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Double the fun at The Sisters’ Christmas Markets

Sisters’ Market Brunswick Town Hall – 233 Sydney Road, Brunswick

Friday 14 December 4 – 9 pm and Saturday 15 December 10 – 4 pm

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We Work This Shop: spoken word workshop

Monday November 12 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Brunswick Library, 233 Sydney Rd, Brunswick

MelbourneSpokenWord.com is the online connection to the spoken word scene in Melbourne featuring reviews, videos and interviews of poetry and poets, as well as keeping you up to date with upcoming events.

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We Work This Shop

Brunswick Library, Sydney Rd & Dawson St, Brunswick
Monday October 29 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Melbourne Spoken Word presents We Work This Shop, a workshop for spoken word artists and poets. It’s a space to bring spoken word or poetry, especially meant for the stage or to be read aloud, for feedback from your peers in a constructive and supportive environment. The workshop is for all levels of experience.

It is a good idea to bring printouts of your piece to share so peers can make notes, but entirely optional. Also worth bringing something to write with, like a notebook or laptop as we usually begin with a short writing exercise or prompt to get the juices flowing.

It’s free but please book via Eventbrite so we know how many people to expect. Presented by Melbourne Spoken Word, and supported by Brunswick Library.

All Ages / Alcohol-Free / Wheelchair Accessible including appropriate toilets and scooter and wheelchair recharge points.

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Sydney Road Street Party 2019

Brunswick’s favourite annual party is back in 2019.

Sydney Road Street Party is Melbourne’s biggest street party, transforming Sydney Road, Brunswick into a heaving extravaganza of sounds, smells and sights for one huge day of festivities in March each year.

Add Sunday 3 March 2019 to your calendar to save the date!

Stallholders Wanted

We are now seeking vibrant and unique stallholders to participate in the Sydney Road Street Party 2019. Stallholder categories include Food and Beverage, Artisan and Merchandise and Community Groups.

Apply now to be part of be part of Melbourne’s biggest Street Party!


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A sinking feeling (the politics of risk)

Opening night Thursday 11th October, 6pm.

A sinking feeling (the politics of risk) will explore the relationship between both the artist and curator’s dependence on funding bodies and how that affects the likelihood of creating work that takes risks or offers critiques. The exhibition will engage with the potential ‘freedom’ that is a by-product of working freelance within the arts in Australia.

A sinking feeling (the politics of risk) intends to consider such questions as:

How in the current political/artistic climate can artists feel supported to take risks?

How are gallery spaces/artists/curators held accountable for speaking to, and with, diverse communities and engaging in meaningful cross-cultural dialogues?

This exhibition speaks to a sense of political disillusionment held by those who do not feel represented or supported within Australian arts communities. This is due to contributing factors such as a rapid rise of nationalism and a right-leaning, self-serving government. In relation to the 2018 exhibition, ‘Anatomy of Political Melancholy’, curator Katerina Gregos describes this kind of disillusionment as “…a sinking feeling borne from frustration, anger, despair, mistrust, sadness and hopelessness.”

Through their diverse practices each artist will consider themes of social responsibility while engaging with socio-political diversity and risk-taking. The artists demonstrate responsiveness through critical practices and dialogues, while resisting hegemonic interpretations of whichever communities they associate themselves within or outside of.

Blak Dot Gallery, as a not-for-profit contemporary art space, offers a crucial place to examine the social/political implications or expectations embedded within it. It is a potential sovereign space where a critique of power, funding structures and the vulnerability that artists experience, as a result of an unstable and unsupportive arts economy, can be discussed.


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2019 Applications now open!

The 2019 application round is now open!

Applications are now open for group, solo or curated shows.
While there isn’t an official due date, exhibitions are usually allocated by October – so get writing!

All information can be found on our website at:

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Booking Gigs and Touring: a workshop for spoken word artists

Wednesday August 08 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Siteworks33 Saxon Street, Brunswick

Join Melbourne Spoken Word Director, Benjamin Solah, for a 2-hour workshop and discussion for spoken word artists aimed at those wanting to get booked for feature gigs, and touring their performances. Do you want to perform and be paid? Do you want to take your work beyond Melbourne? What’s the best way to do this that is professional and in a manner that’s not just beneficial for yourself but for the wider spoken word scene?

Benjamin Solah is a spoken word artist and Director of Melbourne Spoken Word. He’s been performing since 2010 and has featured at a number of regular spoken word events, hosted touring poets from around the world, and in 2017, toured Texas as part of the first ever National Poetry Slam team from Australia.

Hosted at Siteworks in Brunswick, the workshop will be held on the 1st floor in Workroom 7.

Tickets are $20. Bookings are essential.

It’s all ages and an alcohol-free space. Please advise if you have any accessibility requirements. read more

Northcity4 does Craft Cubed 2018

For Craft Cubed 2018, Northcity4 will present three workshops, a film festival and the offical launch of TempContemp. See below for more details on each of these events.

Northcity4 has obtained the exclusive rights to present the feature J. FRED WOELL: AN AMERICAN VISION. The film follows Woell for six years through his teaching at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and its mentorship programs, and places him in a rightfully significant place as one of the first craft artists who opened the door to using found objects to comment on the times. J. FRED WOELL: AN AMERICAN VISION captures the essence of a political artist who believed deeply in the power of the creative spirit.

Through interviews with historic and contemporary curators, artists and writers the film reveals much about Woell’s underlying convictions: to protect the environment, to respect all, particularly native peoples. His work calls upon all of us to make our world, our home, a better world.

We will screen the feature with a number of craft based short films. And there will be snacks and mulled wine to keep us warm.

FRIDAY AUGUST 10, 6.30pm
Tickets $20. Click here to purchase.

For the following workshops visit Northcity4

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We work this shop

Sunday July 15  at 6:00 pm

Siteworks, 33 Saxon Street, Brunswick

We Work This Shop is a place for poets and spoken word artists of all styles and levels to bring their work for feedback and workshopping in a supportive environment. Whether you’re an experienced poet who wants to try out your latest piece on a small audience for performance feedback, or if you’ve got a piece you want to test run before trying the open mic for the first time, or something you want to edit closely, to see if it makes sense, the place is open, especially for those new to spoken word.

We start with a short writing exercise to get your writing brain moving, and then everyone gets a turn to share their piece for feedback. Bring extra copies if you can, so people can make notes and suggestions.

Entry is free but donations are encouraged to help pay for the room. read more

Expressions Of Interest Open For Brunswick Music Festival 2019

Wet Lips at Brunswick Music Festival 2018 photo: Naomi Beveridge

With local legend Emily Ulman at the helm as Music Programmer, Brunswick Music Festival 2019 is set to once again shake things up – continuing to reflect, embrace and challenge this diverse community and place.

Brunswick Music Festival is one of Melbourne’s longest running inner city music festivals and in 2019 celebrates 31 years. Over three decades the festival has reflected the changing face of Brunswick – continually showcasing the best local talent, presenting high calibre international artists and embracing a movable feast of musical genres and events.

Embedded in the festival ethos, the organisers are seeking to collaborate with local producers, both established and emerging, and a range of local venues, businesses and community organisations to deliver a program that is edgy, politically-aware, diverse, engaging, inclusive, sustainable and representative of all things Brunswick.

The organisers envision a festival firmly grounded in the local that also speaks to currents trends and issues in the contemporary music landscape.

If you have an idea for an event that could fit within the 2019 Brunswick Music Festival program, they want to hear from you!

They are looking to co-produce events with you that:


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We want to work with you on the 2019 Brunswick Music Festival!

Wet Lips at Brunswick Music Festival 2018 photo: Naomi Beveridge

Brunswick Music Festival is one of Melbourne’s longest running inner city music festivals and in 2019 celebrates 31 years. Over the decades the festival has reflected the changing face of Brunswick – continually showcasing the best local talent, presenting high calibre international artists and embracing a movable feast of musical genres and events.

With local legend Emily Ulman at the helm as Music Programmer, BMF 2019 is set to once again shake things up – and continue to reflect, embrace and challenge this diverse community and place. As part of our Festival ethos, we are seeking to collaborate with local producers and a range of local venues, businesses and community organisations to deliver a program that is edgy, politically-aware, diverse, engaging and sustainable.

The 2019 Festival will explore themes around place, community, inclusivity, space and neighbourhood.

We envision a festival firmly grounded in the local that also speaks to currents trends and issues in the contemporary music landscape.

If you have an idea for an event that could fit within the 2019 program we want to hear from you! We are looking to co-produce events with you that:

  • Are presented within the 3056 postcode
  • Respond to the themes
  • Engage with our priority audience groups (women,

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TempContemp @ Northcity4

TempContemp is NorthCity4’s very own brand-spanking-new in-studio gallery! Under the curatorial guidance of a trio team consisting of Anna Gray, Laila Marie Costa and Annelies Hofmeyr, this pilot project is now ready to show all things Contemporary Jewellery!

The aims of this space are to explore Contemporary Jewellery: What is it? Who makes it? Who wears is? What can it be? And to examine, and if need be, interrogate the systems that support Contemporary Jewellery (or hold it back). We want to share these ideas, enthusiasm and education for Contemporary Jewellery with our jeweller community as well as a wider, non-jeweller public.

Without further ado, we’d like to invite applications in any and all forms of Contemporary Jewellery that relate to a cracker of a first show theme: I HATE CONTEMPORARY JEWELLERY.

The inaugural exhibition will form part of CRAFT CUBED and we’re asking makers and thinkers of Contemporary Jewellery to examine what we each love/hate about our current landscape: To defend it, applaud it, question it, seek to improve, or damn it as you see fit.

Applications due Friday 6 July 2018

Due to a tight turnaround we are looking for existing work, but welcome a range of work from object, image, performance, projection or installation to writing and just about anything you can think of.

Check out TempContemp on Facebook and Instagram

And head to the Gallery page on the Northcity4 website for more information, pertinent dates and How To Apply.
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Critical Mass

Brunswick Cultural Harmony Fiesta

The Brunswick Cultural Harmony Fiesta is an opportunity to celebrate the diversity of our local community, connect with one another and enjoy a great day out.

This free, family friendly event will take place on Saturday 24th March, from 12 noon to 4pm.
The location is Brunswick Neighbourhood House, 43A De Carle St Brunswick and the adjacent Warr Park Reserve.

On offer is a free Halal sausage sizzle, free face painting, free kids activities and workshops (gardening in small spaces, botanical illustration and yoga), free cultural performances and food stalls from around the world.

This is an all weather event, with plenty of shelter provided.

You can check our event on our facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/199754807441015/
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You’re invited – Creatives in Moreland

Calling all Creative People of all background – professionals and students, artists, makers, inventors, dancers, choreographers, designers, musicians, actors, writers, comedians, photographers, musicians, promoters, graphic designers, illustrators, sculptors, sound engineers, videographers, journalists, bloggers and everyone in-between and beyond to come, network and have fun at the 2018 Moreland Business event – “Creative Moreland.”

This will be a great opportunity for the creative people to come together to find ways to exchange ideas, collaborate, be inspired and motivated in new ways. Expand your connections across a variety of creative industries professionals and maybe you will go back home with renewed enthusiasm about a project or come up with new ideas for a new work/production or maybe you will find that collaborator to work with.

Located within a historic educational establishment on Sydney Road, the unique Brunswick Mechanics Institute space features a 110-seat theatre and two flexible spaces with unique heritage features available for hire by community, cultural and commercial organisations.

Tours will be available on the night.

Come, join us and your peers in the creative, arts sector, for drinks, nibbles and enlightening conversation.

This will be a great event… Not to be missed!

Click HERE to register.

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April Drawing Intensive

April Drawing Intensive with Geoff Dupree

9-13 April 2018 10am-4pm
Cost: $895 including all materials


Drawing has long been used as a primary practice to address questions of how we see, how we know and how we engage with the world through art – and so it is that we offer a drawing program at SoCA, including term-based classes and occasional workshops.

We’re delighted to be hosting this 5-day intensive with accomplished artist and teacher Geoffrey Dupree in April.

‘Discovering Imagery through Drawing’ is designed around a sequence of drawing problems that address form, space, volume, movement and light through observation of a variety of forms and spatial situations with the human figure playing an important part.   The sequence of work will reveal the personal, expressive and conceptual potential in the act of drawing, in an individual way, for each participant.

The workshop is limited to 12 places and open to all levels.

Geoff Dupree designed and developed the highly regarded drawing program at Monash University and brings great insight and experience to his teaching. read more

Brunswick Music Festival

Internal Audit – Gian Manik

The Honeymoon Suite is pleased to announce the opening of Internal Audit, a solo exhibition by Gian Manik on Saturday 10 February 2018.

Internal Audit includes a series of new and recent paintings by Gian Manik. Through the language of painting Manik’s practice investigates the ways in which vibration can be represented. Borrowing from multiple visual devices his paintings oscillate between realism and abstraction to create liminal spaces that skew a singular reference point.

Internal Audit presents an experimental and looser approach to mark-making for Manik. The gallery has been used as a studio to create the exhibition site-specifically during the past summer. In the office gallery Manik has created an overlapping composition of various panels of fabrics marked with sporadic and considered gestures. In the main gallery a large un-stretched painting on canvas covers the entire wall fixed in place with handcrafted nails by Jacob Ogden-Smith. The painting began during a residency initiated by FORM Gallery, Perth, in early 2017 where Manik relocated to a studio in the Pilbara region and collaborated with students from Hedland Senior High School to create this piece. read more

Weight of Love – Lotte Alexis Smith

Opening Thursday 8th February from 6pm

8 – 25th Feb 2018

Lotte Alexis Smith

Weight of Love weaves reality, fantasy and paranoia into traditional notions of romance.
Reminiscent of film stills, the vignettes create a story arc exploring the fetishization of misconstrued feelings of entitlement, dependency and jealousy. The scale of the work perpetuates a sense of grandeur and drama, though ultimately the works capture Smith’s process of unlearning and reclaiming the nuance in love and intimacy.


On Saturday the 17th of February Lotte will be holding a Lino cut printing workshop at TSP in tandem with her exhibition. $80/4hr session, with all materials supplied. Participants will get the opportunity to learn skills directly from the artist, techniques taken from workshops she runs in Sydney which are applied directly to her own practice.
Places are limited, please register your interest or request further information by e-mailing Emma tinningstreet@gmail.com

Tinning Street is open:
Thursday – Sunday 11 – 5pm
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Brunswick Studio Walk

The Brunswick Studio Walk is a free event that will be held between 12pm – 5pm on Saturday, 24 February 2018.

The self-directed walk allows participants to stroll at their own pace across creative locations throughout Brunswick. Come and say hello, watch technical demonstrations and view the works of our artists.

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Blak-Queer Futurism

January 18 – February 14

We live in a world that is highly influenced by bla(c)k and queer cultures. Although this prevails, futurism in popular media fails to reflect a near future where bla(c)k and/or queer people are main protagonists or central to the progression of humanity and the protection of our environment.

‘Blak-Queer Futurism’ re-establishes Queer Indigenous speculative futures from here and abroad, drawing upon resilience, knowledge and spirituality. Through multi-disciplinary works, the artists involved relay narratives attained through story, family, experience, country, and dreaming, to actualise the future today, subverting the imperativity of popular futurist speculation.

The exhibition delves into the collective knowledge of each of the artists and their respective origins as a means of self-determination and representation, creatively examining the ways in which Queer Indigenous people will influence generations to come.



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Realms of Devotion – Cameron Potts

Opening Thursday 18th January from 6pm

18 Jan – 4 Feb 2018

Inspired by a series of dreams in Egypt some years ago, Realms of Devotion delves into the mystical and metaphysical realms, this series of intricate paintings by Potts explores some of the possible worlds inhabiting the same time and space as our own.

A collection of snapshots and vistas, of the beings occupying the distant past or an other worldly present.

It is also a study of the natural order. From the hairs on an insects leg to the vast fields of a supernova explosion. Two different realms of beauty, the micro and macro worlds are one interconnected phenomenon in this series of works.

Join us on the 18th for the opening celebration which will feature a special listening element. Daylight and evening symphonies of insect songs set to electronic compositions will create a layered ambient access to the work.

Cameron Potts

Tinning Street is open:
Thursday – Sunday 11 – 5pm
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Brunswick Music Festival

Bluestonia Food Lane Way

Bluestonia Food Lane Way  – A CAST Project, Centre for Art, Society and Transformation, RMIT School of Art.

Project Launch

DATE: Saturday 16th December

TIME: 5pm (exhibition, ongoing)

WHERE: Laneway between Mountfield St and Howard St Brunswick

WHAT: A community-engaged, site-specific, paste-up project by Sonia Zymantas

Do you pick the lemons hanging over the fence? Love your nonna’s olives and your neighbour’s home-grown tomatoes? Backyard Food celebrates the inner urban garden as a multifaceted source of community nourishment.  Working with local residents and tapping into their backyard food- growing practices, Sonia Zymantas has created a series of emblematic paste-ups to transform the bluestone lane into a neighbourhood gallery.  Drawing on an utterly local Brunswick feature Sonia’s work asks highly relevant questions about the nature of sharing, the role of food in the establishment of community and about the things that make life better.

Join us in the laneway for a celebration with the residents!

This CAST project is part of Bluestonia, activating Moreland’s 67 kilometres of bluestone laneways.

For enquiries contact: Sonia Zymantas 0421465889 or CAST 9925 1017 (Monday-Wednesday)

Event details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1952178945106055/

CAST: https://www.rmit.edu.au/research/research-institutes-centres-and-groups/research-centres/centre-for-art-society-and-transformation


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Shawn Barber  | Mike Davis | Peter Ferguson | El Gato Chimney | Dan Witz | Jean Labourdette

Reliquaries is a group show guest curated by Jean Labourdette. This show includes new works by Shawn Barber, Mike Davis, Peter Ferguson, El Gato Chimney, Dan Witz and Jean Labourdette. A reliquary is a container or shrine for holy objects, and the participating artists have been inspired by this theme to varying degrees: some works obviously depict a reliquary and others are influenced by the idea, though, as Labourdette suggests, paintings by their very nature can be considered sacred objects which capture some of the soul of the artist who created them.

Opens Saturday, Dec 9, 6pm – 9pm. Exhibition runs until Dec 21, closes over the Christmas and New Year break, then reopens Jan 6. Exhibition ends on Jan 10.

We are thrilled to share the online catalogue for Reliquaries. Click here to view the works.

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Alanah Brand
Melissa Scott
Pie Rankine

Opening Thursday 30th November from 6pm

30th November – 3rd December

FeMaterialists, brings together three Masters candidates from La Trobe University’s Visual Arts Program who are exploring various related themes around femininity, gender, social media, representation and habitat.

Alanah Brand works in painting using images sourced from social media and reconfigures these through the painting process. Pie Rankine works across sculptural, painting, drawing and installation based practices,investigating the complex and interwoven nature of relationships between selves and space. Melissa Scott works in photomedia and photography, and investigates the ongoing development of relationships between genders through the material of photo-collage and photomontage. The exhibition seeks to engage with the multiple debates related to feminist art practice in a contemporary visual environment.
Tinning Street is open:
Thursday – Sunday 11 – 5pm
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Northcity4 Christmas Bazaar

On Sunday 26th November the studios at Northcity4 will be transformed into an amazing Christmas Bazaar featuring, not only the talented artists of Northcity4, but also some special invited guests, chosen from our amazing community of local professional crafts people. This will be a great opportunity to purchase some of Melbourne’s best contemporary jewellery, ceramics, and textiles direct from the artists.

The 2017 Northcity4 Christmas Bazaar will take place on Sunday 26th November. Doors are open from 10am – 3pm. 61 Weston St, Brunswick. There will be the usual sausage sizzle and delicious cold and hot beverages.

The Northcity4 Christmas Bazaar will feature works by…

Northcity4 Artists:
Flavia Barar (Atelier Nomada), Georgie BrooksPam CamilleJuan CastroLaila Marie CostaAmanda CroattoAnna DavernMehrnoosh GanjiEmma GraceAnna Gray, Annelies HofmeyrJin Ah JoCass Partington,

With Special Guests:
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Lauren Berkowitz
Fergus Binns
Kristina Davidson
Ara Dolatian
Ria Green
Virginia Overell
André Piguet
Unknown Artist

Opening Wednesday 22 November, 6-8pm
Exhibition Thursday 23 November – Friday 15 December 2017

The Honeymoon Suite is pleased to announce the opening of Waves 


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Shaun Tan – Radius

9 – 26th November

Radius presents over 100 small oil paintings of objects and scenes found within a short walking distance of the gallery in which they are exhibited, radiating out from a small laneway in Brunswick, Melbourne: dumpsters, tram passengers, kitchen sinks, boom gates and so on. The most ordinary and quotidian things, and the weather and light that describe them, are beautiful and mysterious, but it is hard to realise this unless we are compelled to stop and study them beyond a passing glance. Visitors are invited to look at the paintings, then take a short walk to consider again the wonder of their immediate radius.

Shaun Tan
Tinning Street is open:
Thursday – Sunday 11 – 5pm
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The Moreland Summer Show

Opening 6 – 8 pm Thursday 9 November 


Ajanta Anthigngna Marakkala | Fayez Assaf | Paul Batt | Margaret Bishop  | Wendy Black | Robyn

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Mira Gojak and Elizabeth Newman at Neon Parc

27 October – 16 December

Opening Friday October 27  at 6:00 pm

15 Tinning St, Brunswick

Neon Parc is delighted to announce a two-person exhibition of Melbourne based artists Mira Gojak and Elizabeth Newman, to be held at the gallery’s Brunswick location.

Designed to tease out formal and conceptual concerns in each artist’s work, the exhibition will comprise of sculpture, painting, drawing and objects. Both artists create works with a deft and delicate aesthetic, yet they present a unique take on late modernist practice, thus refining a sense of classical and recurring motifs in contemporary art.

Gojak’s practice incorporates sculpture, installation, and drawing. Both her drawings and immersive three-dimensional sculptures are characterised by lyrical lines which convey a sense of rhythm and movement, whilst investigating form, volume and space. As such, she has described her work as bodily gestures that express the tension between two actions: to expand and extend out into the world, and to contract and retreat. Gojak will exhibit recent sculptures which will spread throughout the gallery space. She is represented by Murray White Room, Melbourne.

Newman’s practice encompasses paintings, works on paper, photographs and ready- to wear garments. Featured in this exhibition will be new works in mixed media such as wall paintings, drawings and objects. Her paintings question the parameters and definitions of the medium. They are opaque, deliberately being devoid of any subject matter or conscious intention, often engaging only with the language of painting itself, as while they refer to, and suggest traditions of modernist painting, they deliberately fail to live up to its perfection and enlightened ideals. read more

MoreArt 2017 Bike Tours

Perambulate and pedal your way through MoreArt

Moreland’s annual art-in-public-spaces show, MoreArt, is on again from 29 October to 15 December. Concentrated around the Upfield train line and bike path, MoreArt invites residents and visitors to participate, perambulate and pedal their way through a range of interactive exhibits. MoreArt exhibits have often invited interaction and blurred the line between artist and audience, but this year’s program takes the participation up a notch.

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Stall holder Callout

Sydney Road Street Party 2018 – Stall holder Callout
Festivals Moreland are looking for stall holders interested in participating at Council presented Sydney Road Street Party 2018. Taking place on Sunday 4 March, the Street Party is one of Melboourne’s most iconic events and the opening of the Brunswick Music Festival.

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TIMOR-LESTE: Then and Now – The Good Room

Friday 27 October- Thursday 9th November 2017

Open Friday 27th October 6-8pm

Late open Thursday 9th November 6.30-8pm

​With the  fifteenth anniversary of independence for Timor-Leste this year, The Foundling Archive welcomes Student Conservators for Timor-Leste into The Good Room  to commemorate this milestone. Our final exhibition for the year will incorporate and exhibition, symposium and full program highlighting Timorese cultural heritage.

We invite you to participate in this symposium and visit the exhibition, including contemporary works and examples of digital preservation.

​Student Conservators for Timor Leste (SCTL) is a group that exists to promote the preservation and continuation of the cultural heritage of Timor-Leste.


$5 entry, with funds raised going to the Melbourne East Timorese Activity Centre (METAC).

​With thanks to Fair Trade Films we will be holding a film screening of Beatriz’s War (rated M).

The film is based on the story of Martin Guerre in 16th-century France, transplanted into the setting of East Timor during the Indonesian occupation. The film revolves around the life of a young East Timorese woman named Beatriz. The story begins with Beatriz meeting her future husband, Tomas, as children. The two marry young and soon after their wedding the Indonesian invasion of East Timor begins. Beatriz fights for her true love and her country. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beatriz%27s_War).

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Annette Chang – Money Matters

19th October – 5th November

Opening Thursday 19th October from 6pm


This series of work is a satirical comment on consumer culture. It aims to critique the materialism, advertisement and the role goods play in the construction of our identities.

The browsing, selecting and purchasing of goods has become an incredibly important activity in contemporary culture.

As an artist I am fascinated by the array, complexity, and seduction of consumerism. I am equally aware of how insubstantial this façade is and I evaluate these concepts through my art practice.

Tinning Street is open:
Thursday – Sunday 11 – 5pm
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Coney Island Curator’s Talk and Artist Studio Tour

Saturday October 7 from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Counihan Gallery, Brunswick Civic Centre, 233 Sydney Rd, Brunswick

Meet at Counihan Gallery at 2pm for a walk through of the exhibition with the curator and then hop on board the bus for a visit to three artist studios. This event presents the rare opportunity to visit studios and learn more about approaches to abstract painting.

Places are limited and bookings are essential. Book online

Or call 9389 8622

About the exhibition




Coney Island presents artists working with the language of abstract painting. For each artist, the project of abstraction is an entirely personal one, built upon their own history of looking and making. Whilst recognising individual approaches, the exhibition also celebrates shared interests; between consistent patterning and loose compositions; between hard-edged painting and softer bruised lines. Just as we are drawn to the flickering lights and optical illusions fabricated in amusement parks, Coney Island designates the gallery as a space for the reception of lights, colours and lines.

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On Being – The Honeymoon Suite

On Being 
Isabel Buck
Jessie Bullivant
Georgina Cue
Clementine Edwards
Danny Frommer
Spencer Lai
Phebe Schmidt
Andrea Simmons

Exhibition – Friday 29 September – Saturday 21 October 2017

The Honeymoon Suite is pleased to announce the opening of On Being on Thursday 28 September 2017. The exhibition includes work by Isabel Buck, Jessie Bullivant, Georgina Cue, Clementine Edwards, Danny Frommer, Spencer Lai, Phebe Schmidt and Andrea Simmons.

On Being is a group exhibition bringing together eight artists who engage with the body in their practices. It posits the premise that the body is inherently performative. The exhibition also considers how artists embody self-hood and modes of subjectivity with and through inanimate objects.

Active and passive representations of the body often coalesce in contemporary art. However, the body does not necessarily need to be present to be the subject of an artistic enquiry.

On Being suggests that artistic engagement with the body, whether through an object or direct representation, can propose alternatives to the performative scripts ingrained in our socio-political sphere. It has the potential to draw attention to our physical presence and our agency of being.

The Honeymoon Suite
L1, 60 Sydney Rd. Brunswick VIC AUS 3056
Wed–Sat 12–5 or by appointment

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Moreland Summer Show 2017 Spoken Word

Call out for Speakers:

Moreland Summer Show 2017 Spoken Word

People – Politics – Protest

In conjunction with the 2017 Moreland Summer Show exhibition, The Counihan Gallery In Brunswick will present Spoken Word – People – Politics – Protest on Saturday 9 December at 2:30pm.

We are seeking speakers to participate in this event, which will take place on the speaker’s plinth just outside the gallery on Sydney Rd.

If you are a writer, poet, spoken word artist, rapper, singer or rabblerouser and would like to respond to the theme – People – Politics – Protest please email a biography and indicative draft or summary of your intended piece.

You should time the length of your presentation so that it does not exceed 5 minutes. Speakers of all levels of experience welcome and entry is free.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Friday 24 November, 5 pm

For more details and application guidelines please download an application pack from the website:
http://www.moreland.vic.gov.au/events-recreation/arts-and-gallery/counihan-gallery-in-brunswick/counihan-gallery-exhibitions/Moreland-Summer-Show-NoelCounihan-Commemorative-Award/ read more

Claire Macrae Drylie – Abandoned

28th September – 15th October
Opening Thursday 28 Sept, 6pm

The work in this exhibition ‘Abandoned’ is inspired by my interest in photography,

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