians and artists will be performing at the one day festival: Nas, ODESZA, Ariel Pink, Soul Clap, Horse Meat Disco, The 2 Bears, Anthony Naples, SWANS, Dan Deacon, Terrible Love feat. Kirin J Callinan, How To Dress Well, Midnight Juggernauts, Bo Ningen, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Twerps, Dexter, NO ZU + Sal P (Liquid Liquid), Chela, Banoffee, Oscar Key Sung x Cassius Select, Rat & Co, Slum Sociable, Wax'o Paradiso, LA Pocock, Noise In My Head, Leif Podhajsky, Hisham Bharoocha, Ash Keating, Abby Portner, Robin Fox, Nonotak, Johann Rashid, Cara Stricker x John Kirby, Keith Deverell, Ghostpatrol, Sean Morris, Cornelius Brown, Poppy Lane, Confetti System. Tickets go on sale at 9am on October 20th. For more info head to the festival's website.
WHAT: Overgrown by Belynda Henry
WHERE: 87 Albert St, Brunswick, VIC
WHEN: Opens 25th Sept from 6pm-8pm and runs until 1st Oct 2014
TDF Collect presents Overgrown, the latest collection of works by Wynne Prize finalist, artist Belynda Henry. Belynda paints from her home studio in the Dooralong Valley, NSW where she is surrounded by 40 acres of unspoilt Australian countryside. It is this rich visual backdrop that has been the artist’s primary source of inspiration for this exhibition. In this series Belynda explores nature in its purest form. From her front porch, surrounded by towering gum trees, to the rolling hills beyond her property, Belynda collects and archives her ‘landscape memories’. No scene goes unnoticed. She takes fleeting moments of nature at its wildest and most unruly, depicting the landscape she calls home with joy and sincerity. Fore more info head to the TDF Collect website.
WHAT: Forgotten Memories by Dilka Bear
WHERE: Auguste Clown Gallery (52 Johnston Street, Fitzroy)
WHEN: Opening Friday September 19th 2014
Enter the melancholic mind of Dilka Bear as she dreamily guides you through her collection of abandoned memories. Buried deep within the subconscious, a hidden narrative unfolds as remnants of memories long since forgotten are pieced together. Fragmented fairytales, wistful urchins and childhood tragedies hazily drift through the surreal realm of 'Forgotten Memories'. Following on from her sell-out show at Auguste Clown Gallery last year, the Italian artist returns for her second solo show in Australia with the exhibition 'Forgotten Memories' from 19th September - 12th October. For more info head to the Auguste Clown Gallery website.
WHAT: APOM x Minty Baxter SS14 Collection Launch
WHERE: Markov (352 Drummond Street, Melbourne)
WHEN: Monday September 1st from 6pm
Join the lovely ladies behind Melbourne label APOM to celebrate the launch of their SS14 collection alongside the work of Brisbane artist Minty Baxter as part of the Melbourne Spring Fashion Week Cultural Program. APOM has collaborated with Minty to design a print for their latest collection; inspired by the joy and whimsy of 1920s fairs and circuses. The opening night launch on the 1st will begin at 6pm with refreshments provided from some of Australia’s best boutique labels including AB & D winery and Two Birds Brewery. The exhibition will run during the entire week of MSFW from 4pm-10pm.
WHAT: Magic Designer Sale
WHERE: 83 Kerr Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne
WHEN: August 29th-31st 2014
What better way to kick off Spring Fashion season than with the Magic Designer Sale in Fitzroy this weekend! Hosted by one of our favourite Melbourne-based labels Kuwaii, the sale will feature a bunch of local and Sydney based brands including Romance Was Born, Handsom, & Attorney, Livia Arena, Dress Up, Carly Hunter, Kloke, Chorus, Verner and POMS. There will be a selection of samples, archive pieces, seasonal clothing and footwear available and it all begins this Friday from 10am. For more details check out the Facebook event page here.
WHAT: Leonard St. Pop Up Clearance Store
WHERE: 1/140 Chapel St, Windsor, Melbourne
WHEN: 5th - 31st August 2014
Melbourne label, Leonard St. are having a Pop Up clearance in Windsor this month! Get down to Chapel St from the 5th until the 31st and grab yourself some amazing samples, seconds and old stock!
WHAT: Craft and Design as a Career 2014
WHERE: Deakin Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne
WHEN: August 7th from 9am – 4pm
Craft and Design as a Career is Craft’s annual day-long professional development seminar for students, artists and designers, led by inspiring artists and industry experts. This immersive day gives craft and design practitioners and students an inspirational boost with a range of experienced and informative speakers who together provide advice, stories, philosophies and unique perspectives on different working methodologies. More info and tickets available here.