ZORY MCGRATH | INCOGNITO
Aug
20
to 31 Aug

ZORY MCGRATH | INCOGNITO

In this representative-abstract series of works, artist Zory McGrath focuses on the concept of a person’s identity and the depiction of their appearance in this current era of social media and corporate facelessness. McGrath delves into the notion of the highly developed world of easy access information and data, the culture of materialism and the result-oriented society we live in where many feel lost in obscurity.

Opening reception: 6pm 22nd August 2019

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MELBOURNE FRINGE FESTIVAL | TECH-XIETY
Sep
17
to 28 Sep

MELBOURNE FRINGE FESTIVAL | TECH-XIETY

Curated by Alojz Babic, Tech-xiety is a group show based on the razor-sharp perceptions outlined in Mark Manson’s novel, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, on the current climate of internet fuelled insecurity, self-doubt, and shame. Tina Douglas, Daniel Gardeazabal and Amaya Iturri respond to this current paradigm of technology with various mediums reflecting as antidotes to the unspoken crisis.

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JOHN FORD | CAMINOS
Apr
10
to 28 Apr

JOHN FORD | CAMINOS

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Ford takes us on his personal journey through the progression of his work into abstraction and the formative influence of his connection with Spain.

“For most of my life have felt an inner need and drive to sketch and paint although the last 35 years has given rise to a more serious approach to this inner need and has brought with it the most progressive and significant developments in my work. My passions are essentially twofold:  life drawing and the human form and non-representational art, sometimes referred to abstraction.

An almost lifelong exposure to the country of Spain through my marriage to my dear wife Maria Teresa and later through my work in promoting tourism to the Iberian Peninsula, brought me into contact with Spanish art in all its tendencies, but in particular for me, the wonderful creative body of abstraction of the 1950s and 60s. This encounter provided me with a sound appreciation of abstraction and non-representational as art forms that has given me a grounding and left an indelible mark on me and my work. The work presented in this showing is the result of these formative influences in my artistic career.”

Opening night 6-8pm April 11 with refreshments and opening speaker with a talk on abstraction. 


Untitled , 2018. Acrylic and crayon on paper 32cm x 45cm.

Untitled, 2018. Acrylic and crayon on paper 32cm x 45cm.

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ALANA LEWIS | IT'S HARD TO EXPLAIN
Jan
2
to 13 Jan

ALANA LEWIS | IT'S HARD TO EXPLAIN

Alana Lewis is an emerging Melbourne artist who shaking things up in the local art scene. She is a full time artist who can barely meet the demand for her artworks. Alana divides herself between painting, selling her art and running workshops.

In her inaugural exhibition, Alana will be showcasing works that draw on personal experiences, conversations, memories and the communication behind them. The title ‘It’s Hard To Explain’ references this closeness with the artworks and the thought process behind them.

OPENING NIGHT: 6-8pm 3rd January 2019

The feelings for you, 2018.  Acrylic on Linen, 90cm x 130cm.

The feelings for you, 2018. Acrylic on Linen, 90cm x 130cm.

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KENSHI KONDO | MADE IN (N) - OPENING NIGHT
Dec
7
6:00 pm18:00

KENSHI KONDO | MADE IN (N) - OPENING NIGHT

Japanese artist, Kenshi Kondo, will be exhibiting for the first time in his art career, here in Australia at Studio B Gallery with his exhibition 'made in (N)'. His work references the pop art of the 60's, the street art of the 80's and features iconic imagery and faces through to recent times. 

"I have lived in Japan since I was born and l feel that the value of art in Japan is lower than in other countries. In Australia, I guess that art is a part of people's usual life. That's why I decided to hold my first exhibition in Australia where art is regarded highly.

I have engaged in art in different forms since I was in my youth and have been immersed and influenced by the 1960s and 1980s street art as a fashion designer and framer. My this works are made from cloth and sewn by sawing machine using my experience and techniques as a fashion designer.

I'd like you to just enjoy the combination of different pictures, colors, material and patterns." 


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KENSHI KONDO | MADE IN (N)
Dec
5
to 16 Dec

KENSHI KONDO | MADE IN (N)

Japanese artist, Kenshi Kondo, will be exhibiting for the first time in his art career, here in Australia at Studio B Gallery with his exhibition 'made in (N)'. His work references the pop art of the 60's, the street art of the 80's and features iconic imagery and faces through to recent times. 

"I have lived in Japan since I was born and l feel that the value of art in Japan is lower than in other countries. In Australia, I guess that art is a part of people's usual life. That's why I decided to hold my first exhibition in Australia where art is regarded highly.

I have engaged in art in different forms since I was in my youth and have been immersed and influenced by the 1960s and 1980s street art as a fashion designer and framer. My works are made from cloth and sewn by sewing machine using my experience and techniques as a fashion designer.

I'd like you to just enjoy the combination of different pictures, colors, material and patterns." 

OPENING NIGHT 6-8pm 7th December 2018


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Nov
23
6:00 pm18:00

ZORY MCGRATH | ELEMENTS - OPENING NIGHT

In this series of artworks, Zory seeks to illustrate the idea between the space, form and elements, as well as the relationship between them and the surface. Her abstract interpretations are used to portray various landmarks and maps across the Australian coasts. The use of hues, bold colour application and strong contrast provoked in her compositions draws the parallel between the surface and the elemental shape as part of the whole.


Untitled #1 , 2018. Oil on Belgian linen, 76cm(h) x 114cm(w).

Untitled #1, 2018. Oil on Belgian linen, 76cm(h) x 114cm(w).

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ZORY MCGRATH | ELEMENTS
Nov
21
to 2 Dec

ZORY MCGRATH | ELEMENTS

In this series of artworks, Zory seeks to illustrate the idea between the space, form and elements, as well as the relationship between them and the surface. Her abstract interpretations are used to portray various landmarks and maps across the Australian coasts. The use of hues, bold colour application and strong contrast provoked in her compositions draws the parallel between the surface and the elemental shape as part of the whole.

OPENING NIGHT: 6-8pm 23rd November 2018


Untitled #1 , 2018. Oil on Belgian linen, 76cm(h) x 114cm(w).

Untitled #1, 2018. Oil on Belgian linen, 76cm(h) x 114cm(w).

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NUNZIO MIANO | TRIBE - OPENING NIGHT
Nov
9
6:00 pm18:00

NUNZIO MIANO | TRIBE - OPENING NIGHT

The concept of a tribe has evolved in recent years from that of the nomads to a group that shares a common identity or belief system. We live in a world where we crave individualism yet have a yearning to be part of a common collective. 

Nunzio Miano explores the traditional idea of tribes and the common elements of identity and unity. The collection features pieces in bold expressive colours contrasted with dark melancholy works. He is constantly in pursuit of his own identity within the tribe, and the context around him.


Bedda Siciliana
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NUNZIO MIANO | TRIBE
Nov
7
to 18 Nov

NUNZIO MIANO | TRIBE

The concept of a tribe has evolved in recent years from that of the nomads to a group that shares a common identity or belief system. We live in a world where we crave individualism yet have a yearning to be part of a common collective. 

Nunzio Miano explores the traditional idea of tribes and the common elements of identity and unity. The collection features pieces in bold expressive colours contrasted with dark melancholy works. He is constantly in pursuit of his own identity within the tribe, and the context around him.

OPENING NIGHT: 6-8pm 9th November 2018


Bedda Siciliana
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KAGETSU BUIC | ELEMENTS
Oct
3
to 4 Nov

KAGETSU BUIC | ELEMENTS

Kagetsu Buic's second solo exhibition will showcase photos from pole to pole, with images from Iceland to Antarctica, and for the first time, the photographs taken on his most recent expedition to the world highest desert - The Atacama. These seemingly different locations share extreme conditions of extreme cold, wind and volcano activity as well as the remoteness and fragility of their landscapes. 

Kagetsu Buic - Elements
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ZOI | HIDDEN - OPENING NIGHT
Sep
7
6:00 pm18:00

ZOI | HIDDEN - OPENING NIGHT

"HIDDEN" explores the internal torment and suffering of popular culture's greatest icons with imagery of Prince, George Michael, Heath Ledger, Amy Winehouse and Robin Williams. This trauma is contrasted by flamboyant personalities and exceptional talents. Initially, Zoi’s portraits draw the viewer in with impressive depictions of each character. Upon closer inspection, there is a poignant depth waiting to be discovered. Zoi’s artworks demonstrate her expert use of line work, light and shade. Each portrait focuses on capturing her subject’s eyes: using the concept of the eyes as the window to the soul, Zoi endeavours to capture this depth so that the artwork can grow and take its own shape. The ‘unfinished’ look of some her portraits explores the idea that perhaps, the stories of her subjects are also incomplete.


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ZOI | HIDDEN
Sep
5
to 16 Sep

ZOI | HIDDEN

"HIDDEN" explores the internal torment and suffering of popular culture's greatest icons with imagery of Prince, George Michael, Heath Ledger, Amy Winehouse and Robin Williams. This trauma is contrasted by flamboyant personalities and exceptional talents. Initially, Zoi’s portraits draw the viewer in with impressive depictions of each character. Upon closer inspection, there is a poignant depth waiting to be discovered. Zoi’s artworks demonstrate her expert use of line work, light and shade. Each portrait focuses on capturing her subject’s eyes: using the concept of the eyes as the window to the soul, Zoi endeavours to capture this depth so that the artwork can grow and take its own shape. The ‘unfinished’ look of some her portraits explores the idea that perhaps, the stories of her subjects are also incomplete.

OPENING NIGHT 6-8pm 7th Sep 2018


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ELWOOD MOORE | CLOUD GAMES - OPENING NIGHT
Aug
24
6:00 pm18:00

ELWOOD MOORE | CLOUD GAMES - OPENING NIGHT

Elwood Moore's first solo show draws on more than 30 years experience living, working within and closely observing Australian culture and our relationship with the landscape. His work reflects on the built environment and human-made objects that surround us, and how our inherited European heritage influences have shaped our experience of our physical environment. He also explores the relationships and tensions between ‘high’ culture and popular culture, including the Australian sports culture, male identity, larrikinism, car culture, machismo and how we navigate these differences within our society. Moore expresses his themes through his visual vocabulary of brushwork; building up his surface with impasto layers, pushing then dragging with brushes and palette knives. This gives his paintings a highly textural and tactile appearance and allows him to create pieces that sit on the threshold between abstraction and recognisable forms. Moore's work invites his audience to make sense of his paintings, or simply enjoy the forms that lie in the balance of almost - almost being understood. 


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ELWOOD MOORE | CLOUD GAMES
Aug
22
to 2 Sep

ELWOOD MOORE | CLOUD GAMES

Elwood Moore's first solo show draws on more than 30 years experience living, working within and closely observing Australian culture and our relationship with the landscape. His work reflects on the built environment and human-made objects that surround us, and how our inherited European heritage influences have shaped our experience of our physical environment. He also explores the relationships and tensions between ‘high’ culture and popular culture, including the Australian sports culture, male identity, larrikinism, car culture, machismo and how we navigate these differences within our society. Moore expresses his themes through his visual vocabulary of brushwork; building up his surface with impasto layers, pushing then dragging with brushes and palette knives. This gives his paintings a highly textural and tactile appearance and allows him to create pieces that sit on the threshold between abstraction and recognisable forms. Moore's work invites his audience to make sense of his paintings, or simply enjoy the forms that lie in the balance of almost - almost being understood. 

OPENING NIGHT 6-8pm 24th August 2018


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STUDIO B GALLERY | WELCOME - OPENING NIGHT
Aug
10
6:00 pm18:00

STUDIO B GALLERY | WELCOME - OPENING NIGHT

Studio B Gallery is welcoming its newest artists with a group exhibition. The show offers a diverse range in artistic styles, media and size, yet the group cohesively sits together with the aesthetic beauty and masterful skill of each piece presented. 

You are invited to be amongst the crowd on opening night of celebration: there will be  artists to meet, champagne, canapés and prizes!


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STUDIO B GALLERY | WELCOME
Aug
8
to 19 Aug

STUDIO B GALLERY | WELCOME

Studio B Gallery is welcoming its newest artists with a group exhibition. The show offers a diverse range in artistic styles, media and size, yet the group cohesively sits together with the aesthetic beauty and masterful skill of each piece presented. 

You are invited to be amongst the crowd on opening night of celebration: there will be  artists to meet, champagne, canapés and prizes!

OPENING NIGHT: 6-8pm 10th August 2018


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