WHAT: Magic Designer Sale
WHERE: 87 Kerr St Fitzroy, Melbourne
WHEN: Friday 4th - Sunday 6th September 2015
Fashion lovers and style aficionados alike, it's time to empty those piggy banks and get your purses ready! The amazing Magic Designer Sale is back again and as per usual, the sale features end of season pieces and samples from Melbourne labels such as Kuwaii, Kloke, Livia Arena Label, Verner, OK OK, This is Chorus, Witu, Rouda, Pageant, Baserange plus jewellery brands Seb Brown Jewellery, POMS and Two Hills! The sale will run from 10-6pm on Friday and Saturday, and 12-4pm on Sunday. More info at the MDS website.
WHAT: KUWAII Resort SS15-16 preview
WHERE: Cathedral Arcade (37 Swanston St, Melbourne)
WHEN: 28 August 2015 from 6-8pm
As part of the MSFW Retail Program, Kuwaii invite you to after work drinks this Friday evening at their Cathedral Arcade store! The Melbourne label are excited to have their latest resort SS1516 collection on show, as well as their amazing collaboration with Maryanne Moodie. Kuwaii’s latest collaboration with the ex-pat Australian artist & weaver extraordinaire blurs the boundaries between craft and fashion with a soft and feminine nod to all things Kuwaii. In sync with Kuwaii’s aesthetic, Maryanne’s woven tapestries in a stunning array of soft colours and textures complement Kuwaii’s simple yet sophisticated, timeless yet modern styles. For the collaboration, Maryanne has produced a wearable woven tapestry as part Kuwaii’s resort collection. This beautiful piece is half art work and half garment, and will produced in extremely limited numbers, and will be available for pre-order on the night. For more info head to the Facebook event page.
WHAT: Falls Music & Arts Festival 2015
WHERE: Lorne (VIC), Marion Bay (TAS), and Byron Bay (NSW)
WHEN: New Years 2015
Lorne - Dec 28, 2015 until Jan 01, 2016
Marion Bay - Dec 29, 2015 until Jan 01, 2016
Byron Bay - Dec 31, 2015 until Jan 03, 2016
Take in some of the finest contemporary tunes from across the globe with interactive arts, sustainable initiatives, yummy food and good people at this years Falls Festival! Tried, tested and perfected over the past two dozen years, Falls proudly delivers all your number ones: rolling green amphitheatres, multiple stages, stunning locations, bountiful nature, free camping, sustainable and environmental processes, curated foodies, interactive arts and all the best sounds with even better memories. The 2015 lineup includes: Alpine · The Avener · Birds Of Tokyo · Bloc Party · Børns · Courtney Barnett · Disclosure · Django Django · Foals · Gang Of Youths · Gary Clark Jr · Halsey · Hiatus Kaiyote · Hilltop Hoods · King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard · Kurt Vile And The Violators · Little May · The Maccabees · Mac Demarco · Meg Mac · Oh Wonder · Paul Kelly & Merri Soul Sessions Featuring Clairy Browne, Dan Sultan, Kira Piru, Vika & Linda Bull · RUFUS · Seth Sentry · Toro Y Moi · Young Fathers + More.
If you'd like to get your mitts on some tickets, the Ticket Ballot is open now! So pop your name into the draw if you're looking for a summery getaway at Lorne, Marion Bay or Byron this NYE. There will also be General Sales for those who miss out in the Ticket Ballot, starting at 9am AEST on Wednesday August 26.
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: Her Name is Flora - an exhibition by Caitlin Shearer and Eloise Maree
WHERE: The Tate (345 Glebe Pt Rd, Sydney)
WHEN: Wednesday 4th Feb, 2015 from 6pm
A celebration of the female form in nature, tinted with the rose-hued eye of the feminine gaze. Her Name is Flora is an exhibition by Eloise Maree and Caitlin Shearer, spanning film, photography, painting and textiles (maybe even a sneaky plant or two!) - based upon a mutual fascination with the female figure and native flora and fauna. This exhibition being a culmination of two feminine approaches to the subject matter in an array of contrasting mediums. Join the girls for the opening night on Feb 4th for sweet tunes, a free keg of beer, and flora galore!
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.