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Design Fringe > Designers on your Doorstep

Design Fringe > Designers on your Doorstep

Melbourne Fringe’s iconic, avant-garde furniture exhibition celebrates its 35th year and a new name. Evolving from Fringe Furniture to Design Fringe, it will include an expanded series of virtual projects, design workshops and talks celebrating Melbourne’s extraordinary independent and emerging designers and the ground-breaking works they produce.


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Upcoming exhibitions


Linden Postcard Show 2021-22

Linden Postcard Show 2021-22

3 December 2021 > 27 February 2022 

The iconic Linden Postcard Show will return for its 31st year.  


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Anna Hoyle

Anna Hoyle

Your choc-mint pelvik floor is so boring
3 December 2021 > 27 February 2022 

This exhibition is a collection of recent works on paper that reflect Hoyle’s longstanding interest in words and phrases inspired by self–help trends, advertising and consumer culture. 


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Confined

Confined

9 December 2021 > 23 January 2022

This group show, curated by Alojz Babic, explores the lockdown experience through the work of three artists working with textiles. The works explore the physical and psychological impacts of being confined. Babic has focussed on textiles as they evoke deep rooted associations with domesticity and intimacy.


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Past exhibitions


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Carolyn Menzies

Of Slender Means
29 July 2021 > 14 November 2021

Carolyn Menzies will present a series of sculptural works and charcoal drawings that explore materiality and the intersection of art and craft. Menzies’ sculptures are made from steel wool and steel mesh. Steel is a hallmark of modern sculptural practice, however Menzies’ use of the material gently subverts this legacy as the wool and mesh are unashamedly domestic.

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Anna Révész

Architecture of Memory
13 May 2021 > 18 July 2021

Anna Révész is an emerging, Adelaide-based artist whose practice encompasses drawing, painting and sculpture, with a particular interest in photography. Révész uses both digital and analogue photography to explore ideas relating to memory, such as how memories are created, sustained or reconstructed.

Ruth Höflich

To Feed your Oracle
22 May 2021 > 14 November 2021

Ruth Höflich is an artist and filmmaker, born in Munich, Germany, and currently based in Melbourne. In an installation of video, photography and site intervention, To Feed Your Oracle will explore how we might understand, or predict, things that we can’t see and how our expectations might affect how we experience the unknown.

Natasha Bieniek

Halcyon
22 May 2021 > 22 August 2021

Natasha Bieniek is best-known for her miniature oil paintings. Bieniek’s paintings are meticulous in their execution and demand close inspection. They link the ancient tradition of 16th century miniature painting with present-day image culture.
This exhibition brings together a suit of recent works that have not been seen together before, including Bieniek’s stand out painting, Biophilia, which was the winner of the Wynne Prize in 2015.

Vipoo Srivilasa

Wellness Deity
22 May 2021 > 14 November 2021

Vipoo Srivilasa is a Thai-born Melbourne-based artist, curator and arts activist. This exhibition will present the Wellness Deity Project, which Srivilasa undertook in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This collaborative, community-driven project invited people to submit a drawing of their Wellness Deity, a being that has a special empowering or protective power.

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Güler Altunbas

Chrysalis; Recognition and Restitution
1 April > 9 May 2021

Güler Altunbas is a Melbourne-based artist practicing in a variety of media: painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking and digital technologies. She has an extensive history as an advocate for the prevention of violence against women and children and successfully brings her personal lived experience to her art practice, public speaking events and collaborations.

Nicholas Folland

Burn Down the House
13 February 2021 > 16 May 2021

Nicholas Folland’s practice explores the relationship between domestic objects and materials, natural forces and historical references. His work speaks to uncertainty, ecological fragility and our perception of time. 

Troy Emery

Sonder
13 February 2021 > 16 May 2021

Troy Emery’s practice encompasses sculpture, painting, and drawing. Emery’s artwork explores the way that representations of animals can be used as decorative motifs, superficial icons for ecological issues or fetishised objects of adornment and entertainment. 

Ash Keating

Duality
13 February 2021 > 16 May 2021

Ash Keating works within an expanded contemporary field, through painting, performance, sculpture, video and intervention. Keating’s large outdoor murals, created with paint filled fire extinguishers, can be found across Melbourne. 

Linden Postcard Show 30th Birthday Celebration

16 October 2020 > 31 January 2021

Let's celebrate the 30th Birthday of the Linden Postcard Show. Unlike any Postcard Show birthday you’ve seen before, we’ve invited back some of the past winners, from 30 years of the show’s history, to exhibit their current work.

Linden Postcard Show 2020-21

5 December 2020 > 31 January 2021

Since 1990, this much-loved open-entry small artwork prize exhibition has been providing artists - from emerging to established - the opportunity to present their artwork on the walls of Linden New Art's beautiful Victorian-era building.

Robert Fielding

Routes / Roots
22 February 2020 > 30 August 2020
Opening on Friday 21 February 2020, 6-8PM

Robert Fielding is a contemporary artist of Pakistani, Afghan, Western Arrente and Yankunytjatjara descent, who lives in Mimili Community in the remote Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands. Fielding’s work combines strong cultural roots with contemporary perspectives.

Karla Dickens

My Mother’s Keeper
22 February 2020 > 30 August 2020
Opening on Friday 21 February 2020, 6-8PM

My Mother’s Keeper will feature a film and a series of new photographs produced as a result of a collaboration between the artist Karla Dickens and writer Bruce Pascoe. Initiated by the Kandos School of Cultural Adaptation, the work focusses on the urgent need for us to protect and conserve the land and our environment.

Jacqui Stockdale

The Long Shot
22 February 2020 > 30 August 2020
Opening on Friday 21 February 2020, 6-8PM

This new body of work extends Stockdale’s long-held fascination with early colonial times in Australia. The Long Shot explores the dominant narratives of Australian folk history, mythology and iconography and challenges their potency within a contemporary context. Based on extensive research, Stockdale presents a new version of Ned Kelly’s family history, with a focus on the experiences of Kelly’s mother, Ellen.

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Theatre Works

Reflect and Rejoice
27 February > 29 March 2020

Reflect and Rejoice celebrates forty years of theatrical excellence in the heart of St Kilda.

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Jonathan Kim

Encounter
23 January > 23 February 2020

Jonathan Kim’s practice places deep importance on the relationship between a medium and its environmental factors. The reconstructed structures made of found materials present various spatial concepts based on phenomenology. Kim's art is deeply inspired by Korean artist Lee Ufan’s theory of Man-Nam (Encounter).





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