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We can all appreciate that the pace of the artistic world is almost overwhelming. New trends pop up overnight, accounts blow up with likes in a minute, and in the midst of it all, heaps of young talent goes unnoticed.

This saw the birth of 12:50—a gallery, gig and pop-up shop in the heart of Melbourne that puts emphasis on the talent rather than the expensive equipment, the style of the clothes rather than the price tag. The goal is to get art off the Instagram grid and into the physical world, in a space that also allows for musicians and bands to show off the work they’ve been putting in.

It’s an event for everyone, with $6 entry, $6 beers, $6 cider, $6 wines…are you sensing a pattern here? Basically, everything is cheap and it’s a great opportunity to get down and see what these youngins have been cooking up. Lead by Tig Terera, the Melbourne photographer has pulled together a pretty impressive repertoire.

Artistic talents range from photographer Danni Ogilvie to the eccentric Kinai Wong. Musically speaking, the dynamic combo of a rap and jazz band Black Molasses will take the stage, as well as a performance from Prophecy Boys (AKA Baro, Jarman,  Nasty Mars, and Henok from ESESE). And as far as the pop-up shop goes, look for clothes from the wardrobes of these steeze queens. This will be one to tell your grandkids about—because how often do we get the chance to see so much unearthed talent in one place? Check out the event details below and pencil them into ya planner cause this one is too lit to miss.

12:50 Gallery
Saturday May 14, 7pm-1am
Tuxedo Cat
293 La Trobe Street
$6 entry 

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