Saturday, March 13, 2010

Bus Closing Party

Bus Projects, one of Melbourne’s longest running independent art spaces, is on the move and is celebrating with a huge closing party at their home of nine years in Little Lonsdale Street on Saturday 20th March.
Melbourne’s art community are banding together to show their support for this pivotal sound/art/experimental music venue with performances from local outfits including Snawklor (Nathan Gray, Dylan Martorell + Duncan Blachford), Gugg, Super Star and Fatti Frances alongside DJ’s Roda Roda Sound System and a performance piece by Sian and the Velantas.

Artists including Norkiro Nakamura and Nat McQuade will be kicking off a wall-art installation in the gallery, which will be open to party goers to make their mark on a huge mural inside the soon to be demolished building.

Opening in 2001, Bus Projects is an independent art space with a focus on artists engaged in a spatial art practice. That is, any practice that uses its environment as a context to its staging such as sound art, performance, installation, video and the cross-pollination of these forms. Bus Projects continues to take an active role in the professional development of artists and curators through range of workshops and forums and all is not over for this seminal arts space. The team at Bus Projects are in the process of purchasing and transforming a fully operational passenger bus into an exciting new public arts space – allowing them to reach a larger audience, literally wherever Bus may take them. The “Bus Bus” will operate alongside a yet to be realised new gallery space in the inner city, so stay tuned!
In the meantime, get down to Bus Projects Closing Party from 4pm on Saturday 20th March. Tickets are $10 each and are strictly limited so be quick!

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Thursday, March 4, 2010

kings ari relaunch party

Kings Artist Run Initiative (ARI) is proud to announce its re-launch party to celebrate new and exciting changes to the focus of this long-standing Melbourne ARI. After eight years of presenting the Melbourne art scene with emerging, dynamic and challenging contemporary art, Kings has decided to expand the dialogue with new opportunities for the wider creative community.

To celebrate thier re-launch, they will be hosting a night of video, performance and sound works by leading Melbourne and interstate artists. Playing on the night will be Snawklor (Nathan Gray, Dylan Martorell + Duncan Blachford), Optical Eyes (Emily O'Brien) and Chronox, accompanied by video works by local and interstate artists.

Monday, 08 March 2010
18:00 - 21:00
 Level 1/171 Kings Street