Sunday
Sep102017

UNFINISHED – SEARCH FOR THE MIRACULOUS

Please join us to celebrate the launch of Unfinished – Search for the Miraculous, a group exhibition by Robert Mangion, Peter Burke, Denise Honan, Marcel Feillafe and Lauren Kennedy.

Unfinished – Search for the Miraculous draws from a subject critical to art practice: the question of when a work of art is finished. In this project, the unfinished is explored in cross-disciplinary ways, blurring the distinction between making and un-making, and extending the boundaries between beginnings and endings.

Opening night: Wed 20 Sept 6-9pm

Five Walls Projects
Level 1/119 Hopkins St, Footscray
Gallery hours: Wed-Sat 12-5pm
Exhibition runs until Sat 7 Oct 2017

Tuesday
Aug292017

EXIT

EXIT (2017), enamel and acrylic on board. An artwork for the VCA's '9x5 NOW!' exhibition at the Margaret Lawrence Gallery. 

https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/small-pictures-big-legacy-the-9-by-5-exhibition-then-and-now

Sunday
Jun042017

AIR CABINET

Coming soon! Air Cabinet in Bloemfontein, South Africa as part of the Vrystaat Arts Festival 2017.

http://www.vrystaatkunstefees.co.za/events.aspx?EventID=1172

 

Tuesday
Jan102017

BOO! THE BUREAU FOR THE ORGANISATION OF ORIGINS

The Bureau for the Organisation of Origins (BOOexplores the national preoccupation with identity by examining Australia’s cultural self-evaluation leading up to, and ‘celebrated’ on, Australia Day.

ARTISTS | Rushdi Anwar, Peter Burke + Adele Varcoe, Linda Choi, Dale Collier, Peter Drew, Jaye Early, Megan Evans, Carly Fischer, Raafat Ishak + Tom Nicholson, Sean Lowry, Mayatili Marika, Wandjuk Marika OBE (c.1930–1987), Ramon Martinez-Mendoza, Performprint (Joel Gailer + Jenny Hall), Benjamin Sheppard, Nick Waddell, Elmedin Žunić

The ‘BOO’ is a collaborative and interdisciplinary visual arts project that converts the BLINDSIDE Artist run space into a working ‘bureau’ to comment on Australian identity on and around Australia day 2017. As a bureau, the project embodies the idea that the nation state essentially operates an administrative bureaucracy. The format supports the themes while providing a space to discuss and debate various issues regarding Australian identity as revealed through a range of artistic gestures and discursive events. The exhibition incorporates panel discussions, workshops and publications along with a range of carefully curated interdisciplinary art works. The ‘bureau’ context prompts dialogue around issues of heritage, place and belonging and the organisational systems that end up affecting everyday experience.

The exhibition will be regularly activated by BOO artists and invited contributors during opening hours across the exhibition period. Benjamin Sheppard will be basing his drawing research in the Bureau for the entire exhibition period. Peter Burke + Adele Varcoe will be intermittently engaging with the gallery and surrounds and guest Artists will be invited to engage with the Bureau across the exhibition period. Elmedin Žunić will stage a performance of his Archaic Typewriter work at the opening on the 26thof January.

Artist/Curator | Benjamin Sheppard

Opening Night | Thursday 26 January, 6pm–8pm

Panel Discussion | Thursday 2 February, 6pm–8pm

Exhibition Dates 26 January to 11 February 2017 

Tuesday
Oct182016

ART FOR SOCIAL CHANGE

Peter Burke: Please Love Me (Whaleburger Tokyo)

The Incinerator Art Gallery presents an exhibition of artworks with a strong focus on environmentalism and social activism, and looks to reinforce the idea that art can create deep and long lasting social change.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1667594656890833/

 

Sunday
Oct162016

LOOSE CHANGE WORKSHOP


Have you ever found money in the street?

What did you do with it?

Find out how to make it a gift that keeps on giving.

Join us in a social experiment designed to morph your understanding of money and its real value in the world.

Take a risk. Question your assumptions about art and money.

Explore these ideas in the LOOSE CHANGE WORKSHOP, convened by artists Peter Burke and Louise Lavarack on Tuesday 18 October from 1pm to 3pm at Queen Victoria Market.

The workshop is free but places are limited to six people so book now via www.themechanicsinstitute.com

Workshop participants will meet at the Biennial Lab Hub, 145 Victoria Street, Melbourne before going on to the workshop location.

The LOOSE CHANGE WORKSHOP is part of Trade School, a project hosted by The Mechanics Institute for the Public Art Melbourne Biennial Lab, What Happens Now?, a City of Melbourne arts initiative.