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A Touch Of Art {What To See In Melbourne}

Melbourne is known as one of the best cities in the world for art. Everywhere in the streets is always a touch of art, in anything you might see.

From exhibitions to street art, Melbourne is filled with amazing things to do and see everyday. With summer coming, a lot of events are scheduled until February or March and give you the opportunity to go through the city and discover new and old art.

 

But with all these exhibitions taking places at the same time and in many different spaces it is hard not to get lost. We have selected 5 must go events open until the end of November. Don't miss out and save some time for a little trip around the city ! 

 

1- CHRISTOPHER JEWITT PRESENTS THE LOVERS

In this series, Melbourne artist focuses on concepts of love and sex. Figures are portrayed in bursts of intuitive patterns, limbs are entangled in sprays of colour and movement. Christopher Jewitt presents an epic suite of large scale paintings including a 10m work.

Exhibited at Eckersley's Art and Craft Store from 10/11/14 to 17/11/14

97 Franklin Street, 3000 MELBOURNE

 

2- LUMEN

Street artist Rone returns to Melbourne for his first solo exhibition in over two years. Lumen includes eleven large-scale portraits inside and outside of the gallery.

The space - an abandoned office building slated for demolition - has been transformed into a black canvas for the artist to take over. Internally, the artworks will be brought to life by lighting designer John McKissock.

Exhibited at Nauru House from 24/10/14 to 09/11/14

109 Little Collins Street, 3000 MELBOURNE

 

3- DANCING WITH DEATH

Dancing With Death was influenced by artist Rehgan De Mather's recent travels to Mexico and South America, including the Day Of The Death and Carnival.

Opening nights features a performance by contemporary dancer Kelly Way and includes the book launch for Dancing With Death, a selection of studio shots and images documenting the progress and process of the new work.

Exhibited at Raglan Street Gallery from 30/10/14 to 09/11/14

Ground 14 Raglan Street, 51 NORTH MELBOURNE

 

4- THE FASHION WORLD OF JEAN-PAUL GAULTIER

The unconventional and playfully irreverent designs of Jean-Paul Gaultier will be celebrated in the first international exhibition dedicated to this groundbreaking French couturier.

The National gallery of Victoria will be the only Australian venue for The Fashion World Of Jean-Paul Gaultier : From The Sidewalk To The Catwalk, which will feature more than 140 superbly crafted garments in addition to photographs, sketches, stage costumes, excerpts from runway shows, film, television, concerts and dance shows.

This spectacular overview of Gaultier's oeuvre features the first dress created by the designer in 1971to his latest haute couture and ready-to-wear collections, costumes worn by Kylie Minogue and Beyonce, and haute couture dresses worn by Nicole Kidman and Cate Blanchett.

Exhibited at NGV International from 17/10/14 to 08/02/15

180 St Kilda Road, 3004 MELBOURNE

 

5- WARLAYIRTI AND GARNKINY

RMIT Gallery presents two important Aboriginal art exhibitions - Warlayirti : the Art of Balgo, and Garnkiny : Constellations of Meanings.

Warlayirti  : The Art of Balgo examines the aesthetic divergences and vibrancy that distinguishes the art of Balgo and the importance of Christianity to the Balgo community as a means of cross cultural communication.

Garnkiny : Constellations of Meanings includes works by Gija artists, both past and present, and explores aspects of the rich and significant story Garnkiny Ngarranggarni which takes place on Yarin Country in Darrajayin, between Warmun and Halls Creek, im Western Australia.

Exhibited at RMIT Gallery from 16/09/14 to 08/11/14

Gallery 344 Swanston Street, 3000 MELBOURNE

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