Audrey Schmidt
'People Soup' at Suicidal Oil Piglet, by Audrey Schmidt

Hana Earles, $1070, 2017, 08:00.

People Soup, Suicidal Oil Piglet, 19 Moreland Rd Coburg, Melbourne, 25 August—16 September 2017.

Suicidal Oil Piglet, an unusual gallery name for which there is no given explanation, opened earlier this year in Coburg, Melbourne, by co-founders and artists Calum Lockey and Zac Segbedzi. Prior to SOP’s opening, the duo ran the website Melbourne Offsite Index with Hana Earles from 2015-6; documenting offsite shows staged in environments ranging from pa...

Anna Parlane
'Forever Transformed' at Gertrude Contemporary by Anna Parlane

Tabita Rezaire, Peaceful Warrior, 2015. Digital Video. Photo courtesy of Gertrude Contemporary. Photo Credit: Christo Crocker.

Forever Transformed, Gertrude Contemporary, 21 High St Preston, 28 July – 9 September 2017.

The recent relocation of Gertrude Contemporary from its long-term home in Fitzroy is both cause and effect of Melbourne’s ongoing gentrification. Having occupied 200 Gertrude Street for over three decades, the gallery’s move was forced by the rising costs of remaining i...

Jane Eckett
Unexpected correspondence: 'Sidney Nolan and Elwyn Lynn, A Joint Centenary' at Charles Nodrum Gallery, by Jane Eckett

Elwyn Lynn, Yokohama, 1984, gouache and mixed media on paper, 56.00 x 76.00.

Sidney Nolan and Elwyn Lynn, A Joint Centenary, 17 August - 02 September, 2017.

A shared centenary, mutual admiration and a friendship spanning the final quarter-century of their lives are the ostensible justifications for the present joint exhibition of Sidney Nolan and Elwyn Lynn at Charles Nodrum Gallery, Richmond. Their friendship also extends to provenance. Fifteen years ago Nodrum showed a suite of over two-...

David Wlazlo
'Future Eaters' at Monash University Museum of Art, by David Wlazlo

Future Eaters, MUMA, 2017.

'Future Eaters', Monash University Museum of Art, 22 July – 23 September 2017

Asking the viewer to consider sculptural responses to our technological present, Future Eaters presents a series of works that are diverse, divergent, and in many ways reductive of the ways technology is involved in our lives. Technology here—like sculpture—is equated with hardware. Of course this is a ‘common sense’ understanding of the technological, but as a premise for a s...