2nd to 23rd February
The winner for 2007 was Jeshika
Alister Karl . Jeshika . Ema Hewitt . Claire Manning/ Tom Boocock . Tamsin Jackson . Karis Sim . Ashley Russell . Michelle Harle . Don Tassone . Susanne Pearce . Mark Holsworth . Manwel Cassar . Suzie Fulcher Meredith . Boyd. E Miles . Rob MacBride
Entry 2007 gallery
A Group sow of photographic and new media works
23rd March - 20th April
Alice Dunn . Natalie Tropeano . Callum Morrison . Michelle Tran . Amanda Slack-Smith . Janice Tomlinson . Rob Mcbride . Lauren Carpenter . Chris Cawthorn . Renee Gross . Kotoe Ishii . Sarah Nelson . Robyn Gray . Melissa Sydney
Solo shows by Paul Villani and Alice Dunn
1st to 29th June
Gallery 1 & 2
Paul Villani "The Genesis of a collection."
A collection of photographic and digitally manipulated works. This exhibition is the culmination of 2 years work and travel around city and country Victoria with the main focus being on trains, architecture, people and faces with a little of our beautiful landscape also represented. The title of this exhibition reads almost like a statement of commitment; I would love to capture the beauty and diversity of each states people and their surroundings. We are truly lucky to be living in such an incredible country, the vastness of our land and multicultural makeup of our population are the driving forces behind my creative output and strong sense of patriotic pride.
Paul Louis Villani
Alice Dunn "The bird on the fence."
Concerning the book
17th to 31st August
Michael Gredler . Nick Waddell . Jeshika . Ally Wieckowski . Alice Hutchison . Leah Muddle . Bonny Hut . Maura Holden . Kris Kuksi . Peter Gric . Laurie Lipton . Helen Baun . Alister Karl . Andy Hutson
Curated by Alister Karl
an exhibition of video art by Channon Goodwin
17th to 31st August
My art practice could be described as an ever-growing and evolving database of appropriated material based on subjective taste-choices made by me as the artist. Through this process I engage with the notions about the role popular media plays in the way an individual understands themselves and the world around them; the movies and music that they watch and listen to defines who they are and how they relate to others. To create my works, I typically appropriate, collage and remix images and sound from television, the internet, DVDs and CDs that I personally respond to. Through this process, I wish to present viewers with some aspect of my ‘self’ or 'identity' which is conveyed through my taste of films and music. My latest works have extended this idea of ‘media-mediated identity’ and reflected on the performative side of the appropriation process, that is, the act of responding to the media itself. These video works present me performing simple actions to music, such as tapping my fingers like I am conducting the music or miming to the instruments, or doodling with a felt pen in time with the music. With these works, I remind viewers that, like life in general, media and entertainment/communication technology is sometimes just there to be enjoyed. In short, I investigate, through my art practice, the complex relationship between an individual, popular media and visual art.
Channon Goodwin, 2007
Experimental/chamber/rock music with live painting
15th - 17th November
Ever wanted to be in a band but all you could do was paint?
That has not proved a problem for mousetrapreplica (mouse-trap-replica) live painter Alice Palermo, who paints on stage to guitarist Ryan McRobb’s stunning panoramic experimental chamber sounds.
“Audiences have loved the painting aspect of the band” says McRobb, “they are fascinated by the connection between the music and the painting; seeing it ebb and flow along with the sounds.”
While Palermo paints up a storm, McRobb’s guitar playing will redefine what you thought was possible with six strings, as he pulls out sounds that would make entire symphony orchestra’s cower in fear. Drawing from his conservatory training in jazz, and utilising on of the most powerful live music technology setups on the planet, his sound ranges from tiny droplets of melodic honey to thundering soundscapes that register on the Richter scale, and everything in between.
23rd November-1st December
In OVERSEXED – a sordid story-time for grown-ups and polite perverts; a coital collection of scenes, monologues, songs, dances and films about all things sex – there will be boys’ bits and girls’ bits on display; there will be voyeurs and wankers and dead boyfriends and dying mothers. And poking through the rose-coloured bed-sheets…an inflatable penguin.
So, ladies and gentlemen, flora and fauna, we ask you to come. Please note, we love to do it with the lights on.
OVERSEXED is an original play written, devised, directed, produced, acted, danced, sung, web-cammed, massaged, aroused, flogged and promoted by the Theatre in Bars duo Michele Lee (2005 recipient of Express Media National Playwrighting Mentorship) and Alia Vryens (St Martins Creative Ensemble 2007), with a deviant team of misfits, performers and designers, most trained and tamed at RMIT.
Written, devised and directed by Michele Lee and Alia Vryens
Performed by Nick Brennan , Conor Gallacher, Michele Lee, Brienna Macnish, Margie Locke , Tobi Manderson-Galvin, Tanya Vessey and Alia Vryens
Set and costume design by Johanna Kelly
Sound design by Dan O’Shea
Lighting design by Mitch Ellis
Video design by Aniko Hazi
Theatre in Bars wants to screw with you.
***Theatre in Bars is an independent artists collective associated with RMIT Union Arts***