PAST EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS 2018:
LEXICAL: A SURVEY OF ARTWORK BY KIM SALMON
Curated by Charity Bramwell in collaboration with Kim Salmon
Opening Night: Wednesday, 21 November, 6-9pm
Exhibition: 22-25 November 2018
BSIDE Gallery, 121 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, VIC
Best known as seminal Australian singer, songwriter and guitarist, Kim Salmon is also a visual artist, poet and narrative performer. To coincide with Melbourne Music Week, 'Lexical (a survey of artwork by Kim Salmon)', lifts the veil on Salmon's visual art practice - honed behind the scenes over four decades since officially declaring himself an art school drop out.
'Lexical' refers to Salmon's vocabulary of visual tricks, marks and symbols that render visual scenarios, which in turn suggest or spell out narratives about objects, places and people. The process of recording and rendering visual cues as recognisable images is Salmon's method of making sense of the world, engaging with it and exerting agency in it.
LEXICAL is supported by the City of Yarra Small Projects Grant program. The organisers gratefully acknowledge Murray Bramwell, Peter Bramwell and Lisa Mansfield for their additional support.
Special thanks to Joy & Owen Salmon, and Eileen Thewlis for the loan of artworks from their private collections for inclusion in this exhibition.
ANOTHER LOUSY SHOW
“They said we couldn’t do it again. They told us it was impossible. They even said, “This is crazy! You’ll kill yourselves!” But here we are—in 2018 bringing you another f#%k off LOUSY SHOW.
Bigger, better and lousier than ever before, we’ve invited 70+ of your favourite artists (and ours) from around Australia + a few international, to show you the potential of Lousy Ink. You can expect to see some of the most fire works you’ve ever witnessed this millennia—if not, even the next.
We’ve also given our artists the BETA version of our ALL NEW, Lousy-Liners. A sharp-looking, black fine-liner that’s made from 100% recycled printer cartridge plastic (and it even uses our recycled ink too!). So not only are we bringing you some fresh new art, but we came prepared with the gadgets to match.
Join us for this one-night-only-mega-exhibition and celebrate the coolest facet of sustainability on offer. It’s free, it’s fun and it’s friends-friendly.” - Mike + Oli (Lousy Ink)
Joel The Marauderss 607, Adam Kinninmont, Aidan Ryan, Aidan Sprinkles, Andy Yee, Ashley Ronning, Baaqiy, Balazova Black, Barek, Brigit Maher, Camille Thomas, Candy YanYan Ng, Carla Drawz, Casey Schuurman, Cassie Stevens, Chehehe, Chris Costa, Christian Vine, Chris Yee, Claudia Chew, Crisis, Craig Cole,Creature Creature, Dean DeLandre, El Rosabel, Elaine Vo, Eliza Svikulis, Ella Heckendorf, Ellen Porteus, Facter, Frosk, Harley & Handen, Hannah Barry, Hugo Mathias, Jack Fran, James James, Jess Cockerill, James Wilson, Jeremy Clarage, Joel The Marauder, Jordan Debney, Junky Projects, Kenz, KeoMatch, Kev ‘Ohnoes’, Kid Silk, Knock, Lauren Guymer, Lisa Huntley, Loser Unit, Lousy Jon, Luke Rion, Marcos Diaz, Maha, Melissa Grisancich, Mengo Lee, Michael Cain, Mic Porter, Mike Eleven, Mike Inkboy, Mike Makatron, Mitch Walder, Mr. Mupz, Muriel-Ann Ricafrente, Nic Ives, Ox King, Paul Meehan, Pey Chi, QUARTZVII, Rafferty Amor, Regan Tamanui, Ronny Drs, Roq Draw, Ray Running Man, Ruskidd, Shannon Keane, Simon Buerve, Sophie McPike, Sorcha Mackenzie, Ssalad, Strawberry, Milklady, Terhor, Tom Gerrard, Viet-My Bui, William Nghiem, Zac Fay, Zeke’s LunchboxZ the Creative + more!
Friday 16 November
At BSIDE Gallery
(upstairs) 121 Brunswick Street,
Fitzroy VIC 3065
LOW RES REACTIONS
A solo exhibition of James Wilson's latest stencil series.
We exist in a time where we experience life through our devices and are constantly being overloaded by visual stimuli. Instead of slowing down and taking the time to ponder the details, we move at a rapid pace from one thing to the next.
For something to capture our attention it needs to be easily digestible and quick to the point. Using paint on canvas to explore the world through a ‘pixelated lens’, Wilson evokes childhood nostalgia through the low-res computer graphics of the late 90’s.
His works are self-aware and playful, like the tongue in cheek jabs at the fatherless Batman and Darth Vader in offbrand bootlegs.
Wilson also comments on art history and the way our consumption of media has changed. His reinterpretations of classic artworks focus not just on the pieces themselves, but also on how the way we now view those pieces has changed.
Join us for the opening of Low Res Reactions from 6pm on Friday 9th November at BSIDE Gallery, proudly supported by Young Henrys!
For all enquiries please contact Ariana via email email@example.com
NOTHING BUT LOVE
“Passion, devotion and unbridled attraction; Tuyuloveme talks about the nature of his love and relationship with the streets. The late nights, long quiet strolls through the thoroughfare. Appreciating, learning and getting to know each other, day after day, year after year, time after time. Born not out of the need for the destruction but out of a deep-seated curiosity and need to express. From Yogyakarta, to Moscow to Melbourne and many streets more, Tuyuloveme looks back on the constant in his journey of life, both personally and artistically. Intrinsically connected and intimately informed by his kinship with the streets, alluring and delicate at times, tumultuous and boisterous otherwise, Tuyuloveme looks back into this journey through his art framed with 'Nothing But Love'. Unrestrained and unchecked."
Founder of RSCLS Art Collective
Tuyuloveme is an Indonesian artist who began his artistic practice on the streets of Yogyakarta creating work in between the art and graffiti aesthetic.
Although not a native of Yogyakarta, he has been a resident for couple of years as a base for him to do creative work while working with his national and international network.
Tuyuloveme has been painting his unique style religiously on the streets for over 10 years. His paintings represent an alter-ego, a self-portrait of sorts, popping up on walls and street corners all over the world. His visual style is a juxtaposition of organised, expressive and chaotic expulsion; a contrast to his personality in real life.
You may find this artistic works in the walls or corner of streets in major cities all over Indonesia, Asia, Europe and Australia. His career has been nourished and influenced by extensive travels and an ability to work and collaborate with other artists. Tuyuloveme has been featured in a number of national and international group exhibitions, and is proud to present his first solo exhibition outside of Indonesia, Nothing But Love at BSIDE Gallery in Melbourne, Australia.
Join us for the opening of 'Nothing But Love' from 6-9pm on Friday 26th October at BSIDE Gallery proudly supported by Ironlak, Young Henrys,Royal Jamaican Ginger Beer, Mortimers Orchard at Taste London, Easey's,Fazzari Multimedia, Nathan Ctc, Dodgy Paper & Arterior Australia!
The exhibition will be available to view from the 24th October - the 4th November 2018, for all enquiries or to receive a digital catalogue please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
A group exhibition of 50+ Australian and international artists, celebrating living life and loving death. Presented by Badlands Brand and showing at BSIDE Gallery.
We're lucky to know and be great fans of some of the world’s most talented and lovely artists and this exhibition is a chance for us to gather
those people and put on one hell of a show.
- Chris Costa, Badlands Brand
Join us on Friday the 12th of October from 6-10pm for a night of art, skulls, live music and drinks supplied by the legends at Young Henrys!
Exhibition and pop up store open for viewing across the following dates:
Wednesday 10th October 11am - 5pm
Thursday 11h October 11am - 5pm
Friday 12th October 11am - 10pm (Opening Night)
Saturday 13th October 11am - 5pm
Sunday 14th October 11am - 5pm
Featuring art by:
Anica Costa | Aki Yaguchi | Aleksandra Susnica | Alex Lehours | Alison Manners
April Mouwad | Atticus Radley | Balazova Black | Billy Zammit | Brian Graydon
Brittany Kilsby | Brooke Harley
Callum Preston | Candy Yan Yan | Chehehe Chelsea Bernhardt | Chris Costa | Clare Hampshire | Creature Creature | David Lee Pereir | Dead End Design | Deanndra Rose Digable Goods | Dnart | Ella Heckendorf Inkboy | Jack Rodgers | Jayne Branchflower
Jesse Wright | Jez | Joel Hammonds | Jono Gooley | Kat Weir | Lisa Huntley | Michael Cain | Mike Eleven | Mike Tea | Mitch Walder Naomi Lee Beveridge | Nathalia Suizu | Nicole Black | Nicole Reed | Missi Powell | Ohnoes Rebecca Enya | Rory Lynch-Wells | Ruskidd
Sam Taylor | Skubz Mope | Shelley Forget
Silk Roy | Sindy SinnTeresa-Jane Day
For sales enquiries please contact the Gallery Manager Ariana Leane - email@example.com
Come and celebrate a journey through the relationships of the unique textiles created and worn by women of the world. No matter how different a culture, worldwide we find that women are the fabric of society. Woven and threaded, holding together and uplifting the people.
Painted by Alina Zorkina for her first solo exhibition this will be a unique perspective as Alina herself is a Ukrainian immigrant who moved to Australia 12 years ago. She has also travelled abroad since moving to Australia and has met with and interacted with the huge multicultural communities here in Melbourne.
Over this time she has seen how women wearing their traditional dress is a foundation of any culture worldwide, whether in their land of origin or resettled abroad.
Join us for the opening of Threaded from 6-9pm on Friday the 5th of October, proudly supported by Gage Roads Brewing Co!
The exhibition is open for viewing from the 3rd - 7th of October, for any enquiries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
DECKS FOR CHANGE WORKSHOP
Join Decks for Change and Melbourne artist Carla Scotto for an evening of radness, connection and creation.
We'll hook you up with a refurbished skate deck (with over 2 million decks going to landfill each year, we like to upcycle), all art materials and social lubricants (yay!) as your guided by the Decks for Change crew and talented Carla to create your very own masterpiece.
Who are Decks for Change ?
Decks for Change is organisation that believes skateboarding has the ability to save and change lives. The beautiful thing about skateboarding and one of the most valuable impacts in developing communities is that if you skate and you see another person skateboarding, you don't see colour, gender, income level, you just see someone that has the same mindset as you that you can share the stoke with.
We help to create skateparks and youth skate programs where it's needed most. Currently, all funds raised go toward supporting youth skate programs in Suli, Iraq.
WE CAN FLY TO THE SUN
Nate Harrison's We Can Fly to the Sun is a window into warmer climates, unknown language, notions of paradise and our need for escapism.
Inspired by old travel ads and vintage comic books, the artworks are brought to life using recycled cardboard, image transfer techniques, acrylic and spray paint, and the artist’s self-made, hand-drawn script.
Join us for the opening of We Can Fly To The Sun from 6-9pm on Friday 21st September, proudly supported by Gage Roads Brewing Co!
About the artist:
Originally from the U.S., Nate Harrison has called Melbourne home for over ten years. He’s long been inspired by a love of comics, calligraphy, and print making. At university he started painting on cardboard due to not having much money for canvases but grew to love its texture and versatility. His art has ventured into many subjects, but his most recent works have been inspired by escapism and exotic locales, both real and imaginary - possibly due to being born in Kansas.
A collection of black and white drawings by Carlos Patiño. A representation of “dark things” through dark speckle pieces, consisting of snakes, skulls and other elements that illustrate the idea of feared objects. This exhibition is a collection of over 20 pieces and a number of large installation pieces.
Join us for the opening of Dark Things from 6-9pm on Friday the 14th of September, proudly supported by the legends at Young Henrys, Villain, Plakkit & CASSETTE!
The exhibition is open for viewing from the 12th - 16th September, for any enquiries please contact the Gallery Manager Ariana - email@example.com
About the artist:
Carlos Patiño is an illustrator and graphic designer based in Melbourne. Originally from Colombia, Carlos’ work has been an evolution from children’s illustrations to a darker side that is depicted in his first solo exhibition - Dark Things.
Sprung! brings together the first series of collaborative 'Artist Planters' curated and presented by Under the Seed and featuring artists:
Mitch Walder - Ruskidd - DNART - Kenz - Poise - Le Grizz - Frosk - Junky Projects - Stopem - Crisis - Ohnoes - Chehehe - Silk Roy - Facter - Zoe Mullins
Join us for the opening of Sprung! on the last day of winter, Friday the 31st of August from 6-9pm with drinks supplied by the lovely folks at Young Henrys!
The exhibition will be open for viewing across the following dates:
Thursday 30th August 12pm - 5pm
Friday 31st August 11am - 5pm
Saturday 1st September 12pm - 5pm
Sunday 2nd September 12pm - 4pm
For sales enquiries please contact the Gallery Manager Ariana Leane - firstname.lastname@example.org
"Living in Redfern from the age of 4 – 8 years, the friends I played with were aboriginal. At a very young age I was exposed to the oppression and segregation of indigenous Australians. These early
experiences developed my deep respect and empathy for all indigenous cultures around the world faced with the historical facts of colonialism.
My new body of work Unruled symbolically and conceptually reinforces the need for social and cultural freedom, unruled by the traditional and historical actions of the past." - Justin Feuerring
Join us for the opening of Unruled from 6-9pm on Friday the 17th of August at BSIDE Gallery, Level 1, 121 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, proudly supported by Gage Roads Brewing Co!
The exhibition is open for viewing from Wednesday 15th - Sunday 19th of August, for sales enquiries please contact the Gallery Manager Ariana Leane email@example.com
SPEAK ON IT
Speak On It is a new gathering that offers a supportive and safe space for artists to come together to discuss mental health through Hip Hop (rap or singing) and Spoken Word Poetry.
This is a not-for-profit community event that encourages artists to get deep and share what's on their mind and listen to likeminded people.
This event hopes to recognise and share the similarities in our struggles and destigmatise mental health issues in our community. Sharing of helpful resources and strategies to deal with depression, anxiety and other mental health issues is also very welcome. We need to know and tell each other we are not alone.
There is no doubt that many of us suffer from mental health issues or have experienced low points in our life where we could use some help. There has never been a better time to come together to support each other. Let's face it, winter is a bitch.
Come along and eat snacks, be warm and be good to each other.
Melody Myla (Uncomfortable Beats)
1/6 (Pang Productions)
Hosted by Class A
A photographic series by Robbie Partington compiled over two years of working and travelling throughout North America. This exhibition seeks to explore life in some of the most remote regions across this part of the globe, as well as that of some of the busier towns and cities he visited.
Join us for the opening of Head North from 6-9pm on Friday the 3rd of August, proudly supported by Young Henrys!
The exhibition runs from Wednesday 1st - Sunday 5th August 2018.
Artist + streetwear market featuring original art / prints / t-shirts / totes / pins / patches / streetwear / activewear / homewares
Bringing together a selection of creators to BSIDE Gallery across the last weekend of July, 10am - 6pm daily!
No Fixed Address Gallery
NicTatt + Mark Alabakov
BSIDE Gallery Stockroom
DAWN OF THE HAND
A show about growing up in the world of 90's illustration, influence from surf, skate and inspiration from painting in the city.
Join us for the opening of ERA's solo exhibition 'Dawn of the Hand' on Freaky Friday the 13th from 6-9pm, proudly supported by East 9th Brewing, Dodgy Paper & Ironlak!
The exhibition runs from Wednesday 11th - Sunday 15th July, for sales enquiries please contact the Gallery Manager Ariana Leane - firstname.lastname@example.org
Through oil paintings and a sculpture, Vertex Vortex examines the patterns and structures in nature that govern Earth and life; the Platonic solids, the Fibonacci sequence and the torus. Tracing these from micro through to macro, this series highlights the fundamental geometric arrangements that are being disregarded and destroyed.
Jono Gooley is a multidisciplinary artist with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Victorian College of the Arts. He has had five solo exhibitions and participated in various group shows within Melbourne. In 2017 Jono exhibited Vertex Vortex in Berlin. Earlier this year Jono was included in Sculpture at Scenic World, and Sculpture Otherwise at the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre.
Join us for the opening of Vertex Vortex from 6-9pm on Friday 6th July, proudly supported by Gage Roads Brewing Co!
The exhibition runs from Wednesday 4th - Sunday 8th July, for enquiries please contact the Gallery Manager Ariana Leane - email@example.com
‘The most valuable lesson my father taught me was to know when to walk, and when to clench both fists.’
Proudly presenting his debut solo show Adherence, Melbourne-based artist Dose explores a culture, people, and the evident blurred lines which orbit his world. Dose provides the viewer with an opportunity to experience his current environment in which remaining adherent becomes increasingly more paramount. Comprising of four tangible series of works utilising mixed media approaches on a multitude of surfaces, Adherence draws definitions between graffiti and art, required sub-cultural errands, anecdotal relationships, and an ode to a youthful memory.
Opening Friday 22nd June 6-9pm, BSIDE Gallery, proudly supported by Young Henrys, Ironlak, Union Heights, Boywolf, Dodgy Paper & Rush Photography.
Exhibition open for viewing Friday 22nd - Sunday 24th of June
Having been based in Melbourne for the majority of his creative career, Dose has focused on providing technically sound and challenging works to the city's surfaces, whilst developing suited studio based practices. The culmination of both disciplines have given rise to Adherence.
This exhibition curated by Jack Franceschini is a contemporary urban take on the traditional art form of portraiture. Combining elements of abstraction and realism, muralists Whole9 (Simo & Hitch), Chloe Wilder, Gus Eagleton and Jack Fran present paintings that push the boundaries of current global measures and seeks to provide the viewer with an unexpected, inspiring take on urban art curation.
Join us for the opening of Post Portraiture this Friday the 1st of June from 6-9pm at BSIDE Gallery, proudly supported by Gage Roads Brewing Co!
The exhibition is open for viewing from Wednesday the 30th of May until Sunday the 10th of June 2018.
For sales enquiries please contact the Gallery Manager Ariana - firstname.lastname@example.org
Artists Ophelia Sylvia, Coffinbirth, Alex Meagher, Mundane Death, and Kill Tom Hogan all suffer the insatiable feeling of always wanting more. They are consumed by selfish desires; trapped by their ideals of lust, perversion, self deprecation, sexuality, frustration and low brow.
Being satisfied is never attainable. The artists present this through various mediums woodblock prints, digital art, brush and ink, photography and acrylic paint.
Join us for the opening of Never Satisfied from 6-9pm on Friday the 25th of March, proudly supported by East 9th Brewing!
POINTS OF CONTACT
Points of Contact presents a series of large black and white photographs depicting a distant and unresolved relationship between father and son, and the search for closure and rekindling.
In this exhibition project, Joshua Thomas explores the relationship between his father as a fighter and himself as an artist, photographing his sport as their shared communicative bond. His aim is to document the strong systemically implied values of traditional masculinity that many men abide by within their sport. This shared concept feeds into impressionable youth who look up to the older male figure, as they might a father, and adopt their values in order to please them.
Accompanying the large black and photos are a number of found photographs that have been given a new appropriation, aiding to the idea of complex relationships and the concept of ‘The Father’s Wound’ – the idea of an individual identifying with a certain mentally straining emotion when reflecting on one’s own father and son relationship.
Describing his work, Joshua Thomas says:
“I aim to draw out the complicated issues regarding a father and son’s relationship highlighting that there has been a long systematically inclined distance between them. The work’s intentions are to create a discussion on the idea of fatherhood in contemporary society, that there are more unique identities to be analysed within parenting than just what we are typically fed through mainstream media.”
Joshua Thomas is a recent graduate in photography and graphic design, with honours in photography, from the School of Communication and Creative Industries at Charles Sturt University. He was a finalist in the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards, exhibited in Germany and UK; and has also exhibited in photographic prizes at the Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA) and Hazelhurst Regional Gallery in Sydney.
Join us for the opening night on Friday the 18th of May from 6-9pm, proudly supported by Young Henrys! The exhibition will run until Sunday the 20th of May.
Co-curated by Heesco & Sahil Silk Roy, Undercurrent II continues to seek out artists whose work challenges the norms of today's urban art realm.
"This is not a visually cohesive show - it is not about the finished artworks. Instead, it is about the creative process behind each of the works, it is about the studio practice of each artists, the solitary act of painting a canvas, and the thoughts and attitudes that form the conceptual link between each works. It is about establishing and defining a particular aesthetic, our ‘outsider’ approach to painting and art-making, independent from the popular paradigms.
Paintings are a product of a long process of problem-solving and decision-making. It is a visual language between the artist and the viewer, its vocabulary can vary from the simplest to the utmost complex, and the longer you keep up the conversation, the richer and more meaningful it becomes. Often minute and nuanced details emerge to take up important roles to shift and influence the very meaning behind the work itself. However, it is up to the participants, the artist and the viewers, to choose what level they wish to engage in. And to me, it is quite important to initiate such discourses which allow us to discover each other, share our ideas, knowledge and experiences. It helps us to create an environment where ideas can be nurtured and allowed to grow and progress through collective input and discussions. It ultimately helps us develop and refine our core values and establish the essential truths of our art practices as a community."
Featuring works by:
Bailer | Conrad Bizjak | Craig Cole | Dvate | Goodie | Christopher Hancock | Heesco | James Wilson | Ling | Makatron | Putos | Seb Fransz | Silk Roy
Join us for the opening on Friday the 13th from 6-9pm, proudly supported by Young Henrys! Enjoy a drink with us and immerse yourself in conversation.
The exhibition runs from Wednesday 11th - Sunday 15th April, for sales enquiries please contact the Gallery Manager Ariana Leane email@example.com
"These roads have a defined direction of moving forward. To think about stopping or turning around on these roads seems unnatural. They have momentum and energy, yet they are contained and guarded by their surroundings. These roads are a visual representation of my mind. It can feel intimidating when thoughts are in a constant state of flux and a direction is sometimes un-clear. However, being able to take notice of the surrounding landscape, which protects and contains this moving path, can lead to feelings of control and safety.
The ability to explore, change, move, guess and grow, while knowing that you are protected. You can choose to be the driver, or a passenger on these roads. You can choose your direction or you can sit back and let things happen. The physical sensation of painting the road's movement acts as a tool for me to release thoughts or energy. The process of painting the surroundings help me to frame those thoughts and store them in an organised file.
This series has been influenced by Dr. Seuss- 'Oh, the Places You'll Go.'"
- Alexandra Lederman
Join us from 6-9pm on Friday 30th March (Good Friday) for the opening of Alexandra Lederman's latest solo exhibition Momentum, proudly sponsored by Gage Roads Brewing Co!
The exhibition will run from Wednesday 28th March - Sunday 1st April, for any sales enquiries please contact the Gallery Manager Ariana Leane - firstname.lastname@example.org
POST MODERN LIFE
A busy 2017 saw Glen Downey, who you may already be familiar with as CRISIS, working hard all over the east coast of Australia. Debuting at Melbourne’s BSIDE Gallery, and further developed later at Brisbane’s Culprit Club, Glen executed two highly successful solo exhibitions titled Ultra High Frequency (UHF), his crowd-sourced, live-process concept bringing the random input and suggestion from onlookers and followers to life into original artwork.
Returning to base at Melbourne’s irrepressible Arts Hole Studio during February, Glen turned off the time-lapse camera and went radio silent on the process to look inward for his latest solo show, Post Modern Life.
Post Modern Life looks at tradition and the ravenous culture of nostalgia as the foundation for modern expression. From the natural world to the Mushroom Kingdom, from ancient history to afternoon cartoons, we appropriate the familiar and rearrange it in new and unexpected ways as a lens to observe the world and exchange ideas with one another.
Post Modern Life takes this as the literal basis for its creative process, where influence, memory and nostalgia break down into a pulp that emerges as new expressions and observations of culture, life and the world. Each piece is executed on Dodgy Paper™ custom made from the pulp of Glen's early creative influences and each composition draws from the pulp, pop culture, history and the natural world reimagined into a fresh view of the world today.
Join us for the opening of Post Modern Life from 6-9pm on Friday 16th March, proudly supported by Young Henrys & 42 Below!
The exhibition runs from the 16th - 25th of March, for sales enquiries please contact Gallery Manager Ariana Leane - email@example.com
NSFW (Not Safe For Work)
NSFW will feature artworks by 34 local artists in the form of paintings, drawings and digital artwork. Don’t bring your Nanna along to this one, NSFW is a group exhibition that will shock, appal, and excite. Exploring the notion that certain topics are not safe for work, these artists will delve into the depths of the socially inappropriate. With censorship inhibiting artistic expression more than ever, this show aims to tear down the walls and prompt discussion about all the nitty-gritty bits.
Featuring artworks by:
Amy E Owers, Andy Leaf, Annie Fox, Astrowitch, Balazova Black, Chris Costa, Clayton Barton, Carlita Loro, Fausto, Fickle Nellie, Flickarts, Gigi, Isolde, Jason Ebeyer, Jennifer Allnutt, Jessica Harris, Jess Southey, Juliette Claire, JuzPop, Kat Weir, KYLEKM, Kim Leutwyler, Kitty Chrystal, Lola Marvell, Mana Aghajary, Miss E, Mitchell Asquith, Nathalia Suizu, Pascale Garlinge, Polly Hollyoak, Sam Pea, serenekitchen, Susanna Sykes, Tayla Broekman.
Join us for the opening night from 6-9pm on Friday 2nd March, proudly supported by Gage Roads Brewing Co!
The exhibition will run from Tuesday February 27th - Sunday 4th March 2018, for sales enquiries please contact Gallery Manager Ariana Leane firstname.lastname@example.org
IT'S JUST A RIDE
Argentinian born, Melbourne based artist Juan Rodriguez Cuberes works with the control of a tattoo artist. But rather than wielding the pulses of an electromagnetic pen, his works take shape through the force, patience and coordination of his own vision and a felt tip pen.
What begin as singular indelible atoms, the artworks mutate over the course of weeks into his own reflections of mortal symbology, nature and music culture. Each of the works in Juan’s latest series celebrate the wild rides of life on canvas - not of flesh, but of wooden skateboard decks.
Join us for the opening of It's Just a Ride from 6-9pm on Friday 16th February, proudly supported by Young Henrys!
The exhibition runs from Wednesday 14th - Sunday 18th February 2018. For any sales enquiries please contact Gallery Manager Ariana Leane - email@example.com
A LITTLE BIT OLDER
"We are a little bit older, hopefully stronger, wiser, smarter... more smart? Well, a little bit smarter.
Ten female, twenty-something year old artists (and whatever else we are calling ourselves nowadays) met in 2012 to study Fine Art at the Victorian College of the Arts. Each of us excited, ambitious & reasonably nervous studied together for three years then graduated.
Now three years since graduating we're collecting our thoughts and works, and like an art school "group tute" we present to one another as well as an audience what our art looks like now, and what conceptually drives our practices." - Tegan Iversen (Curator)
Featuring artworks by:
Anni Ruuskanen | April JY Kim | Cassandra Martin | Courtney Price | Freya Alexander Hayley Martin | Holly Gregory
Jess Milne | Phoebe Beard | Tegan Iversen
Join us at BSIDE Gallery for the opening night from 6-9pm on Friday 2nd February 2018, sponsored by Gage Roads Brewing Co!
The exhibition runs from Wednesday 31st January until Sunday 2nd February 2018.
Creeping Black is a collection of images that come from the dark zone of artist Jaspor Slim’s mind. At the core of the work is a nightmarish premonition of the end of a world. The pieces drift in and out from fleeting, enigmatic symbols that exist within our invisible landscape, to daemonic visitations that act as warning signs. Blending different elements of folklore, sci-fi and psychedelia, Slim hopes to draw the viewer’s focus to the muted concern of our impact on our surroundings.
The pursuit of happiness over all emotional realms has been a catalyst for the growing disconnection between ourselves and our planet. Systemic and personal greed suffocate our ecosystem and violate all life, leaving it in peril. Although our relationship with Earth has become more parasitical, it still has the potential to be symbiotic. This collection of works by Jaspor Slim illustrates the urgent need for a paradigm shift.
Join us for the opening of Creeping Black from 6-9pm on Friday 19th January 2018, proudly supported by Young Henrys!
BEGINNERS YOGA WORKSHOP
Whether you're a complete beginner or looking to deepen your understanding of yoga, start your year off right with our beginners yoga workshop!
We’ll dive into the fundamentals of vinyasa yoga, a union of breath and movement used to strengthen and stretch the body and cultivate stillness and clarity in the mind.
Learn the basics, breathe and find your own practice.
9:30am-12:30pm Saturday 13th January 2018
$45 per person, ticket price includes snacks and tea and one FREE yoga class pass for Dreamstate Yoga, on most Thursday nights at BSIDE Gallery!
PAST EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS 2017:
BADLANDS X MARAUDER X KILLER MERCH POP-UP!
Party with us all week long!
Australian Clothing labels Badlands Brand Marauder Clothing and Killer Merch are combining forces to host one fucking epic, week long pop up store/party at BSIDE Gallery, Fitzroy, Melbourne.
With new garments and sales items from all three brands, you won't be able to leave empty handed. Perfect timing for christmas gifts, stocking stuffer and something to treat yo self with.
Kicking off the week with our launch party on Monday the 18th and continuing the party all week long to ensure you've got time to come by, say skarnon and pick up something rad.
Let's kick off summer and end the year on a high note - featuring over 50 local and international artists, DJs (Kings Only Crew, Tofu, Faren) booze (thanks to the absolute legends at Young Henrys & 42 Below!!) and a whole lot of dancing!
The exhibition will continue until Sunday 10th December, for all enquiries please contact Gallery Manager Ariana Leane firstname.lastname@example.org
Awkward Food is a humorous and semi-autobiographical exploration of Melbourne-based artist Elizaveta Maltseva’s cultural identity and heritage through food and dining. On the surface the exhibition comically toys with ideas of growing up as a weird ethnic kid – in this case, a Russian one. On a deeper level, Awkward Food talks about sharing meals as a gateway to greater cultural understanding and human connections.
Elizaveta presents complex and awkward narratives through whimsical drawings and grungy monoprints. While the photographs are at times nostalgic in aesthetic, the drawn and textual elements are more cathartic in nature.
Elizaveta’s personal Russian heritage is incidental, as the scenarios presented are relatable to all new Australians and those who have experienced life as a cultural minority. Essentially, she aims to capture the idea that sharing culinary experience and meals is a fundamental part of cultural diplomacy and greater multicultural understanding.
Join us for the opening of Awkward Food from 6-9pm on Friday 24th November at BSIDE Gallery, 121 Brunswick St, Fitzroy. Proudly supported by Young Henrys
Awkward Food will run from Wednesday 22nd November - Sunday 3rd December 2017
In the immortal words of Donald Rumsfeld:
“...as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns – the ones we don't know we don't know.”
Origin is a body of work exploring the known and the unknown, utilising spontaneous abstract mark-making and realistic representation to analyse the building blocks of creativity, and the underlying structures of cultural influence.
What are the influential and subconscious aspects of originality? Are animals our slaves or part of our greater symbiotic selves? Can we find beauty in ugliness? How can we be considered individuals if our minds are a product of thousands of years of physical and cultural evolution? Oln-y aims to explore these types of contradictions with an open mind and see the job of an artist as a neo-shaman, attempting to communicate the unknown unknowns.
Join us for the opening of Oln-y's debut solo exhibition Origin this Friday 10th November from 6-9pm at BSIDE Gallery, 121 Brunswick St, Fitzroy. Proudly sponsored by Gage Roads Brewing Co!
The exhibition will run from the 8th - 19th November 2017.
For any sales enquiries please contact Gallery Manager Ariana Leane - email@example.com
Mesozoic - Age of Dinosaurs
Join us for the opening of Mesozoic - Age of Dinosaurs, the latest solo exhibition by Cameron Brideoake, from 6-9pm Friday 27th October at BSIDE Gallery - proudly sponsored by Gage Roads Brewing Co!
“Dinosaurs - Ever advancing science now brings us an incredibly detailed picture of them and the time they lived in, the Mesozoic Era, which spans 252-66 million years ago. This body of work is a journey back in time to Earth’s distant past to understand more about these incredible creatures, but also to focus on recent developments in Palaeontology, as what we know about dinosaurs has drastically changed. Cameron’s new body of work includes paintings, drawings, sculptures and writing inspired by the study of natural history and social issues surrounding science in education.”
Mesozoic - Age of Dinosaurs will run from Wednesday 25th - Sunday 29th of October.
Divergence is a solo exhibition exploring the human condition by Melbourne based, New Zealand artist, Ben Stoner. Through narrative painting, emotional tension between worlds above and below water are unearthed.
Divergence portrays and negotiates human vulnerabilities and hedonistic desires by reimagining natural worlds, accentuated by patterns and simple forms. Although informed from a reflection on personal experiences, the narrative is untethered, allowing the viewer to interpret each painting against their own realities.
"Through the combination of representational and stylised form, I aim to distort ones perception to create a new narrative. Reimagining visions of the natural world as patterns and simple forms. Creating visual movement, and allowing the viewer to
make their own associations. The narrative is untethered, informed by reflection on past experiences and a desire to create new visual connections." - Ben Stoner
Join us for the opening of Divergence at BSIDE Gallery from 6-9pm Friday 6th October, proudly supported by Young Henrys and Bacardi Carta Fuego!
Divergence will run from Wednesday 4th October - Sunday 15th October 2017
"BARE is an intimate collection of art & words on the naked body, created during my residency at a naturist colony in Canada this year.
This event will be a one night only launch and exhibition, with art on the walls, interesting conversations and (obviously) books available if you'd like to grab a copy.
It has also been kindly supported by Mountain Goat Beer, so we'll have plenty of yummy beer to share!" - Júlia Both
For any sales enquiries or to view the catalogue please contact Gallery Manager Ariana Leane - firstname.lastname@example.org
Shut the Front Gate
Art and beer, the best way to get two birds stoned. Come and feast your eyes on the art of:
Join us at BSIDE Gallery from 6pm on Friday 15th September, sponsored by Young Henrys and 42 Below Vodka!
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.
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 - email@example.com
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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 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!
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), Fuck Sydney 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 - email@example.com
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.
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 (Ultra High Frequency)
UHF 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! - 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!
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!
PAST EXHIBITIONS 2016:
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.
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.
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.