MEL&NYC

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Making Spaces Jun – Aug Making Spaces is a multi-site, cross-neighbourhood event series that maps Melbourne’s diverse communities through dynamic artist-run activity. Facilitated by All Conference, this project invites six local artist-run spaces to explore the particularities of their locations through actions, events and discussions. Cost Free Venue Bus Projects
25–31 Rokeby St, Collingwood

BLINDSIDE
Level 7/37 Swanston Street, Melbourne

KINGS Artist-Run
171 King St, Melbourne

SEVENTH
155 Gertrude St, Fitzroy

c3 Contemporary Art Space
1 St Heliers St, Abbotsford

Trocadero Artspace
119 Hopkins St, Footscray
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The Great Divide: feminist art practice across generations and geography Sat 11 Aug, 10am Join the Women’s Art Register and (RE)Present as they connect through a live Intergenerational dialogue and a collaborative feminist zine. A live, interactive session will address the need to communicate more broadly with each other about our different ages and experience as feminists and artists. Although we share aspects of a common feminist history, we want to explore the ways our distance (both generationally and geographically) inflects our culture, our politics and our art-making. Join Vanessa Godden, Tassia Joannides, Juliette Peers and Caroline Phillips from the Women’s Art Register (MEL), in conversation with Nancy Azara and Emily Harris from (RE)Present (NYC). Speakers Caroline Phillips, Juliette Peers, Tassia Joannides & Vanessa Godden, Women’s Art Register, MEL; Nancy Azara, Emily Harris & Rachel Steinberg, (RE)Present, NYC
Cost Free, bookings essential Venue Richmond Theatrette
415 Church Street, Richmond
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Oyster Fri 20 Jul – Wed 8 Aug Delicious. Decadent. Divine, and Diminishing: OYSTER is an art installation about quantity and appetite. The installation employs piles of oyster shells to quantify oyster population decline in both MEL&NYC. Good news though – oyster population restoration is underway. Cost Free Venue Testing Grounds
1 City Road, Southbank
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FLUX-KIT-MEL Sat 4 Aug, 2pm Taking historical cues from the Fluxus movements of the 1960’s and the MEL&NYC exhibition, a new Flux-Kit designed specifically for Melbourne invites you to enact new performance situations where the roles between artist and audience become interchangeable. Cost Free, bookings essential Meet Waterwall, NGV International
180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
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Deep Soulful Sweats: Séance for Trisha Brown and Merce Cunningham Sat 25 Aug, 6.30–8pm & 9–10.30pm Second Late Night edition announced. Xtra spooky.

Join Deep Soulful Sweats as we embody the lineage of post modern dance, coming together in a performative séance, drawing down the spirits of dance pioneers in celebration of their contribution to the form.
Facilitators Sarah Aiken & Rebecca Jensen Cost Free, bookings essential Venue Chunky Move
111 Sturt Street, Southbank
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Gregory J. Markopolous and the Cantrills: The Language of the Image Mon 2 Jul - Tue 10 Jul A four-screening program exploring the late ‘60s and early ‘70s films of Greek-American avant-garde filmmaker Gregory J. Markopoulos and Australian experimental film pioneers Arthur and Corinne Cantrill. A unique opportunity to see these 16mm films in their intended, material formats.

Mon 2 Jul, 6.30pm
Gregory J. Markopoulos: Mythopoet, Artist-Physician

Thu 5 Jul, 6.30pm
Gregory J. Markopoulos: The Illiac Passion

Mon 9 Jul, 6.30pm
Markopoulos and the Cantrills: Portraits

Tue 10 Jul, 6.30pm
Markopoulos and the Cantrills: A Sense of Place
Cost Free, bookings essential Venue Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, NGV International
180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
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Artworld Videogames: In Conversation – Zach Gage Mon 20 Aug, 5.30pm Join us at RMIT University for a public conversation with New York City game designer and contemporary artist Zach Gage, interviewed live by RMIT Lecturer Douglas Wilson. Cost Free Venue RMIT University
Building 80, Floor 1, Room 002
124 La Trobe Street, Melbourne
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Artworld Videogames: Masterclasses Wed 15 Aug Join us at ACMI as two of New York City’s most exciting game makers, Robert Yang and Nicole He, teach masterclasses about their respective art practices.

6–7.30pm
Robert Yang – "Sexuality, technology, and video games"

8–9.30pm
Nicole He – "Hello, Computer: Unconventional uses of voice technology"
Cost $25–40 per Masterclass Venue Studio 1, ACMI
Federation Square, Corner of Swanston Street & Flinders Street, Melbourne
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Artworld Videogames: Exhibition Thu 9 Aug – Wed 29 Aug Artworld Videogames is a three-week exhibition of playful media art and experimental videogames hosted at Collingwood gallery Bar SK. The exhibition features new commissions from three leading NYC game makers: Robert Yang, Nicole He, and Zach Gage.

Opening Events:

Thu 9 Aug, 7pm
Robert Yang

Thu 16 Aug, 7pm
Nicole He

Thu 23 Aug, 7pm
Zach Gage
Cost Free Venue Bar SK
90 Smith Street, Collingwood
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The Jaffle Symposium Sat 7 & 28 Jul, Sat 18 & 25 Aug, 12–1.30pm A series of conversations – with fascinating guest speakers – about how cities, both as infrastructure and embodiments of ideals, might promote or hinder civic agency. While cooking jaffles around a fire in the middle of the city… Cost Free, bookings essential Venue Testing Grounds
1-23 City Road, Southbank
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Split Screen: A Tale of Two Cities Sun 1 Jul – Fri 31 Aug Split Screen: A Tale of Two Cities is a online video piece that explores the culture, fashion, art and connection between Melbourne and New York City via Instagram images shared by residents and visitors. 24 hours. Two cities. One video. Cost Free Venue Online More Info Only A Paper Moon: A Performative Tour Sun 24 Jun, 1 Jul & 11 Aug, 6–7.30pm Part jazz recital, part art history lecture, part interpretive tour, this stunning cabaret performance is a multi-layered storytelling experience that invites visitors to delve into deeper engagements and empathies with the artworks of MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art. Cost Exhibition admission applies Venue Exhibition Space, NGV International
180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
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