Night Out: Gertrude & Rear View
Me and my friends very often go to different exhibitions and opening nights around Melbourne’s massive art and design scene, and after being at a very pleasing one earlier this week, it just hit me; “I never bring my camera along”. The main reason for this is obviously that we’re having drinks and carrying equipment for $5000 around is not exactly comforting. But despite that, I decided to give it a go. And in the course of the night, we were also so lucky to be hit by a freak rainfall of 170mm rainfall in 3 hours.
Our first stop for the evening was Gertrude Contemporary
Exhibition: Sriwhana Song, Dylan Martorell
The photographs of the performance arts by Sriwhana Song was probably the highlight for me art wise from the evening, appealing to my photography side.
We had a look at the different performance art videos. Kerli diving into it and trying to absorb it’s essence.
Dylan Martorell’s installation reminded me a little of Kon Tiki, just a lot more colourful and vibrant.
We also ended up exploring beyond the exhibition space itself, to see what was beyond the stairs leading to the first floor.
Then we headed out in the rain again, to check out another exhibiton.
Michelle Sakris’ room was a collection of different buildings molded out of… well… mold. Quite fragile and with nice textures.
Lastly, we saw the installation room to Olle Holmberg. Best described as “Random items in a room”. Plus a little fellow on the floor.
After this, we went for a few drinks out after meeting up with some other friends in Fitzroy. Jazz and live music.
When we finally got home after a very long and wet tram ride, we – or especially Josefin was greeted with a ceiling dripping water all over her desk, making an otherwise dull jumping family photo all the more exciting with a new flavour of hippie colours. There was even water in the ceiling lamp.
Josefin also decided that it was best not let any of the water go to waste. Yummy! And that concluded our night out.