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THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 9TH 2010

JAE COPP TAKES SOME TIME TO REFLECT AFTER HIS MUCH ANTICIPATED DEBUTE SOLO EXHIBITION. THANKS TO ALL THOSE WHO ATTENDED THE OPENING NIGHT CELEBRATIONS. DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND THE EXHIBTION HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL 26TH SEPTEMBER.      

IMAGE BY HANA DAVIES

FRIDAY AUGUST 27TH 2010

COMMING UP NEXT IS THE LONG AWAITED SOLO SHOW FROM THE SUPER TALENTED MR JAE COPP. JAE HAS BEEN LOCKED AWAY FOR THE PAST YEAR CREATING AN AMAZING BODY OF WORK THAT HAS TO BE SEEN TO BE BELIVEVED, HIS WORK CONTAINS LEVELS OF DETAIL THAT WILL BOGGLE THE MIND... THINK OF SINGLE HAIRED PAINT BRUSHES AND INK WORK THAT WILL HAVE YOU SQUINTING AWAY IN ARTISTIC BLISS.

"MY ILLUSIONS ARCHITECT" IS A NEW SERIES OF WORKS THAT SEES THE INTRODUCTION OF A DRAMATIC AND EXCITING JAE COPP. FOR THE PAST 12 MONTHS JAE HAS UNDERGONE AN EXPERIMENTATION PROCESS OF BOTH, MEDIUM AND TECHNICAL SKILLS, INVOLVING VARIOUS PAPER TREATMENTS, HAND STITCHING AND INTRICATE BRUSH BASED ILLUSTRATIONS. JAE HAS LONG USED ALLEGORIES AND ABSTRACT TWISTS TO TAKE PERSONAL AND SOCIAL VIEWS BOTH, GOOD AND BAD OUT OF CONTEXT, INTO A SURREAL, AND AT TIMES ALMOST SEMINONSENSICAL WAY. THROUGH THIS SERIES THE ARTIST EVOKES STORIES OF A NON-DEFINITIVE SPACE IN TIME THAT REFLECTA POSTAPOCALYPTIC ERA, AS CENTRAL FIGURES TAKE FORM TO MIMIC LEARNING'S OF A BYGONE CIVILIZATION, IN PURSUIT OF REDEEMING SOCIAL HARMONY, RESPECT AND UNDERSTANDING FOR ONE ANOTHER AND RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE PLANET THEY NOW INHABIT. ARMED TO THE TEETH WITH THE MUCH NEEDED STRENGTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL COMPASSION, HISCHARACTERS BEGIN REPAIRS ON THE BROKEN IN PROSPECTS OF A NEW BEGINNING.

KICKING OFF THIS THURSDAY THE 2ND OF SEPTEMBER PLEASE JOIN US FOR THIS AWESOME EXHIBITION.... AND CELEBRATE THE END TO 2010 FOR GORKER GALLERY AS WE WILL BE CLOSING DOORS FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR AFTER THIS SHOW

OPENING THIS THURSDAY 2 SEPTEMBER 6:00PM – 9:00PM
SHOW RUNS UNTIL THE 19 SEPTEMBER
GORKER GALLERY OPENING HOURS
3PM – 7PM WEDNESDAY – FRIDAY
11AM – 7PM SATURDAY& SUNDAY
WINE TASTING WEDNESDAY THE 16 SEPTEMBER
(BROUGHT TO YOU BY AUSTIN WINES)

SATURDAY AUGUST 21ST 2010

GORKER GALLERY, AUSTINS WINES AND EMMA AND TOMMS ARE PROUD TO PRESENT  

ALA CHAMPFEST TOURING EDITION LAUNCH FRIDAY 13 6PM - 9PM  

ALA CHAMPFEST IS PUBLISHED THREE TIME A YEAR BY LONDON/MELBOUNRE TWIN DUO MONIQUE AND JOANNA, AND SHOWCASES INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE OF OUR TIME, THE IMAGE - TAKERS AND CREATORS, MOVERS AND SHAKERS.TOURING EXHIBITION INCLUDES PHOTOGRAPHY BY SENNA CHARLES, RIP ZINGER, BEN RAYNER, RYAN HOPKINSON, MASSAN FLUCKER SEXYSHUSHI, RAY POTES, JONATHAN WINSTONE, TREVOR TRAYNOR, AMANDA LOPEZ ART WORKS BY KATE GAGLIARDI, FRENCH, GARY SEAMAN, NIOR, JACOB KNILL JESSE OLSEN



ALA CHAMPFEST 







SATURDAY JULY 17TH 2010

Opening this Thursday 22 July, 6:30pm - 8:30pm, Gorker Gallery and Element are proud to present Infinite nature, an exhibition of new works and the first Melbourne solo exhibition by Sydney based artist Beastman.

Influenced by the beauty and symbolism behind nature's repetitive geometric patterns and its eternal struggle against man-made adversitites, Beastman's tightly detailed, symmetrical paintings depict a parallel world of hope and survival, inhabited by his scaly-skinned, beastlike yet beautiful and emotive characters. Gripped by fear, anger, stress, confusion and paranoia, these instantly recognisable and loveable creatures reflect human nature and the everyday burdens and struggles of life that mankind so easily and continuously find itself lost in. Beauty. Battle. Death. Repeat. This is Infinite Nature.

 

One of the most distinctive and prolific emerging artists in Australia and Founder and editor of the online art publication [weAREtheIMAGEmakers], Beastman has exhibited extensively throughout Australia, as well as London, Berlin and New Zealand. he has curated and organised numerous art exhibitions and events, and has designed skateboards and graphics for various brands including Element, Folklore and Mingo Lamberti. With a recent profile on ABC's Rush TV and features in publications such as Empty, Tees, Deadbeat, Oyster, Spitpress, Australian Creative and more, you can be sure this won't be the last you see of Beastman.

Opening Night Thursday 22 July, 6:30pm - 8:30pm. Exhibition runs until Sunday 8 August.

 

THURSDAY JUNE 3RD 2010

WELL, AFTER AN EXTREMELY SUCCESSFUL SOLO EXHIBITION BY DARREN HENDERSON AND A SHORT BREAK, GORKER GALLERY IS BACK IN FULL SWING FOR THE SECOND HALF OF 2010.

COMING UP WE HAVE THE LOVELY LEAH BARTHOLOMEW WITH HER SECOND SOLO EXHIBITION THESE ARE THE DAYS. OPENING THURSDAY 17 JUNE, 6:30PM - 8:30PM. EXHIBITION RUNS UNTIL SUNDAY 27 JUNE. MORE INFO IN THE SHOWS SECTION.

THESE ARE THE DAYS IS AN INTIMATE EXPLORATION OF THE SMALL, SPECIAL MOMENTS THAT BIND US TOGETHER IN FRIENDSHOP AND CREATE A SENSE OF PLACE. THE PRINTS, COLLAGES AND PAPER SCULPTURES DELICATELY HANDCRAFTED BY BARTHOLOMEW TELL THE STORY OF A PROTRACTED COMING OF AGE, ANCHORED IN THE LANDSCAPES OF BOTH EXPERIENCE AND IMAGINATION.

FROM POETIC SCENES SUCH AS THE GROUP OF FRIENDS LAZING IN A SUN-DRENCHED FIELD, TO THE BONDING OF THE SHARED BEER IN CITY BACK STREETS, TO THE QUIET MOMENT OF SOLITUDE AMONGST PRISMATIC TREES, THESE WORKS HONOUR THE EVENTS AND EMOTIONS THAT CAN SEEM ALMOST INSIGNIFICANT AT THE TIME, BUT GO ON TO BECOME IMPORTANT MEMORIES AND DREAMS. THEY CONVEY

A SIMILAR FEELING TO THAT OF DISCOVERING THE SMELL OF BONFIRE ON A PAIR OF JEANS THAT YOU HAVEN'T WORN FOR WEEKS.

NOSTALGIC. ETHEREAL. PERSONAL. PRECIOUS.

THURSDAY APRIL 15TH 2010

UP NEXT AT GORKER GALLERY WE HAVE THE AMAZING MELBOURNE BASED ARTIST DARREN HENDERSON WITH HIS DEBUT SOLO EXHIBITION GET LOST, FIND SOMETHING OPENING THURSDAY 29 APRIL. WITH OVER 270 PIECES, WE CAN'T WAIT TO SHOW YOU WHAT HE'S GOT PLANNED FOR THE INSTALLATION! STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES...

OK, WE ACTUALLY CAN'T WAIT. HERE'S A LITTLE SNEAK PEAK

WEDNESDAY APRIL 7TH 2010

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO TURNED OUT FOR THE OPENING OF 'CONFESSIONS OF A MODEL CITIZEN' BY BEN FROST. THERE WAS A MASSIVE CROWD WHO CAME DOWN TO CHECK OUT THE ARTIST'S NEW COLLECTION, WITH PLENTY OF ICE COLD GROLCH, SOME TASTY AUSTINS WINES AND EVERY FLAVOUR OF EMMA AND TOM'S YOU CAN IMAGINE. SPECIAL THANKS TO RAPH AND THE CREW AT BEATBOX KITCHEN FOR THE YUMMY CHIPS AND BURGERS!

PHOTO BY CHEECH SANCHEZ thiswayin.com.au

PHOTO BY CHEECH SANCHEZ thiswayin.com.au

THIS EXHIBITION IS A MUST SEE, MAKE SURE YOU CATCH IT BEFORE CLOSE - SUNDAY 11 APRIL, 7PM.

SATURDAY MARCH 20TH 2010

If you missed out on Twoone's Live Printing & Wine Tasting event at Gorker, then catch up here.

Gorker Gallery presents: 'Engraving' live printing session with TWOONE and Wine Tasting Evening from Lauren Biedrzycki on Vimeo.

Gorker Gallery would like to thank Inspireworks for the production of this video, Austins Wines for taking the time to come down and showcase a selection of their wines, and Twoone for sharing his amazing work with everybody.

FRIDAY MARCH 5TH 2010

JUST A QUICK REMINDER THAT WE WILL BE HAVING A LIVE PRINTING & WINE TASTING BROUGHT TO YOU BY TWOONE AND AUSTINS WINES THIS WEDNESDAY 10 MARCH, 6PM - 7PM.

SPACES ARE LIMITED AND ALREADY FILLING UP FAST, SO IF YOU'D LIKE TO COME ALONG TO THIS FANTASTIC (AND FREE) EVENT, PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU RSVP ASAP TO LAUREN@GORKERGALLERY.COM

HERE ARE A FEW SHOTS FROM THE OPENING NIGHT OF 'ENGRAVING' BY TWOONE. PHOTOS TAKEN BY THE LOVELY MR ANDY HATTON

UP NEXT AT GORKER GALLERY WE ARE SUPER EXCITED TO BE HOSTING THE NEW SOLO SHOW 'CONFESSIONS OF A MODEL CITIZEN' BY BEN FROST. FLYER IS UP IN THE SHOWS SECTION, BUT FOR NOW, HERE'S A LITTLE TASTE:

 

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 26TH 2010

FIRST OF ALL THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE WHO MADE IT DOWN TO TWOONE'S EXTREMELY SUCCESSFUL NEW SOLO SHOW 'ENGRAVING'. GORKER GALLERY AND TWOONE WOULD LIKE TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE WILL BE HOLDING A LIVE PRINTING OF THE LINO CUT PRINTS AT OUR WINE TASTING FROM AUSTIN'S WINES ON WEDNESDAY 10 MARCH FROM 6PM - 7PM. PLEASE RSVP TO LAUREN@GORKERGALLERY.COM IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO COME ALONG.

HERE IS A SHOT OF ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR PIECES BY TWOONE - 'BLIND ELEPHANT BLUES'

IN OTHER NEWS - NEXT MONTH GORKER GALLERY WILL BE HOSTING A BRAND SPANKIN' NEW SOLO SHOW BY BEN FROST. STAY TUNED FOR MORE DETAILS.

MONDAY FEBRUARY 15TH 2010

HI EVERYONE, HERE IS AN IMAGE OF TWOONE WORKING AWAY ON HIS UPCOMING SHOW 'ENGRAVING' OPENING THURSDAY 25 FEBRUARY 6:30 - 8:30PM. THE SHOW WILL CONSIST OF 20, TWO TONE HAND PRINTED LINO CUT PRINTS AND DUE TO PUBLIC DEMAND WE WILL BE SHOWING AS MANY OF THE CANS WE CAN GET OUR HANDS ON FROM TWOONE'S 'ONE THOUSAND CANS' SHOW, CHECK OUT ALL THE DETAILS IN THE SHOWS SECTION OF OUR WEBISTE.

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 9TH 2010

WELL THERE IS NO QUESTION, MICHAEL STEELE'S FIRST SOLO SHOW HAS BEEN A CRACKING SUCCESS. THE CROWD WAS AWESOME, WE THANK YOU ALL FOR COMING DOWN AND HELPING US TO CELEBRATE THE START OF WHAT WE HOPE WILL BE A GREAT YEAR FOR MELBOURNE UNDERGROUND ART! WE HAVE ATTACHED A COUPLE OF SHOTS OF THE CROWD AND ONE OF THE MANY CHARACTERS THAT MAKE THE EXTRA EFFORT IN DRESSING UP FOR THE EVENT. CHEERS TO GROLSH, AUSTIN WINES AND EMMA AND TOMS FOR THE BEVY'S... THERE IS ALSO A SNAP OF INSIDE THE GALLERY, IT WAS HARD TO GET A GOOD SHOT OF THE SHOW WITH SO MANY PEOPLE IN OUR LITTLE SPACE BUT TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT THE SHOW LOOKS AWESOME AND WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU GET DOWN TO CHECK IT OUT.

FRIDAY JANUARY 22ND 2010

HERE IS ANOTHER BIT OF HYPE AROUND THE MICHAEL STEELE SHOW, HE IS FEATURED IN THE LATEST EDITION OF EMPTY MAGAZINE, IN SHOPS NOW OR AVAILABLE HERE. BELOW IS A PEAK AT THE FEATURE... THE WHOLE MAG IS AWESOME AND WELL WORTH CHECKING OUT. WE ALSO FOUND SOME BIG WRAPPS ON MICHAEL'S WORK FROM 1988 GALLERY IN LA, HIS WORK APPARENTLY FLYING OFF THE WALL  AT THEIR HE-MAN GROUP SHOW, AND HE'S GOT SOME RAD T-DESIGNS ON TANK THEORY. WE ARE STOKED TO HAVE HIS FIRST SOLO SHOW AT GORKER!

MONDAY JANUARY 18TH 2010

ALRIGHT WE HAVE UPDATED THE SHOWS SECTION OF THE WEBSITE WITH THE FULL DETAILS OF MICHAEL STEELE'S SHOW, HERE IS ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF HIS WORK, HIS SHOW LAUNCHES ON THE 4TH FEB 6:30 - 8:30PM, SO MAKE NOTE IN YOUR  CALENDAR TO COME AND KICK OFF THE YEAR WITH A BANG AT GORKER!

TUESDAY JANUARY 12TH 2010

HI EVERYONE, WELL WE'RE BACK FOR ANOTHER YEAR OF ARTISTIC SHANANIGANS... BUT FIRST WE WOULD LIKE TO WISH YOU ALL A BIG WARM MERRY CHRISTMAS "HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESUS!" AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! WE TRUST YOU ALL HAD AN AWESOME AND SAFE FESTIVE SEASON AND ARE READY FOR ANOTHER GREAT YEAR OF EXHIBITIONS AND GOOD TIMES AT GORKER. ATTACHED IS A PHOTO OF OUR FAVORITE JESUS, FROM THE BIG LEBOWSKI.

OK MOVING RIGHT ALONG, TO BURST OUT OF THE GATES FOR 2010 IN TRUE GORKER STYLE WE HAVE AN AWESOME SOLO SHOW FROM MELBOURNE BASED ARTISTS MICHAEL STEELE, OPENING FEBRUARY 4 FROM 6:30-8:30PM, WE HAVE ATTACHED THE FLYER IMAGE AS A LITTLE TEASER... YOU MAY REMEBER HIS WORK FROM HIS PIECE IN THE 40 THIEVES SHOW LAST YEAR, IT WAS FEATURED ON THIS BLOG, IT WAS REALLY AWESOME! STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFO ABOUT HIS SHOW, IT WILL BE POSTED IN THE NEXT WEEK OR SO.

TUESDAY DECEMBER 15TH 2009

MISO'S ARTIST TALK IS ON THIS WEDNESDAY THE 16TH AT 6:00PM - THIS IS AN RSVP EVENT SO PLEASE EMAIL YOUR INTENTION TO ATTEND TO LAUREN. THIS WILL BE AN EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY TO GET A REAL INSIGHT INTO THE MOTIVATIONS AND MEANINGS BEHIND THIS AMAZING INSTALLATION.

SATURDAY DECEMBER 12TH 2009

 HI ALL, WE ARE ALL GETTING SUPER EXCITED FOR CHRISTMAS TIME, AND IF YOU ARE HAVING TROUBLE THINKING OF A UNIQUE AND BEAUTIFUL GIFT FOR YOUR LOVED ONES, WE HAVE THE PERFECT THING..... ART! MISO'S SHOW IS ON UNTIL DECEMBER 20, SO IF YOU ARE OUT CHRISTMAS SHOPPING, COME IN TO GORKER AND HAVE A LOOK AT THIS AMAZING BODY OF WORK. HERE ARE A FEW PHOTOS FROM THE OPENING.

 

WE WOULD ALSO TO THANK EVERYONE FOR A GREAT TURN TO THE OPENING, AND TO OUR SPONSORS EMMA & TOMS, AUSTIN WINES AND GROLSCH. 

THURSDAY DECEMBER 3RD 2009

HI ALL, THIS IS A REMINDER THAT MISO'S EXHBITION OPENING IS ON TONIGHT 6:30 - 8:30PM, BE SURE TO COME DOWN AND CHECK OUT THIS AMAZING INSTALLATION AND HAVE A COLD BEER WITH US. IT'S THE LAST CELEBRATION AT GORKER FOR 2009!!!

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 24TH 2009

JUST A QUICK HEADS UP THAT WE HAVE ADDED SOME GREAT SHOT OF THE TRIFORCE ADVANCE SHOW TO THE GALLERY SECTIONS OF THE WEBSITE FOR EVERYONE WHO DIDN'T GET A CHANCE TO COME AND CHECK OUT THE SHOW.

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 19TH 2009

HEY ALL, WELL THE DUST HAS SETTLED ON ANOTHER RAD OPENING, AGAIN WE WANT TO SAY SOME THANK YOUZ TO ALL THAT CAME DOWN TO ENJOY 'THE KING PIN' EXPEREINCE. IT WAS A GREAT NIGHT WITH PLENTY OF BREWS AND CARS AND AWESOME ART. ALSO A BIG THANKS TO BEN FROM RANCHO DELUXE FOR ORGANIZING SOME  BEAUTIFUL CARS THAT WERE THE CHERRY ON TOP FOR THIS EXHIBITION. HERE IS A NICE SHOT OF ONE OF THE EXTREMELY POPULAR BOWLING PINS WITH A SUBLTLE TASTE OF HOW THE GALLERY IS LOOKING, AND I COULDN'T HELP MYSELF BUT TO ADD A SHOT OF THE WICKED PINSTRIPED FRONT END OF BENS FORD. WE HAD A BUNCH OF PEEPS THROUGH ON THE WEEKEND AND WE JUST WANT TO EXTEND THE INVITATION TO ANYONE WHO HASN'T MADE IT DOWN, THAT THIS SHOW IS WELL WORTH A LOOK.

MONDAY NOVEMBER 9TH 2009

HEY EVERYONE, JUST A QUICK REIMINDER ABOUT THE SHOW WE HAVE OPEINGING THIS THUSRDAY NOVEMBER 12 'THE KING PIN' BY NATE HOLMES TRAPNELL. EXPECT A CRAZY JOURNEY OF STRIKING BLACK AND WHITE FINELINER ILLUSTRATIONS BASED ON THE IMAGINARY KING PIN BOWLING ALLEY AND THE SINISTER AND CHEEKY LITTLE CHARACTERS THAT FREQUEST THIS ESTABLISHMENT. IF YOU MISSED NATES FIRST SOLO SHOW THE FINE LINE, MAKE SURE TO MAKE IT DOWN TO CHECK THIS OUT, IT WILL REALLY BE WORTH SEEING IN PERSON.

MONDAY OCTOBER 26TH 2009

JUST A QUICK UPDATE TO LET YOU ALL KNOW HOW AWESOME THE SHOW WE CURRENTLY HAVE ON IS, TITLED 'THE NEVERENDING MASTERQUEST'.... THE TRIFORCE ADVANCE GUYS HAVE THROWN DOWN AN ABSOLUTE KILLA SHOW. WE HAVE TO SAY A BIG THANK YOU TO HOT DISH CATERING FOR THE DELISH FOOD ON THE OPENING NIGHT AND OF COURSE GROLSCH, AUSTIN WINES AND EMMA & TOMS FOR THE SUPPLYING THE BEVERAGES AS ALWAYS, AND TO ALL OF YOU WHO CAME DOWN TO SUPPORT THE ARTISTS AND THE GALLERY. HERE A FEW PICKS OF THE OPENING NIGHT...

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 21ST 2009

HEY GORKERS, JUST A QUICK REMINDER ABOUT THE SHOW OPENING THIS THURSDAY THE 22ND OCTOBER 2009 - THE NEVERENDING MASTERQUEST BY THE TRIFORCE ADVANCE. THIS A COLLABORATION EXHIBITION BY THREE OF OUR FAVOURITE MELBOURNE ARTISTS ACORN, GHOSTPATROL AND NIOR. THEY HAVE CREATED AN EXTENSIVE BODY OF WORK WITH SOME AWESOME COLLABORATION PIECES SHOWING THE TRUELY COMPLIMENTARY NATURE OF THEIR STYLES. THEIR FORCES HAVE COMBINED IN THIS VOLTRON STYLE ROBEAST TO CONQUER A 'NEVERENDING MASTERQUEST'. FOR MORE INFO JUMP OVER TO THE SHOWS SECTION OF OUR WEBSITE

TUESDAY OCTOBER 13TH 2009

FIRSTLY WE WOULD LIKE TO GIVE A GREAT BIG GORKER WELCOME BACK TO DAYLIGHT SAVINGS!!! WARMER EVENINGS AND EVEN SOME SUNSHINE TO ENJOY THE ARTWORK AND A GROLSCH UNDER... YAH!

WE WOULD ALSO LIKE TO SAY A BIG THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO CAME DOWN TO LAUNCH THE LYRICS & TYPE SHOW LAST FRIDAY THE 9/10 - THE CROWD WAS HUGE AND THE RESPOSE TO THE WORK WAS AWESOME... HERE ARE A FEW SNEAKY PICS OF THE OPENING AND THE WORK, IF YOU HAVEN'T HAD THE CHANCE TO GET DOWN TO CHECK OUT THE SHOW KEEP IN MIND THAT IT ONLY RUNS FOR 10 DAYS, FINISHING UP THIS SUNDAY THE 18/10.

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 9TH 2009

OK PEEPS HERE IS THE FRONT OF THE FLYER AND DETAILS FOR THE LYRICS & TYPE SHOW BOUGHT TO US BY CREATIVE ALL ROUNDER TIMBA SMITS. WOODEN TOY HAS INVITED 17 OF THE WORLDS MOST CRAFTY AND CREATIVE TYPOGRAPHERS, ILLUSTRATORS & GRAPHIC DESIGNERS TO INTERPRET SONG LYRICS BY FAMOUS (BOTH PAST AND PRESENT) SINGERS, SONGWRITERS AND BANDS FOR LYRICS & TYPE, A SERIES OF ARTWORKS COMBINING TYPOGRAPHIC TREATMENTS OF WORDS, IMAGES AND ILLUSTRATIONS.

LYRICS & TYPE IS A PRINT & ZINE PROJECT DESIGNED TO CELEBRATE THE THEME OF WOODEN TOY QUARTERLY'S NEXT RELEASE, THE "MUSIC EDITION" (OCT 2009) AND IS BOOKED AS AN OFFICIAL SIDE EVENT OF THE 2009 MELBOURNE SEMI-PERMANENT CONFERENCE. (THIS FRIDAY IS YOU LAST CHANCE TO JUMP ON AND GET EARLY BIRD TICKETS, THE LINE UP IS AWESOME SO DONT MISS OUT!! WWW.SEMIPERMANENT.COM)

GET YOUR MUSIC ON AND LEARN YOUR LYRICS AS THIS A SHOW NOT TO BE MISSED. FEATURING LIMITED TYPOGRAPHIC ARTIST PRINTS AND A 40 PAGE LYRICS & TYPE ZINE AVAILABLE FROM THE GALLERY, SEMI PERMANENT CONFERENCE AND WWW.WOODENTOYQUARTERLY.COM

HERE IS THE LINE UP AGAIN INCASE YOU MISSED IT! THE REST OF THE DETAILS AND FULL FLYER AVAILABLE IN THE SHOWS SECTION OF THE WEBSITE...

DAREN NEWMAN (UK) / JAE COPP (AUS) / JON CONTINO (USA) / KARL KWASNY (AUS) / KEN TAYLOR (AUS) / LINZIE HUNTER (UK) / LUCA IONESCU (AUS) / LUDOVIC PRIGENT (FRA) / LUKE LUCAS (AUS) / MAGOMED DOVJENKO (RUS) / MCBESS (UK) / NATE WILLIAMS (USA) / RIK LEE (AUS) / SHORT (FRA) / LITTLE FRIENDS OF PRINTMAKING (USA) / TIMBA SMITS (AUS) / TOKO (AUS)

 

 

FRIDAY AUGUST 28TH 2009

WELL LAST NIGHT WAS THE UNVEILING OF 'SO MANY BROKEN UMBRELLAS' - THE SOLO SHOW BY WESTERN AUSTRALIAN ARTIST CREEPY. FOR THOSE WHO MADE IT TO ANOTHER SUPER SUCCESSFUL OPENING AT GORKER WOULD HAVE ENJOYED THE GREAT ATMOSPHERE AND AWESOME ARTWORK ON SHOW, WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU AGAIN FOR SUPPORTING OUR GALLERY AND MORE IMPORTANTLY THE THRIVING MELBOURNE UNDERGROUND ART SCENE. THE SHOW RUNS THROUGH TO THE 13TH OF SEPTEMBER AND IF YOU ARE UNDECIDED ABOUT HEADING DOWN TO CHECK THIS REALLY DIVERSE, EXTREMELY DETAILED AND PERFECTLY PRESENTED BODY OF WORK OUT, THEN HERE ARE A FEW PICS THAT SHOULD HELP ENTISE YOU TO THE GALLERY TO ENJOY THIS GREAT EXHIBITION!

FRIDAY AUGUST 28TH 2009

TODAY WE WOULD LIKE TO FILL YOU ALL IN A LITTLE BIT OF INFO ABOUT WHATS COMING UP AND THE FUTURE OF GORKER GALLERY. STARTING WITH BIT OF SAD BUT POSITIVE NEWS WITH ONE OF THE FOUNDING PARTNERS AND A REAL PINNACLE OF MELBOURNE ART AND DESIGN, TIMBA STEPPING AWAY FROM HIS ROLL AS CO-CURATOR AT THE GALLERY, DUE TO THE SUPER HUMAN WORK LOAD HE HAD TAKEN ON WORKING WITH US, FREELANCE DESIGNING AND CASUALLY PUTTING TOGETHER ONE OF THE MOST AWESOME ART AND CULTURE MAGAZINES IN THE WORLD (NOT OUR WORDS JUST WAIT TO CHECK OUT THE NEXT ISSUE OF IDN!) BASICALLY BY HIMSELF....  WITH THE MAGAZINE REACHING NEW HIGHTS AFTER HIS INSPIRATIONAL TALK AT SEMI-PERMANENT THIS YEAR HE HAS LEFT US FOR HIS ONE TRUE LOVE IN WOODEN TOY QUARTERLY. BUT FEAR NOT HE WILL REMAIN A CONSTANT INFLUENCE AND INSPIRATION TO THE GORKER TEAM AND PLANS TO CONTINUE DROPPING IN FROM TIME TO TIME TO CURATE WITH ME ON SOME AWESOME GROUP SHOWS IN THE FUTURE. 

WHICH TIES IN JUST NICLEY TO WHATS COMING UP AFTER 'SO MANY BROKEN UMBRELLAS'. WE HAVE A SHORT BREAK TO GET SET FOR A TRUELY STAGGERING FINALE TO 2009!!! KICKING OFF WITH 'LYRICS & TYPE' CURATED BY TIMBA... THE SHOW IS THE LOVE CHILD OF A WOODEN TOY 7 FEATURE AND AN OFFICIAL SIDE SHOW TO THE SEMI-PERMANENT FESTIVAL THAT GRACES OUR CITY FOR THE FIRST TIME ON OCTOBER 9 THIS YEAR!!! (IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY GOT YOUR TICKES HIT THE SEMI-P WEB SITE FOR MORE DETAILS BECAUSE IT REALLY IS A AMAZING SOURCE OF INSPIRATION FOR ANYONE WHO LIVES FOR CREATIVITY). SO YEAH THE 'LYRICS AND TYPE SHOW' IS GOING TO CONSIST OF 17 TYPOGRAPHERS AND ILLUSTRATORS INTERPRETING A LINE FROM THERE FAVORITE SONG IN THE FORM OF AN A2 GICLEE PRINT AND ONCE YOU SEE THE LINE UP YOU WILL KNOW WHY WE ARE SO EXCITED AND PRIVILEGED TO SHOWCASE THIS EXHIBITION AT GORKER. HERE IS THE LINE UP AND THE BACK OF THE FLYER TO GET THINGS ROLLING....

 

DAREN NEWMAN (UK) - JAE COPP (AUS) - JON CONTINO (USA) - KARL KWASNY (AUS) - KEN TALYOR (AUS) - LINZIE HUNTER (UK) - LUCA IONESCU (AUS) - LUKE LUCAS (AUS) - MAGOMED DOVJENKO (RUS) - MATTHIEU BESSUDO (UK) - NATE WILLIAMS (USA) - RIK LEE (AUS) - SHORT (FRA) - LITTLE FRIENDS OF PRINTMAKING (USA) - TIMBA SMITS (AUS) - TOKO (AUS)

 

 

TUESDAY AUGUST 25TH 2009

SO THE FORTY THIEVES SHOW HAS BEEN TAKEN DOWN.... BUT IF YOU MISSED THE CHANCE TO COME AND CHECK IT OUT YOU CAN VIEW ALL THE WORKS IN THE GALLERY SECTION OF THE SITE

HERE IS A QUICK LOOK AT SOME DETAILED SHOTS OF JAE COPP'S AMAZING CIGAR BOX MANDALIN... DEFINITELY ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SHOW:

 

AND THE CRAZY COOL BOOGALY EYED CREATION FROM TOBIAS J

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 19TH 2009

OK JUST A QUICK UPDATE TO SAY A BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO CAME DOWN TO SUPPORT THE 'THE FORTY THIEVES 2 - THE CUBAN CONNECTION SHOW' LAST THURSDAY. THE TURN OUT WAS AWESOME AND THE ARTWORK ALTHOUGH A BIT HIDDEN BY THE CROWD WAS WELL WORTH BUMPING AROUND THE GALLERY TO CHECK OUT. WE WANT TO SAY A BIG THANKS TO CAFE BEELZEBUB FOR HOSTING THE AFTER PARTY AND GVING EVERYONE SOMEWHERE TO WIND DOWN AFTER A MASSIVE OPENING!. ALSO A BIG THANKS TO ALL THE ARTISTS THAT PARTICIPATED THIS YEAR, THE SHOW LOOKS GREAT AND THE STANDARD OF WORK IS REALLY HIGH AND WE HAVE HAD SUCH A GREAT RESPONSE TO THE DIVERSITY OF THE WORKS AND HOW THE CIGAR BOX CANVAS HAS BEEN INTERPRETED BY YOU ALL. IF YOU HAVN'T MADE IT DOWN TO CHECK IT OUT KEEP IN MIND THAT THE SHOW ONLY RUNS UNTIL THIS SUNDAY THE 23RD..... WE HAVE WINE TASTING ON TONIGHT BETWEEN 6-7PM SO COME AND JOIN US FOR DROP OF VINO, PROUDLY BROUGHT TO YOU BY AUSTINS WINES AND CHECK OUT THIS AMAZING COLLECTION OF WORKS.... HERE ARE A FEW EXAMPLES OF THE WORKS BY MICHAEL STEELE  AND NIOR TO WET YOUR APPETITE!

TUESDAY AUGUST 11TH 2009

RIGHT ON - AUGUST ALREADY YIKES! WITH THE END OF THE YEAR RAPIDLY APPROACHING WE ARE  PROUD TO HAVE AN AWESOME LINE UP TO BE ANNOUNCED VERY SOON SO STAY TUNED FOR THAT!!!! THE FIRST OF WHICH IS A SOLO SHOW FROM WESTERN AUSTRALIAN ARTIST CREEPY. 'SO MANY BROKEN UMBRELLAS' IS A COLLECTION OF WORKS EXPLORING A RANGE OF ASPECTS IN THE LIFE OF THE ARTIST, DELVING INTO THE CORE IDEAS BEHIND THE CULTURE OF LIVING IN A CITY, SURVIVAL AND OUR JOURNEY TOWARD THE INEVITABILITY OF DEATH. THESE IDEAS TAKE FORM THROUGH WALL INSTALLATIONS, CANVAS’S, WOODEN BOX’S, LASER CUT ETCHINGS AND PAPER ILLUSTRATIONS TO CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT FOR A WONDERFUL EXPLORATION INTO THE MIND OF THIS EXTREMELY TALENTED VISUAL ARTIST. CREEPY’S STREET ART IS VERY ORGANIC AND STRIKING AND HE HAS TRANSLATED THIS STYLE IN TO THE GALLERY SETTING SEAMLESSLY.

THE SHOW OPENS ON AUGUST 27 AND WITH THE DAYS SLOWLY STARTING TO GET LONGER WE CAN AT LEAST THINK WARM THOUGHTS AS WE ENJOY OUR COLD BEER.... MORE INFO IN THE SHOWS SECTION

TUESDAY AUGUST 4TH 2009

ROUND UP LADEEZ AND GENTLE HAMS! GORKER GALLERY IS PROUD TO PRESENT THE SECOND INSTALLMENT OF THEIR EXTREMELY SUCCESSFUL 2008 OPENING GROUP SHOW ‘THE FORTY THIEVES’ WITH THEIR 1ST BIRTHDAY SHOW ‘THE FORTY THIEVES 2: THE CUBAN CONNECTION’ BRINGING TOGETHER ANOTHER 40 (BOTH) ESTABLISHED AND EMERGING ARTISTS TO BUILD UPON THE EXTREMELY POPULAR FIRST SHOW AND THE GORKER ARTISTS COMMUNITY.

OPENING NEXT THURSDAY 13 AUGUST THE LINE UP THIS YEAR IS SET TO BE HUGE WITH SOME NEW FACES MIXED AMONGST THE USUAL SUSPECTS. AND WITH THE EXHIBITION THEMED ‘THE CUBAN CONNECTION’, YOU SHOULD EXPECT TO SEE SOME AMAZING WORKS ON WOODEN CIGAR BOX’S. SO BRING YOUR FAKE MUSTACHES AND DANCING SHOES AND HELP US CELEBRATE A YEAR OF ART AND GOOD TIMES BY SMOKIN CIGARS AND DANCING ‘SALSA’ STYLE AT A POST-OPENING SECRET LOCATION! MORE INFORMATION IN THE SHOWS SECTION.

TUESDAY JULY 14TH 2009

OK, SO AS YOU PROBABLY ALREADY KNOW (IF YOU CHECK THIS BLOG) THAT THE NEXT EXHIBITION UP AT GORKER GALLERY WILL BE THE RECORD TIME SHOW CURATED BY LUCA IONESCU OF REFILL AND SUPPORTED BY LITTLE JOE NY WHO WILL BE DISPLAYING SOME EXCLUSIVE CO-LAB RECORDS WITH FEATURED ARTIST DEB ON THE OPENING NIGHT AND WILL HAVE RECORDS ON DISPLAY AFTERWARDS FROM THE SHOW IN BOTH THEIR SYDNEY AND MELBOURNE STORES. MORE INFO ON THE RECORD TIME SHOW IN THE SHOWS SECTION

(CONFIRMED) EXHIBITING ARTISTS INCLUDE:
ALEX TROCHUT . ALIFE . ANDREW VAN DER WESTHUYZEN . ANDY HOWELL . ARBITO . BEN BROWN . BIGFOOT
CODY HUDSON . DAN FUNDERBURGH . DEB . ERIC ELMS . ITCH . JAGI . JEREMYVILLE . JEREMY HOLLISTER
JONATHAN ZAWADA . JOSEPH ALLEN . KELVIN HO . KID ACNE . LUCA IONESCU . LUKE LUCAS . MAROK
MATT FRENCH . MEGGS . MICHAEL C PLACE . MICHAEL LEON . NATE HOLMES TRAPNELL . OTIS CHAMBERLAIN
. PHIBS . RONE . STAB . TILT . TIMBA . TODD BRATRUD . TWOONE . WONDERLUST . YOK

BE THERE OR BE... CIRCLE?

WEDNESDAY JUNE 17TH 2009

GORKER GALLERY AND REFILL ARE PROUD TO PRESENT THE MELBOURNE LEG OF ‘RECORD TIME’ OPENING THURSDAY 23 JULY AT GORKER, AN EXHIBITION OF LASER CUT VINYL TIME PIECES BY A GROUP OF THE BEST LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS, DESIGNERS AND TYPOGRAPHERS. EACH INDIVIDUAL PIECE EXPLORES THE NOTION OF TIME BY LASER ETCHING THEIR WORK ON VINYL RECORDS EACH COMPLETE WITH A WORKING MECHANICAL CLOCKFACE.

CONFIRMED EXHIBITING ARTSISTS INCLUDE:
ALIFE . ANDREW VAN DER WESTHUYZEN . ARBITO . ALEX TROCHUT . ANDY HOWELL . BIGFOOT
BEN BROWN . CODY HUDSON . DAN FUNDERBURGH . DEB . ERIC ELMS . JEREMY HOLLISTER
JOSEPH ALLEN . JEREMYVILLE . JONATHAN ZAWADA . KID ACNE . KELVIN HO . LUCA IONESCU
MATT FRENCH . MICHAEL C PLACE . MICHAEL LEON . MAROK . PHIBS . TILT . TODD BRATRUD


MORE MELBOURNE ARTISTS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON! STAY TUNED TO THE BAT CHANNEL FOR UPDATES AND A FULL SHOW BREAKDOWN INCLUDING OPENING ETC.




 

TUESDAY JUNE 9TH 2009

GORKER GALLERY IS PROUD TO PRESENT ‘BOOKWORMS NEVER GO TO BED ALONE’ THE NEW BODY OF MIXED MEDIA WORK USING RECYCLED CARD, COLOURED PENCILS, PHOTOSHOP & GICLEE PRINTS BY NEW ZEALAND PHOTOGRAPHER/ILLUSTRATOR KELLY THOMPSON. OPENING THURSDAY 2ND JULY ‘BOOKWORMS NEVER GO TO BED ALONE’ EVOKES MEMORIES OF THOSE OLD SCHOOLYARD DAYS, BEING CALLED NAMES LIKE FOUR EYES, FRECKLE FACE, SURFBOARD, ETC... AND THE WONDERFUL IRONY OF GETTING OLDER AND GROWING INTO THAT BEAUTIFUL ‘ALTERNATIVE’ GEEKY SWAN. LETS FACE IT GEEKS ARE HOT AND CHANCES ARE IF YOU'RE LUCKY YOU MIGHT GET TO GO HOME WITH ONE FROM THIS SHOW. CHECK OUT MORE INFORMATION ON KELLY'S EXHIBITION IN OUR SHOWS SECTION.



FRIDAY MAY 22ND 2009

LAST NIGHT WE SAW ANOTHER HUGE SWARM OF CREATIVELY HUNGRY (OR THIRSTY) PEEPS DESCEND ON THE SPOT THAT IS GORKER GALLERY FOR THE KINGBROWN EDITION 5 MAG LAUNCH AND THEY DID NOT DISSAPOINT WITH A GREAT ARRAY OF WORK ON DISPLAY BY SOME OF THE COOLEST ARTISTS GOING AROUND. IF YOU COULDN'T MAKE IT DOWN LAST NIGHT THEN MAKE SURE TO DROP IN AND HAVE A SQUIZ BEFORE THE END OF THE SHOW. MORE PHOTOS GOING UP IN THE GALLERY SOON. HERE'S JUST A PEEK.





THURSDAY MAY 21ST 2009

YO PEEPS, JUST A SMALL REMINDER THAT TONIGHT IS THE OPENING NIGHT FOR THE LAUNCH OF KING BROWN MAGAZINE'S EDITION 5 EXHIBITION "DEBT" WITH OVER 30 PIECES OF GREAT ART ON DISPLAY AND NEW MAGS FOR SALE. DONT FORGET TO COME TO THE EXHIBITION AFTERPARTY AT BLUE TILE LOUNGE 95 SMITH STREET FROM 930PM UNTIL LATE WITH LIVE MUSIC AND DJ. BE THERE OR BE..... RECTANGLE? SQUARE IS SO LAST YEAR!

TUESDAY MAY 5TH 2009

WE LOVE MAGAZINES! AND FOLLOWING THE HUGE SUCCESS OF THE WOODEN TOY EDITION 6 LAUNCH WE BRING YOU ANOTHER ONE OF GORKERS FAVOURITES... KINGBROWN. AND TO CELEBRATE THE RELEASE OF ISSUE 5, THE AUSTRALIAN BORN AND BRED MAGAZINE ARE HOLDING THEIR OFFICIAL LAUNCH EXHIBITION TITLED “DEBT”, AT GORKER GALLERY THURSDAY 21ST MAY. CHECK OUT OUR SHOWS SECTION FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE EVENT. WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE IN SUPPORT OF AUSSIE MADE MAGS!



TUESDAY APRIL 28TH 2009

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!!! WITH THE OPENING OF ACORN'S EXHIBITION 'MY KINGDOM, NOT YOURS' JUST AROUND THE CORNER, GORKER GALLERY WOULD LIKE TO INVITE SPECIAL PATRONS, FRIENDS, FAMILY AND THOSE SERIOUSLY INTERESTED IN PURCHASING SOME OF THESE TRULY AMAZING WORKS DOWN TO THE GALLERY ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT 29 APRIL FROM 7PM - 8PM. GORKER GALLERY STAFF AND THE ARTIST HIMSELF WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THE NIGHT FOR COMMENT AND CONVERSATION PRIOR TO THE PUBLIC OPENING ON THURSDAY NIGHT.

STRICTLY BY RSVP ONLY. EMAIL LAUREN@GORKERGALLERY.COM TO RSVP BY WEDNESDAY 29 APRIL
 

WEDNESDAY APRIL 15TH 2009

GORKER GALLERY IS PROUD TO PRESENT “MY KINGDOM, NOT YOURS”  AN EXHIBITION OF WORK FROM CANADIAN BORN ARTIST ACORN OPENING THURSDAY 30TH APRIL AT GORKER GALLERY. HIS WORK IS DESCRIBED AS A SELF NARRATIVE BASED UPON A WORLD OF COLLECTIVE CONSCIOUSNESS, DEPICTING NO SPECIFIC CULTURE OR RELIGION. HE WORKS IN WATER COLOUR AND INKS CREATING EXTREMELY INTIMATE ILLUSTRATIONS THAT WE KNOW YOU ARE GOING TO LOVE. RECENTLY ACORN HAS SPENT TIME FORGING AN ALLIANCE WITH MELBOURNE ARTISTS NIOR AND GHOST PATROL AS THE ‘TRIFORCE ADVANCE’ SO IF HIS ASSOCIATES ARE ANYTHING TO GO BY HE IS GOING TO BE A SERIOUS HIT WITH THE NATIVES. DONT MISS THE CHANCE TO COME AND SEE THIS AMAZING BODY OF WORK WITH A LEVEL OF DETAIL THAT WILL LEAVE YOU GORKING FOR HOURS. CHECK OUT THE SHOWS SECTION FOR MORE EXHIBITION DETAILS

TUESDAY APRIL 14TH 2009

THANKS TO EVERYONE THAT CAME DOWN TO GORKER LAST THURSDAY EVENING TO CELEBRATE THE LAUNCH OF THE NEW WOODEN TOY MAGAZINE EDITION 6. IT WAS A GREAT TURNOUT AND WE HOPE YOU ALL HAD A GREAT TIME? ALSO WE HOPE EVERYONE ENJOYED THEIR EASTER LONG WEEKEND AND FILLED THEIR BELLIES FULL WITH CHOCOLATE!

AND JUST A REMINDER THAT WE WILL BE HOSTING A WINE TASTING EVENT THIS WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT THE GALLERY BETWEEN 6PM - 7PM FOR ANYONE THAT WANTS TO COME DOWN AND HAVE A SIP, MEET THE ARTIST, GRAB A COPY OF THE LATEST CREATION OF WOODEN TOY OR BUY SOME AFFORDABLE ART. WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

SUNDAY MARCH 29TH 2009

OK KIDS, YOU'VE GOT TO BE EXCITED! I KNOW WE ARE BECAUSE IT'S UNDER 2 WEEKS AWAY UNTIL THE LAUNCH OF THE BRAND SPANKIN NEW EDITION OF WOODEN TOY QUARTERLY - THE 'HAND MADE' EDITION AND IT'S GOING TO BE A HUGE EVENT. JUST TO WET YOUR APPETITE WE HAVE A SAMPLE HERE OF THE FULL PACK AND THE TASTY COVER DESIGNED BY OUR VERY OWN CURATOR NATE HOLMES TRAPNELL. CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT MORE SAMPLES OVER ON TIMBA'S WEBSITE. GET READY FOR IT!



THURSDAY MARCH 19TH 2009

GORKER GALLERY AND WOODEN TOY PUBLISHING CO ARE PROUD TO PRESENT ‘HAND MADE EDTN.’, THE OFFICIAL LAUNCH EXHIBITION OF THE MUCH ANTICIPATED AND LONG AWAITED 6TH EDITION OF
WOODEN TOY QUARTERLY, THE ‘AWARD WINNING’ AND EVERYBODY’S FAVOURITE ARTIST PUBLICATION. FEATURING ORIGINAL ARTWORKS BY THE SAME CREATIVE PEOPLE FEATURED AND INTERVIEWED INSIDE THE PUBLICATION THIS EXHIBITION CELEBRATES ALL THAT IS ART AND ALL THAT IS INDEPENDENT FROM MAINSTREAM CULTURE. LONG LIVE THE WOODEN TOY! CHECK THE SHOWS SECTION FOR MORE DETAILS ON THIS 'MUST SEE' EXHIBITION.


THURSDAY MARCH 5TH 2009

INFRAME TV PRESENTS A DOCUMENTARY ON OUR LATEST EXHIBITING ARTIST GHOSTPATROL. PRIOR TO (AND DURING) THE EXHIBITION 'WHILE YOU SLEEP' WITH SOFT SCULPTURE ARTIST CAT RABBIT, INFRAME TOOK SOME TIME OUT WITH GHOSTPATROL TO TALK ABOUT HIS LIFE AS AN ARTIST AND THE JOYS OF EXHIBITING HIS WORK INSIDE AND OUTSIDE GALLERIES ALL OVER THE WORLD.



 

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 24TH 2009

GORKER GALLERY IS PROUD TO PRESENT ‘WITH LOVE’, A COLLABORATIVE CROSSROAD OF PHOTOGRAPHS AND VIDEO INSTALLATION BY LUIZA SÁ (CSS), HANA DAVIES AND CRISTINE LEONE.

THESE THREE ARTISTS INVITE US TO SHARE THE WAY THEY LOOK AT THE THEMSELVES AND THE WOMEN THEY HAVE DEEP CONNECTIONS WITH THROUGH A VISUAL & SENSORY EXPLORATION. THEIR EXHIBITION AIMS TO SHOW US THE WAY WOMAN CAN TEACH AND INSPIRE US IN OUR EVERYDAY LIFE... ‘WITH LOVE’.

BOTH LUIZA SÁ AND HANA DAVIES EXPRESS THIS CONCEPT WITH THE POWER OF PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGE, WHILE CRISTINE LEONE WILL BE EXHIBITING A VIDEO INSTALLATION. ALL THREE ARTISTS INVITE THE VIEWER TO FEEL AND TOUCH THE WORK, TO OPEN OUR MINDS TO THE UNKNOWN AND ENTER THEIR INTIMATE WORLD. CHECK OUT THE SHOWS SECTION FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE SHOW

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 20TH 2009

LAST NIGHT THE 'WHILE YOU SLEEP' EXHIBITION OF GHOSTPATROL AND CAT RABBIT OPENED TO YET ANOTHER HUGE AUDIENCE OF ART HUNGRY MELBURNIANS WHO CAME SWOOPING DOWN LIKE FLOCKS OF OWLS TO SEE THE BEAUTIFUL DRAWINGS AND SOFT SCULPTURE WORKS OF THESE TWO INCREDIBLY TALENTED ARTISTS.

THE WEATHER WAS PERFECT, THE WINE AND BEERS WERE FLOWING, THANKS TO OUR LOVELY SPONSORS GROLSCH AND AUSTIN WINES. ANOTHER CORKER OF AN EVENT AND FOR ALL OF THOSE THAT DIDN'T GET THE CHANCE TO COME DOWN TO THE OPENING, THE SHOW WILL BE OPEN UNTIL SUNDAY 8TH MARCH.

*** AND A SPECIAL REMINDER TO COME DOWN TO THE ARTISTS TALK THIS SATURDAY 21ST FEBRUARY AT THE GALLERY FROM 1PM. A GOOD CHANCE TO BE LET INTO THE WONDERFUL MINDS OF GHOSTPATROL AND CAT RABBIT.

THERE WILL BE MORE PHOTOS UPLOADED SOON TO THE GALLERY SECTION OF THE OPENING AND ALL OF THE ARTWORKS SO STAY TUNED BUT HERE'S A FEW JUST TO WET THE APPETITE.







SUNDAY FEBRUARY 8TH 2009

JUST A REMINDER THAT GORKER GALLERY WILL BE HOSTING A WINE & CHEESE TASTING EVENING, BROUGHT TO YOU BY OUR LOVELY SPONSORS AUSTINS WINES THIS WEDNESDAY NIGHT 11 FEBRUARY FROM 6PM-7PM. IT'S A GREAT CHANCE TO COME DOWN AND MEET SOME OF THE ARTISTS FROM THE CONTAINS 12PCS. SHOW, ENJOY THE ARTWORK AND WET THE PALET. FOR ANY MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT THE GALLERY. HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 4TH 2009

IT HAS JUST BEEN CONFIRMED THAT GHOSTPATROL AND CAT RABBIT WILL HOST AN ARTIST TALK ON SATURDAY 21ST FEBRUARY FROM 1PM AS PART OF THEIR 'WHILE YOU SLEEP' EXHIBITION. CONTACT THE GALLERY FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 3RD 2009

GORKER GALLERY IS PROUD TO PRESENT ‘WHILE YOU SLEEP’, A COLLABORATIVE EXHIBITION OF ARTWORKS BY CAT-RABBIT AND GHOSTPATROL. THIS PAIR HAVE WORKED TOGETHER OVER THE PAST 4 YEARS COMBING THEIR THOUGHTS OF DRAWING AND SEWING. WHILE YOU SLEEP PRESENTS A COLLECTION OF RECENT SOFT SCULPTURES BY CAT RABBIT CREATED FROM ILLUSTRATIONS BY GHOSTPATROL AND EXHIBITED TOGETHER IN THIS UNIQUE AND WONDERFUL COLLECTION OF WORKS. CHECK OUT THE SHOWS SECTION FOR MORE DETAILS.

MONDAY FEBRUARY 2ND 2009

WELL, IT'S MONDAY AFTERNOON AND I'M PRETTY SURE I'M STILL BLODDY WELL HUNG OVER FROM THE 'CONTAINS 12 PCS' EXHIBITION THAT HAS BEEN NEWLY DUBBED THE 'GORKER GALLERY BLOCK PARTY'. IT WAS AN EPIC DAY OF PROPORTIONS WITH SOME EXTREMELY MAD ART (JAMES REKA PICTURED BELOW), LOTS OF BOOZE, HAMBURGERS, TOFU, WATER BOMBS AND TUNES. WHAT MORE COULD YOU ASK FOR AFTER A SWELTERING HOT WEEK HUH? YOU MISSED IT? THEN CHECK OUT THE GALLERY SECTION FOR SOME PHOTOS FROM THE EVENT. UNTIL NEXT TIME GADGET!




WEDNESDAY JANUARY 14TH 2009

AFTER THE SUCCESS OF 2008'S OPENING GROUP EXHIBITION ‘THE FORTY THIEVES’ GORKER GALLERY IS PROUD TO PRESENT ‘CONTAINS 12PCS.’ AN EXCITING NEW GROUP SHOW CURATED BY TIMBA SMITS AND NATE HOLMES TRAPNELL OF GORKER GALLERY. THE EXHIBITION WILL SHOWCASE 12 ORIGINAL ARTWORKS BY 12 OF AUSTRALIA’S MOST PROMINENT AND INFLUENTIAL STREET AND FINE ARTISTS. THE EXHIBITION OPENS ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON JANUARY 31ST FROM 4PM, WITH SOME SPECIAL ENTERTAINMENT INCLUDED. CHECK SHOWS SECTION FOR MORE DETAILS ON THE EVENT

MONDAY JANUARY 5TH 2009

WELL, ANOTHER YEAR IS OVER AND ANOTHER HAS JUST BEGUN! EVERYONE HERE AT GORKER GALLERY HOPES YOU HAD A HOOTIN & TOOTIN NEW YEARS THROWDOWN AND THAT EVERYONE ARRIVED AT 2009'S DOORMAT SAFE AND SOUND WITH ALL FOUR ARMS AND LEGS INTACT. BECAUSE HOLD ON TO YOUR HAT'S LADIES AND GENTS AS GORKER GALLERY IS ALL SET FOR A 2009 CRAMMED FULL OF WONDERFUL SHOWS AND HAPPENINGS! AND IF OUR NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS COME TRUE THIS YEAR THEN YOU SHALL ALL BE BLESSED WITH SOME CRAZY ART AND MEMORIES OF THE BEST YEAR EVER!!!

SO STAY TUNED FOR DETAILS ON OUR FIRST SHOW FOR THE YEAR OPENING JANUARY 31ST IN WHAT IS EXPECTED TO BE A CORKER OF A SHOW! PEACE!

THURSDAY DECEMBER 18TH 2008

WELL FOLKS! ITS THAT TIME OF THE YEAR AGAIN WHEN SANTA DROPS DOWN THE CHIMNEY AND LEAVES US WITH ALL SORTS OF WONDERFUL SURPRISES. LETS HOPE THAT HE STOPPED OFF AT GORKER ON HIS WAY TO YOUR HOUSE THIS CHRISTMAS. FROM LUKE, TIMBA, NATE AND LAUREN WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR. AND TO ALL OF YOU WHO CAME TO OUR SHOWS THIS YEAR THANKYOU FOR YOUR KIND SUPPORT! YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE! THANKS TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS AUSTINS WINES, THE SURGERY, EMMA AND TOMS AND BIMBO DELUXE FOR KEEPING OUR FRIENDS HYDRATED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO LONG AND PROSPEROUS FRIENDSHIPS WITH ALL OF YOU!

SEE YOU IN 2009! YIKES, DID I JUST SAY THAT? WHERE DOES THE TIME GO HUH? BETTER GET PAINTING!


MONDAY NOVEMBER 10TH 2008

GORKER GALLERY IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE OUR NEXT EXHIBITION BY MALAYSIAN BORN, MELBOURNE BASED ARTIST DREW YEOH, A.K.A DREWFUNK, A.K.A THE MAN! ENTITLED 'SOFT AND SHINY''. THE EXHIBITION WILL OPEN ON THURSDAY 4TH DECEMBER AND CLOSE JUST IN TIME FOR SANTA ON SUNDAY 21ST DECEMBER. MORE NEWS AND DETAILS TO FOLLOW. STAY TUNED. WWW.DREWFUNK.COM

TUESDAY OCTOBER 14TH 2008

GORKER GALLERY IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE MELBOURNE ARTIST LEAH BARTHOLOMEW’S DEBUT EXHIBITION “WHERE THE DRY LEAVES FALL”. LEAH'S DEBUT SHOW COMES FROM A PLACE OF OPTIMISM AND WARMTH, SIMPLE NEEDS AND VAST DREAMS. HER GICLEE PRINTS, POTATO STAMPS, WOODEN SCULPTURES, WATERCOLOURS AND TISSUE COLLAGES WILL REMIND YOU OF CAREFREE DAYS, CHILD CRAFTS, BIRTHDAY CARDS YOU WISHED YOU’D KEPT AND YOUR FAVOURITE STORY BOOKS.

FOR A NIGHT OF NOSTALGIA, WARM HUGS, COLD BEER AND FINE WINE COME TO LEAH'S OPENING ON THURSDAY 30TH OCTOBER FROM 6PM. CHECK THE 'SHOWS' SECTION FOR FURTHER DETAILS.


 

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 19TH 2008

FROM DIRECTOR OF LOVE MY WAY, SECRET LIFE OF US AND 2002 TROPFEST BEST FILM LAMB, GORKER GALLERY IS PROUD TO PRESENT FLATLANDS BY FILMMAKER EMMA FREEMAN OPENING ON THURSDAY 9 OCTOBER FROM 6PM-9PM.
 
FLATLANDS IS AN INTERACTIVE VIDEO INSTALLATION WHICH CHALLENGES CONCEPTIONS OF HUMAN CONNECTION AND ROMANTICISM IN THE MODERN AGE, EXPLORING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MEMORY AND THE MOVING IMAGE.

CHECK THE 'SHOWS' SECTION FOR MORE DETAILS ON THE SHOW AND THE ARTIST.

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 6TH 2008

GORKER GALLERY IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE SNEAKY 6 EXHIBITION OPENING OF MELBOURNE SHOE ARTIST SANTHA KING. CHECK OUT OUR 'SHOWS' PAGE FOR MORE DETAILS ON THE OPENING DATES AND TIMES. THIS IS GOING TO BE A KILLER EXHIBITION SO IF YOU'RE ON THE PROWL FOR SOME COOL SHOES & ART LACED TOGETHER THEN MAKE SURE TO KEEP THURSDAY 28 AUGUST FREE! THEY'RE SURE TO WALK OUT THE DOOR. PARDON THE PUN! WWW.SANTHAKING.COM

GORKER GALLERY IS PROUD TO PRESENT “THE SNEAKY 6” EXHIBITION BY SANTHA KING - A CREATIVE AND DIVERSE MELBOURNE BASED SHOE ARTIST. THE SNEAKY 6 SERIES FEATURES COLLABORATIVE LIMITED SETS OF ORIGINAL HAND MADE SNEAKERS WITH 5 OF MELBOURNE’S LEADING EMERGING STREET AND ILLUSTRATIVE ARTISTS. KING’S GOAL IS TO SUPPORT AND CREATE EXPOSURE FOR LOCAL AND UP AND COMING ARTISTS WHILST TAKING ART ORIGINALLY BORN FROM THE STREETS AND GIVING IT A NEW AUDIENCE AMONGST THE FASHION AND ART INDUSTRIES.

MONDAY JULY 21ST 2008

THE CURRENT 'THE FINE LINE' EXHIBITION BY NATE HOLMES TRAPNELL HAS BEEN EXTENDED FOR ANOTHER WEEK  AND WILL NOW BE ON SHOW UNTIL SUNDAY 27 JULY.

AFTER THE SHOW COMES DOWN THE GALLERY WILL THEN BE BE OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY UNTIL THURSDAY 28 AUGUST FOR OUR NEXT EXCITING EXHIBITION. DETAILS TO BE RELEASED ONLINE THIS WEEK. CHECK BACK FOR MORE DEETS! DURING THE SLIGHT PAUSE THE GALLERY HAS BEEN HIRED AND WILL BE CLOSED OFF TO THE PUBLIC WHILE A SHORT FILM PRODUCTION WILL BE IN OPERATION INSIDE THE GALLERY. GREEN SCREENS AND ALL!

MONDAY JULY 21ST 2008

GORKER GALLERY CURATOR AND CURRENT EXHIBITING ARTIST NATE HOLMES TRAPNELL PHOTOGRAPHED FOR MX NEWSPAPER THIS MORNING PROMOTING HIS 'THE FINE LINE' EXHIBITION CURRENTLY ON DISPLAY DOWN HERE AT GORKER. PICK UP A COPY OF MX THIS AFTERNOON TO CATCH A GLIMPSE. TOTALLY GANGSTER!

GORKER GALLERY CURATOR AND CURRENT EXHIBITING ARTIST NATE HOLMES TRAPNELL PHOTOGRAPHED FOR MX NEWSPAPER THIS MORNING PROMOTING HIS 'THE FINE LINE' EXHIBITION CURRENTLY ON DISPLAY DOWN HERE AT GORKER. PICK UP A COPY OF MX THIS AFTERNOON TO CATCH A GLIMPSE. TOTALLY GANGSTER!

THURSDAY JULY 3RD 2008

GORKER GALLERY IS PROUD TO PRESENT “THE FINE LINE”: A COLLECTION OF WORKS BY EMERGING AUSTRALIAN ARTIST  NATE HOLMES TRAPNELL (THE SOUTHPAW). IN A STYLISTIC BODY OF LARGE SCALE DETAILED RENDERINGS CREATED SOLELY FROM FINE-LINERS, NATE SHOWCASES HIS UNIQUE CROSS-POLLINATED STYLE OF ILLUSTRATION ENCOMPASSING HOT ROD, GRAFFITI AND COMIC BOOK INFLUENCES. WWW.THESOUTHPAW.COM.AU

GORKER GALLERY IS PROUD TO PRESENT “THE FINE LINE”: A COLLECTION OF WORKS BY EMERGING AUSTRALIAN ARTIST NATE HOLMES TRAPNELL (THE SOUTHPAW). IN A STYLISTIC BODY OF LARGE SCALE DETAILED RENDERINGS CREATED SOLELY FROM FINE-LINERS, NATE SHOWCASES HIS UNIQUE CROSS-POLLINATED STYLE OF ILLUSTRATION ENCOMPASSING HOT ROD, GRAFFITI AND COMIC BOOK INFLUENCES
 

THURSDAY JULY 3RD 2008

GORKER GALLERY DIRECTOR LUKE MATHEWS AND CO-CURATOR TIMBA WERE INTERVIEWED ON RRR DURING THE 9AM 'SMARTARTS' SEGMENT THIS MORNING. AND AFTER A FEW COFFEES, A SHAKY TAKEOFF AND SOME EARLY TURBULENCE IN SOME OF THE QUESTIONS THROWN TOWARDS  US WE MANAGED TO SCRAPE THROUGH AND HOPEFULLY DESCRIBE WHAT IT IS WE'RE TRYING TO DO WITH GORKER GALLERY.

WHAT ARE WE TRYING TO DO EXACTLY YOU ASK? WELL, IF YOU'RE INTO ANY TYPE OF CREATIVE ARTS WHETEHER IT BE TRADITIONAL ART (PAINTING), PHOTOGRAPHY, GRAPHIC DESIGN OR MULTIMEDIA ART THEN GORKER GALLERY IS ABOUT PRESENTING THIS IN A CONTEMPORARY HIGH-LEVEL WAY THAT IS ALL ABOUT PUSHING THE QUALITY OF ART, THE ARTISTS AND PROCESS WITH A NO-NONSENSE POLICY. WE ARE HOPING TO COME ACROSS AS A PLATFORM OR A STEPPING STONE FOR YOUNG AND EMERGING ARTISTS WHO ARE SERIOUS ABOUT THEIR CAREER BOTH HERE IN MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA AND ON AN INTERNATIONAL LEVEL. DOES THAT MAKE SENSE? ;)

FRIDAY JUNE 27TH 2008

GORKER GALLERY CURATORS TIMBA SMITS AND NATE HOLMES TRAPNELL PHOTOGRAPHED FOR MX NEWSPAPER TO PROMOTE THE OPENING SHOW AT GORKER GALLERY 'THE FORTY THIEVES' AFTER A PRETTY BIG EVENT THE NIGHT BEFORE IT WAS HARD TO CRACK A SMILE. CLEARLY! PICK UP A COPY FROM ALL GOOD TRAIN STATIONS THIS AFTERNOON!

 GORKER GALLERY CURATORS TIMBA SMITS AND NATE HOLMES TRAPNELL PHOTOGRAPHED FOR MX NEWSPAPER TO PROMOTE THE OPENING SHOW AT GORKER GALLERY 'THE FORTY THIEVES' AFTER A PRETTY BIG EVENT THE NIGHT BEFORE IT WAS HARD TO CRACK A SMILE. CLEARLY! PICK UP A COPY FROM ALL GOOD TRAIN STATIONS THIS AFTERNOON!

THURSDAY JUNE 19TH 2008

CURATED BY TIMBA (WOODEN TOY QUARTERLY) AND NATE HOLMES TRAPNELL (THE SOUTHPAW) COMES ‘THE FORTY THIEVES’ (GROUP SHOW) FOR GORKER GALLERY CELEBRATING THE OPENING OF THIS BRAND NEW ARTIST SPACE WITH A COLLECTION OF 15X15X2INCH ARTWORKS BY SOME OF THE BEST LEADING INTERNATIONAL STREET AND FINE ARTISTS.

ACORN (CAN) • AKINA • BEC WHEELER • BEC WINNEL • BEN FROST • BENZO • BIDDY MARONEY (WBYK) • BONSAI • BOZ MCCORMACK CHRISTOPHER NIELSEN • CREEPY • DARREN HENDERSON • DEB • DREWSTER • EAMO • GHOSTPATROL • JAE COPP • JUNIOR • KARL KWASNY • KID ZOOM • MEGGS • MEL STRINGER • MEPHISTO JONES (NZ) • MISO • NAILS • NANAMI COWDROY • NATE HOLMES TRAPNELL • PHIBS • REUBEN RUDE (USA) • SEAN KELLY • SIDE PROJECT • SONNY DAY (WBYK) • STEPHANIE WILSON • TAI SNAITH • TIMBA • TOBIAS J • TRISTAN JALLEH • TWO • WADE BURKITT • YOK

CURATED BY TIMBA (WOODEN TOY QUARTERLY) AND NATE HOLMES TRAPNELL (THE SOUTHPAW) COMES ‘THE FORTY THIEVES’ (GROUP SHOW) FOR GORKER GALLERY CELEBRATING THE OPENING OF THIS BRAND NEW ARTIST SPACE WITH A COLLECTION OF 15X15X2INCH ARTWORKS BY SOME OF THE BEST LEADING INTERNATIONAL STREET AND FINE ARTISTS.

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