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CURRENT:

Disposable

Zero waste. It is an almost inconceivable concept in today’s fast-paced and ultra convenient world. As artists, our works may not be entirely environmentally responsible, and thus, we would like to kick-start a conversation on the idea of disposal culture with the exhibition ‘Disposable’. Pushing the boundaries of traditional illustrative, painting and typographic practices, Primary Arcade’s group exhibition at BSIDE Gallery will explore the disposability of objects in everyday life and the effects of expendable culture on our society.

ARTISTS
Alan Jones, Alice Kaps, Aleksandra Susnica, Anica Costa, Anna Litwinowicz, Baaqiy Ghazali, Balazova Black, Callum Preston, Cassie Stevens, Chris Costa, DNART, Ella Heckendorf, Frances Cannon, Giulia May, Harley and Händen, Jack Summers, Jake Roden, James Hornsby, John Kaye, Jordan Lucky, Kitt Bennett, Leona Fietz, Leon Tan, Lucy Lucy, Madeline Joy, Madbutt, Melissa Grisancich, Natalie Rachel, Nicole Black, Sophia Mary Mac, Stephanie Nagy, Stephanie Mente, Stinkhorns, Taylah Moore, Te'Claire


Curated by Monica Balaz and Stephanie Rose

Join us for the opening night on Friday 8th September from 6-9pm, sponsored by Young Henrys and 42 Below!

For any sales enquiries or to view the catalogue please contact Gallery Manager Ariana Leane - info@bsidegallery.com

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International Hands

International Hands is a group exhibition curated by Handstyler focusing strictly on the graffiti handstyle. The show will be exhibited across two Australian cities, Melbourne & Sydney, and features works from 20 artists from around the world that have been noticed as pushing their handstyles in forward-thinking directions.

International Hands is a show to demonstrate to everybody – the public and the graffiti scene alike – that there truly is art in a tag. The pieces in the show have come from artists located around the world and as a result each brings a different style to the walls. A mixture of different methods and mediums are used, including spray paint, markers and stickers, which shows the diversity found in tagging.

Featuring works by:
Acro (USA) Apexer (USA) Badypnose (FRA) Buster (MEX) Canser (CZE) Ces (USA) Cozek (RUS) Ekser (USA) Feeceez (USA) Freak (AUS) Keep6 (CAN) Load42 (COL) Mach (AUS) Mayonaize (AUS) Nurse (CAN) Risote (FRA) Riteo (AUS) Sicoer (POL) Siege (AUS) Soem (USA) Sopehs (MEX) Soviet (USA) Xeme (HKG)

BSIDE Gallery will host the Melbourne show from 16th-20th August, join us for drinks on Friday 18th August from 6-9pm!

For any sales enquiries or to view the catalogue please contact Gallery Manager Ariana Leane - info@bsidegallery.com

NIXI KILLICK POP-UP SHOP & LAUNCH NIGHT

See this mermaid babe's full collection IRL at BSIDE Gallery, 8th, 9th & 10th August 2017!

IN REAL LIFE ! 
POP UP STORE
COLLECTION LAUNCH
AND COLOURTRIBE CONNECTOR!

OPENING NIGHT : TUESDAY 8TH AUG 6-9PM
*PLZ wear your NXK threads or your fav colourtribe outfit ;)

STORE HOURS : 
TUESDAY AUG 8TH OPENING NIGHT 6-9PM
WEDNESDAY AUG 9TH : 12 NOON - 7PM
THURSDAY AUD10TH : 12 NOON - 7PM
BSIDE GALLERY FITZROY MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA

Bloomin' Beauty

Bloomin’ Beauty is a group exhibition showcasing illustration, textile and ceramic based works by thirteen up and coming artists and designers from around Australia. 

Inspired by traditional methods of botanical illustration, the history of collecting and archiving plant matter and our unique Australian flora, Bloomin’ Beauty is a celebration of floral iconography with each artist presenting a unique interpretation of the theme by using their medium of choice.

Featuring: Alca Jay, Ashley Ronning, Carolyn Hawkins, Edith Rewa, Esther Sandler, Holly Leonardson, Julie White, Lori Camarata, Megan McNeill, Min Pin, Paradise Structures, Stephanie Elicia and Tara Whalley. Curated by Esther Sandler.

Bloomin’ Beauty runs from Wednesday 2nd August – Sunday 6th August 2017 at BSIDE Gallery in Fitzroy, Melbourne and is a satellite event for Craft Cubed. The gallery is open 11 – 5pm all days of the exhibition except for 12 - 4pm on Sunday.

Please join us at the gallery for drinks from 6-9pm Friday 4th August!

Fuck Sydney

After 4+ years, the second ever Will Coles solo exhibition comes to Melbourne!

UK born sculptor Will Coles’ long awaited follow up show to ‘I Fucking ♥ Melbourne’ (March, 2013) will open this week at BSIDE Gallery, Fitzroy.

‘Fuck Sydney’ is his ‘it’s not me it’s you’ break-up letter to the city he called home for 20 years:
"What was true twenty years ago is just as true today: Sydney is where the money is, Melbourne is where the culture is. Sydney, where the average house will now put you back $1 Million, where they import foreign street art rather than invest in their own. Sydney, where the pubs & clubs close early, live music is a memory & the shops close at 5. Sydney? Go fuck yourself." 

- Will Coles

Join us for the opening of Fuck Sydney on Friday 21st July from 6-9pm at BSIDE Gallery, 121 Brunswick St, Fitzroy. The exhibition opens Friday 21st July from 6-9pm, and runs until the 30th of July 2017.

For any sales enquiries or to arrange a private viewing of the available works, please contact Gallery Manager Ariana Leane - info@bsidegallery.com

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Surface Tension

Celebrating over a decade of creativity, Melbourne artist Silk Roy brings his very first solo show 'Surface Tension', to BSIDE Gallery in Fitzroy.

Inspired by Melbourne's historical heritage, Silk Roy equally embraces our modern, creative metropolis by imbuing temporary, surficial compositions with his foundational graffiti ethos. Having in recent years successfully transitioned his spray painted aesthetic into the emotic realm of abstract expressionism, Silk Roy's obsession with style has, over time, evolved his work to laconically embrace the global Graffuturism movement, whilst still retaining its own individualistic flourish.

Join Silk Roy at the opening of Surface Tension at BSIDE Gallery, 121 Brunswick St, Fitzroy. The show opens Friday 23rd June from 6pm to 9pm, and runs until 2nd July 2017.

Absolute Mayhem

is the third solo exhibition by Melbourne based artist Mitch Walder.

Opening at BSIDE Gallery on Friday May 19th 2017, the show revolves around an intense centrepiece that consists of 29 individual artworks and stands at 3 metres. The works are displayed side by side creating an overall scene of chaos that structures around a central - unarticulated by outline - area that assumes a path to a white unknown. Thematic tendencies in palette & layout bring this painterly mess into a somewhat ordered chaos.

Absolute Mayhem runs from 19-28 May, join us on Friday the 19th from 6-9pm for opening night drinks, supported by Young Henrys and 42 Below.

Lousy Show - Lousy Ink Launch

Join us for a lousy night of art and fun - Friday 31st March from 6-9pm!

Ruskidd and Mike Eleven have gathered some of our favourite, local artists to test-drive their 100% recycled artist ink in this knockout group exhibition. Grab a Young Henrys beer, start some banter and come see the versatility and potential of your new favourite ink brand. An artist-run brand for full-time artists and artists-to-be.

Featuring works from:
Aaron Grech - Adi - Anime - Ben Lopez - Brigit Maher - Callum Preston - Camille Thomas - Chehehe - Christian Vine - Craig Cole - Creature Creature - Dem189 - Frosk - Goodie - Grace Audrey - Hancock - Heesco - James James - James Wilson - Jo Harrison - Junky Projects - Kenz - Kim Kim Kim - Knock - Lizzi Morris - M.P Fikaris - Maha - Marcos Diaz - Mike Eleven - Mitch Walder - Muriel Ann Ricafrente - Nick Ives - Oliver PD - OX KING - Presto - Rashe - Resio - Rion - Ruskidd - Salad - Sugar - Swerfk - Tanea - Tom Civil + more to come!

UHF, or Ultra High Frequency

is a concept show by Melbourne based artist CRISIS.
Each day in the lead up to the exhibition's closing night an artwork will be produced from scratch under the scrutiny and influence of anyone or thing that happens to be present with each piece being a direct reflection of the moment it was created.

From the 13th to the 18th of March, CRISIS will be working from BSIDE Gallery as a live exhibit himself. 

Join us at BSIDE on the 18th of March from 6pm to see the final piece hung and help celebrate the end of the project!

Ladies First!

LADIES FIRST! - an all-girl graffiti/characters/lettering exhibition

Opening night: Thursday 23rd February 2017, 6-9pm            

Exhibition Dates: Thursday 23rd-Sunday March 5th 2017                                                     
Featuring vibrant artwork by fly girls such as Indie184, Poise, Dirty Bandits, Paper Jam Press, Toofly, Sear, Toots McGee, Muriel Ann Ricafrente, and more!                                       

sticker show

OpenHandSlaps presents: 'The Awakening' - a sticker show at BSIDE Gallery

Opening night: Wednesday 25th January 2017, 6-10pm

Exhibition dates: Thursday 26th Jan 12-4pm Friday/Saturday 27th/28th 11am-5pm

Get down to BSIDE Gallery from 6pm on Invasion Day Eve to check out the wildest sticker exhibition Melburn has seen in years!
Big ups to the legends at Young Henry's for serving up some lager and cider for the evening!

JOY - A Christmas Group Show

Opening night: 9th December 2016, 6-9pm

Exhibition Dates: Saturday 10th December - Saturday 17th December

It's BSIDE's first Christmas and we're celebrating by bringing you our biggest, most joyful group show yet! 

With a blockbuster lineup of artists, this will be one Christmas show not to miss. 

Polarity by Christopher Hancock

Opening night: 18th November 2016, 6-9pm

Exhibition Dates: Saturday 19th November - Saturday 5th December

Christopher Hancock’s works present the layerings of an honest and philosophical soul. In a market oversaturated with techni-colour pleasantries, Hancock’s works choose to dig a little deeper into the human psyche; to discover and arouse the real emotions that lay embedded in the dark hollows of our minds.

 

INITIATION - A Solo Show by Chuck Mayfield

Opens: Friday 7th October 6-9pm

This series documents an artists desire to uncover his personal expression of manhood. Navigating through social expectations of masculinity and his own turbulent past, Chuck goes on a visual journey exploring myths, masculine archetypes and various practices of introspection. In this work he seeks deeper self awareness, conducting an initiation that our culture did not provide.
 

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Undercurrent - A Group Show Curated by Heesco

Opens: 16th September 2016

Undercurrent is a group exhibition that highlights artists, whose paintings reach beyond the general label of “street art” and challenge existing paradigms in today’s urban art scene. It’s a celebration of the highly considered and evolved studio practices. Our aim is to create a new and progressive platform for constructive conversations between the artists and the audience regarding this ever evolving art form.

 
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BSIDE Begins - Group Show and Inaugural Opening

Opens: 15th July 2016

BSIDE Gallery is set to open on the 15th of July with an electrifying group show celebrating the talent and diversity within Fitzroy’s creative scenes. The show features an incredible lineup of both emerging and established Australian artists including Ben Frost, Abyss 607, Swerfk, Christopher Hancock, Frosk, Mike Eleven, Gigi, Goodie, Caper, Time Coleman, Kenz and Zamara Robison.