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As part of Melbourne Fringe, Critical Mass is a collaboration between Blak Dot Gallery, Brunswick Mechanics Institute, Siteworks & Testing Grounds.

Blak Dot Gallery will host Critical Mass: Locked In

In an intensive Big Brother scenario, watch five sets of artists locked away for twelve hours apiece - from 6pm until 6am over a weeklong installation. They will have water, food and materials to create, but they will have no communication with the outside world for the duration of their lock-in. Upon exit, they will leave one piece of work behind for the next artists.

At the conclusion of the creative nights, an exhibition of the resulting works will be held, followed by the Critical Mass rally and after party. See below for dates and times.

View the working artists live through the windows of Blak Dot Gallery or via external video links.

Artists include: Aida Azin, Anna Liebzeit, Colectiva Feminista Cambalache, Constanza Jara, Frances Tapueluelu , Gina Ropiha , Guy Ritani, Kareen Adam, Peter Waples-Crowe, Susan Marco Forrester , Tama Sharman , Tony Tia , Tyson Campbell, Victor E Guzman.

Thursday 13th September:
6pm Lock-in enters

Friday 14th September:
6am Lock-in 1 exits
6pm Lock-in 2 enters

Saturday 15th September:
6am Lock-in 2 exits
6pm Lock-in 3 enters (Lock-in 3 exits Sunday 16th September at 6am)

Thursday 20th September:
6pm Lock-in 4 enters

Friday 21st September:
6am Lock-in 4 exits
6pm Lock-in 5 enters

Saturday 22nd September:
6am: Lock-in 5 exits


Rally will start on the lawn adjacent to the gallery

5pm AFTER PARTY at the gallery and adjacent lawn

for more info:

Earlier Event: 16 August