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The Weekender: June 20 – 22

SEE a pop-up exhibition in Collingwood, catch a gig in St Kilda, pick up something vintage in Box Hill or welcome the winter solstice at Fed Square. Daniel Driscoll has you covered this weekend!

Tesselation: Pop-up Exhibition
Friday, June 20 (7.00pm – 10.00pm) – Saturday, June 21 (9.00am – 4.00pm) ; Allpress Studios (80 Rupert Street, Collingwood)

Image: Provided

Image: Provided

Get down to Allpress Studios in Collingwood for Tessellation, a new exhibition by final year students at Melbourne’s Academy of Design.
The exhibition is an eclectic exploration of Tessellation based on the individual perceptions of each artist. The artists have produced varying responses aesthetically bound together through shape, pattern and reaction.
The exhibition is a combination of photography, film and installation where each work embraces the notion of illusion and alternate realities. It will challenge the audience with social, cultural and psychological ideas, bound together through shape, pattern and reflection.
Enjoy the art and support local up and coming talent!
For more information on Allpress Studios, head on over to their official Facebook page.


Fete de la Musique
Friday, June 20 (7.30 pm); The Esplanade Hotel (11 The Esplanade, St Kilda)

Head to the Espy to be part of a truly global free event. Fete de la Musique, originating in Paris, France in 1982 has gone on to become an international phenomenon, celebrated on the same day in more than 460 cities in 110 countries. The aim is to encourage people to bring music to the streets.

Hosted by Brian Nankervis, best known as master of ceremonies on SBS’s Rockwiz, the night will be filled with music and fun as a mix of local and international acts keep you jumping into the night.

Tequila Mockingbyrd kick off the night at 7.30pm with a mix of rock/pop/punk. Animaux, The Cumbia Cosmonauts and The Cambodian Space Project round out the line up with each act bringing a distinctly different sound to the stage. 

Local band Animaux blend jazz, pop, funk and soul. The Cumbia Cosmonauts combine Caribbean offbeat rhythms with raw afro sounds and Jamaican dub elements. Headliners The Cambodian Space Project mix classic Cambodian rock with Khmer Surin dance grooves, acid rock and charging guitars.

Get along, enjoy the music and have a rocking night!

For more info, visit the event’s Facebook page.

Round She Goes Fashion Market in Box Hill
Saturday, June 21 (10.00am – 3.00pm); Box Hill Town Hall (1022 Whitehorse Rd, Box Hill)

Image: McKay Savage via Flickr

Image: McKay Savage via Flickr

Find something vintage or truly one of a kind at the Round She Goes Fashion Market in Box Hill. With 60 stalls filled with vintage and independently made goods, there’s something for just about anyone.

Each stall holder is personally approved by founder Emma Morris, ensuring each vendor will have high quality goods for sale. 

The market contains a huge selection of secondhand goods ranging from vintage and designer clothes, shoes, handbags, accessories and some independent labels.

If you need a break from the non-stop shopping why not get your nails painted at the pop-up nail art salon or enjoy a cupcake and coffee from the shop inside.

With this much on offer you’re bound to find something to take home!

For more on the Round She Goes market, visit the market’s official website.

Solstice Celebration
Saturday, June 21 (5.00pm – 8.00pm); Federation Square (Corner Swanston St and Flinders St, Melbourne)
Photo: Rexness via Flickr

Photo: Rexness via Flickr

Welcome the Winter equinox at Fed Square with the Solstice Celebration. This year, the Solstice Celebration falls on the night of the true solstice – the longest night of the year. The space will be filled with lights, music, dance and food at this free event.

Shrines will go up including the Shrine to Knowledge, an installation that honours India for creating the world’s first university and Altar de los Muertos, designed around Day of the Dead concepts, the altar honours the lives of those who have passed.Melbourne’s Burmese community will present a shrine of wooden characters representing the Nats (spirits) of Burma, inspired by the Taungpyone Nats Festival from that region.

Live music will have you dancing with Cambodia Space ProjectNew Dub CityBlack Orchid String Band, the Gift of Light Orchestra and Yukari Echo Japanese Choir.

Multiple dance troupes will keep you entertained with Federation of Bhangra, Goove Dance, Burmese and Mexican dancers. There will also be dance companies performing including Tony Yap Company and The Edge Performers School.

The night will be full of fun and celebration so head down and join in!

More on the Solstice Celebration can be at the event page found at Federation Square’s website.

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