Trouble Makers Group Exhibition

Thursday June 14th, 2018 6-9pm
Vs. Gallery, 1 Vere St, Richmond.

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Over 70 artists come together to participate in a survey exhibition of contemporary and underground art within the Melbourne and greater Australian community.  Whether because of their challenging subject matter, jarring aesthetics or alternative approaches to their artwork, these artists can all be considered 'trouble makers'.  
The exhibition aims to open new dialogues between artists of different mediums and diverse practices within our local art scene, with the aim to promote a greater understanding of what is happening within our Australian creative community in 2018.

ARTISTS:
Hayley Arjona, Nick Azidis, Amelia Arsenic, Lotte Alexis, Braddock, Baker, Buffdiss, Adi Brierly, Jaka Adamic, Matthew Bourne, Conrad Bizjak, Edgar Hanky Boson, Eddie Botha, Will Coles, Chehehe, Creon, Julian Clavijo, Aaron Craig, Cel Out, James Dodd, Jo Davidson, Imbi Davidson, Glen Downey, Jack Douglas, Era, Ben Frost, Factor, Frosk, Gemma Flack, Tal Fitzpatrick, Tom Ferson, Georgia Goodie, Tom Gerrard, Aaron Grech, GT, Le Grizz, Eva Giannoulidis, Heesco, Ha Ha, Oliver Heath, Itch Awol, Izzy Voodoo, Junky Projects, Kaffeine, Stephen Killick, Kenz, Nixi Killick, Ox King, Jasper Killick, Evil Keanevil, Nadine Keegan, Saul Kaplan, Loretta Lizzio, Lucy Lucy Awol, Frida Las Vegas, Brigit Maher, Michael Porter, Maddbutt, Machine Gun Dev, Mysterious Al, Maha, Matthew Newkirk, Nudo & Friends, Makatron, Hiroko Okada, Ohnoes, Pheelix, Phoenix, Chris Parkinson, Ruskidd, Nik Ranger, Skel, Sweler, Rose Staff, Russell Sanderson, Cezary Stulgis, Jewels Stevens, Shane Sterry, Aaron Tyler, Bec Todd, Unwell Bunny, Rachel Urquhart, Travis Vella, Tim Wise, James Wilson, Mitch Walder, Zeke’s Lunchbox

Flyer artwork 'Devil's Daughter' by Ox King
Curated by Ben Frost & Vs. Gallery
Sponsorship by Young Henrys and Artchain Global


Bill Hicks Unpublished
A Photographic Exhibition by Stuart DeSilva

Thursday April 5th, 2018 6-9pm
Vs. Gallery, 1 Vere St, Richmond.

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In April 1993, celebrated comedian Bill Hicks performed at Universal Two in Fitzroy as part of the Melbourne Comedy Festival.  Now, exactly 25 years later photographer Stuart DeSilva reveals these never before seen images in his new exhibition 'Bill Hicks Unpublished'. 
Taken less than a year before Bill's untimely death, Stuart's photographs are a stunning and revealing time-capsule of the comic genius during his first and only tour of Australia.
The exhibition features over 30 different, unpublished prints available to purchase in very limited edition.


CONTROL + ALT + DELETE
Solo Exhibition by DENIAL

Thursday March 1st. 6-9pm - Continues until March 17

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CONTROL+ALT+DELETE examines the current corporate power structures that seek to control our thoughts and lives and, ultimately, our wallets. Through advertising and branding techniques, these companies attempt to alter how we perceive the world in order to encourage consumerism at any cost. The pieces in the exhibition work to alter our perception of these branded images in an effort to interrupt their function and to create a new dialogue about the nature of our capitalistic lives. DENIAL works to develop bold new meanings by taking these household names and iconography and reimagining their structure and purpose to foster alternative modes of thinking. How long can our society coexist with corporate values and aspirations? Is it time to reboot?
The exhibition will feature a broad collection of works across a variety of mediums. From 3-D laser-cut assemblages, to original limited edition screen prints and wood-panel aerosol paintings, DENIAL takes his signature street style and boils it down to ironically consumable artworks that are as visually stunning as they are thought-provoking.

DENIAL
Daniel Bombardier, known by his moniker DENIAL, is a Canadian graffiti and mixed-media pop artist. His work critiques consumerism and the human condition, with an emphasis on the negative effects of modern advertising, politics, and social media that contemporary society is often ‘in denial’ about. Intended as a conceptual means of marketing absurd-ism, DENIAL further challenges traditional notions of graffiti and public art through his bold and satirical visual subversions.
www.enjoydenial.com/


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Inappropriate Appropriation
Thursday Feb 1st, 2018  6-9pm

Prepare to get weird, as Australia's favourite art purveyors Stupid Krap, bring the work of 3 of the most exciting international Pop Artists to Melbourne. 
The unique group exhibition entitled 'Inappropriate Appropriation’, features over 50 pieces from artists Steve Seeley (United States), Jeroen Huijbregts (Netherlands), and Chris Cunningham (Ireland). 
Curated by Aaron Craig, the exhibition is the very first event for Versus Gallery, and promises to be the beginning of a new era in Melbourne art.
Join us for a heavy dose of colour, vibrancy and Pop Art fun -  with the tastiest of beers courtesy of Stone & Wood. 
You can view the exhibition catalogue HERE.