Bivouac 2013 – Artist Call Out


Submissions are now being sought for the 2013 instalment of the Bivouac exhibition of Video Art. This is an exhibition that explores temporality in site and place. The show is staged in a different venue each year and the curatorial focus is upon video works that have a direct relevance to site & place whilst not being confined to works that are explicitly site-specific. The preferred format is 3-Channel works although all submissions will be considered.

Bivouac 2013 will show new works by 10 selected artists at Horse Bazaar; a Melbourne City venue that is selected for its’ ambience and proximity to prospective target audiences. The venue has a strong repuatation for exhibiting contemporary Audio-Visual works.

The exhibition opens Wednesday 30th October and will screen until November 20th from Monday through Thursday (with extra exposure Friday & Saturdays).

Submissions must be between 2 and 9 minutes in length, with or without audio. The exhibition allows for single, two & three channel works. Works submitted for curatorial consideration may be supplied as a DVD, Blu-Ray, or .MOV format –with all channels published in one video (or file).

Works may be posted to:

Bivouac 2013

P.O.Box 177


VIC 3451


Applications will be received until 5pm on Monday the 2nd of September and all successful artists will be notified on Monday 16th of September. A $30 staging fee will be required from the successful applicants.


Please contact curators and organisers for more information:

Jessica Litsas

Mark Walker


Renew Docklands Community Arts Space

James Wright, Matt Leaf, Polly Stanton and Nico Reddaway are contemporary Melbourne artists, curators, and events organisers that have rallied to the aid of the dismal state of social and cultural activity at that ghettobydesign: Melbournes Docklands.
The group have begun to establish an arts space and studio at Waterfront City after having gained the support of the City of Melbourne to commandeer a defunct foodcourt that sits smack bang in the centre of this failed shopping and tourism mecca. But these guys are only just beginning their battle to inject some longoverdue and desperately needed joie de vivre. And as such, theyre hoping to attain a modest amount of donations, through pozible of course, to purchase some AV equipment and to dress the space out. It is also crucial to gain interest in their activities: this is an opportunity for artists and likeminded people to assert themselves at Docklands; the payoff being that the larger the patronage, the bigger the shift in the aesthetics and environment of the area. We look at Docklands today as a dystopian abyss. However, there is always the opportunity for change. And that change begins now.


The Arts Space is located on the piazza by the water & and can be accessed by catching the 86 Tram to itsterminus at Waterfront City.

2012 Indian Film Festival

Next Monday, 11th June heralds the opening night of the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne. This film festival provides a great opportunity to view some of the most interesting cinema in the world; with cinematic gems from India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. Festival coordinator Rose Damon tells us to expect everything From Tamil action flicks to Bengali art house, to dazzling Bollywood extravaganzas” with the festival returning “with over 40 hot new films. Although the festival screenings take place at Hoyts Melbourne Central, and Hoyts Chadstonethis festival might actually be the only good time to visit a mainstream cinema. Tickets are just $10 and professional Bollywood filmmakers are also running free workshops too. See the details below:


A nightly ensemble of Video Art featuring:

Screenings in the theatrette between 6pm 9pm
at LONG PLAY 318 St Georges Rd, Nth Fitzroy.

BIVOUAC ONE: Tues 1st, Wed 2nd and Thur 3rd MAY
BIVOUAC TWO: Mon 7th, Tue 8th and Wed 9th MAY

These visually stunning works explore cultural & sociopolitical philosophies, the built environment, and the singular protest.
Please come down and enjoy yourself in comfortable surrounds.

Hayley Walker (Sketch)

Sketch has just returned to Melbourne after a prolonged stint in the UK and Brisbane. She is quite an accomplished artist; having held shows in both London and Melbourne. Also having her shit together in a big way; the minute Hayley is back in town shes already got her works up on the walls at The Lounge on Swanston. I went down there the other night to meet this artistic upstart, and check out her works. And theyre very fine indeed (as youll see below). Hayley was also nice enough to provide us with a few wise words:
INFX: Whats been happening for the last few years?
Hayley: Ive spent a good part of that time working on the body of my International show Ego (or Alter Ego) which was what I called it when I took it to London.
INFX: How was the London scene does it still inspire your work?
Hayley: The networks that I made there [are] a very important asset in this field of work. In terms of inspiration, I left feeling more inspired towards the graffiti art I do, as I spent a lot of time with street artists including close friends of Banksy.
INFX: I see. Well, youre back in Melbourne and have hit the ground running what else is in store for us?
Hayley: I am currently organising a collaborative Melbourne based graffiti show with local talent here, which will hopefully be showing in August.
INFX: And what have you been up to in the Studio?
Hayley: I am currently working on one large piece, in more of my linear, black and white busy composition style, which I am aiming to exhibit around November this year.
The Ego works will don The Lounge walls until 8th May; so be sure to checkem out next time youre having a drink or three up there.

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Espionage vs. Racket: Clark

Faithful trouper of the Warp Records stable Clark hits Revolt Artspace in Kensington on Tuesday, 24th April. Clark headlines an electronica event that promises to deliver the goods. Bear witness also to Sarah Phelan dropping a producer/ dj showcase, Chiara Kickdrum performing a Live set, and spills & thrills by a chorus of other electro heartstoppers including JPS, Matt Radovich, Fugitive, Xian, Pselodux, and Jacob Silver.

Clark is also on site to launch his new album Iradelphic and offers an impressive AudioVisual show too. The Iradelphic release is one smooth record: delivering a minacious electro sound that Clark describes as “looming, ambiguous, radiant whole, invincible, complete. Doors open at 6pm –so get on down early as its going to be a fullyrounded evening of aural enjoyment. Enjoy this video clip of Black Stone from the forthcoming album: