Group show 2018 "Face to Face"

Exhibition between Jan 17 - 28 , 2018

Opening on Friday 19 Jan 2018  at 6-8 pm.




Cr image :  Our night afternoon - 3  size 22x30 cm.  By  Elif Sezen , 

Exhibition Face to Face includes painting , sculpture, print, illustration and photography as part of our group show reflecting the theme of portraiture

Andrew McDermott,Jaedon Shin, Bo Kok , Silvia A Sellitto, Pascale Garlinge, Julian Di Martino, Merryl Shand
Ledong G. Cui, David Waters, Elif Sezen, Henrik Haukeland, Alexia Novella, Shaun Thatcher
Lee Mason, Thomas Hancock, Mara Braun , Cate Laidler, Julia Novella, Paige good , Hugo Mathias
Rebecca Armstrong, Orryelle Defenestrate, David Porteus, Sally Vivian, Kate McCredie, Amos Duggan
Elmira Cheung, Olga Tsara, Frank Bonnici, Donata Uncanin, Alina Zorkina ,Aneta Bozic and Tim Coleman



Solo exhibition Los bocetos del carmen by Michale Schmeja

Opening on Friday 2rd Feb 2018  at 6-8 pm.

Exhibition will be held from 31 Jan - Feb 11,  2018



'los bocetos del carmen'  

The title of the show translates from spanish to 'the sketches of el carmen'. El Carmen is the neighbourhood of central Valencia, Spain, in which I created many murals of urban art in the streets, in which I lived, socialised, and where I had my studio space that I shared with a group of local artists. Before my return to Melbourne in September, 2017, I had been living in Valencia for the past two years, and this body of work was created within this time.
It is a continuation of my love of shape, form and line..... A love of mistakes, simplicity, and multi layers. Also, a love of street art, which primarily began while I was practising in the Blender studios, Melbourne.Visually influenced by the multi layers of street art that covers a majority of the walls in El Carmen, the works communicate  a history of mark making: Drawing over drawing. Art over art. 

With the use of interweaving borders created with outline, and the overlapping layers of shape and form, the works communicate a history of mark making. And with the use of transparency, the viewer is able to see the subtly exposed history of layers, and then create a story or relationship which may link them to the more visible, recent marks made.  The colours used are seen in much of the architecture in Valencia, and which can also be recognised in many natural environments.


Call out proposal for exhibition 2018

BlackCat Gallery is currently seeking proposals for our 2018 exhibition program. We invite artists, curators and collectives working in all mediums to apply. We are now taking Artists submissions for 2018
Please contact us for more details.


Internship - Volunteer

Volunteer at BlackCat Gallery, artist run initiative located at Collingwood. We invite volunteers, photographers and interns to be part of a small team. We would like to hear from you, if you have a few hours or able to engage in a 3 month internship assisting in gallery operations, install and deinstall, invigilating and documenting artworks. 

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cr. artwork images by : Stacey Korfiatis, Keira Hudson, Laura Herman and David Lowe