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Weekly updates


My version of the ‘new year, new me’ mantra-thing is more along the lines of ‘new year, can I please get a new computer?’ It’s difficult to say I’ll miss my old Mac, circa 2010. We’d had a good six years together. Admittedly, the more recent recurring incidents of deleted work, the fan overheating, the left-side of the keyboard not working or the moments when the whole thing would cark it should the charger get knocked out were definitely putting a strain on our relationship. Especially when the times it would play up the most seemed to directly correlate to how many deadlines I had.

Nonetheless, those are old sorrows from 2016 and I’m determined to enter the year leaving them in the past. This is the year to get back into the original ethos of WYD. The breadth of talent in Australia and the creative hub that Melbourne provides is too inspiring to get bogged down by technological woes. If you’re doing something you want people to know about, if your friends are creating art that you want to share, please let us know. And take solace in knowing that now, sending and receiving emails doesn’t crash my computer—because I’m using my housemate’s.

As always, make sure to let us know WYD by sending your art events to [email protected].

01. Super Psychology - Collingwood

In the wake of six months travelling and garnering global inspiration, contemporary artist Unwell Bunny is set to present their solo show Super Psychology.

The good folks down at Besser Space in Collingwood are hosting Bunny’s colourful “exploration of the American psyche,” which is presented in two parts. His resume includes showings across Amsterdam, LA, New York and Paris. Interpret the juxtaposition between female bodies and American fast food how you will, but an interesting critique is presented on consumerism nonetheless.

Be sure to head to Facebook for the full details on the opening night this coming Friday.

02. Menswear Pop Up & Gallery - Melbourne CBD

The team at Harbour Supply Co. have linked up with Handsom to host the dream warehouse pop-up shop. Penfield, Handsom, Champion, Topo Designs, and Oh Dawn are just some of the brands to be featured in the No Vacancy gallery. Nice and central in QV, the sale doubles as an exhibition of works by artist James Carey. Running until Sunday January 15, be sure to peep the Facebook event for the full scoop.

03. No Acronym - Brisbane

The upcoming group show by kind souls at The Culprit Club is set to bring together a range of talents with the ethos of not placing limitations on what they can present. With a line up of 22 artists, there’s no doubt that we’re in for a diverse range and we can expect work from the likes of Buttons, Gus, Kiss Ispy and more. Titled NO ACRONYM, this collection of talent isn’t one you want to sleep on so be sure to peep their Facebook event for the full scoop. Or tbh it’s worth going through the people tagged in their post here—every single artist on the lineup is popping, but of course, The Culprit Club are never ones to disappoint.

IVO @mtncolorsqld and @johnkayeart at it today! Catch these two at The Culprit Club on Friday Jan 20 for No ACRONYM 👏

A video posted by THE CULPRIT CLUB ♣️ (@theculpritclub) on

04. Zól Bálint - Collingwood

Every Thursday this month, The Gasometer Hotel brings together a range of visual artists, music makers and DJs under one roof. Their upcoming exposé hosts a lineup that showcases Zól Bálint’s love for local talents. The artists showing work are, in his words, “boundary-pushing artists making music in the many different styles I love and am influenced by.” Take a look at the video below the gage what you can expect, and be sure to take a look at the full line up on the Facebook event.

 

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