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Guildford Lane Gallery is located within a refurbished century-old furniture factory. The gallery embraces the history and character of its building. On the warehouse exterior, the Branchflower’s furniture makers sign remains clearly readable. Inside you will find various clues to the building’s history, including a number of historical pieces of machinery that refer to the laneway’s history.
About my artwork
Guildford Lane Gallery aims to develop an encouraging, experimental and dynamic environment for an arts community that values interaction, education and diversity. Through both our exhibition program and artist studio residency, Guildford Lane Gallery also encourages collaborations between Australian and international artists. Critical modes of artistic exchange, between all members of the creative community, artists, academics, collectors and critics, are also a priority.

Guildford Lane Gallery wishes to provide opportunities for artists to show work that may not always be shown in other venues (i.e. that which is not necessarily commercially viable).
Sculpture works
Script writing
Arts Management
Game design
Contemporary Dance/Performance/Body Movement
New Media
Art Theory
Experimental/Conceptual/Classical Music
What exhibitions are good at the moment?
All of them. :)

Guildford Lane Gallery is currently accepting applications for its 2010 Exhibition Program. Information packs and application forms are available at www.guildfordlanegallery.org/apply.html
Centre of the artworld:
nowhere and everywhere


 Mark James Wilson

Encore Performance
12 February, 7.00pm

Mark James Wilson was such a crowd pleaser when he performed at the Midsumma Queer City Lane Dwellers launch that we have invited him back for more.

$5 donation on the door (100% door fees to artist)

Friday Nights @ GLG - Jazz and Happy Hour
Featuring Joe Ruberto
Friday 19 February 6-9pm
Come and enjoy our exhibitions along with sultry jazz and $4 drinks for our first Friday Night@GLG.
Joe Ruberto has been an entertainer since the age of 13 playing the piano and the piano accordion. As musical director, he regularly accompanies local and international acts and can be seen frequently playing piano at many Melbourne venues such as Bennett’s Lane Jazz Club. He has performed at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Wangaratta Jazz festival, New Caledonia Jazz festival and the Nagoya (Japan) Music Festival. 

Wednesday Project
Hands Free: Software doing its own thing
Ollie Bown, Centre for Electronic Media Art (CEMA) at Monash University
Wednesday 24 February from 6pm
Electronic musician, programmer and researcher Ollie Bown produces GLG's first Wednesday Project of 2010. Collaborating with clarinetist Brigid Burke and other musicians and programmers, Ollie will showcase a series of events.
Ollie builds on a work he did in London exploring live algorithms, autonomous pieces of software "that can engage an improvising musician (and audience) in a meaningful interaction". Bringing together programmers and computer musicians to work together in similarly improvised performances, 2010's first Wednesday Project will be a chance to see this innovative work.
Every third Wednesday of the month, January to March.
Paradise In Suburbia
Rebecca Dagnall
2-28 February
Paradise #6, Rebecca Dagnall

Artist Rebecca Dagnall has exhibited across Australia and internationally, and GLG is pleased to welcome her this February, when Rebecca will exhibit 'Paradise in Suburbia', a series of beautifully manipulated photographs of landscapes.
"The series 'Paradise in Suburbia' is an exploration of the relationships that people develop with places in their suburbs", says the artist.


 Preview: Upcoming Artists

2 - 28 February

Morphing, Wina Jie 

GLG is delighted to offer a selection of works from artists exhibiting later this year, including Wina Jie, Clinton Hayden, Angie Rehe, Veronica Aldous and Michael Knight.

Past Exhibitions

Summer In The City
5-16 January 2010

Branching is the inspiration that provided a group of friends a unifying theme for this exhibition. These artists - both emerging and established - work in media as diverse as plastic bags, clay, metal, bakelite, paper, wool, digital media and plant material using techniques as varied as painting, sculpture, watercolour, assemblages, collage, drawing, and photography.

Cheryl Collier | Deborah Deichsel | Rob Gale | Helle Jorgensen | Isabella Kerstens | Tim Laffey | Tigger Newling | Cathy Paul | Liz Paul | Mark Paul | Nan Paul | Sarah Paul | Pete Smith | Haley Thornton | Chrissy Waller

Bird brooches and stands, Liz Paul, copper, brass, bakelite, vintage glass

5 - 16 January
Opening Night 7 January 6pm (tba)

Branching is the inspiration that provided a group of friends a unifying theme for this exhibition. These artists - both emerging and established - work in media as diverse as plastic bags, clay, metal, bakelite, paper, wool, digital media and plant material using techniques as varied as painting, sculpture, watercolour, assemblages, collage, drawing, and photography.

Cheryl Collier | Deborah Deichsel | Rob Gale | Helle Jorgensen | Isabella Kerstens | Tim Laffey | Tigger Newling | Cathy Paul | Liz Paul | Mark Paul | Nan Paul | Sarah Paul | Pete Smith | Haley Thornton | Chrissy Waller

image: design after nature

Opening night drinks on Thursday 3rd December from 6.00pm

First Floor
Guildford Lane Gallery
20-24 Guildford Lane

Exhibition runs until Sunday 20th December

Design after Nature is a collection of experimental ecosystems created as part of a three-year research project undertaken at the Centre for Electronic Media Art, Monash University. The works were developed as part of an ongoing investigation into a systemic approach to electronic media art.

Image: Tea Infusers, Emma Fielden, 925 silver

A&E Metal Merchants presents

Explorations 2009

16th-24th October at Gaffa, Sydney
2nd-20th December at Guildford Lane Gallery, Melbourne
Opening Night: Thursday 4 December

Guildford Lane Gallery is pleased to welcome Explorations 2009 this December. The unique exhibition, presented by one of Australia's leading jewellery suppliers, features new work by over 250 professional jewellers and hobbyists from across Australia and New Zealand. This will be the first year the event travels outside Sydney to Melbourne.

Now in its fourth year, A&E Metal Merchants Survey Exhibition highlights wearable art and holloware objects made from diverse materials, from precious metals to organic and non-traditional materials. A series of 'encouragement awards' will be presented in various categories, judged by a panel of practising professionals.

The Wednesday Project presents..... Joy

25th November, 6pm - 9pm
bar opens: 5:30pm

Joy, an experimental performance by Kate Stanley & Fiona Bryant, is presented at Guildford Lane Gallery for the last time. The emerging duo will perform a series of movement directives amidst the gallery's exhibitions.
Inspired by the inexorable force of the human aging process, the dialogue and tensions of the work have facilitated the emergence of exciting new works.

Proposals are now being accepted for exhibitions, performances, events and arts education programs at Guildford Lane Gallery.

Applications submitted by 30/11/09 will receive a response by 20/12/09. Following this date applications will be confirmed on an ongoing basis until further notice. Priority assessment will be give to proposals for the start of the year. Please also note: we are seeking proposals for March that are design, illustration or fashion orientated as we are going to be part of the L'Oréal Melbourne Fashion Festival Cultural Program. If you would like to book your exhibition or show at a peak festival time then get in quick!

First Aid for Birds / Wanswan
Jennifer Lea / Melissa Koh

21st October - 1st November
Opening Thursday 22nd October at 6pm

Guildford Lane Gallery welcomes a joint exhibition of work from artists Jennifer Lea and Melissa Koh. In 'First Aid for Birds', illustrator, photographer and filmmaker Lea presents 'an account of selective memories from childhood in narrative illustrated form', exploring issues of memory and identity.

n Wanswan, Melissa Koh examines national identity, exploring 'Australian' stereotypes through traditional Chinese arts. She says: "This body of work is a personal exploration of ideas about my own identity and belonging. The translation of my Chinese name is 'Wan Ngor' – Wan meaning cloudy and Ngor meaning swan."

at Guildford Lane Gallery

Photocopiers. Spreadsheets. Beige. No-one wants to party in the office. Bring your organisation's Christmas event to Guildford Lane Gallery and you can celebrate the festive season against a backdrop of stunning architecture and magnificent art. We cater for a range of requirements, so contact us now to book an evening that mingles mistletoe with modern masterpieces. December spots are filling up fast...

14th October - 1st November
Opening Night: Thursday 15th October, 6pm

Presented by the harbour City of Szczecin, capital of the West Pomeranian province in Poland, SMS – Szczecin - Melbourne - Szczecin opens at Guildford Lane Gallery this week. Featuring a selection of works by ten artists, the exhibition will be officially launched by His Excellency Mr. Andrzej Jaroszynski, Ambassador of the Republic of Poland on Thursday 15th October.

Of the artists represented, five (Przemyslaw Cerebiez –Tarabicki, Danuta Dabrowska, Jaroslaw Eysymont, Waldemar Wojciechowski and Wojciech Zielinski) are based in Szczecin, whilst the other five (Andrzej Janczewski, Longin Sarnecki, Adam Simmons, Gosia Wlodarczak and Jarek Wójcik) are based in Melbourne. Yet they all are bound by one place - a city in Poland - where they were either born, have lived or worked.

The concept of the SMS (Szczecin – Melbourne – Szczecin) project revolves around communication, dialogue and bilateral exchange. Just as the abbreviation for Short Message Service (SMS) has become synonymous with communication itself, SMS the exhibition is a way of prompting and engaging artists from diverse areas in art practice and geography.

The Wednesday Night Project presents

Lego Feet

October 21st, November 18th & December 16th

LEGO FEET is Melbourne's most recent addition to its plethora of nightly inner city Audio/Visual experience. Under the guidance of Sound Artist Tessa Elieff (Tattered Kaylor), each evening brings together a select group of New Media Artists to unleash their work into Melbourne City.

Acoustic, Electronic, Screen-based, Synaesthetic, Static, Live, Luminescent, Futuristic, Dated, Despised - supported works delve into and over a variety of media and methods. Within an open and inclusive gallery setting, artists share work via a direct and personal interaction. Punters are invited to grab a drink, watch, listen and discuss the events that unfold around them.


Inspired by Timber
Vladimir Chirokov

30 September - 18 October 2009
Opening 6pm Thursday 1 October

Guildford Lane Gallery presents Russian born wood sculpting master Vladimir Chirokov. From the 30th of September until the 18th October, Chirokov’s superior craftsmanship will be on show and available for sale in an exhibition entitled Inspired by Timber.

With 25 years of experience in creating his sculptural masterpieces, Russian born Vladimir Chirokov brings his superior craftsmanship to Guildford Lane Gallery. Having exhibited in Russia, Japan and New Zealand, Chirokov will show fourteen of his masterful woodcarvings, including beautiful sculptural reliefs, carved bowls, a rocking chair and more.

Vladimir Chirokov was recently awarded the Tina Wentchers Sculpture Prize at the annual Association of Sculptors of Victoria exhibition. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts, and is a member of the Academy of Fine Arts of New Zealand, former member of the Academy of Fine Arts of Russia, and a member of the Association of Sculptors of Victoria. Vladimir now resides in Melbourne with his family, and his wood carvings have been purchased by multiple international customers from the government, corporate and private sectors.

Into the Red
Curated by Emily Kocaj

23 September - 4 October 2009
Opening 6pm Thursday 24 September

ʻInto the Redʼ is a group exhibition that brings into focus the anxieties and tensions of a year burdened with physical and emotional challenges. Curator Emily Kocaj says it "surveys the impact of current tensions such as the global financial crisis, climate change, fires, wars and swine flu on the work of a diverse group of artists". Wina Jie examines the pressures that afflict cultural travellers, while Frank Prskalo depicts raw aggression. Michal Teague and Abbra Kotlarczyk explore the decay and transformation of both the built environment and man made objects.

Emily Kocaj is an emerging curator and arts worker based in Melbourne; she graduated from the University of Melbourneʼs Masters of Art Curatorship program in 2007.

Melissajay Egan | Kerry Herrmann | Wina Jie | Leni Kae
Abbra Kotlarczyk | Pamela Kouwenhoven | Vesna Maksimovic
Alison Orton | Frank Prskalo | Lauren Simmonds
Michal Teague | Emma Waheed

19 of September 2009
10am - 5pm

Safety In Art is blushing Melbournite and creative omnivore Kelly Gentle’s Catacomb Creative
blog made life-size. In the company of the jazziest makers and thinkers from across the creative
spectrum, Safety In Art vows to inspire those who need inspiration.

A gold-coin donation will open the chute to a whirlpool of sequins and zines; crochet and coffee;
textas and tea; with seasoned practitioners encouraged to market their wares as they work,
unwind and talk shop. Makers of all levels and persuasions will be accommodated in a
communal mash-up intended to cradle your blossoming works in progress, or be the primordial
sludge from which your next project emerges — all punters will be welcomed into the fold to rub
pens and scissors with the pros.

Bringing your own materials and tools is a top idea; leaving all liquid media at the door is a
mandatory one.

Cuntstruct (Gina Clifford & Zinzi Kennedy)

2 - 13 September 2009
Opening 6pm Thursday 3rd September

Classifying themselves to an extent as feminist artists, Kennedy and Clifford state: "We have altered the word construct by utilising 'cunt' to reflect a guerilla-style resurgence".

These Are a Few of My Favourite Things aims to provide the viewer with a platform upon which to consider the female corporeal body and women's visceral relation to pain and pleasure in patriarchal society.

Beauty in the Beast
Coral East

2 - 20 September 2009
Opening 6pm Thursday 3rd September

Photographer Coral East examines beauty and pain in a series of photographs installed in Ruby's Corner. "Beauty in the Beast is my endeavour to display the pure beauty in the darker aspects of life", says East, who cites 18th Century France as a source of inspiration. "Noble women were required to wear corsets, often referred to as a torture device, even during pregnancy," she says. "Yet most of us can see the beauty of the corset."

Pia Johnson

2 - 13 September 2009
Opening 6pm Thursday 3rd September

Artist and photographer Pia Johnson continues her exploration of Chinese culture and the fusion of the East and West in 'threads'. The photographic series features striking black and white images of fabric, woven threads which the artist offers as a consideration of "the delicacy and fragility of identity, its ever-changing and evolving nature, some of the metaphors we use to approach and articulate it."

The 2008 recipient of the City of Melbourne's Young Artist Grant, Pia's photographs have featured in a diverse range of publications across the globe.


26 August - 6 September 2009
Opening 6pm Thursday 27th August

To help celebrate the release of their DP2 unit, Sigma cameras selected a group of notable Australian artists to capture something everyday ordinary that they find extraordinary.
Extra Ordinary is an exhibition of startling images of everyday subjects rendered extraordinary by talented artists.

Robert Imhoff / Professional Photographer

Monty Coles / Fashion Photographer

Jesse Martin / Adventurer, Film Maker

Dougy Mandagi / Singer, The Temper Trap

Reece Hobbins / Artist & Creative Director of The Taboo Group

James Sorenson / Actor, Neighbours

Bridget McCall / Designer, Life With Bird

Jesse O’Brien / Social Photographer

Clea Garrick / Designer, Limedrop

Mike Dixon / Musician, Momenta

Leo Baker / Animator

Rose Hardy / Tattoo Artist

James Young / Record Label Owner

Brody Higgs / Film Director & Gallery Owner

Tutu Ralogaivau / Kookai Designer

For more information on each of these artists visit dp2.com.au

The Wednesday Project presents
Sam Haycroft & Julian Medor

12th August 2009
Bar Opens 6pm
Exhibitions throughout the ground & 1st floors will also be open for viewing.

Sam Haycroft & Julian Medor combine painting and music in the one performance. They began by throwing some riffs around and jamming some minimal structures & decided to involve the painting in an improvised manner. This is your last opportunity to be captivated by the very unique performance of AfterWhite at Guildford Lane Gallery for 2009. You will also have the opportunity to join Sam and Julian for a drink and discussion following the performance.

By Annette Iggulden, Mark Cowie, Greg Cassidy

Image: Emergence and Magnificence (Requiem), Annette Iggulden.

Image L-R: Embrace; Mountain Sentinel; Gender Fiction 1. All Works by Mark Cowie.

5 - 30 August 2009
Opening Celebrations: 6pm Thursday 6 August

Annette Iggulden works with words and images in her art practice. She draws on narratives from history, literature, poetry and the mass media, and ‘re-writes’ them using two alternative scripts derived from alphabetic writing. The word’s illegibility evokes a visual image of the voice that emphasises the silences contained within all narratives and the ‘silence’ of those who speak but are not heard in our society. Her doctoral exegesis, Women’s Silence: In the Space of Words and Images (2002), is held in the Research Libraries of the National Gallery of Australia and other major state galleries. Her work is represented in major collections in Australia and the United Kingdom.

Mark Cowie & Greg Cassidy Steel Works brings together the unique mild steel sculptures by two award-winning artists, Mark Cowie and Greg Cassidy.

An Exhibition by Anthony P West

How many times can you wake up in this comic book and plant flowers?
Anthony West
Me: I grew up in Brisbane. My friends and I spent our spare time playing in the streets. Cricket mainly. We roamed our neighbourhood on foot looking for things that caught our eye. I loved the antics we got up to and the random people we would meet. Back then punks roamed the blocks, and graffiti rode the trains. It was exciting!

The attitude of punk music taught me that you don’t need flash equipment or pieces of paper to participate. A will and a desire is more than enough. I keep this idea. DIY suits me.

The Work: There are themes. But I don’t want to tell. I don’t like it when people tell me what I should be feeling or seeing. I’ll keep my cards close.

Opening Night: Thursday the 6th of August 2009

Show runs until the 30th of August

Images L-R: Esconsed, Dominic Kavanagh, 2009; Anthony P West, 2006.

Dominic Kavanagh

An alumnus of Monash and Newcastle Universities, artist Dominic Kavanaghʼs new
exhibition features sculptural assemblages of found materials, which explore the nostalgic associations and childhood memories of a junk-filled playground.
This show presents the latest creations from a continuously evolving body of
work. They are best described as whimsical manifestations from my ever-growing collection of found objects. As potential art materials, they are selected on the basis of their aesthetic and ruinous attributes. By circumstance these dysfunctional items no longer have purpose in the utilitarian world. I see myself as intervening in their entropic descent into a wilderness of refuse where they are consequently resurrected as art.
(D. Kavanagh)

Skip the queue and receive a free drink by registering early!!
Bidder registration is now open. Simply send your name, address, email and phone number to
or phone 03 9642 0042.
You will receive confirmation by email or phone along with your bid number.
Head to the "Pre-Registered" desk upon arrival to pick up your bid card and then head to the bar for your free drink glass of house wine, draught beer or non-alcoholic drink.
Pre-registration closes at 10am Friday 31st July.
Please note: Contact details will remain confidential and will not be used for purposes outside of the Winter Art Auction.


Melbourne’s most inspirational contemporary art space, Guildford Lane Gallery, is about to celebrate its one-year anniversary with a sparkling Winter Art Auction. The action-packed event will blow away the winter blues on Friday 31st July by raising money for the Gay & Lesbian Switchboard.

With a selection of stunning original works from emerging and established representatives of Australian contemporary art, the Auction will offer an exciting and broad spectrum of items starting at $100 and ranging to high-end collectible pieces. The artworks will be available for viewings and pre-bidding from 29th July.

The uniquely beautiful gallery is situated just off Queen Street in the heart of Melbourne. The former furniture factory provides the perfect setting for showcasing the work of established and emerging artists working across all media, and plays host to the city’s most innovative Arts events. The Winter Charity Auction is shaping up to be a spectacular celebration of a year which has seen the gallery grow into a cutting-edge facility and a hub of creative activity.

About Switchboard
The Auction’s aim is to raise funds and awareness for the Gay & Lesbian Switchboard, which provides a counselling, referral and information service for the Victorian and Tasmanian gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex (GLBTI) communities.

Switchboard’s free, anonymous and confidential service was established in 1991. It is currently staffed by over forty trained volunteer counsellors, who offer much-needed assistance to a wide range of callers who may be experiencing problems with work, family or relationships.

About the Auction
Hosted by Artshub’s very own Trevor Gager, the Auction will not only promote and raise funds for this essential charity, but will offer some enormously talented artists a chance to raise money, as well as their profiles. The gallery itself will also benefit from the event.

Guildford Lane Gallery is a for-hire contemporary art space. Emerging and established Artists, Curators and Festivals form the basis of our exhibition program, which includes the flagship Wednesday Night Project, an innovative weekly event exhibiting marginal, peripheral and ephemeral art forms.

For images or further information relating to Gay & Lesbian Switchboard contact: 9663 2939

For more information regarding GLG ANNUAL ART AUCTION please contact:

The Guildford Lane Gallery Winter Charity Art Auction 2009 is held in aid of the Gay and Lesbian Switchboard and kindly sponsored by ArtsHub, Trouble and Joy 94.9.

Rear Window
Sue McCauley & Keith Deverell (Greyspace)

13 July - 8 August 2009

Rear Window is one of 6 artworks commissioned by the City of Melbourne as part of its annual Laneway Commissions. As a series of site-specific contemporary art projects across the CBD, the Laneway Commissions engage deeply with Melbourne's distinct topography, providing artists with an opportunity to contribute to the interpretation of the urban environment.

In the windows of Guildford Lane Gallery you will discover one of these works. Rear Window is a video installation exploring the role of laneways in the contemporary working lives of people in Chinatown. With often long, unsociable hours, many work behind closed doors and in the kitchens that open onto the back alleys of Melbourne. The private and contemplative moments of workers taking a break have been transformed into slow motion video portraits that appear unexpectedly on windows and doorways in three of the city's bustling alleyways.

Location: Guildford and Flanigan Lanes (either side of Guildford Lane Gallery, off Queen and Sutherland streets between Little Lonsdale and La Trobe streets) and Croft Alley (enter via Paynes Place, off Little Bourke Street between Russell and Exhibition streets)


A State of Design Exhibition by Electrolight

18 July - 25 July 2009
Opening: 6.30pm Friday 17 July

LightCycle is a design competition forming part of the 2009 State of Design Festival.

Electrolight have issued entrants with a 1m strip of LED lighting and asked them to use their creativity to make a light fixture which embodies the principles of environmental sustainability.

Established in 2004, Electrolight is an award winning, independent lighting design consultancy with offices in Melbourne’s CBD. Directed by Paul Beale, a team of industry professionals work in a studio office environment on projects covering the full range of lighting for the built environment.


Guildford Lane Gallery is looking for volunteers to assist at their upcoming mid-year art auction. The successful applicants will be given full training by experienced auctioneer, Trevor Gager, during 3 workshops leading up the event. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn how an art auction operates and is produced.

The auction is aimed at raising funds for a local community organisation, artists and our contemporary art space situated in the Melbourne city. All volunteers must be able to commit to the following training times:

Wednesday 15th July, 5.30 - 7pm
Wednesday 22nd July, 5.30 - 7pm
Tuesday 28th July, 5.30 - 7pm

Friday 31st July, 5 - 9pm for the Auction Event

To apply please contact Melissa Osborne at exhibitions@guildfordlanegallery.org along with your CV.

We look forward to hearing from you soon


by Gareth Hart

Gareth Hart presents an engaging new performance realised through the mediums of dance and photography. 'Move Me Closer' explores how the living body stores information when confronted with a chaotic, and sometimes confining environment.
'Move Me Closer' consists of three distinct sections of work. An online web blog (at www.garethhart.net) catalalogues the creative rehearsal process. For one hour before performances, an exhibition of dance photography can be viewed in the gallery. Finally, the live work will seamlessly transgress the worlds of choreography and improvisation.
Tickets $12, concessions $10
Bookings 0421 808 289
9-11 July at 7.30pm, 12 July at 2pm


by Freya Gould

"It is only at the first encounter that a face makes its full impression on us" - Arthur Schopenhauer

"EYE 2 EYE is a collection of portraits from my many travels. They are portraits of people that caught my eye, helped me smile, laugh, made my journey one of beauty, fascination, excitement and pleasurable uncertainty. They inspired me and engaged me in stories of their lives - tales of lost loves, children, friends, family and moments of joy. They are people with faces, eyes and smiles who let me a capture a moment in time of themselves and their life. They led me into a different world, only to teach me about their culture and who they are" - Freya Gould.

Opens: 08/07/09 and runs for a week at the Guildford Lane Gallery

Wed - Thurs: 12ppm - 9pm
Sat - Sun: 12pm - 5pm

Free admission

The Australian Institute of Architects presents an exhibition of the 190+ entries in the 2009 Victorian Architecture Awards. The works on display will 'sample the future', and are divided into eleven categories, including Commercial, Public, Residential and Interior.

Floor Talks
A series of free talks will take place throughout the exhibition:
6pm Tuesday 14 July - Public New & Public Alterations & Additions
6pm Wednesday 15 July - Residential New
6pm Thursday 16 July - Interior & Small
6pm Tuesday 21 July - Residential Alterations & Additions
6pm Wednesday 22 July - Residential Multiple & Heritage & Urban Design
6pm Thursday 23 July - Commercial & Sustainable
A State of Design event

Exhibition Concept
‘Into the Red’ is an exhibition that seeks to explore issues that see the world becoming increasingly fraught with danger. Global financial crises, climate change, war, pandemics … We find ourselves in a global landscape that is increasingly unsure and swiftly changing – how have you reacted to these recent pressures in your artistic practice? Would you like to create a work that responds to these events? Can you see their affect on your existing work consciously or unconsciously?

Artist’s impressions are an important reflection of the world in which they create – providing perceptions, sensations and new insight for their audience. Historically times of conflict and pressure have seen artists creating in new ways in reaction to a changing environment. We want your vision of the world in 2009 – so get creating or look through your folio with an eye for what is driving your work ‘Into the Red’.

This exhibition will be part of the Fringe Festival and is a curated exhibition; applicants will be accepted for the exhibition on the basis of artistic merit and relevance to the theme (existing work/artistic statement).

Exhibition Dates
23rd September – 4th October

Emily Kocaj is an emerging curator, having graduated from the University of Melbourne’s Masters of Art Curatorship program in late 2007. She also holds graduate qualifications in Art History and a Bachelor of Arts in Professional Writing. She has worked in a wide range of arts roles including as an independent curator, public programs officer at a gallery, artist manager, editor and currently works in research and creative development.

Due Date: Expressions of interest (EOI) must be received by the 17th of July.

For More Information and Details on how to apply please download the document below or write to Emily Kocaj at communications@guildfordlanegallery.org



A special thank you to Trouble Magazine for sponsoring our upcoming Winter Art Auction!

Trouble is a groundbreaking arts magazine of bite-size content and prolific street presence. Trouble readers enjoy quality design, latest information, current ideas and independent voices on the arts and cultural life.
Guildford Lane Gallery invites you to enter the 2009 Charity Art Auction in support of the Gay and Lesbian Switchboard.
The Switchboard offers volunteer telephone counselling, information and referral services for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community.

Artists may submit up to 4 pieces. A range of media is welcome. Registrations are due 7 July & the auction is on 31 July 2009.

To download the Artist Registration form, please click here
For Auction Terms & Conditions, please click artist%20terms%20%26%20conditions%2015.06.09.pdf

For more information :
(03) 9642 0042 or 0422 442 363

Monday June 15 2009
Directed by Aviva Endean.

Abyss stages an unusual performance of improvised and notated music for the clarinet. Incorporating installation art work and theatrical design elements, Abyss is sure to be a unique and engaging experience. Exploring the notion of time and space the program will feature improvising ensemble ‘Quiver’ alongside works by Messiaen, Loudova, Dench and Birtwistle.

Monday 15th June- 6:30pm sharp.
Doors open 6:00pm
Guildford Lane Gallery (Enter via Flanagan Lane)
Entry: $5

Aviva Endean - Clarinet/Bass clarinet
Sanctum Theatre (Lachlan Plain) - Design concept
Sarah Barrow - Installation artwork
Sam Dunscombe - Clarinet
Matthias Schack Arnott - Percussion
Dale Gorfinkle - Prepared and modified Trumpet
Luke Paulding - Piano
Katie Clarke - Flute


Wednesday 17 JUNE 2009
The Wednesday Project Presents...
Session #2


The Wednesday Project is proud to present the second show of AfterWhite,next Wednesday June 17 from 6pm.

The Afterwhite project began at the end of winter 2008 when Sam Haycroft (Sydonia, I Am Duck Eye) and Julian Medor thought to combine painting and music in the one performance.
They began by throwing some riffs around and jamming some minimal structures and decided to involve the painting in a improvised manner. With a fence painting brush taped to the end of Julian’s guitar and Sam's percussion kit in arms reach of paint and canvas, Afterwhite began.

Sam Haycroft - Paintbrush/Percussion/Hang/Dingaling
Julian Medor - Paintbrush/Guitar/Rarr
For more details see http://www.myspace.com/afterwhitejamcanvas


Friday 19 June 2009 6 - 9pm
Film Launch and Party
Great Wall of Books

Contemporary Arts Media in association with Guildford Lane Gallery invites you to celebrate the Australian premiere of:

Great Wall of Books
A unique documentary featuring the installation and performance work of Melbourne based WELL Theatre.

WELL is a contemporary art performance incubator and since 1999 have been dancing like cranes, resisting gravity, teetering on the brink of reality and stitching back together the fragmented carcass of contemporary existence. Siphoning from the well of diverse knowledge and imaginings WELL people bend the traditional rules of engagement with art to invent new possibilities for meaning, creative expression and sensed experience.

Conceived and Artistically Directed by Dario VaCirca, Meka Audet and Alex ben Mayor the Great Wall of Books is both a performance and an interactive sculptural installation.
Co-produced by CAM, the unique documentary is edited by Alix Jackson.


Saturday 20 JUNE 2009

Bruno Grandi & Dana Czarski
in recital of
Romantic Classics & Modern Latin

Please join us for a recital of Classics & Modern Latin works by Mozart, Haydn, Chopin, Tarrega, Turina, Fernandes DeFalla and Krieger.

Doors Open 6pm.
Admission $20


SALT and the DRESS
Lesley Dickman

17 June - 5 July 2009
Opening: 18 June 6pm
Artist Talk: 6pm Thursday 2 July

Lesley Dickman’s stunning new installation, Salt And The Dress, arrives...
The artist, who cites the landscape as the starting point for her work, has travelled the Australian outback and crossed America’s Mohave dessert, sketching, painting and photographing the interesting shapes found in the eroded rock formations.


Tanya Sobiesiak and Joanne McNamara

17 June - 5 July 2009
Opening: 18 June 6pm
Artist Talk: 6pm Thursday 2 July

“Creation of Archetype and the Principles of Painting,” celebrates the joint works of Tanya Sobiesiak and Joanne McNamara.

This exhibition is about construction. The construction of ideas, of image and of self.”

A winner of the Maroogal Womens Art Prize in 2002, Tanya Sobiesiak has collaborated with Joanne McNamara since 2004. McNamara has also illustrated a number of publications, among them “Go Lovely Nose” by Ray Kelly.


Humanist Transhumanist - An Umbrella and Two Surrealists
Demetrios Vakras & Lee-Anne Raymond

17 June - 5 July 2009
Opening: 18 June 6pm
Artist Talk: 6pm Thursday 2 July

Surrealists Demetrios Vakras and Lee-Anne Raymond will be exhibiting their recent surrealist visions.

Within the historic and industrial interiors of Guildford Lane Gallery it is primarily the intention of the presentation to provide an alternative understanding of Surrealism, one that is outside the historical constraint, which sees the Second World War as the terminus of the movement.

The timing is to take advantage of the opening of an exhibition in Melbourne’s NGV in June 2009 showcasing works by Salvador Dalí. This represents a not to be missed opportunity for these local Surrealists to present their work and attract attention for their art.

The presentation overall will provide lovers and newly attracted enthusiasts of the Surreal and Fantastic with an outstanding and alternative viewing experience to what are generally mainstream and historic representations. It will be an unapologetic display of the surreal, the fantastic and symbolic with accompanying catalogue – manifesto.



By Kate Stanley & Fiona Bryant

Wednesday 24 JUNE 2009
Doors Open 6pm.
Donation Entry

As choreographers, Kate Stanley & Fiona Bryant approach the making and performing of dance from a holistic position. Through processes that acknowledge and stimulate the inherent intelligence of the human body and mind, the performer is rendered unequivocally visible.

JOY embodies an attitude of pliability in the context of live performance, as there exists the potential for far greater fullness in the experiences of both the performer and audience. In this fullness conceptions of dance are challenged, creating a provocative and unbounded environment.

Kate Stanley and Fiona Bryant have been collaborating choreographically together since 2007. Their first combined performance Wild was created at Dancehouse, supported through the ‘Summer Space grant’ and was later developed into Max Grr through a collaboration with English Architect Ben Edwards as part of ‘Pop Ups!’, in the ‘International Design Festival’. In October 2008, Fiona and Kate created Max, performed at ‘The Age Melbourne Fringe Festival’, receiving the Best Dance Award and currently nominated for an Australian Dance Award 2009.

In association with


Winter Art Auction - Call for Submissions
Guildford Lane Gallery invites you to enter the 2009 Charity Art Auction in support of the Gay and Lesbian Switchboard.
The Switchboard offers volunteer telephone counselling, information and referral services for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community.

Artists may submit up to 4 pieces. A range of media is welcome. Registrations are due 7 July; the auction is on 31 July 2009.

To download the Artist Registration form, please click here
For Auction Terms & Conditions, please click here

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Posted on June 3, 2010 at 0:24

L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival Exhibitions @ GLG

This Thursday night sees the opening of Guildford Lane Gallery's March exhibitions in association with the L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival.

Join us from 6PM to open exhibitions on all floors of the gallery celebrating fashion, photography, design, illustration and art.

see http://www.guildfordlanegallery.org/programs/index.html for more details

Posted on March 10, 2010 at 5:56

Friday Nights @GLG feat. Steve Sedergreen

Pop down to GLG on Friday nights for our live jazz series. Established musicians such as Steve Sedergreen tickle the ivories on our grand piano. Soak up our exhibitions in a relaxed atmosphere and enjoy a cheap drink, entry is free and the sounds are smooth.

6 - 9pm

Posted on February 26, 2010 at 6:02

Preview: Upcoming Artists

GLG is delighted to offer a selection of works from artists exhibiting later this year, including Wina Jie, Clinton Hayden, Angie Rehe, Veronica Aldous and Michael Knight.

Veronica Aldous, 2009

Posted on February 2, 2010 at 5:02

Paradise In Suburbia

Artist Rebecca Dagnall has exhibited across Australia and internationally, and GLG is pleased to welcome her this February, when Rebecca will exhibit 'Paradise in Suburbia', a series of beautifully manipulated photographs of landscapes.

"The series 'Paradise in Suburbia' is an exploration of the relationships that people develop with places in their suburbs", says the artist.

The show is on 2-28 February, with the opening at 6-9pm on Thursday 4 February.…


Posted on February 2, 2010 at 4:30

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At 6:34 on September 9, 2010, N.S.VALLUVAN said…
At 0:34 on March 19, 2009, mike hinc said…
I just wanted to say "thanks" for showing my small Red River video as part of HEP - THANKS !!!
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At 12:32 on March 2, 2009, Irina Gabiani said…
Thank you very much Yolande, for all the information. :)
Perfect, I am glad it went well the opening night! :)

All the best
At 6:03 on February 25, 2009, alison williams said…
hello Yolande and Guildford - wish you all the best for our opening on 26th :)
wish i could be there in more than spirit!
shout if you need anything else from me - and Meg happy to help out also
At 10:18 on February 8, 2009, Irina Gabiani said…
Hi dear Friends,
Just a quick question: do you know what time will be the opening of Human Emotion Project at the Gallery?
WIth many thanks in advance,
all the best,
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