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0417

Searching for riverbeds

Sally Craven & Ena Grozdanić

Residency

03.05.21 - 31.05.21

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Sally Craven & Ena Grozdanić
0417
03.05.21 - 31.05.21

Wednesday-Friday 9am-5pm.

Inspired by on-ground activism to save river systems, and the human and more-than-human stories embedded in landscapes, Sally and Ena will situate the local histories of the Sana River and Birrarung / Yarra River in a broader global context.

On a concrete wall, graffiti reads: “Fuck your walls, give us back our trees.”

0414

Order up, Mashriq

Majed Fayad

Residency

03.05.21 - 31.05.21

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Majed Fayad
0414
03.05.21 - 31.05.21

Wednesday-Friday 9am-5pm.

Majed Fayad’s residency will focus on new work called ‘Order up, Mashriq’ – A bar in the desert after social-distancing and climate change catastrophes. A wasteland of sound and images for the public to interact in. Majed Fayad is a Melbourne-based multidisciplinary artist who has completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Victorian college of the Arts and a Bachelor of Communication Design at Monash University in 2014 and 2018, respectively. Fayad’s creative practice addresses the differences between Middle Eastern and Western cultures by focusing on the clash of ideologies and current popular culture. Fayad’s design expression and aesthetic elements produced through his design practice speaks to combining the ‘new’ and the ‘old’ through art/design theory by developing unconventional concepts.

Image courtesy the artist.

0418

Noisy Rubbish

Michelle Macklem

Residency

03.05.21 - 31.05.21

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Michelle Macklem
0418
03.05.21 - 31.05.21

Wednesday-Friday 9am-5pm.

Noisy Rubbish seeks to turn our ears back towards the sounds we’ve deemed unwanted – to hear what we may discover in the process. Camilla Hannan, Marco Cher-Gibard, Michelle Macklem, Miyuki Jokiranta and Zoe Scoglio will undertake a sustained engagement to produce works that properly engage with the site – in the heart of Southbank’s arts precinct, and wedged between some of the city’s busiest and loudest roads.

Image courtesy Michelle Macklem.

0436

Aîkugûabeté

João Marco Deloie

N/A

13.05.21 - 21.05.21

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João Marco Deloie
0436
13.05.21 - 21.05.21

This exhibition will open Thursday 13th with an opening event 6-9pm and will be open, in alignment with our opening hours, until Friday 21st May.

Testing Grounds x Yirramboi Festival present Aîkugûabeté, a photographic exhibition by João Marco Deloie. This project represents Brazil in a different way to the western lens of colonialist photos you often see. It educates viewers of the traditional knowledge of its environments (known as lendas)–its rivers, plants and cultural practises.

This exhibition will open Thursday 13th with an opening event 6-9pm and will be open, in alignment with our opening hours, until Friday 21st May.

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