Cartoon Collective is a group show focusing on art of the cartoony, doodly and scribbly variety. It features lots of small works from a number of different artists, as well some larger. The show is held in the Collingwood Arts Precinct’s gym building. Come along to the opening night for a nice evening where you can chill out on some comfy cushions, have a few drinks and some snacks while enjoying lots of fun and original art. Opening night is Friday the 23rd of March, starting at 6pm, then the exhibition will be open during the day from the 24th to the 29th of March. You can find more details here
WRITING & CONCEPTS is a free public lecture series designed to explore the potential of writing as both a process and an outcome. OHN MEADE is a Melbourne based artist who graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, in 1994. His recent solo exhibitions include, Set Pieces (2016) and Autumn 2014, both at Sutton Gallery Melbourne. Through 2010/2011, a NETS survey exhibition curated by Zara Stanhope, Objects to Live By: The Art of John Meade, toured six regional and city public galleries throughout Australia.
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Sound School presents Slim set, the duo redefining Australian rap. Dev and Atro combine the sounds of UK grime and their home of western Sydney, in the process destroying everything we think we know about Aussie hip hop. With two razor sharp EPs under their belt, Slim Set’s sound is unmistakable: piercing syncopated percussion, heavy sub bass, hyperactive flow, and a sense of humour that keeps you hitting the replay button.
This event, the first in Sound School’s 2018 artist showcase series, will explore Slim Set’s production and songwriting process and give an insight into what shapes their practice. Producer Atro will give us a practical look inside his production techniques, software choices, and lead participants through how to build a grime beat.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptop to take part in the beat-making tutorial. Download and install the demo version of Ableton Live 10 before you come – https://www.ableton.com/en/trial/
In our current transitional form we house activations, events and artists who make innovative use of our space in anticipation of its renaissance.
Our three enormous buildings and our beautiful courtyard are diverse spaces that readily lend themselves to new purposes and welcome visitors of all descriptions to a fascinating array of activity.