Filtering by: Exhibitions

X-KULTURAL FUSION
May
29
to 8 Jun

X-KULTURAL FUSION

This exciting collaboration with our artist in residence Matt ‘Adnate’ (a member of the International Street Art collective ‘Awol Crew’) and six young emerging artists from Northern Melbourne’s urban Indigenous communities and six young artists from migrant & refugee backgrounds to produce works for this exhibition..

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18C
Apr
17
to 4 May

18C

‘18C’ is a quick response to the impending amendments by the Coalition Government which will remove sections 18B – E of the Racial Discrimination Act (RDA). The Coalition has left a brief window to gauge community responses – so artists, writers and academics were requested to respond with a work on paper (photographic or pulp) to this change of the RDA. Incorporating many new and existing works ‘18C’ sends notice with visual, verbal and written work to ensure that this does not go unchallenged.

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TO DANCE IN BEAUTY
Feb
6
to 23 Feb

TO DANCE IN BEAUTY

Ömie Artists Inc. in association with Blak Dot Gallery, are delighted to present this very special exhibition by the internationally celebrated Ömie women artists of Papua New Guinea. To Dance in Beauty: Ömie Tapa from New Guinea brings together an exquisite new body of work created in the remote mountain villages that surround the volcano Huvaimo in Oro Province…

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I'VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN
Jan
16
to 2 Feb

I'VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN

Blak Dot presents it’s annual GLBTQI exhibition which this year celebrates and explores the theme of the skin in which we live. In the spirit of true exploration though, what better way to examine the theme than with someone else? This group show enlists artists from various cultural backgrounds and creative practices to examine and imagine the theme…

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NOT "MADE IN SOMALIA"
Dec
5
to 22 Dec

NOT "MADE IN SOMALIA"

Burji arts presents NOT “made in Somalia” an exhibition by Nadia Faragaab; Cultures that embrace change are more successful at developing and contributing new ideas and innovation. ‘NOT Made In Somalia’ looks at everyday objects in Somali culture. How they could benefit from a ‘revamp’ to suit our modern day lifestyles and therefore continue to be relevant represantations of Somali culture

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KWALITY CHAI
Nov
1
to 2 Nov

KWALITY CHAI

‘Kwality Chai ‘is the latest cafe chain that emerges following India’s clandestine takeover of Australia.  Set in an alternate reality, the cross-cultural mannerisms, pursuits and vocabulary has had radical implications for Australian identity and cultural consciousness…

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DIGITAL NATIVES
Sep
19
to 6 Oct

DIGITAL NATIVES

PETER WAPLES-CROWE  |  ANGELA TIATIA  |  DULCIE STEWART  |  KIRSTEN LYTTLE  |  JACOB TOLO  |  SUSAN FORRESTER  |  KIMBA THOMPSON

“A digital native is a person who understands the value of digital technology and uses this to seek out opportunities for implementing it with a view to make an impact.”

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GET THE PICTURE
Aug
8
to 25 Aug

GET THE PICTURE

“This exhibition is an indication of my commitment to the continuing acts of resistance emanating from the margins of society. Recognition of the peoples launching opposition to the government policies, ill-informed proponents of these policies, and politicians and media representatives who spew forth opinions before their brains kick in”.

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GALNYA GURTJI
Apr
4
to 14 Apr

GALNYA GURTJI

Exhibition & Book Launch; Each story is set in the Barmah Forest, which is part of the traditional land of the Yorta Yorta people. These books give young children an insight into Victorian Aboriginal Culture, with Yorta Yorta language being used throughout. Each book is supported by background notes and ideas for related activities.

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ONE + TWO = TWELVE
Feb
28
to 10 Mar

ONE + TWO = TWELVE

Breaking through and going beyond the socially expected, in One + Two = 12 four artists born in South America tackle the weight of long-held stereotypes and propose a different, more dynamic perspective; one that seeks not a static but a dynamic interrelationship between the formulated and the actual…

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THE G WITH THE J SOUND
Dec
6
to 23 Dec

THE G WITH THE J SOUND

Nadia Faragaab’s exhibition: ‘The G with the J Sound’ revolves around a discussion of identity; its suppression, fluidity and idiosyncrasies. Faragaab’s aim is to assert a strong sense of self amongst her fellows in the Somali community, while also giving Somali identity and concerns a voice within mainstream Australian culture.

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HUMAN RIGHTS ARTS
Nov
8
to 18 Nov

HUMAN RIGHTS ARTS

OPENING NIGHT: Thursday 8 Nov | 6.30pm-8.30pm

Artists for Human Rights and Action presents:

The Visualising Human Rights Arts Showcase 2012

The Visualising Human Rights Arts Competition harnesses artistic expression and strategic partnerships to raise awareness, promote discussion and inspire action around some of the most challenging human rights issues of our times.

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LATHAM
Oct
19
to 4 Nov

LATHAM

A SOLO EXHIBITION by ROBYNE LATHAM: “In this body of work I’ve drawn upon memory and shadows from childhood. I continue an exploration of Indigenous representation and re-representation, both on the canvas and within sculptural form.”

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SO FUKIN NATIVE
Sep
27
to 7 Oct

SO FUKIN NATIVE

SFN artists:  Torika Bolatagici | Kathy Cogill | Maree Clarke | Chantal Fraser | Chuck Feesago | Ben McKeown | Candice Perese | Greg Semu and Latai Taumoepeau

Curated by Léuli Eshraghi and Pauline Vetuna

The curatorial concept behind So Fukin Native was consciously, ironically, deceptively simple. It centres on one word, six letters that together connote so many different impressions to different people, layered with meaning through broad historical forces and divergent subjective experiences: NATIVE…

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BLACK & WHITE
Aug
30
to 16 Sep

BLACK & WHITE

Tri Sasongko is a respected Javanese painter, illustrator and traditional Batik artist whose art practise explores spiritual storytelling through various traditional and contemporary mark making techniques - Black and White explores the relationship between humans, nature, and modern society.

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FUSION
Jul
5
to 22 Jul

FUSION

International & Indigenous artists collaborate and celebrate NAIDOC 2012

Artists:  Adnate, lucy lucy, Slicer, Robyn Latham, Kamahi Djordon King, Peter Waples-Crowe

FUSION is an exciting collaboration of six Artists (three Indigenous plus three non-Indigenous) to produce a work in situ at Blak Dot Gallery. The site specific artwork will be on show for three weeks, with only a small section of the work made available for purchase while the majority of which will be erased at the completion of the exhibition period.

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SHE RAW
May
3
to 20 May

SHE RAW

Photographic artist Lilli Waters is delighted to announce her first solo exhibition, a collection of 41 portraits of women from all walks of life. The SHE RAW project began in 2010 and aims to document everyday women within a state of fantasy whilst drawing directly from their real-life experience and context.

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CONFINED 4
Apr
12
to 24 Apr

CONFINED 4

Confined 4 has emerged as an important event in Victoria’s visual arts scene and continues to illustrate the important role art plays in cultural expression and community connectedness. The exhibition demonstrates the significance of art in providing a space for cultural reflection and connecting Indigenous prisoners with country.

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MORELAND PHOTO COMPETITION
Mar
1
to 4 Mar

MORELAND PHOTO COMPETITION

A photography competition and exhibition inviting primary and high school students from across Melbourne to submit photographs that evoke summer.

The exhibition will be held at Blak Dot Gallery, 413 Lygon Street, Brunswick East from March 1st to March 4th.  Prize announcements will take place on Saturday March 3rd at 2pm.

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SECRETS OF THE RIVER
Feb
9
to 26 Feb

SECRETS OF THE RIVER

Celebrating the month of Indigenous Arts, Blak Dot presents a solo exhibition by Yorta Yorta artist TREAHNA HAMM

“Secrets of the River” reveals symbolic messages from Dhungala by internationally renown artist Treahna Hamm.  The exhibition includes art which hold multi-layers of stories told through Yorta Yorta experiences of living by the Murray River.

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