WHAT: Find me a Castle by Beci Orpin
WHERE: Lamington Drive (101A Sackville Street, Collingwood VIC)
WHEN: Opening Saturday August 15, 2-5pm. Exhibition continues until Saturday September 5.
Lamington Drive is pleased to present Find me a Castle — a book launch and solo exhibition by Beci Orpin. To celebrate the launch of Beci’s latest publication, 'Find me a Castle' a children’s look-and-find picture book published by Penguin, Beci brings together a look-and-find exhibition to match. Illustrations from the book are extracted from the pages and transformed into a larger than-life-scale. The gallery walls are divided into giant pages where viewers can search for hidden objects – an elephant stamp, a beetle, even a giant toothbrush. Join Lamington Drive and Beci for the launch on Saturday August 15 for wall-to-wall fun with kid’s activities, All Day Donuts and much, much more to discover. Bring the whole family – children and pets alike. ‘Find me a Castle’ books, prints and merchandise will also be available for purchase.
WHAT: All Things Now - Sarah Kelk Exhibition Opening
WHERE: 311 Smith Street, Fitzroy VIC
WHEN: Thursday July 23rd from 6-8pm
All Things Now by Melbourne-based painter Sarah Kelk, is a warm interpretation of the world around us, evoking visual memories and allowing the viewer to decode their own meanings. Sarah's soft edged abstract paintings have an exquisite balance of strength and lightness to them that makes them so appealing. Please join Sarah and Modern Times for a drink to celebrate this wonderful exhibition at the opening on Thursday 23rd July. The exhibition will be on show at Modern Times until August 6th.
WHAT: Heavy Leisure by Evie Cahir & Gemma Topliss
WHERE: Backwoods Gallery (25 Easey St, Collingwood)
WHEN: April 17th from 6-9pm
Backwoods Gallery is proud to present an exhibition of illustrations by two young artists, Evie Cahir & Gemma Topliss, who are representative of the bright future of Australia art. In Heavy Leisure, opening on the 17th of April, Cahir and Topliss will present a series of delicate, illustrative works. The collection re-evaluates the seemingly mundane moments, objects and routines of daily life, imbuing them with emotional undertones. The exhibition will be on display until the 26th of April.
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.