Bill Hicks Unpublished
A Photographic Exhibition by Stuart DeSilva
Thursday April 5th, 2018 6-9pm
Vs. Gallery, 1 Vere St, Richmond.
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25 years later photographer Stuart DeSilva reveals these never before seen images in his new exhibition 'Bill Hicks Unpublished'.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The exhibition features over 30 different, unpublished prints available to purchase in very limited edition.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
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.
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.
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.