MELBOURNE'S NEW URBAN ART FESTIVAL
THE FACILITY / KENSINGTON
20 – 29 FEBRUARY 2020

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A major collaboration with Southern Shorthaul Railroad (SSR) will see Can’t Do Tomorrow artists transform a 22-carriage freight train into one of the largest moving outdoor galleries in Australia. Commemorating the rich history of train graffiti, the group of prolific artists transforming the train includes MerdaSirum 1 and Kab 101. The partnership is a symbol of laying old grudges aside to celebrate the public form of street art. Once painted, the train will continue to transport grain through Victoria as a celebration of public art in motion. The train will be on display at all sessions of the Festival.

Presented by Lost Few, The Silence is a site-specific interpretation of Lost Few’s album Between The Silence.

Through sound, scent, light and living sculpture, The Silence meditates on the physicality of natural environments and their inherent beauty and brutality. In an exploration of landscape, The Silence also reflects upon, and responds to, the long-standing structures of masculinity and violence within our society.

The Silence will run intermittently across all sessions. There will be multiple opportunities to experience this installation, but please be advised that spaces are limited.

What are you thankful for? Who are you thankful to?
Infinite Thanks is an immersive, collaborative experience: an art exhibition in a purpose-built chapel, where you can share your own stories of your LGBTQI heroes. Kaff-eine has painted a collection of small ‘ex voto’ paintings dedicated to rainbow saints, which hang inside the chapel. The chapel will offer viewers a unique, creative insight into the daily private lives of LGBTQI folks; an outrageous, confronting, uplifting celebration of character and resilience, and a public offering to rainbow saints, gods and divine creations.
Kaff-eine invites all adults who identify as LGBTQI and allies to make and install their own small paintings, trinkets and messages on the walls of the chapel, as well as ‘tattooing’ the large painted characters with drawings, and messages of gratitude during the Festival.

Following the Festival, Infinite Thanks will travel interstate, through regional and outback Australia, for rainbow folk to collaborate across the country.

Register for free Infinite Thanks workshops before the Festival opens, and create your own small painting or message (no art experience needed); or make yours at home, and bring it to the Festival.

 Infinite Thanks workshops: 18+ only, register through Eventbrite : 

11am-4pm Sat 1 Feb Just Another Project Space, Prahran.  Infinite Thanks Prahran 

11am-4pm Sat 15 Feb The Stockroom Gallery, Clifton Hill. Infinite Thanks Clifton Hill

Based on the traditional Exquisite Corpse parlour game, Grass Fires and Can’t Do Tomorrow have boosted this concept to the extreme, making it into 4 lifesize, 3-Dimensional, fully dynamic, interactive art piece.

In the original exquisite cadaver, paper is folded to conceal the last part of a drawing – and new artists add in turn to complete it. This technique was first invented by surrealist artists as a  collaborative game to ‘loosen up’ their creativity.

Like an urban Frankenstein’s monster, the Grass Fires corpse will include body parts from a wide variety of artists and styles, with contributions from Luke Day, Pat Rogash, Kentaro Yoshida, Ben Brown, Mike Perry, Tom Gerrard, Jon Kutt, Xavier Davies and Cassie Stephens.

Try your hand at becoming Melbourne’s next body-builder extraordinaire, and see just how many different combinations you can make!

 

 

A major collaboration with Southern Shorthaul Railroad (SSR) will see Can’t Do Tomorrow artists transform a 22-carriage freight train into one of the largest moving outdoor galleries in Australia. Commemorating the rich history of train graffiti, the group of prolific artists transforming the train includes MerdaSirum 1 and Kab 101. The partnership is a symbol of laying old grudges aside to celebrate the public form of street art. Once painted, the train will continue to transport grain through Victoria as a celebration of public art in motion. The train will be on display at all sessions of the Festival.

The Make Something!! manifesto is based around the simple ethos of doing it yourself. To assist in presenting this very special edition of Make Something!! workshops, Aaron Rose has hand-picked some of the strongest and most exciting contemporary female talent straight from our lineup. 

Aaron Rose recognises the importance of highlighting a female presence in the street and urban art scene just as much as we do. The urban artscape has long been viewed as male-dominated. In reality, though, powerful and driven females have been doing it by themselves, for themselves, in collaboration, and entirely their own way for decades. As times change and the urban art scene evolves, these female artists are gaining more of the traction, following, and recognition they have always deserved, and Make Something!! In collaboration with Can’t Do Tomorrow is the perfect opportunity to pave the way for young aspiring artists and makers to redefine their future. 

The cumulative results of all Make Something!! workshops will be on display for the duration of the festival, so make sure to come in and check out the works from the next generation of Melbourne’s most vibrant makers.

What are you thankful for? Who are you thankful to?
Infinite Thanks is an immersive, collaborative experience: an art exhibition in a purpose-built chapel, where you can share your own stories of your LGBTQI heroes. Kaff-eine has painted a collection of small ‘ex voto’ paintings dedicated to rainbow saints, which hang inside the chapel. The chapel will offer viewers a unique, creative insight into the daily private lives of LGBTQI folks; an outrageous, confronting, uplifting celebration of character and resilience, and a public offering to rainbow saints, gods and divine creations.
Kaff-eine invites all adults who identify as LGBTQI and allies to make and install their own small paintings, trinkets and messages on the walls of the chapel, as well as ‘tattooing’ the large painted characters with drawings, and messages of gratitude during the Festival.

Following the Festival, Infinite Thanks will travel interstate, through regional and outback Australia, for rainbow folk to collaborate across the country.

Register for free Infinite Thanks workshops before the Festival opens, and create your own small painting or message (no art experience needed); or make yours at home, and bring it to the Festival.

 Infinite Thanks workshops: 18+ only, register through Eventbrite : 

11am-4pm Sat 1 Feb Just Another Project Space, Prahran.  Infinite Thanks Prahran 

11am-4pm Sat 15 Feb The Stockroom Gallery, Clifton Hill. Infinite Thanks Clifton Hill

Based on the traditional Exquisite Corpse parlour game, Grass Fires and Can’t Do Tomorrow have boosted this concept to the extreme, making it into 4 lifesize, 3-Dimensional, fully dynamic, interactive art piece.

In the original exquisite cadaver, paper is folded to conceal the last part of a drawing – and new artists add in turn to complete it. This technique was first invented by surrealist artists as a  collaborative game to ‘loosen up’ their creativity.

Like an urban Frankenstein’s monster, the Grass Fires corpse will include body parts from a wide variety of artists and styles, with contributions from Luke Day, Pat Rogash, Kentaro Yoshida, Ben Brown, Mike Perry, Tom Gerrard, Jon Kutt, Xavier Davies and Cassie Stephens.

Try your hand at becoming Melbourne’s next body-builder extraordinaire, and see just how many different combinations you can make!

 

 

Presented by Lost Few, The Silence is a site-specific interpretation of Lost Few’s album Between The Silence.

Through sound, scent, light and living sculpture, The Silence meditates on the physicality of natural environments and their inherent beauty and brutality. In an exploration of landscape, The Silence also reflects upon, and responds to, the long-standing structures of masculinity and violence within our society.

The Silence will run intermittently across all sessions. There will be multiple opportunities to experience this installation, but please be advised that spaces are limited.

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