Sonos Dumb Speaker Amnesty
Jun
2
to Jun 3

Sonos Dumb Speaker Amnesty

Do you have a dumb old speaker lying around that you want to upgrade for free? If you do, bring it along to the Sonos Dumb Speaker Amnesty and you can exchange it for a new Sonos One wireless speaker - which, by the way, is full of smarts, including voice control.

Watch your dumb old speakers being turned into a work of art, hear some cool tunes courtesy of a playlist compiled by DJs Human Movement, and drink delicious coffee. 

On Saturday 2 June, the first 200 people who hand over their old speaker will be able to exchange it for a brand new Sonos One (valued at $299 each). Plus, there’s a special offer available for the sleepy heads who miss out. Turn up and you'll find out. Also, Artist George Rose will be building a sculpture from your previously loved dumb speakers at the event on Saturday.

On Sunday 3 June,  muralist Carla McRae will be creating an artwork live in the showroom, so come along to see it come to life. If you love Carla’s art, you'll have the chance to bid for it in a silent auction with 100% of proceeds going to The Song Room, a not-for-profit organisation which offers tailored music and arts programs to Australia’s most disadvantaged children.

Come along and enjoy the combination of awesome art and sweet tunes. 

OPENING TIMES: 

Saturday 2 June 2018
10.00am - 4.00pm

Sunday 3 June 2018
11.00am - 3.00pm 

For more information click here

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What is art doing in the contemporary lifestyle of the multi-faceted Australian culture scene?
May
3
6:00 PM18:00

What is art doing in the contemporary lifestyle of the multi-faceted Australian culture scene?

Art¹ (verb) 
What is art doing in the contemporary lifestyle of the multi-faceted Australian culture scene?

This group exhibition at Besser Space explores and interrogates present values throughout multiple communities within our local context. The show delves into the exchange of dialogue around the function of art in the high friction societal hierarchy we find ourselves in today. 

Artists:
Vlona Mehmedi
Stephanie Babinczky
Jodie Mae
Orlando Saint Sebastien

Opening night: Thursday 3 May - 6pm - 9pm

* This show is for one night only.

Vlona: Instagram, @vlonarts and website www.vlonamehmedi.com
Stephanie: Instagram @stephbabcreative

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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.

For more information on VACCA: www.vacca.org

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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.

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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