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GORKER GALLERY PRESENTS THE FORTY THIEVES 3: THE THIRD OFFENCE: 1 JULY - 1 JULY 2010



GORKER GALLERY PRESENTS THESE ARE THE DAYS: 17 JUNE - 27 JUNE 2010



GORKER GALLERY PRESENTS : GET LOST, FIND SOMETHING: 19 APRIL - 19 APRIL 2010



GORKER GALLERY PRESENTS CONFESSIONS OF A MODEL CITIZEN: 25 MARCH - 25 MARCH 2010

GORKER GALLERY IS PROUD TO PRESENT CONFESSIONS OF A MODEL CITIZEN THE NEW BODY OF WORK BY BEN FROST. WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A RESPONSIVE AND PRODUCTIVE MEMBER OF CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY? IN CONFESSIONS OF A MODEL CITIZEN FROST CRITIQUES THE DESIRES, OBSESSIONS AND THE ETHICS OF OUR MEDIA-SATURATED SOCIETY IN A SERIES OF VIBRANT NEW ARTWORKS. THROUGH HIS OWN ANECDOTAL AND OFTEN BRASH EXPERIENCES OF LIFE IN SYDNEY AND ABROAD, HE EXPLORES OUR ATTEMPTS AT CULTURAL BELONGING AND RESULTING DISCONNECTION FROM A WORLD WHERE LIFESTYLE AND EXPECATIONS ARE BOUGHT AND SOLD ON THE SHELVES OF IKEA AND 'ADVERTAINMENT' TELEVISION.

THE CONFRONTING AND OFTEN CONTROVERSIAL ARTIST BEN FROST USES A 'COLLAGE' STYLE OF UNLIKELY JUXTAPOSITIONS THROUGHOUT HIS PAINTINGS, CREATING COMPLEX MASH-UPS OF POPULAR CULTURE. CO-FOUNDER OF THE ONLINE PORTAL STUPIDKRAP.COM, GUEST SPEAKER AT THE SEMI-PERMANENT AND AG IDEAS CONFERENCES IN '08 AND A FEATURED ARTIST IN THE APPRENTICE AUSTRALIA '09, FROST CURRENTLY LIVES IN SYDNEY OPERATING WORLDS END STUDIO IN SURRY HILLS. BEN FROST HAS EXHIBITED EXTENSIVELY BOTH IN AUSTRALIA AND INTERNATIONALLY, INCLUDING SOLO SHOWS IN LONDON, NEW YORK AND SAN FRANCISCO, AS WELL AS GROUP SHOWS IN BEIJING, AMSTERDAM, BERLIN AND SINGAPORE AND HAS BEEN FEATURED IN COUNTLESS MAGAZINES AND NEWSPAPERS INCLUDING VOGUE, HARPER'S BAZAAR, AUSTRALIAN ART COLLECTOR, EMPTY, MONSTER CHILDREN, SYDNEY MORNING HERALD AND WAS A CONTRIBUTING ILLUSTRATOR TO BLACK + WHITE MAGAZINE FOR OVER THREE YEARS.

WWW.BENFROSTISDEAD.COM

LAUNCH NIGHT THURSDAY 25 MARCH, 6:30PM - 8:30PM
SHOW RUNS UNTIL SUNDAY 11 APRIL
GORKER GALLERY OPENING HOURS:
3PM - 7:00PM WEDNESDAY - FRIDAY
11AM - 7:00PM SATURDAY & SUNDAY
WINE TASTING WEDNESDAY  21 APRIL  6:00PM - 7:00PM
(BROUGHT TO YOU BY AUSTINS WINE)



GORKER GALLERY PRESENTS ENGRAVING: 25 FEBRUARY - 14 MARCH 2010

TWOONE IS AN ARTISTS WHO'S WORK COMMANDS A CERTAIN KIND OF INTRIGUE FROM ITS AUDIENCE. HIS CRAFTSMANSHIP, PATIENCE AND INSTANTLY RECOGNIZABLE DECORATIVE STYLE RESONATES A FLOWING NARRATIVE, PORTRAYING A WORLD OF SPIRITUAL TRANQUILITY THAT YOU CANT HELP BUT WISH TO BE A PART OF.

GORKER GALLERY IS PROUD TO PRESENT 'CARVE' THE THIRD EXCITING INSTALLMENT OF SOLO SHOWS BY TWOONE. FROM THE 'ONE THOUSAND CANS' SHOW IN '08 TO HIS MOST RECENT SHOW 'SO FAR' IN '09 WE HAVE WITNESSED THE ORGANIC GROWTH OF TWOONE'S ARTISTIC ADVENTURE, MOULDING HIS ORIGINAL GRAFFITI AND ILLUSTRATIVE ROOTS WITH A MORE PROCESS DRIVEN CONCEPTUAL APPROACH. 'CARVE' BUILDS ON THIS IDEA BY EXPLORING AN ANCIENT FORM OF IMAGE MAKING, WORKING AWAY NEGATIVE SPACE TO REVEAL THIS SYMBOLICALLY CHARGED BODY OF TWO TONE LINO CUT PRINTS.

WWW.TWOONEELEPHANT.COM

LAUNCH NIGHT THURSDAY 25 FEBRUARY, 6:30PM - 8:30PM

EXHIBITION RUNS UNTIL SUNDAY 14 MARCH 

GORKER GALLERY OPENING HOURS:

3PM - 7:00PM WEDNESDAY - FRIDAY

11AM - 7:00PM SATURDAY & SUNDAY

WINE TASTING WEDNESDAY 10 MARCH 6:00PM - 7:00PM

(BROUGHT TO YOU BY AUSTINS WINES)



GORKER GALLERY PRESENTS : ACCUMULATING: 4 FEBRUARY - 21 FEBRUARY 2010

 

 

GORKER GALLERY IS PROUD TO PRESENT 'ACCUMULATING' BY MELBOURNE BASED ARITST MICHAEL STEELE. MICHAEL'S MIXED MEDIA POP SURREALIST CLUSTER PAINTINGS CONVEY PERSONAL AND CULTURALLY BASED THEMES. THESE THEMES ARE EXPLORED BY SOURCING AND COMBINING VISUAL ICONS FROM THE ARTIST'S GENERATION, REFERENCING THE DEVELOPMENT OF COMPUTER GAME CULTURE, THE INTERNET PHENOMENON, THE EVOLUTION OF A MULTICULTURAL CONSUMER SOCIETY, ADVERTISING AND THE EMERGENCE OF GRAFFITI ART. BY FUSING RECOGNIZABLE VISUAL ELEMENTS TOGETHER IN RANDOM COMPOSITION, THE WORKS ENGAGE THE VIEWER TO RESPOND SIMULTANEOUSLY TO THESE CLUSTERS, EVOKING THEIR OWN UNIQUE RESPONSE TO EACH COMBINATION. THE WORKS ARE RICH IN COMMUNICATION, OBVIOUS AND HIDDEN MESSAGES LIE WITHIN EACH EXPLOSION OF VISUAL STIMULUS TO INTERPRET.

 

WWW.STEELEART.COM.AU

LAUNCH NIGHT THURSDAY 4 FEBRUARY, 6:30PM - 8:30PM

EXHIBITION RUNS UNTIL SUNDAY 21 FEBRUARY 

GORKER GALLERY OPENING HOURS:

3PM - 7:00PM WEDNESDAY - FRIDAY

11AM - 7:00PM SATURDAY & SUNDAY

WINE TASTING WEDNESDAY 17 FEBRUARY 6:00PM - 7:00PM

(BROUGHT TO YOU BY AUSTINS WINE)

 



GORKER GALLERY PRESENTS TCHUSSE: 3 DECEMBER - 20 NOVEMBER 2009

EXHIBITION INFORMATION:

‘TCHUSSE’ SEES MISO RE-CREATE AND CONDENSE HER HOME CITY INTO A GALLERY. KHARKOV (UKRAINE) BECOMES A FLOOR TO CEILING INSTALLATION – PORTRAITS OF STRANGERS IN THE STREET, OF FRIENDS, OF FOLK STORIES AND THINGS OTHERWISE FORGOTTEN, TURNED INTO A CITY BUILT FROM PAPER, MATERIAL AND DECAYING WOOD, AS MISO REPLICATES BUILDINGS, STREET SIGNS AND NOTICES, LADDERS, EMPTY BOTTLES, CRIMINAL TATTOOS AND CLOTHESLINE AFTER CLOTHESLINE FROM MEMORY. IN THIS WAY, TCHUSSE BECOMES AN EXTENSION OF MISO’S WIDELY RENOWNED WORK AS A STREET ARTIST, AS WELL AS A BEING HER MOST AMBITIOUS INSTALLATION AND GALLERY PROJECT YET.

MISO WILL BE GIVING AN ARTIST TALK AT THE WINE TASTING ON THE WEDNSDAY 16 DECEMBER FROM 6:00PM, WHICH WILL BE A FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY TO GET AN INSIGHT INTO THE TRANSITION OF MISO'S WORK FROM THE STREET TO THE GALLERY.

WWW.CITYOFREUBENS.COM

OPENING NIGHT THURSDAY 3 DECEMBER, 6:30PM - 8:30PM
SHOW RUNS UNTIL SUNDAY 20 DECEMBER
GORKER GALLERY OPENING HOURS:
3PM - 7:00PM WEDNESDAY - FRIDAY
11AM - 7:00PM SATURDAY & SUNDAY
WINE TASTING WEDNESDAY  16 DECEMBER 6:00PM - 7:00PM
(BROUGHT TO YOU BY AUSTINS WINE)



GORKER GALLERY PRESENTS THE KING PIN: 12 NOVEMBER - 29 NOVEMBER 2009


 

EXHIBITION INFORMATION:

THE KING PIN BOWLING ALLEY IS FOUND JUST NORTH OF NO-WHERE, TAKE A LEFT AT LOST AND FOLLOW THE OLD DUSTY TRACK ALL THE WAY TO THE END. IT'S A MEETING PLACE FOR SPOOKY LITTLE HOLLOW EYED CHARACTERS, SPORTING FULL SLEEVE TATTOOS AND BAD HABITS. THESE CHEEKY LITTLE BOWLERS SPEND ETERNITY KNOCKING DOWN PINS, SUCKING ON CIGARETTES, GUZZLING BEERS AND LAUGHING HYSTERICALLY AT THEIR OWN JOKES. THEIR TWISTED SENSES OF HUMOR ARE REFLECTED IN THEIR BOWLING TEAM NAMES LIKE THE 'PIN PONIES' AND THE 'SLIPPERY CHICKENS'. THEIR CARS ARE CHOPPED, DROPPED AND CRANKED INTO BEASTS OF DARKNESS, EPITOMIZED BY THEIR HOOD ORNAMENTS. THE AIR IS FILLED WITH ENOUGH EXHAUST FUMES, FUEL VAPOR AND SECOND HAND SMOKE THAT YOU CAN ALMOST SMELL IT SEEPING FROM THE PAPER. COME TO GORKER GALLERY AND EXPERIENCE THE WORLD OF THE ALLEY, A WORLD HIDDEN AWAY IN THE SHADOWS OF ITS SURROUNDINGS, WITH NO DAY OR NIGHT, JUST AN EERIE UNDERLYING FEELING THAT ITS DARK OUT THERE.

'THE KING PIN' IS A FIGMENT OF THE IMAGINATION OF GIFTED EMERGING MELBOURNE BASED ARTIST NATE HOLMES TRAPNELL. IT'S THE SECOND INSTALLMENT IN SOLO SHOWS FROM NATE AND  TOTALLY LIVES UP TO EXPECTATION AFTER THE SUCCESS OF 'THE FINE LINE' SHOW AT GORKER IN JULY 2008. NATE'S HAND DRAWN FINE-LINER ILLUSTRATIONS ARE SOMETHING THAT WE FEEL MUST BE EXPERIENCED IN PERSON SO PLEASE JOIN US IN NOVEMBER FOR 'THE KING PIN'.

WWW.THESOUTHPAW.COM.AU

OPENING NIGHT THURSDAY 12 NOVEMBER, 6:30PM - 8:30PM
SHOW RUNS UNTIL SUNDAY 29 NOVEMBER
GORKER GALLERY OPENING HOURS:
3:00PM - 7:00PM WEDNESDAY - FRIDAY
11:00AM - 7:00PM SATURDAY & SUNDAY
WINE TASTING WEDNESDAY 25 NOVEMBER 6:00PM - 7:00PM
(BROUGHT TO YOU BY AUSTIN WINES)



GORKER GALLERY PRESENTS THE TRIFORCE ADVANCE: 22 OCTOBER - 8 NOVEMBER 2009

EXHIBITION INFORMATION:

GORKER GALLERY IS PROUD TO PRESENT A COLLABORATION EXHIBITION FROM THREE OF MELBOURNS MOST PROLIFIC AND LOVED ARTISTS. ACORN, GHOSTPATROL AND NIOR'S FORCES COMBINE IN A VOLTRON STYLE ROBEAST TO CONCQUER A NEVERENDING MASTERQUEST OF CREATIVITY. EXPECT A JOURNY INTO THE MAGICAL WORLD OF CHARACTERS, WILDLIFE AND ENVIRONMENTS THAT THESE ARITSTS ARE RENOWED FOR WITH SOME SCULPTURAL SURPRISES THAT ARE SURE TO EVOKE EXCITING CHILDHOOD MEMORIES.

THIS EXHIBITION IS THE FIRST INSTALLMENT OF 'THE TRIFORCE ADVANCE' EXPERIMENT TITLED 'THE NEVERENDING MASTERQUEST', SHOWCASING A BODY OF WORK THAT INCLUDES A VARIETY OF SEPERATE PIECES FROM EACH ARTIST AND A HANDFUL OF COLLABORATION PIECES THAT SHOWS THE TRUE COMPLIMENTARY QUALITIES OF THEIR STYLES. USING A RANGE OF MEDIUMS INCLUDING ARYLICS AND WATER COLOUR AND WORKING ON A RANGE OF MATERIALS LIKE TIMBER, FOUND OBJECTS AND PAPER. THIS COLLECTION COMBINES THE THREE ARTISTS AMAZING ABILLITIES IN A BRILLIANT EXPLOSION OF ARISTIC INVENTION.

WWW.GHOSTPATROL.NET

WWW.OAKYOTL.COM

OPENING NIGHT THURSDAY 22 OCTOBER, 6:30PM - 8:30PM
SHOW RUNS UNTIL SUNDAY 8 NOVEMBER
GORKER GALLERY OPENING HOURS:
3PM - 7:00PM WEDNESDAY - FRIDAY
11AM - 7:00PM SATURDAY & SUNDAY
WINE TASTING WEDNESDAY  4 NOVEMBER 6:00PM - 7:00PM
(BROUGHT TO YOU BY AUSTINS WINE)



GORKER GALLERY PRESENTS : LYRICS & TYPE: 9 OCTOBER - 29 SEPTEMBER 2009

 

EXHIBITION INFORMATION:

 GORKER GALLER IS PROUND TO PRESENT LYRICS & TYPE A GROUP SHOW CURATED BY TIMBA SMITS. LYRICS & TYPE IS A PRINT AND ZENE PROJECT DESIGNED TO CELEBRATE THE THEME OF WOODEN TOY QUARTERLY THE MUSIC EDITION (OCT 2009). WOODEN TOY HAS INVITED 17 OF THE WORLDS MOST CRAFTY AND CREATIVE TYPOGRAPHERS, ILLUSTRATORS AND GRAPHIC DESIGNER TO INTERPRET SONG LYRICS BY FAMOUS (BOTH PAST AND PRESENT) SINGERS, SONGWRITERS AND BANDS FOR LYRICS & TYPE, A SERIES OF ARTWORKS COMBINING TYPOGRAPHIC TREATMENT OF WORKS, IMAGES AND ILLUSTRATION

WWW.WOODENTOYQUARTERLY.COM

WWW.SEMIPERMANENT.COM

 

LAUNCH NIGHT FRIDAY 9 OCTOBER, 7:00PM - 10:00PM

EXHIBITION RUNS UNTIL SUNDAY 17 OCTOBER

GORKER GALLERY OPENING HOURS:

3:00PM - 7:00PM WEDNESDAY - FRIDAY

11:00AM - 7:00PM SATURDAY & SUNDAY

WINE TASTING WEDNESDAY 14 OCTOBER 6:00PM - 7:00PM

(BROUGHT TO YOU BY AUSTINS WINES)

 



GORKER GALLERY PRESENTS : SO MANY BROKEN UMBRELLAS: 27 AUGUST - 13 SEPTEMBER 2009

  

EXHIBITION INFORMATION:

GORKER GALLERY IS PROUD TO PRESENT THE FIRST MELBOURNE 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 UNIQUE AND STRIKING AND HE HAS TRANSLATED THIS STYLE IN TO THE GALLERY SETTING SEAMLESSLY.   

WWW.CREEPY.HEADTANK.COM

LAUNCH NIGHT THURSDAY 27 AUGUST, 6:30PM - 8:30PM

EXHIBITION RUNS UNTIL 13TH SEPTEMBER 

GORKER GALLERY OPENING HOURS:

3PM - 7:00PM WEDNESDAY - FRIDAY

11AM - 7:00PM SATURDAY & SUNDAY

WINE TASTING WEDNESDAY 9 SEPTEMBER 6:00PM - 7:00PM

(BROUGHT TO BY AUSTIN WINES)




GORKER GALLERY PRESENTS THE FORTY THIEVES 2: THE CUBAN CONNECTION: 13 AUGUST - 23 AUGUST 2009





EXHIBITION INFORMATION:

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. 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 ASWELL AS DANCING ‘SALSA’ STYLE AT A POST-OPENING SECRET LOCATION!
 
ANDY SARGENT • ANDREW GORDON • BEASTMAN • BECK WHEELER • BEC WINNEL • BEN FROST
BENJAMIN JOHNSON • CAT RABBIT • CHARLES (CHUCKYSUN) • CHRISTOPHER NIELSEN • CREEPY
DARREN HENDERSON • DREWFUNK • EARS • ELEANOR VOTERAKIS • GHOSTPATROL • ITCH
JAE COPP • JAKE SMALLMAN • JESSAMYN PATTERSON • JOHN FELLOWS (USA) • KID ZOOM
LILY MAE MARTIN (GER) MARCUS COBBLEDICK • MICHAEL STEELE • MISO • MONKEY
MR.SHELDON • NATE HOLMES TRAPNELL • NICOLA LYON • NIOR • OTIS CHAMBERLAIN (NZ)
PAUL WHITE • RONE • SAM WOLFE CONNELLY • SEAN MORRIS • SEAN WHELAN • TIMBA
TOBIAS J • TRISTAN JALLEH • TWOONE


OPENING NIGHT THURSDAY 13 AUGUST, 6:30PM - 9:30PM
SHOW RUNS UNTIL WEDNESDAY 23 AUGUST
GORKER GALLERY OPENING HOURS:
3PM - 7:00PM WEDNESDAY - FRIDAY
11AM - 7:00PM SATURDAY & SUNDAY
WINE TASTING WEDNESDAY 19 AUGUST 6:00PM - 7:00PM
(BROUGHT TO YOU BY AUSTINS WINE)



GORKER GALLERY PRESENTS RECORD TIME: 23 JULY - 9 AUGUST 2009





EXHIBITION INFORMATION:

GORKER GALLERY AND REFILL ARE PROUD TO PRESENT THE MELBOURNE LEG OF ‘RECORD TIME’ AN EXHIBITION OF LASER CUT VINYL TIME PIECES BY 24 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.

EXHIBITING ARTSISTS 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

WWW.REFILLMAG.COM
WWW.THEGOODFOLK.COM


LAUNCH NIGHT THURSDAY 23 JULY, 6:30PM - 8:30PM
EXHIBITION RUNS UNTIL SUNDAY 9 AUGUST
GORKER GALLERY OPENING HOURS:
3PM - 7:00PM WEDNESDAY - FRIDAY
11AM - 7:00PM SATURDAY & SUNDAY
WINE TASTING WEDNESDAY 5 AUGUST 6:00PM - 7:00PM
(BROUGHT TO YOU BY AUSTINS WINE)



GORKER GALLERY PRESENTS : BOOKWORMS NEVER GO TO BED ALONE: 2 JULY - 19 JULY 2009





EXHIBITION INFORMATION:


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. ‘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.

KELLY THOMPSON IS A NZ PHOTOGRAPHER/ILLUSTRATOR REPRESENTED BY INTERNATIONAL RESCUE. CLIENTS/PUBLICATIONS INCLUDE MIMCO, WOODEN TOY QUARTERLY, CURVY , PRO DESIGN NZ, SEMI PERMANENT, KAREN MAGAZINE NZ, PULP MAGAZINE, AUSTRALIAN CREATIVE, MINDFOOD MAGAZINE. KELLY EXHIBITS AND SELLS HER WORK THROUGH EXHIBITIONS AND HER WEBSITE.

WWW.KELLYTHOMPSON.CO.NZ


LAUNCH NIGHT THURSDAY 2 JULY, 6:30PM - 8:30PM
EXHIBITION RUNS UNTIL SUNDAY 19 JULY
GORKER GALLERY OPENING HOURS:
3PM - 7:00PM WEDNESDAY - FRIDAY
11AM - 7:00PM SATURDAY & SUNDAY
WINE TASTING WEDNESDAY 15 JULY 6:00PM - 7:00PM
(BROUGHT TO YOU BY AUSTINS WINE)



GORKER GALLERY PRESENTS : KING BROWN MAGAZINE ISSUE 5 LAUNCH: 21 MAY - 7 JUNE 2009



EXHIBITION INFORMATION:

TO CELEBRATE THE RELEASE OF ISSUE 5, AUSTRALIAN BORN AND BRED KINGBROWN MAGAZINE ARE HOLDING THEIR OFFICIAL LAUNCH EXHIBITION TITLED “DEBT”, AT GORKER GALLERY.

“DEBT” FEATURES A COLLECTION OF TALENTED ARTISTS - ALL PAST AND PRESENT CONTRIBUTORS TO KINGBROWN - SHOWCASING A VARIETY OF A3 SIZE WORK WITH ABSTRACT TAKES ON THE WORLD’S CURRENT FINANCIAL SITUATION. BE INSPIRED, ENTERTAINED AND AMUSED. FEATURING WORKS BY:

MICHAEL SIEBEN (USA) // BEASTMAN // DREWFUNK // JAMES REKA // SYNC // WONDERLUST // YOK
BOB // JS MATTHIESSEN // FUDGE // TWOONE // MEGGS // PHIBS // TRENT WHITEHEAD // POISE  
ANDREA INNOCENT // EVELINE PAD // MR GAUKY // MUTCH // GHOSTPATROL // RONE // BONSAI


WWW.KINGBROWNMAG.COM
(COPIES OF KINGBROWN ISSUE 5 WILL BE AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE AT THE GALLERY)

LAUNCH NIGHT THURSDAY 21 MAY, 7:00PM - 9:00PM
WITH AN AFTERPARTY FROM 9:30PM - LATE AT BLUE TILE LOUNGE 95 SMITH STREET, FITZROY
EXHIBITION RUNS UNTIL SUNDAY 7 JUNE
GORKER GALLERY OPENING HOURS:
3PM - 7:00PM WEDNESDAY - FRIDAY
11AM - 7:00PM SATURDAY & SUNDAY
WINE TASTING WEDNESDAY 3 JUNE 6:00PM - 7:00PM
(BROUGHT TO YOU BY AUSTINS WINE)



GORKER GALLERY PRESENTS : MY KINGDOM, NOT YOURS: 30 APRIL - 17 MAY 2009


 

EXHIBITION INFORMATION:

WHEN WE THINK OF AN ACORN WE THINK OF A SMALL NUT, A SMALL NUT WITH ENORMOUS POTENTIAL, THE POTENTIAL TO BECOME AN OAK TREE, A MAJESTIC TREE OF GIGANTIC PROPORTIONS. SO, WE FEEL THAT THE NAME ACORN IS THE PERFECT FIT TO THIS EXTREMELY TALENTED YOUNG ARTIST. ACORN IS ORIGINALLY FROM CANADA BUT HAS SPENT HIS LAST SIX MONTHS WORKING IN MELBOURNE ON A BODY OF  WORK THAT MUST BE SEEN TO BE BELIEVED.

GORKER GALLERY IS PROUD TO PRESENT “MY KINGDOM, NOT YOURS”  A COLLECTION OF WORK FROM CANADIAN BORN ARTIST ACORN. 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.

LAUNCH NIGHT THURSDAY 30 APRIL, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
EXHIBITION RUNS UNTIL SUNDAY 17 MAY
GORKER GALLERY OPENING HOURS:
3PM - 7:00PM WEDNESDAY - FRIDAY
11AM - 7:00PM SATURDAY & SUNDAY
WINE TASTING WEDNESDAY 13 MAY 6:00PM - 7:00PM
(BROUGHT TO YOU BY AUSTINS WINE)



GORKER GALLERY PRESENTS : WOODEN TOY 'HAND MADE EDTN': 9 APRIL - 26 APRIL 2009

 


 

EXHIBITION INFORMATION:


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!


ACORN • BEC WINNEL • BIDDY MARONEY • BIG GAV • CAT RABBIT • CLEMENS HABICHT • CRAIG SPARK • DAVE COLLINSON • GHOST PATROL • JAE COPP • JAMES LOOKER •  JUSTIN LEE WILLIAMS • KARL KWASNY • KELLY THOMPSON (NZ) • LILLY PIRI • MICHAEL PERRY (USA)
 • NATE HOLMES TRAPNELL • NAWLZ •  NIOR • RIK LEE • ROHAN HUTCHINSON • SANTHA KING
 • SEAN MORRIS • THE CONTEXTUAL VILLAINS • TIMBA • TRISTAN JALLEH • TWOONE




WWW.WOODENTOYQUARTERLY.COM

WWW.FADEXPERIMENT.COM




LAUNCH NIGHT THURSDAY 9 APRIL, 6:00PM - 9:00PM

EXHIBITION RUNS UNTIL SUNDAY 26 APRIL 

GORKER GALLERY OPENING HOURS:

3PM - 7:00PM WEDNESDAY - FRIDAY

11AM - 7:00PM SATURDAY & SUNDAY

WINE TASTING WEDNESDAY 15 APRIL 6:00PM - 7:00PM

(BROUGHT TO YOU BY AUSTINS WINE)

 



GORKER GALLERY PRESENTS : WITH LOVE: 12 MARCH - 29 MARCH 2009



EXHIBITION INFORMATION:

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.

WWW.LUIZALAND.COM
WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/WATERANDSLEEP


OPENING NIGHT THURSDAY 12 MARCH, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
SHOW RUNS UNTIL SUNDAY 29 MARCH
GORKER GALLERY OPENING HOURS:
3PM - 7:00PM WEDNESDAY - FRIDAY
11AM - 7:00PM SATURDAY & SUNDAY
WINE TASTING WEDNESDAY 25 MARCH 6:00PM - 7:00PM
(BROUGHT TO YOU BY AUSTINS WINE)



GORKER GALLERY PRESENTS : WHILE YOU SLEEP: 19 FEBRUARY - 8 MARCH 2009




EXHIBITION INFORMATION:

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 HAND MADE WORKS.

WWW.CATRABBIT.COM.AU
WWW.GHOSTPATROL.NET


OPENING NIGHT THURSDAY 19 FEBRUARY, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
SHOW RUNS UNTIL SUNDAY 8 MARCH
GHOSTPATROL & CAT RABBIT WILL CURATE AN ARTIST TALK ON SATURDAY 21 FEBRUARY FROM 1:00PM
GORKER GALLERY OPENING HOURS:
3PM - 7:00PM WEDNESDAY - FRIDAY
11AM - 7:00PM SATURDAY & SUNDAY
WINE TASTING WEDNESDAY 4 MARCH 6:00PM - 7:00PM
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GORKER GALLERY PRESENTS : CONTAINS 12PCS.: 31 JANUARY - 15 FEBRUARY 2009



EXHIBITION INFORMATION:

AFTER THE SUCCESS OF OUR 2008 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. FEATURED ARTISTS INCLUDE:

BEC WINNEL • EAMO • JAMES REKA • JUSTIN LEE WILLIAMS • NIOR • MEGGS • MEPHISTO JONES • MISO • NATE HOLMES TRAPNELL • MR. SHELDON • TIMBA • TWOONE


OPENING SATURDAY 31 JANUARY, 4:00PM - 9:00PM
SHOW RUNS UNTIL SUNDAY 15 FEBRUARY
GORKER GALLERY OPENING HOURS:
3PM - 7:00PM WEDNESDAY - FRIDAY
11AM - 7:00PM SATURDAY & SUNDAY
WITH WINE TASTING WEDNESDAY 11TH FEBRUARY 6:00PM - 7:00PM
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GORKER GALLERY PRESENTS : SOFT & SHINY: 4 DECEMBER - 21 DECEMBER 2008

EXHIBITION INFORMATION:

GORKER GALLERY PROUDLY PRESENTS ‘SOFT & SHINY’ BY MELBOURNE ARTIST DREWFUNK. ‘SOFT & SHINY’ IS A HARMONIOUS ORIENTAL GETAWAY FILLED WITH MYTHOLOGICAL CREATURES, CULINARY DELIGHTS AND TIMELESS ICONS OF BONSAI AND PENZAI GARDENS. A COLLECTION OF ILLUSTRATIONS THAT STRETCH THE BOUNDARIES OF OUR IMAGINATION AND TAKE US TO A PLACE OF MEDITATION AND ZEN ENVIRONMENTS.

MALAYSIAN BORN ILLUSTRATOR/GRAFFITI ARTIST DREWFUNK NOW RESIDES IN MELBOURNE. HE DRAWS HIS INSPIRATIONS FROM THE CITY STREETS WHILST STAYING TRUE TO HIS ORIENTAL HERITAGE AND HAS BEEN ADOPTED AS ONE OF OUR FINEST.

WWW.DREWFUNK.COM

OPENING NIGHT THURSDAY 4 DECEMBER, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
SHOW RUNS UNTIL SUNDAY 21 DECEMBER
GORKER GALLERY OPENING HOURS:
3PM - 7:00PM WEDNESDAY - FRIDAY
11AM - 7:00PM SATURDAY & SUNDAY
WINE TASTING EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT 6:00PM - 7:00PM
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GORKER GALLERY PRESENTS : WHERE THE DRY LEAVES FALL: 30 OCTOBER - 16 NOVEMBER 2008




EXHIBITION INFORMATION:

DRY WHEAT LEAVES STREAM LIKE RIBBONS IN THE HOT WIND AND THE SUN WON’T GO TO SLEEP. HARVEST TIME IS COMING AND THERE IS A WHOLE WORLD HIDDEN IN THE CORN FIELDS - A WORLD OF INNOCENCE AND NOSTALGIA, CHILDREN WITH SKIN LIKE HONEY AND FEATHERS IN THEIR HAIR HIDING FROM THE FUTURE, SINGING SONGS ABOUT THE SUMMER AND FREEDOM.

LEAH BARTHOLOMEW’S DEBUT EXHIBITION “WHERE THE DRY LEAVES FALL” 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.

AMANDA MAXWELL, 2008

OPENING NIGHT THURSDAY 30 OCTOBER, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
SHOW RUNS UNTIL SUNDAY 16 NOVEMBER
GORKER GALLERY OPENING HOURS:
3PM - 7:00PM WEDNESDAY - FRIDAY
11AM - 7:00PM SATURDAY & SUNDAY
WINE TASTING EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT 6:00PM - 7:00PM
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GORKER GALLERY PRESENTS : FLATLANDS (RUMINATION ON LOVE AND ROMANTICISM IN THE MODERN AGE): 9 OCTOBER - 26 OCTOBER 2008




EXHIBITION INFORMATION:

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.
 
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.

ARTIST: EMMA FREEMAN
CINEMATOGRAPHER: KATIE MILWRIGHT
SOUND DESIGN: ROBERT CURGENVEN

WWW.THEGUILDFILM.COM


OPENING NIGHT THURSDAY 9 OCTOBER, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
SHOW RUNS UNTIL SUNDAY 26 OCTOBER
GORKER GALLERY OPENING HOURS:
3PM - 7:00PM WEDNESDAY - FRIDAY
11AM - 7:00PM SATURDAY & SUNDAY
WINE TASTING EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT 6:00PM - 7:00PM
(BROUGHT TO YOU BY AUSTINS WINE)



GORKER GALLERY PRESENTS : THE SNEAKY 6: 28 AUGUST - 14 SEPTEMBER 2008

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.


EXHIBITION INFORMATION:

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.

FEATURING COLLABORATIONS WITH MELBOURNE ARTISTS:
NIOR • SNUF • NATE HOLMES TRAPNELL • TIMBA & TWOONE

WWW.SANTHAKING.COM

OPENING NIGHT THURSDAY 28 AUGUST, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
SHOW RUNS UNTIL SUNDAY 14 SEPTEMBER
GORKER GALLERY OPENING HOURS:
3PM - 7:00PM WEDNESDAY - FRIDAY
11AM - 7:00PM SATURDAY & SUNDAY
WINE TASTING EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT 6:00PM - 7:00PM
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PICTURED COLLABORATION WITH ‘NIOR’



GORKER GALLERY PRESENTS : THE FINE LINE: 3 JULY - 23 JULY 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.


EXHIBITION INFORMATION:

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

OPENING NIGHT THURSDAY 3 JULY, 6-9PM
SHOW RUNS UNTIL WEDNESDAY 23 JULY
GORKER GALLERY OPENING HOURS:
11:00AM - 7:00PM TUESDAY - SUNDAY
WINE TASTING EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT 6PM - 7PM
(BROUGHT TO YOU BY AUSTINS WINE)



GORKER GALLERY PRESENTS : THE FORTY THIEVES: 19 JUNE - 19 JUNE 2008

CURATED BY TIMBA (WOODEN TOY QUARTERLY) AND NATE HOLMES TRAPNELL (THE SOUTHPAW) COMES ‘THE FORTY THIEVES’ (GROUP SHOW) FOR GORKER GALLERY. THE FORTY THIEVES CELEBRATES THE OPENING OF THIS BRAND NEW ARTIST SPACE WITH A COLLECTION OF 15X15x2 INCH ARTWORKS BY SOME OF THE BEST LEADING INTERNATIONAL STREET AND FINE ARTISTS.


EXHIBITION INFORMATION:

CURATED BY TIMBA (WOODEN TOY QUARTERLY) AND NATE HOLMES TRAPNELL (THE SOUTHPAW) COMES ‘THE FORTY THIEVES’ (GROUP SHOW) FOR GORKER GALLERY. THE FORTY THIEVES CELEBRATES THE OPENING OF THIS BRAND NEW ARTIST SPACE WITH A COLLECTION OF 15X15x2 INCH ARTWORKS BY SOME OF THE BEST LEADING INTERNATIONAL STREET AND FINE ARTISTS.

ACORN (CAN) • AKINA • BECK 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 • TWOONE • WADE BURKITT AND THE YOK


OPENING NIGHT THURSDAY 19 JUNE, 6-9PM
SHOW RUNS UNTIL WEDNESDAY 2 JULY
GORKER GALLERY OPENING HOURS:
11:00AM - 7:00PM TUESDAY - SUNDAY



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