Exhibitions between Nov 16 - Dec 5

Opening reception on Sat 18 Nov at 6-8 pm


Gallery 1 : The day the crown died, long live the crown  by  Michael Hawkins

A four-pronged crown is planted like a seed en masse, to cultivate righteousness and exaltation. Yet they take a turn, extending shadow-like, outwards and upwards, part claw and part plant. No longer a symbol of exaltation but something ‘other’.

The four-pronged crown and its metamorphosis is one of many narratives in this new body of work byMichael Hawkins, which employs strategies of image saturation as a means of questioning the surfeit of information with which we are bombarded on a daily basis through the media. When we are given too much information to reasonably consider, how do we decide what is important and what isn’t? Where do we divide the meaningful from the inauthentic?

Michael Hawkins is a Melbourne based New Zealand Artist who graduated from RMIT’s MFA program in 2013. Hawkins practice is drawing based and utilises screen printing, painting, performance and collaborative processes as a means of exploring how meaning can be generated from the visual interaction that takes place between sign and signage. 

Gallery 2 to 3: Group show, Out of Body Experiences
by Marcus Encel, Helen Pallikaros, Sarah Rudledge, Janine McGuinness and Caitlin Telford & Nico Reddaway

There is social embedding, but no cohesion. The together is not necessarily ours. Place is both embodied and disembodied.
We become, and sometimes remain…dislocated and disconnected.
We transform…we cope…we survive.
This group exhibition, involving two performances and digital artwork, explores these processes and concerns the relationship between people, place and space. 




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Opening on Friday 8th December at 6-8 pm.

Exhibition will be held from Dec 7 - 26


Gallery 1-2  : Ensemble - Human, Garment, Environmental Interface by Rioko Tega

Gallery 3 : Urban Synthesis by Marcus Encel




BlackCat Gallery is a new and exciting space to promote Australian and South East Asian Artists. We are now taking Artists submissions for 2018 and all work on the site is currently available for purchase and private viewings. 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. 

Email your resume to info@blackcatgallery.com.au


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