Art This Way: Visual Art Weekend

Art This Way will coincide with the Melbourne Art Fair and the satellite event NotFair to showcase studios, galleries and artist run spaces in Fitzroy and Collingwood.

On 15 – 17 August, galleries, artist run spaces and creative studios in Collingwood and Fitzroy will open their doors and host special events.

Come and explore the unique art scene in Fitzroy and Collingwood by taking a self-guided tour of participating venues, meeting artists, listening to studio talks and seeing behind the scenes of these creative spaces.

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Participating GalleryFurther Event Details

158 Gertrude St, Fitzroy
Exhibition visible all hours through the window
Friday 15 August
Saturday 16 August
Sunday 17 August

Fashion boutique Akira hosts an installation Commute by artist Dana Harris in their shopfront, which explores her obsession with mapping. It refers to the journey on the #19 and 86 trams which she takes to and from her part time job.

Mapping the trip from Brunswick to Fitzroy via the city by knitting the route and stringing out each tram stop into space, the installation considers navigating as a series of connections.

Alcaston Gallery
11 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
Friday 15 August 10am - 6pm
Saturday 16 August 11am - 7pm

Alcaston Gallery together with guest curator JACOB TOLO from Blak Dot Gallery presents Tino i le Vā - Bodies in the Space, an exhibition of new media artwork by Australian-Pacific Artists.

Spanning performance, video, photography and prints, the works present a portrait of Pacific artists who are making work in Australia today with subjects that personally concern them. Tino i le Vā also considers Pacific ideas of body image that are either pre-missionary or post-colonial visions of Oceanic people.

Angela Tandori Fine Art
55 Victoria Pde, Collingwood
Friday 15 August 10am – 4pm
Saturday 16 August 10am – 4pm
Sunday 17 August 10am – 4pm

Symbols of Transformation is an exhibition by local Collingwood artist Philippe Le Miere on view at Angela Tandori Fine Art on view over the Art This Way weekend.

In this show Philippe focuses on relationships between fine art and popular culture. His practice explores the psychological theory of dreams, archetypes and the collective unconscious through popular culture and contemporary mythology.

Auguste Clown Gallery
52 Johnston St, Fitzroy
Friday 15 August 2pm – 8pm
Saturday 16 August 10am – 4pm
Sunday 17 10am -4pm

Dedicated to showcasing the contemporary, lowbrow and pop surrealism movement, Auguste Clown Gallery is proud to present Virtual Vision, an exhibition of international digital artists who are revolutionizing art as we know it.

The exhibition provides the public with an insight into how digital artists work and their creative production process.

Australian Galleries
35 Derby St, Collingwood
Friday 15 August 10am – 6pm
Saturday 16 August 10am – 6pm
Sunday 17 August 10am – 6pm

At Australian Galleries two exhibitions are open to the public over the Art This Way weekend.

Geoffrey Ricardo makes acute observations of the world around him through detailed intaglio prints. Depicting dystopian communities populated by darkly surreal characters, he employs wry humour and astute satire to engage the viewer in a dialogue of broad social, political and environmental issues affecting man today.

David Waters works in a wide range of materials creating sculptures and drawings which are quintessentially Australian. Meticulous carved stoneworks are featured alongside spontaneous gestural landscapes in acrylic, charcoal and ochre from the environs themselves.

Australian Print Workshop
210 Gertrude St, Fitzroy
Friday 15 August 10am – 5pm
Saturday 16 August 10am – 5pm

Contemporary Print features a selection of limited edition prints by leading contemporary Australian artists, produced in collaboration with Australian Print Workshop (APW) Printers. 

Artists include: Andrew Browne, Emily Floyd, Juan Ford, Deborah Klein, Laith McGregor, Lisa Roet, Jan Senbergs, Pijaju Peter Skipper, Louise Weaver and John Wolseley.

Bini Gallery
62 Smith St, Collingwood
Friday 15 August 10am – 7.00pm
Saturday 16 August 10am – 7.30pm
Sunday 17 August 11am – 6pm
Friday 15 August, Opening celebration 3pm – 7.30pm

Bini Gallery will share a beautiful and exciting contemporary jewellery experience with the public.

On Friday 15 August they launch their new exhibition Exploring Textile Jewellery, which presents a dialogue between the artistic disciplines of textiles and jewellery. It showcases the work of local and international contemporary jewellers.

Brunswick Street Gallery
322 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
Friday 15 August 10am – till late
Saturday 16 August 10am – 6pm
Sunday 17 August 10am – 6pm
Friday 15 August, Gallery open late for the evening, refreshments provided.

Brunswick Street Gallery will be in the midst of one of their annual prize shows, Smallworks 2014. This prize show brings together work that is smaller than 30x30x30cm.

It is an especially exciting time to visit with so much work in the gallery and a number of artists who will be excited to interact with visitors.

Bus Projects
25 Rokeby St, Collingwood
10am – 6.00pm daily
Friday August 15 & Saturday 16 August:
11am Director talk
12pm–1pm Studio artist talk
2pm–3pm Exhibiting artist talk
Sunday 17 August:
11am Director talk
12-2pm Guest lecture

Bus Projects incorporates three gallery spaces and two spaces devoted to artist residencies. As a working gallery, visitors will be able to enjoy viewing three solo exhibitions by Victorian artists as well as hear from the artists themselves with artist talks happening throughout the day.

Bus Projects’ Director Channon Goodwin will present regular short talks about the history of the organisation and host discussions with the two studio residents, Adam Cruickshank and Ricarda Bigolin.

Cambridge Studio Gallery
52 Cambridge St, Collingwood, 3066
Friday August 15, 11am-5pm.
Saturday August 16 ,11am -5 pm. Artist Talk with Nikki D’Emden 2pm

At Cambridge Studio Gallery, the exhibition Illuminated Memories by Nikki D’Emden will be on display. Nikki works with oil glazes over gold and silver leaf on birch wood panels and canvas.

She takes inspiration from objects in her immediate environment as well as her interest in Asian art and artefacts. Her work spans intaglio prints, found materials, fabrics and impasto media with inherently tactile and organic qualities.

Centre for Contemporary Photography
404 George St, Fitzroy
Friday 15 August 11am – 6pm
Saturday 16 August 12pm – 5pm
Sunday 17 August 12pm – 5pm
Sunday 17 August 2pm
Stalking Wolfgang Sievers with Meredith Turnbull and Cameron Clarke

Join artists Cameron Clarke and Meredith Turnbull for Stalking Wolfgang Sievers, a public program as part of the exhibition The Sievers Project at the Centre of Contemporary Photography. The artists will speak about their work, motivations, research and technology.

Cameron Clarke has followed in Sievers footsteps to some of the industrial clients that Sievers photographed last century. And in her intriguing sculptural installation, Meredith Turnbull draws on Sievers connections with Melbourne’s design community in the 1950s and 60s, including Gerard Herbst and Frederick Romberg.

Colour Factory Gallery
409 – 429 Gore St, Fitzroy
Friday 15 August: 11-5pm
Saturday 16 August: 1-4pm

During August and Art This Way, Colour Factory Gallery will be exhibiting Pictures of Elision by Rebekah Stuart. Rebekah’s work plays with our perceptions of space, challenging the viewer’s reality.

The artist explores an alternative aesthetic to the romantic and traditional landscape in which distortions of scale disorientate the observers’ position in a subtle way, so that they may question their own internal terrain.

Conduit Arts Initiative
83 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
Friday15 August 12pm- 6.00pm


Exhibition Opening Friday 6 to 9pm

Saturday 16th August 12pm- 6.00pm
Sunday 17 August 12pm- 6.00pm

Georgina Glanville and Gonzalo Ceballos are interested in the ways that artistic practice reflects personal motivation and the lives of artists’. This collaborative exhibition aims to explore this concept through unrealised ideas that have existed in each of the artists’ imaginations for some time. They argue that these recurring ideas are perhaps the closest representation of who that artist is, precisely because they have lived within the artist’s mind for so long.

For this exhibition, both artists have realised a work that they have been thinking about for some time. A collaborative sculptural piece will sit alongside individual works by each artist, and will help the viewer to question what makes an artist’s practice uniquely theirs.

Fehily Contemporary
3a Glasshouse Rd, Collingwood
Friday 15 August: 11am - 5.30pm
Saturday 16 August: 11am- 9pm
Saturday 16 August:

Artists Talk with Ken and Julia Yonetani at 6.30pm

Join the gallery on Saturday night for cheese and wine under the opulent green glow of Ken + Julia Yonetani’s enchanting chandeliers. Listen to the artists talk about their fascinating use of materials and their environmental concerns.

Ken + Julia Yonetani’s art installations have attracted widespread attention for their original take on contemporary issues and international acclaim for their powerful aesthetics. Uranium glass, which is both beautiful and seductive, is the chosen medium for the pair’s latest exhibition at Fehily Contemporary.

Coinciding with the exhibition at Fehily, the artists’ Last Suppermarket can be seen at the Melbourne Art Fair. A wonderful interactive installation, visitors and collectors can purchase separate items from the shelves until sold out. All the goods are made from salt, both beautiful and disconcerting, and their texture at once earthly and ethereal.

Gertrude Contemporary
200 Gertrude St, Fitzroy
Friday 15 August 11am – 5.30pm
Saturday 16 August 11am – 5.30pm
Sunday 17 August 11am – 5.30pm

During the period of the Art This Way weekend, Gertrude Contemporary will be exhibiting its annual Octopus 13. Featuring prominent Australian and international artists, Octopus provides an opportunity for a leading curator to play with the form.

Using the historic building as the conceptual starting point Octopus 13 will reconfigure the exhibition spaces of Gertrude Contemporary, taking visitors on a conceptual journey through Gertrude’s many studio and archive spaces, essentially inverting the traditional stage/backstage dichotomy of art galleries.

Kick Gallery
4 Peel St, Collingwood
Friday 15 August 12 – 5.00pm
Saturday 16 August 12 – 5.00pm
Sunday 17 August 12 – 4.00pm

During the Art This Way weekend Kick Gallery will showcase artist Jewels Stevens’ work. Songs of the Plants represents Stevens’ 6th exhibition with Kick and will showcase the artist’s investigations into creating abstract compositions.

Specific to this new series, Stevens will be drawing on her experience of time spent in South America in late 2013 - early 2014. Kick Gallery will also present at the Royal Exhibition Buildings, as a part of the Melbourne Art Fair.

Magic Johnston
www.magicjohnston.com27 – 29 Johnston St, Collingwood
Friday 15 August 10am–5pm
Saturday 16 August 10am–5pm
guided studio tours at 10AM, 12PM & 2PM both Friday and Saturday.

Over the course of Art This Way, Magic Johnston plan to host a number of scheduled studio tours where tour participants will be able to meet a host of our different residents.

Including the likes of our Junior Johnston scholarship winner Fred Mora of Lucky Prawn, graphic designers Open Season, textile maker Sunday Ganim, IPF organizer Joe Miranda and Melbourne writer/editors Penny Modra and Brodie Lancaster.

Grab yourself a hot beverage at Everyday Coffee where all tours will start and finish.

Gallery #9
9 Johnston Street Collingwood
Friday, 15 August 1pm – 6.00pm
Saturday 16 August 1pm – 6.00pm
Sunday 17 August 1pm – 6.00pm

Gallery #9 shows a broad selection of styles and media including POP Art, photography, sculpture, abstract & many more by a range of talented artists.

Artists will be available to chat about their work within the space throughout the weekend.

Neospace Campbell St, Collingwood
Friday 15th August 10am - 5pm, and
Saturday 16th August 11am - 4pm with
Saturday 16th August:

Exhibiting artist David-Ashley Kerr will give an artist talk about his exhibition Altar at 1pm.

Neospace presents an ongoing series of contemporary art through solo, group and guest curated exhibitions. The focus is upon emerging and unrepresented artists. 

David-Ashley Kerr, a Melbourne-based visual artist, will show his large-format photography over this art filled weekend. Kerr’s imagery examines ideas of environmental estrangement through themes of masculinity, violence and dystopian narratives in Australia.

New Hunting Ground
226A Johnston St, Collingwood
Friday 15th August - 6pm - 10pm
Saturday 16th August - 10am - 5pm
Sunday 17h August - 10am - 5pm
Friday 15th August:

Exhibition opening celebrations, 6pm - 10pm

Heist - International Urban Contemporary Pop-up Exhibition, will bring together some of the world’s most infamous and collectible street and contemporary artists under one roof for one weekend only. The lineup includes Adnate, Sofles, Smug, Slicer, Lucy Lucy, Choq, Mayo and more.

Conveniently located only a short walk away from the Melbourne Art Fair, the exhibition is located in a unique warehouse space within one of Fitzroy and Melbourne’s most colourful laneways.

Showing internationally acclaimed artists on the same walls as the best emerging talent around, Heist aims to bridge the gap between the serious collector and the casual art fan. New Hunting Ground is the gallery side of Juddy Roller Studios, a well-known hub for both local and international artists. Stay for a coffee at the resident café.

Located at both 12 Peel Street and Grace Darling Hotel, Collingwood
Friday 15 August 11am -6pm
Saturday 16 August 12pm – 6pm
Sunday 17 August 11am – 5pm
Saturday 16 August

Artist talks and bands at The Grace Darling Hotel, 2pm – 6pm

Since its inauguration in 2010, NotFair has established its name as Australia’s leading alternative satellite to the Melbourne Art Fair and the site to find new and adventurous art before it enters the commercial world.

Unlike most commercial art fairs, NotFair is rigorously curated over a year- long selection process to find the most challenging and unique work not yet on the market. With an emphasis on creativity and skill, ideas and fearlessness, NotFair showcases multi-generational, emerging and unrepresented artists. NotFair also features the prestigious Arkley Prize, supported by the family in recognition of the late artist, Howard Arkley.

Presented this year with the support of Yarra City Council and the Grace Darling Hotel, NotFair 2014 has been curated by Archibald Winner Sam Leach, writer Ashley Crawford and gallerist Rebecca Richards.

Off the Kerb Gallery
66B Johnston St, Collingwood
Friday 15 August 12.30 - 9.00pm
Saturday 16 August 12.00 – 5.00pm
Sunday 17 August 12.00 – 5.00pm
Friday 15 August:

Exhibition Opening Night Celebrations, 6.00pm – 9.00pm

Off the Kerb is a Melbourne-based Artist Run Initiative, which fosters and exhibits innovative creative media by emerging Australian artists, designers and sound producers.

On the Friday night to kick off Art This Way weekend, Off the Kerb will be holding the opening night of the new exhibition. The studios will also be open to the public on Saturday and Sunday, with a guided curatorial tour of the three new shows on display.

PG Printmaker Gallery
227 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
Friday 15 August 10am – 6pm
Saturday 16 August 10am – 5pm
Saturday 16 August:
The Gallery will conduct artists’ printmaking demonstrations between 12pm – 4pm

PG Printmaker Gallery provides a contemporary space in a vibrant location to house their extensive collection of prints. Three different Melbourne based artists will demonstrate the process and technique involved in producing a linocut, dry point etching and a monoprint.
This will also be an opportunity for people to talk with the artist and develop a greater understanding of printmaking as a dynamic art form.

Port Jackson Press Australia
84 Smith St, Collingwood
Friday 15 August 10am – 5:30 pm
Saturday16 August 11am – 6:30 pm

During Art This Way and the month of August, Port Jackson Press is proud to be exhibiting internationally renowned artist and printmaker Marco Luccio’s survey show The Collected and Collectable.

This features significant works by Luccio from major National and International, Public and Private Collections.

Schoolhouse Studios
81 Rupert St, Collingwood
Friday 15 August 8am – 6pm
Saturday 16 August 8am – 6pm

Schoolhouse Studios is currently home to over 60 artists and small creative businesses, from painters, illustrators and jewelers to architects, record labels and filmmakers.

A modular fit out has been designed for the new Schoolhouse Studios site at Rupert Street in Collingwood. The design celebrates the concept of an artist village by forming a series of lane ways and courtyards that act as social and collaborative project spaces. The studios are open throughout the Art This Way weekend.

Visitors can drop in to the resident Tiggy Café; with a menu changing daily, it also provides an interface between resident artists and the public.

Strange Neighbour
www.strangeneighbour.com395 -397 Gore St, Fitzroy
Friday 15 August 11am - 6pm
Saturday 16 August 11am - 6pm

open until 9pm on Saturday August 16 with performances by Mattress of Pagan Horror and Doll Disorganation and Manticle between 6-9pm.

Strange Neighbour is a curator led gallery with separate artist studios and darkroom on site. During Art This Way, their black and white darkroom is open for tours and the Asia Pacific Photobook Archive will also be open for the public to browse photobooks from the Asia Pacific Region.

Director Linsey Gosper also presents an exhibition based around her fascination and research into the Occult, Magick and Ritual. Consistent with Strange Neighbour’s curatorial style, the exhibition will engage with themes of light and dark.

The exhibition will be a multi-discipline, cross-generational group exhibition with selected Melbourne based, national and international artists whose work involves esoteric and symbolic subjects or approaches.

Studio Ingot
Shop 2 / 234 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
Friday 15 August 10:30- 6:30
Saturday 16 August 10:30- 5:00

During Art This Way, Studio Ingot presents the exhibition 20 SILVER JUGS by artist Wayne Guest. Guest’s skill as an artist places him as one of Australia’s most respected silversmiths. With over 20 years of studio practice he wields his hammer with deft and considered control.

This latest collection is highly anticipated by both collectors and everyday users of his silverware.
Visitors to the gallery will be invited to handle and use the collection over the weekend. In addition a short production film will be playing which highlights the processes, tools and works on show being produced.

The Ownership Project
Level 1/110 Johnston St, Fitzroy
Friday 15 August 12pm – 4pm
Saturday 16 August 12pm – 4pm
Sunday 17 August 12pm – 4pm

Artists from diverse cultural and life experience backgrounds will be working in the studio space, engaging in conversation with visitors about their aesthetic and conceptual concerns and the development of current bodies of work in relief and intaglio printmaking.

Light refreshments will be available for visitors during the Art This Way weekend.