MINOR DEVELOPMENTS


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ALBERTS BASEMENT
CRAZY IN LOVE
SMALLTIME BOOKS
SUNSHINE & GREASE
ARTIST FILM WORKSHOP
DANNI ZUVELA (OTHERFILM)
ABSTRACT MUTATION
FINGERS PTY LTD
BEARDED IRIS
CHRISTOPHER LG HILL
KYM MAXWELL
AND MORE

A day long survey of current underground arts practices in Melbourne, featuring an artist market, experimental cinema, and performance evening.

SATURDAY 29 MARCH 2014 (see times below)

Minor Developments is a three-part survey of current underground arts practices across Melbourne that is both celebratory as well as a slight lamentation on the changing landscape of affordable art spaces in the inner city. The title is a play on the site of Slopes being currently designated for major development.

The project will take place over one day and night on Saturday 29 March 2014, concurrent with the last day of Hang in there, an exhibition of mobiles by seven artists at Slopes, and will be divided into the following three events:

Artist market (12pm – 2pm)
In the morning to mid-afternoon Slopes will be occupied by market stalls presented by a cross-section of Melbourne artists and collectives. Stalls will be held by Alberts Basement, Crazy in Love, Smalltime Books, Sunshine & Grease and Kym Maxwell.

Experimental cinema (3pm – 5pm) Entry by donation
Following the artist market an experimental cinema event will host a presentation by Artist Film Workshop, as well as a screening of a selection of 16mm films made by members of the Ubu Films collective in Sydney between 1966 and 1971, the heyday of ‘underground’ film, and works by Melbourne’s Dirk de Bruyn presented by Danni Zuvela, for OtherFilm.

Variety Night (6pm – 9pm) Entry by donation
Minor Developments will continue into the evening with a variety night in which the gallery space will host performance and bands. Including sets from Abstract Mutation, Fingers Pty Ltd and Bearded Iris, as well as a poetry reading by Christopher LG Hill.