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The Black Market next weekend 17th April 2011 – don’t miss it

April 8, 2011

…Having attended one of these, I’d definitely say don’t miss it – just for the atmosphere!  The black market is held along the banks of the Merri, and features stalls of all kinds of alternative pre-loveables and there is usually merriment, bands and mischief. Come for the bargains, stay for the hilarity! :)

The Black Market

Yup after a little hiatus, we’re finally doing it all again – The big Gothy Garage Sale of DOOOOOOOOM! 

A nice chilled arvo under the gum trees with ya mates getting rid of all that STUFF! Open to all to buy & sell but it is the Black Market so aimed at more unusual types so the more unusual your wares to sell the better – new things, old things…it all sells!

And again we’re joined by The Resignators & for the first time joining …them will be The Kujo Kings & The Tearaways so you get to enjoy some great music for free!

Come & grab yourself a bargain by Merri Creek – with soo many wonderful things for sale you’ll have to bring some friends to carry all your new goodies home!

For those who’ve already sold their souls to sell everything else:-

Clothes – lace, velvet, pvc, satin, leather, pinstripe, feathers, band t-shirts, fishnet, brocade, tartan, sparkles
Accessories – bags, boots, shoes, corsets, hats, capes, jewellery, shawls, belts, badges, fans, wigs
Stuff – Art, books, magazines, DVD’s, pictures, musical instruments, photography equipment, kids toys, computer bits, games, vinyl, collectables, CD’s, cakes, relishes, jams, comics, bric-a-brac, antiquities, junk, munchies … 

BBQ on throughout the day so bring some gold coins

Goth, Steam Punk, Rockabilly, Burlesque, Psychobilly, Punk, Ska, Hippy, Emo, Metal, Cyber …lots of black

interested in a stall? please email melbourneblackmarket@gmail.com

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Upcoming: Minsky’s Market at the House of Burlesque

March 14, 2011

☛Announcing the first ‘Minsky’s Market’ starting Sunday March 20th – 2pm, 2011 the year of the Rabbit so come and grab it at House of Burlesque where you can check out or (sell with pre arrangement) your Vintage style clothing and artwork from Victorian through to 50′s pinup at the House of Burlesque studio.

This month there’s a bevy of designers such as:

Vicious Venus
Virtual Goddess
Visage N Vice

that’s all the designers starting with V.

The super talented designer Ryan Whelan will showcase his creations – to have some non fashion Polyester will mix it up. There’s also corsets normally $120 down to $45, showgirl fans, lingerie and to tone it down Minsky will have her garage sale and wait there’s Sideshow Annie Costume Parlour.

Are you a designer or do you have items someone else would love? Send an email to info@houseofburlesque.com

We will also be incorporating performances and parades – email info@houseofburlesque.com if interested.

Share with friends who could sell/display their creations or would just like to check out the the market by informing them of the opening on the 20th of March 2011 starting 2pm at House of Burlesque – 397A Brunswick Street Fitzroy 3065 – enter via rear of building.

Much Love and big kiss xo
Minsky

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The Magic Lantern – a cache of curiousities on Brunswick St, Fitzroy

February 25, 2011

One of the most remarkable new establishments I’ve had the pleasure of setting both feet inside, the marvels of Melbourne’s Wunderkammer not withstanding, is The Magic Lantern.

Wall to wall oddities related to tricks and treats of an older age:  magic, optical illusions, cardboard theatres, puppets – imagine a time before TV, before DVDs, before gaming, where amusement was only to be found in the head, on paper and in actions… these are the imaginative tools used to build a sense of the surreal, the infinite, the stuff of dreams. A magic lantern was itself a pre-20th century optical trick, the first projector, perhaps it could be said, so that pretty much infers the interest and scope of this store.

The Magic Lantern is replete with such weapons against a rainy day and a drab room, so grab some candle-lamps, don a frilly frock and take your imagination away with fairies, gypsies, devils, conjurers and the wonders of the play….

Details:

155 Brunswick St

FitzroyMelbourneAustralia

Open from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm

http://www.magiclanternstudio.com

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Kustom Lane – kustom art sale, hotrods, tikis and more

November 22, 2010

 

Hawthorn art gallery/shop/curio haven Kustom Lane are having an Art sale this weekend.  That seems as good a reason as any to profile this mighty unique location, which brings together hotrods, tikis, lounge and gorelesque art,  50s horror schlock and more under one roof.  Kustom Lane is a paen to all things kitschtastic, with an emphasis on rockabilly, psychobilly, horror and burlesque motifs.

They display work by local artists centred around these themes, and sell tikis, have gigs and hotrod related exhibitions… and much more.

Why not make this weekend your excuse to get down to Kustom Lane in Hawthorn and find out more?  Oh and they also have an online art store.

Details:

General Email Enquiries: info@kustomlane.com

Online Store Enquiries: orders@kustomlane.com

LOCATION

8 LUTON LANE
HAWTHORN 3122

PHONE: (03) 9818 1307

Gallery is located near corner of Glenferrie Rd and Burwood Rd.

We are located directly behind The Glenferrie Hotel.

TRANSPORT AND PARKING

Plenty of parking near gallery on weekends.

Use Tram No. 16 or Train to Glenferrie Station.

Glenferrie Station.

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Vali Myers exhibition, film screening, new book

November 10, 2010

From Outre’s website

I was privileged to meet Vali Myers not once but three times: Once at an exhibition of her work, once in her divine studio in the Nicholas Buiding, and once at Degraves Coffee, where she was a relatively frequent customer.  Vali represented, and represents a unique vision as an artist, and as a woman – and a human – she had charisma, charm, vision and drive and never seemed afraid of the perception of others.  She ran an animal sanctuary in Italy, romanced philosophers in Paris, and finally settled in Melbourne where she produced remarkable works of art for the remainder of her remarkable life.   I can’t stress enough how worthwhile it would be to see the exhibition, the films and of course this new book on the wonderful Ms Myers.  Info below.

November 2010 – Vali Myers “Lady of the Beasts”

Outré Gallery is extremely honoured to be working closely with the Vali Myers’ Trust on a new book on the life and art of Vali Myers slated for 2011

The book will feature paintings, drawings, photographs from Vali’s personal archive, diary excerpts and essays by experts and friends.

As a prelude to this release, we are holding an exhibition of new prints, rare prints and original artworks at our Melbourne Gallery.  We anticipate having interesting guests from all over the world coming to this gala event.  Original artworks will not be for sale.

Vali Myers “Lady of the Beasts”
Opening Friday 12 November 2010, 7pm
(Melbourne Gallery)
RSVP for the opening night here

exhibition runs until 24 November 2010

 

PLUS SPECIAL FILM SCREENING

Vali Myers Films ACMI November 19th 2010, 7-9pm

Out of all the films The Tightrope Dancer’s the one that really got me”  Vali Myers

Acclaimed director Ruth Cullen will present her 2 films about the artist Vali Myers – The Tightrope Dancer and its sequel Painted Lady at a one off special screening at Melbourne’s  ACMI cinema.  This is a rare opportunity to see these cult favourites.

 

Full Paying $14 / Concession $11

To book, call the ACMI Box Office (03) 8663 2583

Please contact us if you would like to receive email notifications with further information about the book and event…

Media enquiries here.

 

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Worn Wild Alternative Design Market – 5th September – Spring Fashion Week

August 25, 2010

Worn Wild

The Alternative Designers Market

Harajuku meets Camden Markets -

Aussie style!

Next Melbourne Date:

Sunday 5th September 2010

Time: 1pm-6pm

Cost: $5.00 entry

Venue: Mercat Cross Hotel
456 Queen St Melbourne, Victoria Australia
(opp Queen Vic Markets)

Worn Wild is a bi-annual event held in March the weekend after the long weekend & as part of Melbourne Spring Fashion Week the first weekend of September. Showcasing the best of Melbourne’s underground & alternative designers with select interstate guests. Fashion, jewelry, hair artistry, accessories & body art for rockers, ravers, queers, punks, cyberpunks, goths, hippies, metalheads, emos, lolitas, clubbers, fans of corsetry & burlesque & general street-stylin’.

For customers & industry buyers “Worn Wild” is the one-stop shop for all styles alternative. It’s a chance to see the full range of products on offer from each designer, try on items you have only ever seen on the net or order a custom-made design. You’ll be amazed at the huge diversity and volume of products on show.

If it’s jewellery you’re after Worn Wild will be showcasing a stunning variety adorned with feathers, flowers, cameos, beads, ribbons & steel from the romanticly elegant to the more chunky, industrial & masculine in design. There are hair accessories too in the form of cyber lox & hair additions, rockabilly & skull clips, voodoo combs, lolita headpieces & fascinators to name a few.

You’ll find plenty of individualistic & unique couture – corsets, street wear, occasion wear & club styles that can be custom ordered or off the rack, one offs and standard stock. Our unique designers are less likely to be influenced by the latest season’s looks, hemlines, celebrities or new blacks!

But it’s not just about clothing and accessories, Worn Wild is committed to bringing to its audience products and services which influence every aspect of alternative lifestyle. There’s artwork, bags, manchester or perhaps you’d fancy a new hairdo?

Worn Wild is the first show of its kind in Australia. It’s a hotspot for all genres of alternative design and portfolios some of the most innovative wearable art forms as well as the most exciting ‘niches’ in the underground of fashion.
Finally there is a captivating and high energy event that does more than just put fashion on show.

Presented by GeoMythik / Starseeded Productions with fashion shows, performance, discounts, music, food service & full bar! Be there early to plot your course and take advantage of our specials.

Are you interested in being on our database?
You’ll receive all the latest news and top-secret information about our discounts, shows etc

Email us at wornwild@starseededproductions.com with the header ‘E-List’ and we’ll add you to our bulletin group.

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Peril Underground – now on Facebook for your convenience…

August 16, 2010

It is pretty evident that many of you who would like to contact Peril Underground aren’t sure how to do so.  Obviously their phone number is in my post.  But if you prefer the Power Of Teh Interwebs they have a facebook page here:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Melbourne-Australia/Peril-Underground/86778481796

Please address any queries about stock, opening hours, consignments, clothes, music, tattoos…etc etc direct to Peril Underground via the Facebook page or phone number…

:)

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CERES Sustainability workshops – convert your car to electricity! 29/08/2010

August 11, 2010

Not the cheapest of weekend events, but with the cost of oil set to increase exponentially over the next ten years, it is something we could all begin to consider.  There are definitely issues with the ‘dirty’ electricity generation in Australia which will also hopefully be addressed within this time.  But for anyone interested in giving electrics a go?  Try Ceres.  They have quite a few Workshops going, which are also listed below.

Find out how you can convert your car to electric!

The CERES Electric Vehicle Conference is a day for learning everything you need to know about starting your own EV conversion project.

Meet the people already involved in EV conversions, find out how you can get involved in existing projects, or get the facts on starting your own EV project.

Spend a day with Australia’s top EV conversion experts and learn how easy it is to convert cars to electric drive.

Tickets $150

CERES members $140

Group bookings of 5 or more $110

Students and Concession Card Holders $90


Tickets can be purchased from the CERES Visitor Centre
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Email: RECEPTION@CERES.ORG.AU

Tel: 9387 – 2609

Address: Cnr Roberts and Stewart St
East Brunswick, VIC 3057

OTHER WORKSHOPS

Sustainable Home Workshop Series start 7 August 2010
A new series of Sustainable Home Workshops will be run at the CERES EcoHouse, from August to November – Saturday afternoons 1.30pm-3.30pm. Learn how to reduce our environmental impact at home – everything from  ‘Insulation and Glazing’ and ‘Green Cleaning’ to ‘Buying Green’, ‘Living your Choices’ and ‘Sustainable Design and Renovation’.

Energy Efficient Lighting and Appliances is on Saturday 7 August 2010 from 1.30pm to 3.30pm.
Check our website for full details http://www.ceres.org.au/?q=node/1362
Bookings essential contact CERES Visitor Centre on 9387 2609

The sound we make together Melbourne –
Harrell Fletcher project kicks off Sat 14 august

Come along to a special program of events as a preamble to the exhibition Harrell Fletcher: The sound we make together (Melbourne), 11 Sep – 30 Jan. Hear from all groups participating including Robert Larocca talking about CERES.

When: Saturday 14 August, 10.15am–1pm
Where: Theatre, The Ian Potter Centre NGV Australia Federation Square
Cost: Free
Go to: http://ceres.org.au/?q=node/1324 for the latest.
Bookings: 03 8662 1555 and more information ngv.vic.gov.au

CERES Global – India Travel Program 2011
Discover a different way to travel
CERES Global Trips to India, Indonesia and East Arnhem Land provide the opportunity to experience and share in the impressive environmental and community development work carried out by village communities.
Come along to the CERES Global information sessions for the 2011 India Travel Program and learn about community engagement in key areas
Schools (English)                 ;   Thurs 5 August 2010
Women’s Self Help Groups   Thurs 19 August 2010
Health Programs                     Thurs 26 August 2010
Environmental Education       Thurs 2 September 2010
Where: CERES Eco House (Lee St, East Brunswick) from 6 – 8pm.
All welcome – yummy, vegetarian, Indian inspired food and drink provided.
To RSVP contact: Vanessa at ceresglobal@ceres.org.au
for more information about CERES Global Travel Program visit http://www.ceres.org.au/global

Weaving our way back
When: Saturday 28 August 6 – 9pm
Where: CERES Learning Centre
An evening of woven storytelling, fire-side chats and an exhibition of images and woven sculptures created during the recent CERES Global trip to the Yol?u homelands of Mäpuru.
Entry by gold coin donation. Proceeds go towards community projects in Mäpuru. Drinks at bar prices, finger food provided

Free Solar Power Workshops offered by Solar Shop Australia
Solar Shop Australia invites you to attend a FREE Solar Power Workshop to explain the rewards of going solar. Bring an electricity bill along and find out how you can eliminate your bill, become carbon neutral and even earn money in the end. Learn how solar power works, current government incentives and the different technologies available on the market.
Where: CERES Van Raay Centre Room 3
When: Wednesday 18 August
Afternoon Session -    1:30pm
Evening Session -        7:00pm
Please RSVP as seats are limited. For more information contact: Matthew Owen Ph. 0404 890 323 or email matthew.owen@solarshop.com.au

Organic Vegetable Gardening with Justin Calverley
When: Saturday 4 September and 11 September 2010  10am – 3.30pm
Where: CERES Van Ray Centre
Want to learn how to get the most from your garden and have an abundance of vegetables, fruits and herbs? This extensive two day workshop is designed for the vegetable gardener who wants to know the whole story. The workshop is a mix of classroom presentations and practical exercises.
$190/$180 CERES Member/Concession

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Gorelesque, Horror Burlesque – August 13th at Red Bennies

August 10, 2010
More from Melbourne’s thriving Burlesque culture: this one looks to have an intriguing theme…

Gorelesque Productions proudly presents…

GORELESQUE 2

An evening of dark variety and horror burlesque!

After 2009’s sell out premier event, this year, your favourite horror variety show is back with a vengeance! Like all good filmic sequels, prepare yourself for a memorable fright night of your favourite heroines, fresh victims, and scream-worthy villains that’ll leave you in hysterics! All our burly-ghouls are shaking off the gravedust and lurching for a vaude-kill night to remember, forever!

Featuring!

The electrifying VESPER WHITE

Your favourite mistress of horror, MISS NIC

That flame-haired chimera fresh from her trip around the world, TANK!

The thing that goes bump n’ grind in the night, FOXTROT INDIA

The inimitably cruel LA VIOLA VIXEN (QLD)

Queen of exploding hearts, ROSY RABBIT

The Bride of Shake-enstein, BETTY BLOOD

That creep from the deep, ROD LARA

and the couple that death do them part, MS NATALIA & PAUL MODER

…and much more!

Surprises, installations and short film viewings on the night, with featurette performances from Gorelesque’s very own GOREHOUND GIRLS! Immerse yourself in a world of unbridled passion (for blood), gore-gore dancing and unleashed deviants ready to roam and rock your world! Prepare yourself for the unexpected…

$15 PRESALE, $20 on door.

TIX AVAILABLE ONLINE NOW from www.redbennies.com
Limited tickets available, get in early to avoid disappointment.

AUGUST 13, DOORS 8PM
Red Bennies
1/373 Chapel St
South Yarra, Melbourne

DRESS FOR AN EARLY HALLOWEEN! Amazing prizes for best dressed thanks to our generous sponsors…

GRIM FANDANGOS
http://grimfandangos.com.au/

DRAWING STRAWS
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Drawing-Straws-Burlesque-life-drawing/121468264657

DEVIL DOLL CLOTHING
http://www.devildoll666.com/

EXTREME DESIGNS
http://www.extremedesigns.com.au/

RUFF N READY
http://www.ruffnready.com.au/

VISAGE N VICE BOUTIQUE
http://www.vnvboutique.com/

METE DESIGN & ILLUSTRATION
http://www.metedesign.blogspot.com/

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Proof of Concept – Robin Fox Photo Exhibition until mid September

August 6, 2010

30.07.2010—25.09.2010
Gallery 1
ROBIN FOX
PROOF OF CONCEPT

The Proof of Concept series emerges out of Robin Fox’s practice spanning seven years as an audio-visual performance artist exploring the area of synaesthesia via electrical signal equivalence. These explorations focus on the conversion of sounding electricity into visual electricity using oscilloscopes and laser projectors to facilitate the visualisations. The use of both mediums requires that a single light source move with enough speed to create persistence of vision, allowing for the emergence of solid two- and three-dimensional correlates to the sound algorithms. In this series of photographs, sounding algorithms are visualised using laser light and captured using long exposure to allow for the light to trace across the recording medium. The result is a time-distilled snapshot of the sampling space. The photographs represent after-images, slices of time that contain these algorithms, which have their genesis in sound. Displayed in a linear sequence, the photographs are a silent witness to this process.

Centre for Contemporary Photography

404 George Street
Fitzroy
Vic 3065
Australia

T +61 3 9417 1549
E info@ccp.org.au
W www.ccp.org.au

…I think I”ll let the above speak for itself.  Robin Fox is an amazing artist. Go look at his work.

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