Check out this week’s art events, exhibitions, parties and happenings around the country, including artwork by Banksy, Blek Le Rat, Finbarr Shaw, Sam Smith, Claudio Kirac, Jonathan Zawada, Last Chance Studio and many more. Tell your friends.
Who BANKSY, BLEK LE RAT, ANTHONY LISTER, STORMIE MILLS and more…
What Metro Gallery presents an unmissable group show for appreciators of some of the most iconic street artists in the world: ‘On The Wall’ is an exhibition that has united the work of the most sought after street artists the world over to showcase the diversity of the artistic movement. Featuring works by Banksy, Blek Le Rat, Shepard Fairey, Nick Walker, Swoon, D*Face, Above, Faile, Hush, Stormie Mills, Anthony Lister, Ha Ha, Vexta, Rone, and more.
When Opens Saturday 27 September – 12 October.
Where Metro Gallery – 1214 High Street, Armadale VIC
‘Death Trap’ by D*FACE
Who SHANNON REED, NICK BRIGGS, FINBARR SHAW and many more
What ‘Bizarre members of a fabulous clan’ brings together the work of 14 visual artists from Australia and New Zealand exploring the potential of ‘cut and paste’ through collage, video, sculptural assemblage, photography, performance, and sound.
When Opens 30th September and runs til 31st October.
Where China Heights Gallery Level 3 – 34-40 Jane Bell Lane, QV Melbourne VIC
Who SAM SMITH
What The second part of Gold Coast mixed media artist Sam Smith’s ‘Mad Dogs’ collection is unveiled at Nine Lives from tonight: Just because you’re paranoid, doesn’t mean they’re not after you… The strange and terrible saga of the Mad Dogs…
When Opening Thursday 30 September – 10 October.
Where Nine Lives Gallery – 694 A Ann Street, Fortitude Valley QLD
Who CLAUDIO KIRAC
What Gold Coast artist, designer, photographer and part-time nudist Claudio Kirac has launched his website www.claudiokirac.com – a virtual online gallery of Claudio’s artistic professions. Get behind Gold Coast talent and get your party on at the launch exhibition of Claud’s website.
When Thursday the 30th September from 6pm till late – as part of the resident ForceFed Live Art event
Where Claudio Kirac website launch at The Cave (formerly The Cavern) – 1/2243 Gold Coast Highway, Nobby Beach QLD
Learn more about the naked man by checking out Claudio Kirac’s CV.
Who JONATHAN ZAWADA, LYN & TONY, BEN FROST and CANVAS GROUP at FINAL EPISODE LAUNCH PARTY
What Pop artist Ben Frost, graphic designer Jonathan Zawada, photographers Lyn & Tony and interactive design studio Canvas Group have each created a special piece of work for the launch of Final Episode – an online accessories store dedicated to design. The launch will feature a visual exhibition, market installations by stylist Maia Liakos. Live music will be provided by Hole in the Sky DJs.
When Thursday 30 September from 6-9pm
Where Final Episode launch present by Ambusy Gallery – 4A James Street, Waterloo (Sydney) NSW
Final Episode website design by Jonathan Zawada
Who VERA MOLLER
What German-born, Melbourne-based artist Vera Möller studied Biology, Microbiology and Theology before immigrating to Australia which is evident in her paintings and sculptures that evoke botanical specimens from the natural world with a surreal-sci-fi bent.
When Runs from 29 September – 17 October 2010
Where Tim Olsen Gallery – 63 Jersey Road, Woollahra NSW
Who LAST CHANCE STUDIO (Daek, Kid Zoom, Creepy, Sean Morris, Ryan Boserio and Tim Rollin)
What Last Chance Studio’s Excellent Adventure takes Perth’s super low-brow art collective on an undertaking an epic voyage of discovery and radness with an unprecedented 3 exhibitions in 3 cities in 2 weeks.
When For all the dates, times and venues check the flier below or visit Last Chance Studio website
Who MATTHEW GILLETT
What Mart Gallery presents ‘Peace Inside Anxiety’ by painter Matthew Gillett, whose day job (or, more accurately night job) is venue manager of Sydney live music institution The Annandale. This is Matthew’s debut exhibition.
When Opens Friday 1 October and runs til 16 October.
Where Mart Gallery – Commonwealth, St Surry Hills NSW
Who CRAZY LIKE A FOX
What Crazy Like A fox brings you a cd launch with a twist. The launch will consist of some light entertainment of the music variety, surrounded by an exhibition of artwork from Crazy Like Fox. Based around their visual interpretations of some of Melbourne’s finest indie/alternative bands’ songs. These bands include: The Ocean Party, Goodnight Owl Big Scary, East Brunswick All Girls Choir, Buckley Ward, Tropical Gordon, Houlette, Jasmine Eyes, Milk Teddy and Drugs in Vegas.
When Happening this Saturday 2nd October from 7pm. COST: $10 each (incl bf) or $20 for CLF Package. Buy tickets at 1000 Pound Bend website
Where 1000 Pound Bend Gallery – 361 Lt Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC
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Main image by Claudio Kirac