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

Can't Do Tomorrow
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Thursday 27 February 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Chinese-Australian political artist and cartoonist Badiucao will present the world premiere of his never-before-seen exhibition Made in Hong Kong, Banned in China – previously titled Gongle – following its cancellation in Hong Kong in 2018.

In this world premiere exhibition, Badiucao blends together portraits of political leaders, exhibits of torture equipment and iconic Hong Kong neon to reconstruct metaphors anew. Made in Hong Kong, Banned in China paints a suffocating reality as Badiucao’s biting cartoons find a physical form. Through this hyperbole and piercing satire, purposeful misrepresentation can find new forms of expression.

Badiucao said: “In the end of 2018, seven months before the massive Hong Kong democratic movement broke out, three days before the opening of my first solo exhibition in Hong Kong, two policemen from Shanghai came to my family in China and threatened them in order to stop my show. The show was cancelled eventually due to the fear of the safety of myself, my family and everyone who helped in the show from Hong Kong. Many efforts have been taken to reopen the show in Hong Kong since but no venue has the courage to host it due to the threat from Beijing and the critical situation in Hong Kong. So, I have decided to bring it back to Australia, my second home, with Can’t Do Tomorrow as the first stop of its global tour show.

Book Tickets
Opening Night

Shepard Fairey – Printed Matters

Thursday 20 February, 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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SSR Freight Train**

Thursday 27 February, 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Made in Hong Kong, Banned in China

Thursday 27 February, 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Exquisite Corpse

Thursday 27 February, 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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HoMie Upcycled

Thursday 27 February, 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Listen

DJ JNETT

Thursday 27 February, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Exquisite Corpse

Thursday 27 February, 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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HoMie Upcycled

Thursday 27 February, 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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SSR Freight Train**

Thursday 27 February, 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Talks

DIRTY LAUNDRY: Urban Influence on Fashion and Street Style | presented by Urban List

Thursday 27 February, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Listen

The Sky High Trio

Thursday 27 February, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Listen

Zepherin Saint

Thursday 27 February, 11:00 pm - 1:00 am
Opening Night

SSR Freight Train**

Friday 28 February, 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Exquisite Corpse

Friday 28 February, 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Unlimited

HoMie Upcycled

Friday 28 February, 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Unlimited

Made in Hong Kong, Banned in China

Friday 28 February, 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Listen

Colette & GSM

Friday 28 February, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Made in Hong Kong, Banned in China

Friday 28 February, 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Unlimited

Exquisite Corpse

Friday 28 February, 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Unlimited

HoMie Upcycled

Friday 28 February, 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Opening Night

SSR Freight Train**

Friday 28 February, 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Talks

B*TCH BETTER HAVE MY MONEY: Working for Exposure and other Freelance Fallacies | Presented by Urban List Getting the Gig

Friday 28 February, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Listen

MzRizk

Friday 28 February, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Made in Hong Kong, Banned in China

Saturday 29 February, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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