Art and about – what’s on this month

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The Sandpit

Ground Floor, 148A Barkly Street, St Kilda


Transition – Beth Wilson

June 18th to 29th

Wednesday to Sunday: 10am to 6pm Daily


Live Art Series #2 – Hostage

Sunday June 15th

One performance only! Starting at 3pm sharp (doors open at 2:30pm)


Aboriginal Art & Exhibition Sale

On now until Saturday 14th June

Wednesday to Sunday (except Sunday 15th): 10am to 6pm Daily




Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts

26 Acland Street, St Kilda

Tuesday–Sunday 11am–4pm, Wednesday 11am–8pm


Linden Gallery presents Innovators 1, a series of new works by seven contemporary artists.

Jessie Bullivant’s Both at Once will occupy the front garden at the centre. The work will also seek to transplant the two Norfolk Island pines that sit near the entrance to the gallery.

From the UK, Scottish duo littlewhitehead present an exhibition of sculptures showcasing their dark humour and pop-culture references, curated by David Hagger.

Nicholas Ives, James Bonnici and Amelie Scalercio – Through a Hole in the Sky. Three Melbourne artists whose figurative paintings inhabit an in-between world and challenge representations of the self.

Britt Salt – Light Transit. Melbourne artist Britt Salt will create one vast suspended sculpture that stretches out into the gallery. Constructed by origami like folds, it will reveal spaces between the layers for the viewer to walk within and reconsider the spaces we occupy.

Melbourne based Jasmine Targett’s interdisciplinary practice investigates perception and nature in Blind Spot. This perspex work creates a scientific map of the Ozone hole.



Clement Meadmore Gallery

First Floor, 220 Ingles Street, Port Melbourne

Monday–Friday 9am–5pm.


The City – Becoming and Decaying

Featuring the photography of 18 photographers from the renowned photo agency OSTKREUZ. Presented by the Academy of Design Australia and the Goethe-Institut Australien. Until June 20.



Alliance Francaise de Melbourne, Eildon Gallery

51 Grey Street, St Kilda

Monday–Thursday 9.30am–8.30pm, Friday 9.30am–6pm, Saturday 9am–4.30pm

VCA Graduates’ Award Exhibition – Celebrating its 10th Anniversary, the 2013 Alliance Française’s Award for VCA Graduates presents the work of six young and talented students from the Bachelor of Fine Art. Until 21 June.



Anna Pappas Gallery

2-4 Carlton Street, Prahran

Tuesday–Friday 10am–6pm, Saturday 12pm–6pm


Matt Coyle: Warm-blooded Playthings – working for the first time in colour, the artist presents a series of drawings playing with tints and shadows to create a menacing sense of drama. From June 4–25.

Emma Langridge: Signal to Noise – working to a rigid, meditative painting process, Langridge explores the schism between the deliberate and the perceived. From June 4–25.


The Gallery – St Kilda Town Hall

9A Carlisle Street, St Kilda

Ph: 9209 6215


Room 1 – Jo Persson: A Matter of Interpretation

This exhibition features photographic portraits, capturing the transition of young boys who play local footy, on the way to becoming men. Themes of vulnerability, impressionability and interpretation are explored as well as the roles and responsibilities of communities and mentors. Until June 25.

Rooms 2 & 3 – St Kilda Community Housing: Preface 4

Preface 4 includes photographic artworks capturing the ideas, inspirations and experiences of a culturally diverse group of rooming house residents involved in a program specifically designed to facilitate self-expression and creativity to enhance social inclusion. Until June 25.


Arts Centre Melbourne, Gallery One

9am until late

The Beatles in Australia – For thirteen days in 1964, the nation was held in a kind of euphoria, captivated by the talent, the songs and the charm of the Fab Four on their concert tour. This exhibition presents the sights and sounds of Beatlemania – the arrivals, the press conferences, the concerts and the screaming fans – through newsreel footage, television reports, radio coverage, magazines and press clippings, and fan memorabilia. Until July 1.


Innovators 2 – Kay Abude, Rebecca Arbon & Siying Zhou, Adam Cruickshank, Thomas Parsons, Isabelle Sully, Debbie Symons??Linden’s Innovators series of exhibitions presents new and innovative contemporary art. Innovators 2 will present the work of seven artists in six solo exhibitions and one group show.

The artists in Innovators 2 explore the challenges of life in contemporary society, through performance, video and installation. From 27 June–3 August.


Jewish Museum of Australia

26 Alma Rd, St Kilda

In Season: Spring, Summer, Autumn & Winter

There’s something special about every season, which is why the Jewish Museum of Australia has curated In Season. Designed specifically for children and families, this exhibition will display rarely seen items from the permanent collection to tantalise and engage all of the senses. The Museum’s Loti Smorgon Gallery has been transformed into a dedicated kid’s space, combining colourful, vibrant design with tactile experiences and more traditional object display. Until 6 July.


Voices & Visions

The Jewish Museum of Australia and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation (USA), present an exhibition of graphic designed posters that interpret the ideas of Jewish luminaries throughout history. Drawing on concepts ofenvironmental health, communal belonging, identity and positive existence, the exhibition encourages us to consider which ideas remain relevant and poignant in contemporary times. Until 20 July.


Tikkun Leil Shavuot, Tuesday, June 3, 7.30pm-9.30pm

Join us for a fun night of learning and cheesecake in a unique and relaxed environment. Experience Shavuot at our Tikkun – a traditional night time study session held on the first night of Shavuot, based on the practice of the Kabbalists. The Tikkun will deal with “Calling Australia Home” and will offer reflections by historians refugees, writers and advocates who grapple with the idea of calling Australia home.


Free event, bookings essential: 8534 3600 or





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