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This is your chance to view the rarely seen original artworks of professional illustrators in one exciting exhibition – Illustrator’s Australia (IA) 16th annual 9×5 exhibition. Held at Space 39 in the heart of Melbourne, you will be able to enjoy around 80 illustrated original masterpieces on wood in a 9″x 5″ format. The 9×5 is based on an exhibition in 1890 where artists such as Tom Roberts, Frederick McCubbin and Arthur Streeton (of the Heidelberg School) painted their works of art on cigar box lids which had similar proportions to 9″x 5″.
IA’s members showcase their own unique style, quality and charm in an amazing array of images under the one roof for only 2 days – not to be missed.
The pieces will be for sale for just $195. All works will be available to view online www.illustratorsaustralia.com
OPENING NIGHT – Friday 14th October 6pm
(includes auction, drinks & nibbles)
Gallery open – Sunday 16th Oct 10am-3pm
Space 39, Lvl 2, 39 Little Collins St, Melbourne Vic
By Viennese/Croation Design Collective Numen/For Use
Western Terrace, Federation Square, Corner Swanston & Flinders Streets
4 September 2011 (maximum three week run)
Giant structure made entirely of packing tape stretches across Fed Square. Constructed by Viennese/Croation Design Collective Numen/For Use.
After a week-long build, Fed Square’s giant sticky tape creation, Tape Melbourne is now complete and extending its huge weblike tendons across the Square in a spectacular display.
Specially commissioned by Fed Square, the large-scale, site specific, temporary work is a two metre high structure made entirely of packing tape proving an exciting fusion of art and design.
It took 3 artists, 15 volunteers 8 days, approx 9 hours a day and 30 kms of tape to build the installation with over 100 people involved overall including engineers, riggers, fencers and OH&S personnel to bring the giant creation to realisation.
Visitors are able to admire the exterior of the structure 24 hours per day and between the hours of 11am to 5pm, two people at a time will be able to explore the interior of the crawl-in installation in a series of supervised sessions.
More info here
This year’s Semi-Permanent Creative Conference in Melbourne features many inspiring speakers, including: Animal Logic (AUS), Büro North (AUS), Benja Harney (AUS), Platon (USA), Scott Dadich (USA), Kelly Thompson (AUS/NZ), Sam Leach (AUS), Kurppa Hosk (SWE), Patrick Clair (AUS), Ken Taylor (AUS), DROGA5 (AUS/USA/NZ), The Entente (UK).
Semi-Permanent Melbourne takes place 23 – 24 September at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.
Buy tickets here
(Early bird ticket rates applies for tickets purchased before 9 Sept)
See Semi-Permanent for more info.
You Have No Chance With Coincidence
9th – 25th September
25 Easey Street Collingwood
Despite being born in the United States, and of Japanese descent, it is the vibrant city energy and graffiti culture of his home town São Paulo that has played the most distinctive role in developing Yusk Imai’s artistic vision.
Yusk represents the vanguard of a new generation of emerging Brazilian artists. His style transcends that of the hackneyed, commonplace street art often seen gracing street and gallery walls, and is the very reason that he is universally considered a unique character.
Yusk’s works are emotionally rich with spiritual messages and ask questions about human nature, our aspirations and our identity. His fine motifs and distinctive palette are an unquestionable nod to the masters of Art Nouveau.
More info here
1 – 18 September
No Vacancy Project Gallery
Tenancy 32, The Atrium, Federation Square
To accommodate the oversized human population more and more lands are taken away from wild animals. The natural habitats are snatched away from these species, leaving them only a small portion of the land, which they once roamed freely. Welcome to an unknown kingdom where a selection of spectacular creatures have made their land. A place ruled by the last Kinkajou. Nior presents a set of paintings and sculptures that combine unique creatures of all shapes and sizes with tribal patterns and colours. In search of Kinkajou.
More info here
6 - 24 September
Opening night Tuesday 6 September 6pm – 8pm
Electromagnetic Guitars is an HD video projection featuring modern pop culture’s greatest success story, the electric guitar. Backed with the strangely familiar sound of electromagnetic radiation that echoes ever present, the piece brings the new commonplace commodity of the mobile to the stage of music fame and lets it play a song. Due to the proliferation of electronic devices such as the mobile phone in everyday life, we are not often distanced from these sounds majorly unheard… they lie just out of reach from our gamut of perception, but here in Electromagnetic Guitars they are put out on display.
The Miscellaneous Interventions include a series of monochrome thermal prints that line the gallery walls. These curious abstracted images framed in laminated wood and gold give a sense of the nostalgia whilst concurrently transcending the everyday experience that would normally evoke reminiscence. The images contain secrets, complimenting the video in linking the commonplace to the extraordinary.
Hugh Davis (born 1985) is a Melbourne based artist whose work deals with a personal relationship and respect for technology that simultaneously disregards technology’s perceived aura. In 2002 he formed the Dirty Mits, a Punk band that would last five years and tour internationally. In creating the group’s persona and imagery, Hugh honed a DIY ethic to image creation that would extend into his approach towards media, technology and the arts. He completed a BA (Multimedia) with honours in 2005 and explored community radio, television, animation, publishing, music and design before focusing on his artistic practice in 2008. In 2010, Hugh completed the Postgraduate Diploma of Visual Arts at the VCA, is currently a candidate for the Master of Visual Arts, and has begun to exhibition locally in 2011.