From Where I'm Standing: New works by Robert Bowers
Nov
30
to Dec 2

From Where I'm Standing: New works by Robert Bowers

'From Where I'm Standing' is a solo exhibition bringing together a new series of acrylic paintings and sculptures by Australian artist Robert Bowers.

Absorbed by his local surroundings, this new series extends upon previous ideas of lost scenes set within dense foliage, frequently including concealed figures, both human and animal. 
A steady theme of local suburbia finds it's way into this new series, with rooftops and dwellings submerged into Robert's signature foliage settings. His work combines the charm of nature with the unexpected simplicity of the everyday norm, creating a sense of nostalgia and wonder. 

‘From Where I'm Standing‘ by Robert Bowers
November 30th to December 2nd

 

Opening night

Thursday Nov 30 6pm - 9pm

Opening Hours

Friday: 10am - 5pm

Saturday: 10am - 5pm

For more info: robert-bowers.com

 

 

Besser Space

15 - 25 Keele St, Collingwood, Melbourne

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New Meaning by MIK SHIDA
Dec
14
to Dec 16

New Meaning by MIK SHIDA

Art has historically served to either support and express the dominant values of the times or to challenge them. In the contemporary era a new ideological paradigm has emerged, in which antiquated ideas contend with Postmodernism’s rejection of meta narratives and the resulting fallout. In his latest exhibition “New Meaning" Shida attempts to transcend this dichotomy by portraying a “New” Mythology that can be seen as an expression of a “New” Tradition."

The event is sponsored by Young Henry's.

OPENING NIGHT
Thursday 14 December : 6.00pm - 9.00pm

OPENING HOURS
Friday 15 December 11.00am - 6.00pm
Saturday 16 December 12.00noon - 5.00pm
Sunday 17 December 12.00noon - 4.00pm

For more information shida.bigcartel.com

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Culture Matters: Presented by Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency Art Mentoring Program
Nov
15
to Nov 19

Culture Matters: Presented by Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency Art Mentoring Program

Culture Matters celebrates the work of five young people exploring their cultural knowledge and identity through various art mediums. Inspired and mentored by the stories, experiences and practices of Artist’s Maree Clarke (Mutti Mutti/Yorta Yorta and Boon Wurrung/Wemba Wemba), Emma Bamblett (Wemba Wemba) and Peter Waples-Crow (Ngarigo), the young people have created a body of work that expresses their personal cultural journey. Culture Matters is proudly presented by the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) as an outcome of their 2017 Art Mentoring Project.

OPENING NIGHT
Wednesday 15 November: 6.00pm - 9.00pm

OPENING HOURS 
Thursday 16 November: 10.00am - 6.00pm
Friday 17 November: 10.00am - 6.00pm
Saturday 18 November: 12noon - 5.00pm

For more information on VACCA: www.vacca.org

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The Next Level by JUST ANOTHER AGENCY and WACOM
Oct
31
to Nov 13

The Next Level by JUST ANOTHER AGENCY and WACOM

Wacom inspires and equips people to make the world a more creative place. They play a massive role in applying digital technologies to creativity. Wacom is a part of a generation that is creating powerful new tools of connectivity and expression that influences every aspect of the human experience.

Wacom and Just Another Agency are teaming up to bring a one-of-a-kind event to Melbourne, exhibiting and launching Wacom’s annual artist publication, featuring a range of digital artists’ work from across the globe.

The exhibition and publication will showcase the winners of The Next Level competition alongside six elite artists, whose designs are created using various Wacom tools.

Featured works from: Lauren Carney, Gemma Correll, Merda, David Milan, Rik Oostenbroek & Furry Little Peach.

31 October - 13 November 2017
OPENING NIGHT
Friday 3rd November: 6.00pm - 9.00pm

OPENING TIMES
Monday - Friday:  10.00am - 5.00pm
Saturdays:  12.00noon - 5.00pm

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End of Year Exhibition by the Victorian College of the Arts
Oct
25
to Oct 28

End of Year Exhibition by the Victorian College of the Arts

The Victorian College of the Arts presents the End of Year Exhibition for the first time at Besser Space!

Join us for a diverse selection of artworks from the following VCA’s Visual Art Short Courses: Advanced Drawing, Contemporary Painting, Drawing Foundations, Extended Practice, and Painting Techniques.

OPENING TIMES:
Wednesday 25 October: 11.00am - 6.00pm
Thursday 26 October: 11.00am - 6.00pm
Friday 27 October: 11.00am - 6.00pm
Saturday 28 October: 12.00pm - 5.00pm

For more information about the VCA’s Short Courses, visit: vca.unimelb.edu.au/study/short-courses

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For Better, For Worse by SKL0
Oct
3
to Oct 15

For Better, For Worse by SKL0

Lo, who also goes by the moniker SKL0, has a distinguished reputation in Singapore as an activist and artist critiquing the social-political norms of her first world island state home. 

FOR BETTER, FOR WORSE
In her third solo exhibition, and first in Australia, we encounter an artist who is obsessed with the way Singapore's inhabitants interact with the urban landscape and how their lives are directed by social expectations, government directives and collective habit. Lo questions what it means to be a citizen in an ostensibly free state in which behaviours are observed by security cameras and crossing the road at the 'correct' time is a matter of obligation. 

For images visit www.pegasos5.com

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For Syria's Children Fundraising Exhibition by E.L.K. & Emma Zoller
Sep
28
6:00 PM18:00

For Syria's Children Fundraising Exhibition by E.L.K. & Emma Zoller

Formed in mid-2017 by international artist ELK (Luke Cornish) and Emma Zoller, For Syria’s Children (FSC) is an Australian fundraising project aiming to provide financial assistance to young Syrians that have been tragically affected by the relentless Syrian civil war.

All funds raised via the auction of artworks and donations are allocated directly to a selection of local Syrian organisations, including orphanages, hospitals and on-the-ground health care services, spread across a number of Syria’s most heavily devastated cities. 

The show featured an extensive list of Australia’s most respected urban artists including Adnate, Anthony Lister, Rone, ELK, HA-HA and more. 

Follow their journey post event www.instagram.com/forsyriaschildren

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Streetview by HoMie
Sep
14
to Sep 16

Streetview by HoMie

Streetview is an exhibition which aims to shine a light on the often unspoken world of Melbourne's growing homeless community. Capturing life on the streets, seven people experiencing homelessness documented their lives via disposable cameras. These images uncover a side of our city which is confronting and real.

For more about HoMie  
 

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Milkali Kutju - One Blood by ROBERT FIELDING
Aug
2
to Aug 12

Milkali Kutju - One Blood by ROBERT FIELDING

Milkali Kutju, meaning ‘one blood’ in Pitjantjatjara language, is a call for unity, for an end to racial prejudice. I’m asking people to look beneath the surface and see that our differences are only skin deep. It doesn’t matter what colour or race you are, we all have blood running through our veins. In these works the paper is like a skin, and the piercings I’ve burnt through its surface invite the viewer to look a little deeper, and consider what lies beneath: Milkali Kutju – One Blood.

- Robert Fielding

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