There’s a heap of great art exhibitions and shows opening this week in Brisbane, Melbourne, the Gold Coast, Sydney and a real winner coming up in Canberra for street art aficionados. Take a date. Also, at the bottom of the post please check out the Call Out To Artists to participate in Tiger beer’s Global Showcase, plus the opportunity to win free tickets to the massive party in Melbourne on 28th November…

Who ELPH (UK)
What Data Loss. All evidence of this self confessed ‘visual addicts’ genius; this exhibition will be a feast of photography, small-scale acrylic/gouache drawings and a large-scale mural painting in the space.
When Opens 15 October till 11 November 2010. 6 -9pm
Where Backwoods Gallery – 25 Easey Street Collingwood, Melbourne VIC
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Who JASON WING
What The Edwina Corlette Gallery is somewhat of a mother hen to both emerging and well-established Australian and International artists. Jason Wing’s artworks are signs of hope that express the power of positive thinking for regeneration. His solo show draws on his own negotiation of identity in the Australian cultural setting, combining elements from the rich traditions of his Aboriginal and Chinese heritages.
When Opens 18 October – 6 November 2010
Where Edwina Corlette Gallery – 2/555 Brunswick St, New Farm QLD
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Who RYAN PREECE
What 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace at the Gold Coast is exhibiting three upcoming solo shows this spring featuring works by Rebecca Murphy, Will Duncan and Ryan Preece. Ryan’s series ‘Boating Songs’ depicts figures from the mundane everyday to celebrity fixtures, always with a haunting overtone. This new series of drawings and oil paintings, Boating Songs, captures both the seedy underbelly and romanticism of days gone by.
When Opens 16 October 6-8pm – 13 November 2010
Where 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace – 19 Karen Avenue, Mermaid Beach, Gold Coast QLD
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Who JACQUELINE HILL
What ‘VITA’ is a photographic exhibition by Jacqueline Hill inspired by her visual experiences and the need to give dreams and memories a sense of physicality and actuality. An original music soundtrack will play at the show engenderingE the same atmosphere captured in the imagery.
When Opens Friday 6-9pm October 15 until October 17
Where China Heights Gallery – Level 3, 16-28 Foster Street, Surry Hills NSW
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Who SCALE VS. BRYAN ITCH
What Secret Wars is back! Come and behold two of Melbourne’s leading street artists ‘go to the mattresses’ in the 2nd series of Secret Wars, live art battles. Don’t miss it shit’s gonna get real.
$12 cover charge plus booking fee, or $15 on the door.
When 13 October, 2010, Doors open 6:30pm
Where 1000 £ Bend – 361 Lt Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC
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Image via http://brentgraffitiproject.wordpress.com/

Who RYAN HEYWOOD
What ‘Pro Casual’ is the latest series of works by Victorian filmmaker and photographer. Don’t pass up a chance to view Ryan’s inspiring stills of all walks of life, documenting his journey across the globe with some amazing people.
When 14 October – 24 October 2010
Where Visit the Nine Lives Gallery Upstairs 330 Brunswick Street Mall, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane QLD
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Who COLIN WYATT & KIEL TILLMAN
What “Mi Casa es Su Casa” will exhibit the works of two close friends and local Gold Coast legends, Colin Wyatt & Kiel Tillman. Always beautiful work from both corners, Tillman & Wyatt will be producing an array of Mexican / Southern Californian inspired works, treading into new territory working through mediums including Wallpapers, Laser-etchings, Photography & Sculptures. It’ll be a feast for the eyes.
When October 15 (Opening Night) runs til 9 November
Where Everever Gallery – Shop 21C Justine Lane (James Street alley way) Burleigh Heads QLD
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Who EASLINN & OKAR
What Lo-Fi Collective presents ‘surreal perspectives’ co-headlined by Easlinn, whose latest works explore kaleidoscopes and underwater photography; and Okar’s series of photographs he describes as “these beautiful accidents that only happen when the two worlds I live in collide”. Dreamy, trippy, mesmerising.
When Thursday, October 14 · 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Where Visit the Lo-Fi Collective 383 Bourke St Darlinghurst NSW
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COMING SOON…

Who MIKE GIANT, PARRA, TRAVIS MILLARD, HEDOF, LUKE LUCAS, OZZIE WRIGHT, SOFLES, BONES, SIGGI EGGERTSSON, WELL DRESSED VANDALS, LACHIE GOLDSWORTHY, JOHN SIDDLE
What Go Font Ur Self returns once more for its sixth (and maybe final) chapter…which explains the gobsmacking lineup. Typography is at the centre of our everyday lived experience and so the Font Urself exhibitions embrace letterforms as the inspiration for art from international artists, designers and typographers.
When November – December 2010
Where Peer Gallery – 153 Bridge Rd Glebe, Sydney NSW
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Who The National Gallery of Australia presents: SPACE INVADERS
What Space invaders: australian . street . stencils . posters . paste-ups . zines . stickers surveys the past 10 years of Australian street art. Featuring 150 works by over 40 Australian artists, this exhibition celebrates the energy of street-based creativity and recognises street stencils, posters, paste-ups, zines and stickers as comprising a recent chapter in the development of Australian prints and drawings. Awesome. Thanks Canberra!
When Opens 30 October 2010 – 27 February 2011
Where National Gallery of Australia – Parkes Place, Parkes ACT 2600
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Who SEAN RAFFERTY
What The Locksmith Project Space offers a strong exhibition program for the pure sake of experimentation. This October Rafferty takes to the space allowing his own process-based works and ideas to reach a public forum.
When Opens 21 October – 30 October
Where Locksmith Project Space – 6 Botany Rd, Alexandria, Sydney NSW

CALL OUT TO ARTISTS
Tiger beer invites Australia’s emerging artists to participate in the internationally acclaimed Tiger Translate 2010 Global Showcase set to take place in Melbourne this November. The showcase basically provides up-and-coming creative talents a platform to showcase their work on an international stage. This year’s theme is ‘Balance’.

Tiger Beer is now calling on designers, artists, illustrators, photographers, fashionistas and graffiti artists from across Australia to submit ideas and designs which reflect their interpretation of ‘Balance’ in modern life. The panel of judges include head art curator from the City of Sydney’s Art and About program Victoria Johnstone and Murray Bell of Semi Permanent – so that’s some amazing exposure right there.

View the 2010 brief now.

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With entries judged on concept, originality and strength of expression, artworks from the top submissions will be exhibited at the Tiger Translate Global Showcase event in Melbourne on November 28, where an overall winner will be chosen.

PLUS: FREE TICKET GIVEAWAY
We have 10 double passes to give away for the exclusive invite-only Tiger Translate Global Showcase event / epic party on Sunday 28th November with heaps of Tiger Beers to enjoy – if you’re so inclined.
The party is held at a secret venue in Melbourne City’s Art Hub and will feature live performances by beat genius DJ Dexter and Aussie hip hop collective Hermitude. You’ll also watch live street art and designers customising an Onitsuka Tiger Sculpture throughout the evening.

To win email here with ‘TIGER BEER’ as the subject title along with your name and phone number. First in best dressed! (Please do not enter if you will not be in Melbourne on Sunday 28 November 2010.)

Main image ‘X-ray man-machine pointing a ray-gun at the amphibians’ by Jumbo and Zap, 2010.