STUDIO SPACE / SHOP FRONT FOR LEASE

STUDIO SPACE AVAILABLE FOR HIRE!

Strange Neighbour has a studio space / shop front to hire for a suitable business, artist, or collective.

The space is 15 square metres in size and fully lockable. It has its own private front entrance with double roller door and internal glass window and door frame looking onto the popular Gore Street in Fitzroy. The floor is polished concrete, the walls are brick, brace board, and plaster.

24 hour access, 7 days per week. $1000 per month including internet and bills. Shared access to kitchen communal area, toilet and bathroom facilities, and negotiable discounted rates to access our black and white darkroom.

For more information or to make an appointment to view contact info@strangeneighbour.com or call Linsey on 0431 597 047.

– Published on Nov 22nd

AS ABOVE SO BELOW / SN OPEN STUDIO EXHIBTION

We are opening up our doors again for an open studio and exhibition As Above So Below, on Saturday October 7, 6 – 9pm. Please join us for a drink, check out our artist studios and exhibition for one night only.

Featuring: Christian Bishop / Emma Campbell / Jamie Edward / Linsey Gosper / Stef Kam / Maddison Kitching / Natalie Ryan / Pip Ryan / Francesca Sykes / Natalie Tirant

 

 

– Published on Sep 14th

PERMANENCE EXHIBITION DOCUMENTATION

Permanence by Linsey Gosper

Image credit: Domas Rukas

 

– Published on Oct 29th

PERMANENCE CATALOGUE ESSAY

The catalogue essay for Permanence written by Jake Treacy is available for download here.

Permanence is a solo exhibition by Linsey Gosper. All images in this exhibition have been hand printed in the Strange Neighbour darkroom.

Image credit: ‘The Watchers’ 2016, fibre based silver gelatin handprint.

 

– Published on Oct 21st

PERMANENCE OPENING NIGHT DOCUMENTATION

Permanence

Linsey Gosper

Permanence is a solo exhibition of silver gelatin photographs by Linsey Gosper,

Photos by Domas Rukas and Ian Paradine

– Published on Oct 20th

NOISE PLATTER CATALOGUE ESSAY

The catalogue essay for Noise Platter written by Lloyd Honeybrook is now available to download here.

A solo exhibition featuring the works of Philippe Vranjes.

Image credit: A detail of ‘Study for a Portrait of Lloyd Honeybrook’, digital prints on cotton, hand stitched, steel pins, chipped black nail lacquer, 220 x 567 cm, 2016.

– Published on Oct 5th

‘LIVE’ (the end of)

The final installment of the ‘LIVE’ series, presented by Strange Neighbour.

Programmed by Todd Anderson-Kunert

Featuring performances by:

Luke Holland
Aviva Endean & Ryan Williams
Military Position
TT SKTLS
Leo Kavanagh
Pretengineer (USA)
#Trampoline (Nik Kennedy, Matt Faisandier and Gemma Falconer)

Sunday 9th October, 3-7pm, $10 Entry (NOTE: Earlier start time as we have more acts!)

Attending for the entire duration is advised, as the events are planned as a greater listening experience. Performances start shortly after doors open, punctuality encouraged.

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Image credit: Luke Holland

– Published on Sep 28th

NOISE PLATTER OPENING NIGHT DOCUMENTATION

Noise Platter

Philippe Vranjes

Noise Platter is a solo exhibition by Philippe Vranjes including collaborative works with other artists and musicians.

Photos by Domas Rukas

– Published on Sep 22nd

STUDIO AT STRANGE NEIGHBOUR AVAILABLE FOR LEASE

STUDIO SPACE AVAILABLE FOR HIRE!

Strange Neighbour has a studio space to hire for a suitable business, artist, or collective.
The space is 15 square metres in size and fully lockable. It has its own private front entrance with double roller door and internal glass window and door frame looking onto the popular Gore Street in Fitzroy, directly next door to Version Editions. The floor is polished concrete, the walls are brick, brace board, and plaster.

24 hour access, 7 days per week. $1000 per month including internet and bills. Shared access to kitchen communal area, toilet and bathroom facilities, and negotiable discounted rates to access our black and white darkroom.

For more information or to make an appointment to view contact info@strangeneighbour.com.

– Published on Sep 19th

THE GOLDEN FLOWERPOT EXHIBITION DOCUMENTATION

The Golden Flowerpot: a psychedelic temple by Cybele Cox & Ali Noble

Image credit: Domas Rukas

– Published on Aug 31st

THE GOLDEN FLOWERPOT: A PSYCHEDELIC TEMPLE CATALOGUE ESSAY

The catalogue essay for The Golden Flowerpot: A Psychedelic Temple written by Nina Stromqvist is now available to view and download here.

The Golden Flowerpot: A Psychedelic Temple is an exhibition by Ali Noble and Cybele Cox, including a collaborative sound by Adam Cox.

Image credit: Ali Noble, ‘Flag for Another Dimension II’ 2016

– Published on Aug 25th

ANOMALIES EXHIBTION DOCUMENTATION

Anomalies

A solo exhibition by Zoe Porter

Image credit: Domas Rukas

– Published on Aug 3rd

SUCH PECULIARITIES MY DEAR CATALOGUE ESSAY

The catalogue essay for Such Peculiarities My Dear written by Joseph Appleton is now available to download here.

A solo exhibition featuring the works of Obi Blanche.

Image credit: Obi Blanche, ‘Lycra’ 2016, C-type print, 21 x 29.7 cm

 

 

– Published on Jul 30th

ANOMALIES CATALOGUE ESSAY

The catalogue essay for Anomalies, written by Alicia King is now available for download here.

Anomalies is a solo exhibition by Zoe Porter.

Image credit: Zoe Porter, ‘The Nomads’ 2016, watercolour, 29 x 39cm

– Published on Jul 29th

ANOMALIES OPENING NIGHT DOCUMENTATION

Anomalies

Zoe Porter

Opening night performance by Zoe Porter, Olivia Porter & Sunny Verma

Photos by Domas Rukas

– Published on Jul 27th

SUCH PECULIARITIES MY DEAR / OBI BLANCHE

Such Peculiarities My Dear

Obi Blanche

STRANGE NEIGHBOUR STUDIO SPACE
(GORE ST ENTRANCE)

OPENING NIGHT
FRIDAY JULY 22, 6 – 9 PM

Finnish born, Berlin based photographer / musician Obi Blanche has spent the last 6 months living in Melbourne discovering the city and documenting people and places.

Strange Neighbour is happy to be presenting an exhibition of his photographs (and a specially curated mixed tape) for one week only in our studio space.

Such Peculiarities My Dear is a series of portraits representing people that seem to go against the grid. The colourful and flamboyant, the eccentric and wild and at the same time highly sensitive, all looking for their place. Unpolished, raw documentary photography, that delves into real life situations with a touch of surreal fantasy. This series brings together a cross-section of people that creates a subcultural community of the young, liberal and creative.

EXHIBITION DATES: JULY 22 – 30 (BY APPOINTMENT)

– Published on Jul 20th

SLIPPERY STORIES EXHIBITION DOCUMENTATION

Slippery Stories

Curated by Michael Vale & Tom Dunn

Featuring the works of:

Emily Counts (USA)

Tom Dunn (USA)

Roni Feldman (USA)

Linsey Gosper

Nicholas Ives

Donna McRae

Esmeralda Montes (USA)

Michael Vale

Image credit: Domas Rukas

– Published on Jul 6th

SLIPPERY STORIES OPENING NIGHT DOCUMENTATION

Slippery Stories

Curated by Michael Vale & Tom Dunn

Featuring the works of:

Emily Counts (USA)

Tom Dunn (USA)

Roni Feldman (USA)

Linsey Gosper

Nicholas Ives

Donna Mcrae

Esmeralda Montes (USA)

Michael Vale

Image credit: Obi Blanche

– Published on Jun 29th

ELEMENTAL EXHIBITION DOCUMENTATION

Elemental a solo exhibition by Rohan Hutchinson

Image credit: Rohan Hutchinson

May 27 – June 18, 2016

– Published on Jun 11th

ELEMENTAL CATALOUGE ESSAY

The catalogue essay for Elemental by  Laura Thompson is now available for download here.

A solo exhibition featuring the works of Rohan Hutchinson.

Image credit: Rohan Hutchinson, ‘Untitled 6’, 2014-16, Platine fibre rag inkjet print, edition of 3 + 1AP, 138 x 110 cm.

 

– Published on Jun 3rd

ELEMENTAL OPENING NIGHT PHOTOS

Rohan Hutchinson

Elemental

Exhibition dates: May 27 – June 18

Photos by Obi Blanche

 

– Published on Jun 1st

TOPIAS I EXHIBITION DOCUMENTATION

Topias I,
featuring the works of:

Georgie Mattingley

April 29th – May 21st

Image Credit: Domas Rukas

– Published on May 12th

TOPIAS I CATALOGUE ESSAY

The catalogue essay for TOPIAS I by Guillaume Savvy is now available for download here.

A solo exhibition featuring the works of Georgie Mattingley.

Image credit: Georgie Mattingley, ‘The Distribution of Food’, 2016, oil on silver gelatin print, unique hand print, 120 x 180cm

– Published on May 4th

TOPIAS I OPENING NIGHT PHOTOS

Georgie Mattingley

TOPIAS I

Exhibition dates: April 29 – May 21

Image credit: Obi Blanche

– Published on May 4th

STUDIO SPACE AVAILABLE FOR HIRE!

Strange Neighbour has a studio for hire for a suitable business, artist, or collective. The space is medium in size, and may be divided into two or left as one large space. It has its own private front entrance, double roller door with glass window looking onto the popular Gore Street, in Fitzroy which allows for ample natural light. The ceiling is installed with fluorescent light tubes, the floor is polished concrete, and the walls are brick, brace board, and plaster.

24 hour access, 7 days per week. $800 per month including internet and bills. Shared access to kitchen, communal area, toilet and bathroom facilities, and negotiable discounted rates to access our photo studio and black and white darkroom.

For more information or to make an appointment contact  info@strangeneighbour.com.

Image credit: Alexander Bell

– Published on Apr 23rd

EFFACE EXHIBITION DOCUMENTATION

Efface,
featuring the works of:

Chelsea Lehmann

Luke Thurgate

April 1st – April 23rd

Image Credit: Alexander Bell

 

– Published on Apr 14th

EFFACE CATALOGUE ESSAY

The catalogue essay for Efface by Andrew Herpich is now available to download here.

A group exhibition featuring the works of Chelsea Lehmann (NSW)  and Luke Thurgate (SA).

Image Credit: Luke Thurgate, ‘Recruit II’ 2016, oil on board, 24 x 18 cm

 

– Published on Apr 8th

DAVID WEST + RUBY KNIGHT DOCUMENTATION

David West + Ruby Knight curated by Linsey Gosper, featuring the works of:

 

David West

Ruby Knight

 

February 26th – March 19th

 

Image credit: Alexander Bell

– Published on Mar 9th

DAVID WEST & RUBY KNIGHT CATALOGUE ESSAY

The catalogue essay for David West & Ruby Knight by Jack Sargeant now available to download here

An exhibition of drawings curated by Linsey Gosper featuring the works of David West (France/USA) and Ruby West (AUST).

Image credit: Ruby Knight, ‘My Wretched Queens’, 2015, ink on paper, 17 x 13 cm

– Published on Mar 2nd

LIVE 7 DOCUMENTATION

Strange Neighbour presents the seventh instalment of LIVE, our bi-monthly performance series.

Programmed by Todd Anderson-Kunert

Sunday 24th January

Paul Kidney Experience

DONUTPINIFLAB (Jenny Barnes and Scott McConnachie)

Stinky Picnic

Donkey Muthers of Arse

Hi God People + Chun-Liang Liu

 

– Published on Jan 30th

ELASTIC FIELD CATALOGUE ESSAY

The catalogue essay for Elastic Field curated by Laura Skerlj is now available to download here

A group exhibition curated by Laura Skerlj featuring the works of Fergus Binns, Gabriel Curtin, Michael Georgetti, Samson Martin, Viv Miller, Nick Ryrie, Antonia Sellbach, Laura Skerlj and Kate Tucker.

Image credit: Antonia Sellbach, ‘Marker, #1′, 2016, oil on linen, 150 x 150 cm

– Published on Jan 30th

STRANGE NEIGHBOUR IN ART COLLECTOR

Strange Neighbour director Linsey Gosper is featured as a ‘tastemaker’ in the current issue of Art Collector – ’50 Things Collectors Need To Know’

 

– Published on Jan 23rd

LIVE

Strange Neighbour presents LIVE, our bi-monthly performance series

Programmed by Todd Anderson-Kunert

Sunday 24th January, 4-7pm, $10 Entry

Featuring performances by:

Paul Kidney Experience

DONUTPINIFLAB (Jenny Barnes and Scott McConnachie)

Stinky Picnic

Rainbow vomit and cum bubbles

Hi God People + Chun-Liang Liu

Attending for the entire duration is advised, as the events are planned as a greater listening experience. Performances start shorly after doors open, punctuality encouraged.

Image credit: Ponky Pie Pea (Stinky Picnic)

 

– Published on Jan 23rd

STRANGE NEIGHBOUR PRESENTS: THE SUMMER RESIDENT ARTIST PROGRAM 2015

We might be closed until 2016 but Strange Neighbour is not sleeping – we’ve created a residency program where we invite an artist or a collaboration of artists to occupy our gallery space as a studio over the summer break.

Introducing our 2015 Summer Resident Artists The Ryan Sisters - Natalie and Pip Ryan.

Natalie and Pip co-curated ‘Horror Show‘ at Strange Neighbour earlier this year and have both exhibited with us individually in ‘Please Allow Me To Introduce Myself‘ (Natalie), curated by Ash Kerr in 2013 and in our debut exhibition ’Creep Show‘ (Pip), curated by Strange Neighbour Director Linsey Gosper in 2013.

The Ryan Sisters’ ‘Horror Show‘ is touring and currently on show at the Gippsland Art Gallery in Sale.

A little more about The Ryan Sisters:

The Ryan Sisters is a collaboration between sisters Pip Ryan and Natalie Ryan which exists outside their own practices.  Together they explore ideas that are associated with humour, horror, death and the absurd.  Using combination of spatial installation and intervention they reference these themes while playing with dualities that exist between the merging of their identities.

Recent exhibitions include- ‘Horrow Show‘ curated by the Ryan Sisters and featuring the following 13 artists: Adam Boyd, Danny FromerLinsey GosperKotoe IshiiPaula MahoneyMichael MeneghettiSimon PericichNeale Stratford, The Ryan Sisters, Michael ValeJordan Wood and Joel Zika exhibited at Strange Neighbour Gallery and Gippsland Art Gallery in Sale, ‘Wish You Were Here‘ at Linden Centre for Contemporary Art, ‘Slump‘ at Dudspace, ‘The Big East‘ curated by Kiron Robinson at Heathmont Scout Hall and ‘Guess Who?‘ at C3 Gallery.

Recent Media includes ‘Funny Games‘ by Pip Wallis in Stamm, ‘Horror Show‘ by Melissa Pesa in Art Almanac, ‘Horror Show at the Gallery’ in Gippsland Times and La Trobe Valley Express,  ’Wish You Were Here‘ by Dan Rule in the Sydney Morning Herald and Channel 9 Prime TV.

Upcoming projects include ’1000 Forms of Fear’ curated by Carolyn Kavanagh at the Australian Experimental Art Foundation in Adelaide.

Image credit: Alexander Bell, The Ryan Sisters, 2015

 

– Published on Dec 18th

GOODBYE OXFORD TAVERN DOCUMENTATION

Goodbye Oxford Tavern by Lyndal Irons.

Curated by Jack Sargeant.

October 16-31

 

Image Credit: Alexander Bell

– Published on Oct 29th

BOOK LAUNCH: A DAY IN THE LIFE OF ROWLAND S HOWARD BY PETER MILNE DOCUMENTATION

Launched by Strange Neighbour’s director Linsey Gosper and published by M.33.

24 October, 3:00 – 5:00pm

Image credit: Anna Cunningham & Linsey Gosper

– Published on Oct 28th

DARK & KOOKY TRASH & TREASURE: STRANGE NEIGHBOUR FUNDRAISER

OPENING NIGHT FRIDAY NOVEMBER 6, 6 – 9PM

Spend $100 on a ticket (limited number) and get every one gets an incredible artwork to be drawn randomly on Friday November 6, from 6 – 9pm. This will be our final event for 2015 and a damn fine party.

Last tickets available here.

Every ticket wins an artwork!

Aritsts:

Todd Anderson-Kunert
Paul Batt
Fabrice Bigot
Naomi Bishop
Jane Brown
Jane Burton
Jon Butt
Danny Frommer
Linsey Gosper
Matthew Harris
Betra Fraval
Kristian Glynn
Clinton Hayden
Rohan Hutchinson
Stefanie Kam
Dominic Kavanagh
Michael Kennedy
David-Ashley Kerr
Ruby Knight
Llawella Lewis
Peter Milne
Valentina Palonen
Simon Pericich
Polixeni Papapetrou
Reko Rennie
Kate Robertson
Natalie Ryan
Jack Sargeant
Glenn Sloggett
Vivian Cooper Smith
David Tatnall
Natalie Tirant
Michael Vale
Philippe Vranjes
David Wadelton
Konrad Winkler
Jordan Wood
Heidi Yardley

Please note: It is FREE to attend the opening. Ticket sales are for the artwork purchase.
Exhibition dates: November 3rd – November 6th

– Published on Oct 25th

GOODBYE OXFORD TAVERN CATALOGUE ESSAY

The catalogue essay for Lyndal Irons’ solo exhibition by Jack Sargeant is now available to view  download here.

Image credit: Lyndal Irons, Rachel on Stage, 2013, archival pigment print.

– Published on Oct 21st

LIVE 6 DOCUMENTATION

Strange Neighbour presents the sixth instalment of LIVE, our bi-monthly performance series.

Programmed by Todd Anderson-Kunert

Sunday October 11th

Featuring :

Simon Charles

David Palliser

Chimera Disco

Rosalind Hall and David Brown

Worng

 

 

– Published on Oct 14th

LIVE

Strange Neighbour presents the sixth instalment of LIVE, our bi-monthly performance series.

Programmed by Todd Anderson-Kunert

Sunday October 11th

4 – 7pm

Featuring :

Simon Charles
David Palliser
Chimera Disco
Rosalind Hall and David Brown
Worng

Image Credit: Piers Morgan

 

– Published on Oct 3rd

ROMANCE DIED ROMANTICALLY CATALOGUE ESSAY

The catalogue essay for ROMANCE DIED ROMANTICALLY by Amy Marjoram is now available to view and download here.

A group exhibition curated by Amy Marjoram featuring the works of Dord Burrough, Kevin Chin, Cybele Cox, Marianne Diaz, Clinton Hayden, Yvette King, Irene Hanenbergh, Georgie Mattingley, Amy Marjoram, Grant Nimmo and Inez de Vega.

Image credit: Georgie Mattingley, Still Life I, 2014, C-type photograph, DiBond, Aluminium.

– Published on Oct 2nd

BOOK LAUNCH: ‘A DAY IN THE LIFE OF ROWLAND S HOWARD’ BY PETER MILNE

Strange Neighbour is thrilled to announce the launch of a new M.33 publication A Day in the Life of Rowland S Howard by Peter Milne.  To be launched by Strange Neighbour Director Linsey Gosper on Saturday October 24, 3 – 5pm (Rowland S Howard’s birthday!) The book features additional images that were not seen in the solo exhibition Juvenilia by Peter Milne exhibited at Strange Neighbour in March this year.

In 1977 Peter Milne was 17 and the legendary Australian guitarist Rowland S Howard (who passed away in 2009) was 18. For several months they collaborated together on a number of photo sessions. Although many of the images taken in that period were lost or damaged, a number of remarkable photographs have survived and have been drawn together to form this book.

Peter Milne writes in the introduction to the book: “I took up photography around this time and we began a busy period of experimental photo sessions during which I was learning how to use cameras while Rowland was learning how to pose for them.”

A Day in the Life of Rowland S Howard includes an essay by Bronwyn Adams, longtime friend of Rowland  and violinist in Crime & the City Solution, who writes: “This book shows the Rowland who happens to be in my dreams, the playful, witty, pleased with himself feline who chuckles and mock startles (fancy meeting you here) and says Hello Bronwyn in his so Rowland speaking voice which, though now stilled in my waking life, can still be heard singing anytime, by those who care to listen.”

Dr Peter Milne is a Melbourne-born photo media artist and academic with a special interest in the visual representation of history. He has exhibited extensively around Australia and internationally, most recently earlier this year at ACMI in Melbourne with The Oddfellow’s Daughter and Juvenilia at Strange Neighbour in Melbourne. He has four previous monograph book publications: Fish in a Barrel – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds on Tour (Tender prey Inc. London, 1993), Beautiful Lies – Notes Towards a History of Australia (QCP, Brisbane, 2011), When Nature Forgets (M.33, Melbourne, 2013) and The Oddfellow’s Daughter, (M.33, Melbourne, 2015).

Peter Milne  is represented by M.33, Melbourne. Proudly presented by The Spanish Acquisition.

– Published on Sep 30th

CALL OUT FOR EXHIBITION PROPOSALS

SUBMISSION DEADLINE – SUNDAY OCTOBER 11TH

We are currently accepting proposals from curators and artists for group and solo exhibitions for 2016. Download our exhibition application form from our gallery page

Please take the time to look at our exhibition history, gallery plan, and our about section on our website before submitting an application. If you have any questions feel free to contact us for a discussion prior to submitting your application.

 

Image: Glenn Sloggett, ‘Fibro Dreams’ Installation view

 

– Published on Sep 12th

SEX DOCUMENTATION

SEX curated by Linsey Gosper and Jack Sargeant featuring the works of:

Jane Burton

Charles Gatewood

Linsey Gosper

Bobby Harrington

Clinton Hayden

Samuel Hodge

Ruby Knight

Richard Larter

Jack Sargeant

Annie Sprinkle

Emma Varker

Konrad Winkler

Heidi Yardley

 

Exhibition dates: August 21 – September 19

 

Image credit: Linsey Gosper

– Published on Sep 9th

SEX OPENING NIGHT

Friday 21st August

Image credit – Alexander Bell

– Published on Aug 30th

REVIEW OF SEX BY DAN RULE

Around the Galleries, The Age.
Sat 29 August

– Published on Aug 29th

SEX CATALOGUE ESSAY

The catalogue essay for ‘SEX’ by Jack Sargeant is now available for download here.

A group exhibition curated by Linsey Gosper and Jack Sargeant featuring works of Jane Burton, Charles Gatewood, Linsey Gosper, Bobby Harrington, Clinton Hayden, Samuel Hodge, Ruby Knight, Richard Larter, Jack Sargeant, Annie Sprinkle, Emma Varker, Konrad Winkler and Heidi Yardley.

 

MEDIA

‘Sex with Strange Neighbour’ article published in Broadsheet on August 24th 2015.

 

Image credit: Konrad Winkler, Untitled, from the series Love at First Sight 1969 – 2015. Courtesy of the artist and M.33

 

– Published on Aug 26th

SEX in the Sydney Morning Herald

Let’s talk about Sex at Strange Neighbour

Article published in the The Sydney Morning Herald August 18th, 2015.

SEX will be on display at Strange Neighbour from August 21st – September 19th.

 

Curtated by Linsey Gosper & Jack Sargeant

Featuring the works of:

Jane Burton
Charles Gatewood (US)
Linsey Gosper
Bobby Harrington
Clinton Hayden
Samuel Hodge
Ruby Knight
Richard Larter
Jack Sargeant
Annie Sprinkle (US)
Emma Varker
Konrad Winkler
Heidi Yardley

 

Image credit: Linsey Gosper

– Published on Aug 20th

A SINISTER BEAUTY DOCUMENTATION

Sarah Field

Jennifer King

Nadia Mercuri

Jasmine Targett

Bethany Wheeler

 

A Sinister Beauty

Exhibition Dates: July 24 – August 15

 

Images courtesy of Andrew Barcham

– Published on Aug 6th

A SINISTER BEAUTY CATALOGUE ESSAY

The catalogue essay for ‘A Sinister Beauty’ group exhibition featuring Sarah Field, Jennifer King, Nadia Mercuri, Jasmine Targett and Bethany Wheeler is now available for download here.

Image credit: Sarah Field, ‘Mourning Trophy’s’ 2015, porcelain, hair, stainless steel, antique glass.

 

– Published on Jul 29th

GALLERY INTERNSHIP OPPORUNITY

Like to be part of Strange Neighbour? We are offering a gallery internship.

This volunteer position assists in the daily functioning of a contemporary art space based in Fitzroy. The intern will be responsible for gallery invigilation, open and close, will have the opportunity to learn and apply basic administration and media skills, assist in exhibition installation and gain insight into the curation process. Strange Neighbour also has a black and white darkroom on site. At times the intern may also assist with darkroom related inquiries and bookings.

Check out the intern position description here. For more information on what we have to offer, look at our volunteer page.

– Published on Jul 10th

EYES IN THEIR SHOULDERS, MOUTHS IN THEIR CHESTS DOCUMENTATION

Adam Boyd

Eyes In Their Shoulders, Mouths In Their Chests

Exhibition Dates: June 26 – July 18

 

– Published on Jul 8th

EYES IN THEIR SHOULDERS, MOUTHS IN THEIR CHESTS CATALOGUE ESSAY

The catalogue essay for Adam Boyd’s solo exhibition, by Garth Hughes-Odgers  is now available for download here.

Image credit: ‘Funnel Vision’, 2014, ink and pencil on paper. Courtesy of the artist.

 

– Published on Jul 1st

PORTRAITS IN BLACK & WHITE 1980 – 2015 DOCUMENTATION

Christopher Köller

Portraits in Black & White 1980-2015 

Exhibition Dates: May 29 – June 20

Images courtesy of the Artist and Fehily Contemporary

– Published on Jun 10th

PORTRAITS IN BLACK & WHITE 1980 – 2015 CATALOGUE ESSAY

The catalogue essay for Christopher Köller’s solo exhibition, by Alison Lasek is now available for download here.

Image credit: ‘Ectoplasm’ 1981, C-type print, 85 x 85cm. Image courtesy of the artist and Fehily Contemporary.

– Published on Jun 4th

Horror Show Documentation

Horror Show is a group exhibition curated by the Ryan sisters.

Exhibition dates: May 1 – 23

Adam Boyd

Danny Frommer

Linsey Gosper

Kotoe Ishii

Paula Mahoney

Michael Meneghetti

Simon Pericich

Neale Stratford

The Ryan Sisters (Natalie & Pip Ryan)

Michael Vale

Jordan Wood

Joel Zika

– Published on May 15th

HORROR SHOW Catalogue essay

The catalogue essay for Horror Show by Edward Colless is now available to view and download here.

Image credit: The Ryan Sisters (Natalie & Pip Ryan), ‘Lights Out’ 2015, wax , steel, candelabra, wood, fabric, electric candles.

– Published on May 9th

Horror Show in the Media

Art Almanac has written an editorial on the latest exhibition at Strange Neighbour, Horror Show, curated by the Ryan sisters.

This exhibition features the work of Adam Boyd, Danny Frommer, Linsey Gosper, Kotoe Ishi, Paula Mahoney, Michael Meneghetti, Simon Pericich, Neale Stratford, The Ryan Sisters (Natalie and Pip), Michael Vale, Jordan Wood, and Joel Zika.

Exhibition dates May 1 – 23

Art Almanac 

Image: Documentation of performance piece ‘Profundo Ferro’  by Michael Meneghetti.  

– Published on May 6th

Against Control: Book Launch and Talk

In celebration of the publication of Jack Sargeant’s book AGAINST CONTROL, Strange Neighbour is proud to have hosted a talk by the author on Saturday 11th April, 2015.

Against Control collects together essays by the author that explore the influences of William S Burroughs and facets of the wider Burroughs’ Universe.  Aspects of Burroughs’ work are presented through intersections with sound, imagined histories, mythologies and spanning ideas from the philosophies of libertarian pirates to Brion Gysin and Ian Sommerville’s Dreamachine, from the space program to the Master Musicians of Joujouka, and all points in between.

As an author Jack Sargeant’s work has been described as “dangerously inspirational” by Six Degrees magazine. His books include Deathtripping: The Extreme Underground (Soft Skull, 2007, first published in 1995), Naked Lens: Beat Cinema (Soft Skull,2008, first published 1997, like Deathtripping now in its third English language edition) and Suture (Creation Books, 1998).

Jack writes a regularly for FilmInk and has written for The Wire, Xochi 23, Fortean Times, Real Time, Metro, among others.  Jack has appeared frequently as a documentary interviewee in films including Blank City (2010), The Advocate For Fagdom (2011) and Kill Your Idols (2007). He appeared in Jon Hewitt’s hardboiled thriller X (2011) and as a DVD extra on the American release of the Burroughs influenced movie Decoder.  In addition to writing Sargeant has lectured on underground film and culture, beat culture, William Burroughs and many other topics across the world.

– Published on Apr 23rd

ADVANCED DARKROOM COURSES

Strange Neighbour is excited to announce our new advanced darkroom course, ‘Alternative Techniques for the Black and White Darkroom,’ run by Robert Marnika.

This advanced printing class will survey a variety of non-traditional techniques that expand artistic possibilities for darkroom photographers. The class starts on May 13 from 7 – 10pm and runs every Wednesday for 6 weeks.

For more information check out our Education page, or for a downloadable PDF click here.

Image credit: Robert Marnika
Image process: Pseudo solarisation of film

– Published on Apr 17th

VIDEO NASTY CATALOGUE ESSAY

The catalogue essay for Video Nasty by Adrian Martin is now available to download here.

Image Credit: ‘The Screen of Flesh,’ 2014, silicon, fibreglass, video projection, dimensions variable

– Published on Apr 10th

VIDEO NASTY EXHIBITION DOCUMENTATION

Ian Haig

Video Nasty

Exhibition dates April 3 – 25, 2015

Installation photographs by Alexander Bell

– Published on Apr 10th

IAN HAIG / VIDEO NASTY ARTICLE

Ian spoke with The Age about Video Nasty,  his upcoming exhibition at Strange Neighbour. You can read the article here.

Image credit: Ian Haig, Another Brutally Satisfying Video 2014, video, dimensions variable.

– Published on Apr 1st

JUVENILIA CLOSING PARTY

We are very sad to see the end of ‘Juvenilia’ by Peter Milne so we had a final celebration.

Artist Peter Milne and friend Bronwyn Adams, presented a slide show of images from the period that are not in the exhibition. They  indulged us in a gossip session about the people and period, recounting memories of events around the photographs.

Here are some photographs from the event last Friday.

– Published on Apr 1st

JUVENILIA REVIEW

Marcus Bunyan has reviewed Peter Milne’s exhibition ‘Juvenilia’. You can read the review here.

– Published on Mar 26th

JUVENILIA EXHIBITION CATALOGUE

If you haven’t had a chance to see the beautiful ‘Juvenilia’ printed catalogue designed by the incredible Natalie Tirant, here are a few pics. It has 20 images selected from the exhibition and essays by Peter Milne, Bruce Milne, Polly Borland, Quincy McClean, Helen Frajman and Linsey Gosper. And it’s only $5!!!

– Published on Mar 21st

Billboards celebrating Juvenilia

Documentation image of the billboards outside Bakehouse Studios for Peter Milne’s exhibition Juvenilia, at Strange Neighbour. Thank you to the generous support of our sponsors Bakehouse Studios and Plakkit.

– Published on Mar 20th

JUVENILIA CATALOGUE ESSAYS

A condensed version of the printed catalogue available for purchase in the gallery is now available for download here.

Included are essays by, the artist Peter Milne, his brother Bruce Milne, photographic artist Polly Borland, co-founder of Bakehouse Studios Quincy McClean and co-curators Helen Frajman, director of M.33 and Linsey Gosper, director of Strange Neighbour.

Image credit: Peter Milne, ‘Anita Lane, mid-1980s’. Image courtesy of the artist and M.33

– Published on Mar 12th

JUVENILIA EXHIBITION DOCUMENTATION

Peter Milne

Juvenilia

Exhibition dates February 27 – March 28

Installation photographs by Alexander Bell

– Published on Mar 7th

JUVENILIA BY PETER MILNE EXHIBITION OPENING

Friday February 27.

Photographs by Alexander Bell

– Published on Mar 3rd

GLENN SLOGGETT TALKS ABOUT HIS PHOTOBOOK FIBRO DREAMS

In this video Glenn Sloggett talks about his photobook ‘Fibro Dreams’ which we launched at Strange Neighbour on February 13. Nicely put together by Matthew Harris, to Sonic Youth’s ‘Moist Vagina’.

– Published on Feb 20th

FIBRO DREAMS BOOK LAUNCH + EXHIBITION DOCUMENTATION

Glenn Sloggett

Fibro Dreams

Exhibition dates February 13 – 21, 2015

Installation photographs by Alexander Bell

– Published on Feb 20th

GLENN SLOGGETT ‘FIBRO DREAMS’ CATALOGUE ESSAY

The catalogue essay for Fibro Dreams by Monash Gallery of Art curator Stephen Zagala is now available to download here.

– Published on Feb 18th

DARKROOM WEEKEND WORKSHOP

Last weekend we had our first darkroom workshop. All of our Introduction to Darkroom Techniques for Black and White Photography Workshops are now booked out. We are thrilled with the response! Keep an eye on our Education page in the new year for a more comprehensive list of darkroom short courses and workshops on offer in 2015.

– Published on Dec 11th

‘PLUS + MINUS’ EXHIBITION DOCUMENTATION

Rebecca Delange

Plus + Minus

November 21 – December 13, 2014

Installation photographs by Alexander Bell

– Published on Dec 3rd

REBECCA DELANGE ‘PLUS + MINUS’ CATALOGUE ESSAY

The catalogue essay for Plus + Minus by artist and writer Justin Hinder is now available for download here.

– Published on Dec 3rd

I.P.F Photo Prize People’s Choice

Congratulations to Sarah Pannell who was awarded the People’s Choice Prize in the I.P.F Photo Prize!

– Published on Nov 22nd

I.P.F PHOTO PRIZE WINNERS

We’d like to congratulate the 2014 I.P.F Photo Prize Grand Prize Winner: Lucien Graetz, and Second Place Photo Prize Winner: Nicholas Hawker! The People’s Choice Award will be announced on Sunday the 16th at the I.P.F 2014 Closing Party.

– Published on Nov 14th

I.P.F EXHIBITION DOCUMENTATION

Independent Photography Festival 2014 Photo Prize

November 8 – November 15

Installation photographs by Alexander Bell

– Published on Nov 13th

‘SEVEN TRUMPETS’ EXHIBITION DOCUMENTATION

Installation photographs by Alexander Bell

– Published on Oct 24th

CCP SALON 2014

We’re happy to be sponsoring the CCP Salon 2014 with the prize for Best Black and White Work (a full day of darkroom hire at Strange Neighbour, with induction). Entries for the competition and exhibtion are still open but will be closed next Wednesday the 29th October at 6pm so get in soon! There are loads of other prizes to be won as well. Go to http://www.ccp.org.au/salon_2014.php for all the info!

– Published on Oct 22nd

SEVEN TRUMPETS CATALOGUE ESSAY

The catalogue essay for Seven Trumpets by curator David-Ashley Kerr is now available to download here.

Image credit: Dominic Kavanagh, Monument to the last drop, 2014, Site specific installation, Dimensions variable.

– Published on Oct 15th

I.P.F: 2014

Independent Photography Festival 2014

I.P.F is back and Strange Neighbour is pleased to be the host for I.P.F’s biggest event the ‘More Photo’ Photo Prize! Entries are now open until October 13, so get on it! Check out the I.P.F website for more details and entry forms.

– Published on Oct 3rd

‘TOUCH ME I’M SICK’ EXHIBITION DOCUMENTATION

‘Touch Me I’m Sick’ by Amanda Wolf

September 12 – October 4

Installation photographs by Alexander Bell

 

– Published on Sep 20th

TOUCH ME I’M SICK Catalogue Essay

The catalogue essay for Touch Me I’m Sick, by writer Bec Kavanagh, is now available to download here.

Image credit: Amanda Wolf, Touch Me I’m Sick, 2014, film still

– Published on Sep 17th