28 November 2011
26 November 2011
Artists open their doors to you today and tomorrow.
24 November 2011
@ MREAM in exile, Big Fish, 47 Moreland Street, Footscray (Entry via Bunbury Street). MELWAYS 42 E5
Larissa MacFarlane is a printmaker, who has lived in and around Footscray for the past decade. Her etchings and linocuts are inspired by the landscapes of Melbourne’s West, and explore ideas of belonging and place, healing and change and ways that we can celebrate what we have here and now. Larissa also has a strong interest in accessible community arts, and occasionally teaches linocut workshops!
On Saturday 26th November 2-3pm, Larissa will perform a demonstration of the art of linocuts. This will cover ways of carving the lino block, methods of inking up the lino and then hand burnishing to paper, as well as attempting to answer all your questions. It will also include a brief history of the art form and an exhibition of Larissa’s linocut artwork. And you should get enough info so that you will be able to print your own lino at home!!
For more info, you can contact Larissa via email@example.com
23 November 2011
Artists open their doors this weekend from 10am on Saturday.
Into The Red
Into The Red Music and Art. Six gobsmacking hours of art, music, cabaret and utter madness. Never
before has kindred housed such a radical collaboration between more than 70 artists of the musical, digital, visual and theatrical flavour. Live music by: Spoon Bill, Nice & Ego, Kuya, Ehsan Gelsi and more. 18+ only.
Kindred Studios, 212a Whitehall street, Yarraville
5pm – 1am
General Admission $25/17
Snuff Party #3
Puppet experiments, live music and raw humans included.
Snuff Party #3 will be a night of entertainment and artistic experiment - loosely based on the Human Body; inside and out, literal, metaphorical, metaphysical, magical and shocking. Dance amongst Snuff Puppets’ latest creations, the giant Human Body Parts. Experience the world from the inside an enormous ear. Be charmed by the flirtatious batting of our giant eye. Or thumb wrestle with the world’s biggest hand.
Snuff Party #3 is part of the Big West Festival and Open Studios.
Footscray Drill Hall- 395 Barkly Street
General Admission $5
20 November 2011
19 November 2011
1. So how did you become involved in Into the Red?
Dave Dave Dave! A great friend of mine who i have collaborated with before specifically in Dead House Walking, a street art / performance art project, lured me into helping make Into the Red the must see art and music show of the year! Both of us come from very different backgrounds within the art industry but share the same passion and hard-working attitude that we both so rarely seem to find within the Melbourne art world. Anyway the short and short of it was that Dave managed to snag us this amazing venue that was just begging to be used before we knew it we had dreams of 4 stages - music - theatre - installation art - DJ/VJ you name it we wanted it and it has just grown/shrunk/grown/shrunk from there!
2. What do you think is special or important about Into the Red?
The fact that we are trying to cater to so many different tastes and genres than you normally would not have at a small time. The other amazing thing is that majority of the entire event is managed, co-ordinated and staffed by mainly students from VU and that everyone involved is encouraged to bring their own previous skill sets to the table and help make Into the Red the
best it can be. I honestly cannot describe to you the energy of the team when they are together because there is no negativity it’s just down to business and help all around to anyone who has the desire to do something wacky and wonderful and probably never done before!
3. How would you describe your style of artwork normally?
Funnily enough i am very new to the practice of installation art but so far i am loving the new challenges that come with discovering a new way of expressing my work. I normally stick to painting on canvas but for the past two years i have actually started to move in a different direction to further add to my long term goals of combining street art/performance art and
painting. I am currently studying a Bachelor of Creative Arts Industries at VU after studying Fine Art Painting at Monash for a while. This time through university however i am focusing on contemporary performance since i have so little experience i believe it important i gain some skills so i can then bring this crucial element back to my painting work. I hope to in the future do a series of pieces that use both my abilities as a painter but also as a performer to create work that highlights the importance of the process of the work rather than a final piece hung on a white wall with no background information given.
4. What inspired you to become an artist?
Well without sounding self-absorbed i guess the quick answer is that i inspired myself to become an 'artist'! I had great art teachers that encouraged me and a mother that was creative to her very core but it was my own personal issues growing up that allowed me to recognise a way to deal with and express emotion. Early school life was a struggle for me privately but discovering art as a way of working through these tough times was possibly the greatest thing that ever happened to me. It slowly became a thing that i could not live without and if i wasn't painting the rest of my life didn't feel quite right as if it was my own personal psychiatrist! Lol later however artists such
as Jackson Pollack, Howard Ackley, David Hockney, Mark Rothko and even Wassily Kandinsky have and still do inspire me on a daily basis.
5. What are you most
looking forward to or hoping will come from Into the Red and in a larger sense?
I am hoping that the western suburbs of Melbourne start to realise that there is this untapped talent on their doorstep that is just begging to come out into the public eye. I hope that in some small way Into the Red is the beginning of this western suburbs art revolution. At the end of the
day i hope that the whole event goes off without any major difficulties and all that come enjoy what they see and that the artists get to display their work exactly the way the wanted to! It is hard to picture what the final set up will look like so to be honest i am just as excited as the audience to see everything together and witness some of the work i know very little about. There
are so many different artists involved that some i haven't even met yet let alone seen their work so i will be just as much an audience member on the night as anyone else.
Prior involvement with creative arts collective, in Dead
House Walking event, partaking in the theatre and visual arts section.
2. What do you think is special or important about Into the
Contrast, exhibiting a variety of individuals work. It will
be interesting as a collaboration with no coherent theme.
3. How would you describe your style of artwork?
4. What inspired you to become an artist?
You don't become an artist.
5. What are you most looking forward to or hoping will come
from Into the Red and in a larger sense?
Hopefully exposure for students becomes more prominant with further community events taking place in the future. I'm particually interested in events allowing a platform to express my art and giving others the same chance rather than monetary and success gains but individual growth as a creative being.
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17 November 2011
11 November 2011
KIM DONALDSON & JASON HELLER
A car with a full tank of fuel has been found. It is a time, not far from now, when the oil refinery flame has gone out and all petrol production has ceased. Gangs control the area, the supermarkets are looted and empty and an incredible quiet replaces the familiar sounds of the city. The inhabitants of Techno Park Studios plan their future.
The ruins of the gallery are a film set and the surrounding industrial and wetland areas the site for location footage and sound recording. Fragmented scenes created by multiple participants will tell the story of THE LAST GREAT ROAD TRIP.
Anyone interested in being a part of this project. We need footage and sound from your
phone or your camera. As well as, for those that like to dress up, we need your acting skill as you play a gang member. We also need anyone who would like to help out with the construction of sets or to be here to experience the event.
NOVEMBER 5 - Filming of Gangs / Construction of the set in gallery - 1 – 5 pm
NOVEMBER 6 - Filming in the gallery / Construction in the yard - 1 – 5 pm
NOVEMBER 12 - Filming in the yard/Filming the FINALE as the car drives off - 4 – 8 pm
NOVEMBER 13 - Location filming and sound recording of nature and industry - 1 – 5 pm
Free BBQ food available on each day of the filming
Exhibition dates: 5 November – 13 November 2011
Location: 15 Techno Park Drive, Williamstown 3016
Ph. +61 3 9397 6344
Enquiries: Kim Donaldson +61 41000 1030