2014 Events


18 JULY – Opening Ceremony

Posted on July 9th, by gspf in 2014 Events. Comments Off on 18 JULY – Opening Ceremony

Join us for the official opening of the Gertrude Street Projection Festival at the Fitzroy Beer Garden. You can hear from key festival sponsors and the festival directors about what is in store for the 2014 festival!

Porcelain Punch Circus will then lead you onto Gertrude Street for a first glimpse at the seventh Gertrude Street Projection Festival. Keep an eye out for choirs roaming the street and do stop in the documentary screening at MAYSAR from 7pm.

The party continues at the GSPF Festival Hub located upstairs at The Catfish from 7pm till late – featuring Anna Go-Go Academy & The Burn-City Queenz.

WHEN: Friday 18 July
TIME: 6pm
VENUE: Fitzroy Beer Garden, 243-245 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy
PRICE: Free



18-27 JULY – Festival Hub

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OPEN NIGHTLY, 18 – 27 JULY 2014
CATFISH – 30 GERTRUDE ST, FITZROY

The Gertrude Street Projection Festival is proud to re-launch our Festival Hub at Catfish. The perfect spot to immerse yourself in festival life, the Festival Hub boasts an incredible line-up of events, including DJs, bands, video projections, jam sessions and industry nights.

Catfish is open from 3pm til late Monday – Thursday and 12pm til late Friday – Sunday, with great beers on tap and delicious Sparrow’s Philly Cheese Steak kitchen open everyday til late.

GSPF Opening Night Party
Anna Go Go Academy with the Burn City Queenz
DJ Chuckles and GSPF Resident DJs – DaWsOnS Fr333Ak! & Joey Snappants. Visuals by VJ 808FX
Friday 18 July, 7pm, Free

Broken Needles Album Launch
Visuals by  liquid lighting artist Matsu.
Saturday 19 July, 8pm, $10 on the door

Pork Chop Party free front bar show
Sunday 20 July, 5pm, Free

Formless Mondays
Vacant Lake, supported by Purr. Visuals by video … Read More »



18 JULY – Doco Screening: Lionel

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In 1968 a young aboriginal boxer with a charming smile punched his way to history when he stopped Fighting Harada in Japan over fifteen rounds. His name was Lionel Rose and he became the undisputed world bantamweight champion.

MAYSAR and Yarra City Council are delighted to screen LIONEL on Opening Night of the Gertrude Street Projection Festival. MAYSAR (Melbourne Aboriginal Youth Sport and Recreation) is a local organisation that has been a significant part of the Aboriginal community for many years. Below ground at MAYSAR is a boxing gym formally known as the Fitzroy Stars Gym where Lionel Rose would visit frequently. The board and staff of MAYSAR are delighted to welcome you in to this very special place.

Open on the night will be the Foyer (Ground Level) & Boxing Gym (Basement).

WHEN: Friday 18 July
TIME: 7pm – 9pm (walk in and out)
VENUE: MAYSAR, 184-186 Gertrude … Read More »



18 JULY – The Backyard Carousel with Porcelain Punch

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The Backyard Carousel is a Hills Hoist clothes line with eight bikes to ride which generates electricity and powers its own music (composed by organ man Barry Morgan) and 100m of LED lights. The Backyard Carousel is totally self sufficient needing no electric power just human pedal power.

Invented and built by musician Liam Gerner with engineering and fabrication by artist Paul Irving, with guidance and creative genius from of Mark Thomson. Click here to check out a video.

Performing on top of the Carousel will be Porcelain Punch! They have been trained in circus, physical theatre, clown and musical theatre and will no doubt bring further excitement and intrigue to this human-powered stage.

WHEN: Friday 18 July
TIME: 7:30 – 7:45pm  /  8:00 – 8:15pm   /   8:30 – 8:45pm

VENUE: MANFAX Carpark, Corner of Gertrude & George St, Fitzroy
PRICE: Free



18 JULY – Opening Night Party

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GSPF HUB.

Join us for the Opening Night Party of the Gertrude Street Projection Festival!

Located at the Festival Hub at The Catfish, it’s an evening of entertainment featuring everything you could possibly desire for your Friday. Heating up the dance-floor we have the stylings of Anna’s GoGo Academy with DJ Shaggis and the infectious grooves of Dancehall  Crew Burn-City Queenz. Bringing the beats is DJ Chuckles  and GSPF Resident DJs – DaWsOnS Fr333Ak! & Joey Snappants with visual artist 808FX performing ‘Transcendental Dance for Beginners‘ on the main screen.

DATE: Friday 18 July
TIME: 8pm to late
VENUE: Festival Hub – The Catfish, 30 Gertrude St Fitzroy
PRICE: Free

 

THE ARTISTS:

Anna’s GoGo Academy (Dance Performance)
Focusing on the greatest fad dances of history, Anna now runs her very own Go-Go Empire.  Her unique powers to teach dance to the masses have seen her instruct 15,000 people at White Night, plus epic crowds at the Falls Festivals and at such famed dance events as her record breaking and newsmaking Thrill The World … Read More »



19 JULY – Cubbies Light Up the Neighbourhood

Posted on July 8th, by gspf in 2014 Events. Comments Off on 19 JULY – Cubbies Light Up the Neighbourhood

This live transformative art project will allow people from the community at Cubbies and Atherton Gardens Estate to re-imagine their built environment with the ethereal dream-like element of light.

In collaboration with Jim Coad, Simeon Buckley, Minna Lappalainen and Caroline Packham the group will use technology and traditional arts practices in a process that is spontaneous, immersive and highly interactive. Projecting their own imprint onto their homes.

Projection by Jim Coad, Video Architecture.

WHEN: Saturday 19 July

TIME: 6 – 9pmVENUE: Atherton Gardens, 90 Brunswick Street, FitzroyPRICE: Free



19 JULY – Broken Needles Album Launch

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GSPF HUB.

The Broken Needles return home from tour to launch their new record ‘Holy Coast‘, with support from Ivy St, Willow Darling and Tender Bones. Live liquid lighting projections by artist Matsu. 

WHEN: Saturday 19 July
TIME: 8pm
VENUE: Festival Hub – The Catfish, 30 Gertrude St Fitzroy
PRICE: $10, on the door

 

ARTISTS:

The Broken Needles (live)
The Melbourne-based band’s second record sees their ferocious twin-guitar attack gracefully supplanted by billowing synth textures, meandering pedal steel lines and baroque string arrangements. Click here to listen.

Matsu (Live Visuals)
Yutaka Matsuda, known as ‘Matsu’, is a liquid lighting artist from Osaka Japan.

 



20 JULY – Pork Chop Party

Posted on July 7th, by gspf in 2014 Events. Comments Off on 20 JULY – Pork Chop Party

GSPF HUB.

Downstairs at the Festival Hub, Pork Chop Party free front bar show.

WHEN: Sunday 20 July
TIME: 5pm
VENUE: Festival Hub – The Catfish, 30 Gertrude St Fitzroy
PRICE: Free

 

ARTISTS:

Pork Chop Party (Live)
Two broken bass drums. Two broken guitars. Two broken gentlemen. Songs of melancholic optimism. Two-man-band. Click here to listen.

 



21 JULY – Formless Mondays

Posted on July 6th, by gspf in 2014 Events. Comments Off on 21 JULY – Formless Mondays

GSPF HUB.

A weekly gig of musical improvisation, collaboration and experimentation – featuring musical performances by Vacant Lake and Purr, accompanied by a live anglog visual mix-up by artist Anthony Megen.

Presented by Bandcamp Hunter and Formless Fields.

Drink specials and Philly Cheesesteaks at Catfish til 12pm

WHEN: Monday 21 July
TIME: 8:30pm – 11pm
VENUE: Festival Hub – The Catfish, 30 Gertrude St Fitzroy
PRICE: Free

 

ARTISTS:

Vacant Lake (Live)
The solo project from Melbourne/Berlin based artist Beres Jackson from KAROSHI. This EP is ambient electronica with a hat tip to UK post-dubstep, with underlying field recordings taken over the previous 12 months in Berlin, Bangladesh and Sydney.

Purr (Live)
The project of Melbourne artist Peter Tones, creating intimate long-exposure slow-burners by combining guitar and electronic sound.

Anthony Megen (Live Visual Performance)
A landscape architect + acoustic ecologist munching at the ecotones of culture. He makes messes both visually and aurally.

 



22 JULY – Community Arts Panel: Funding and Partnerships

Posted on July 5th, by gspf in 2014 Events. Comments Off on 22 JULY – Community Arts Panel: Funding and Partnerships

GSPF HUB – INDUSTRY PANEL

Join us for this industry Panel focusing on Funding & Partnerships led by industry professionals who are predominantly involved in funding art projects. The intention is to facilitate a talk about the various opportunities available and to create a platform for ideas sharing and networking.

Panellists are Mathew Benetti; Marketing and Partnership Manager from crowdfunding platform Pozible, Siu Chan Co-ordinator; Arts and Cultural Services speaking about charitable fund account Room to Create Fund and Adrian Nelson; of the Clifton Hill/North Fitzroy Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank.

Guest Speaker: Liss Gabb from Co-Health Arts Generator

* * A free drink on arrival, courtesy of our sponsors * * 

Enjoy the tunes downstairs with DJ Richie 1250 PBS

WHEN: Tuesday 22 July
TIME: 6pm – 8pm
VENUE: Festival Hub – The Catfish, 30 Gertrude St Fitzroy
PRICE: Free

PANELLISTS:

Matthew Benetti – Pozible, Marketing & Partnerships Manager
Brona Keenan – Room to Create, Yarra Council
Adrian Nelson – Clifton Hill/North Fitzroy Community Bank … Read More »



23 JULY – Milpirri: Winds of Change

Posted on July 4th, by gspf in 2014 Events. Comments Off on 23 JULY – Milpirri: Winds of Change

GSPF HUB – DOCUMENTARY SCREENING.

The remote Warlpiri community of Lajamanu are preparing for Milpirri, an exciting cross-cultural event. Milpirri clouds bring rain from the collision of opposites: the Milpirri event reminds us all, that to find our way ‘back home,’ we need to listen to ‘ngurra’, ‘home’ – the country we share.

Produced by PAW (Pintubi Anmajerre Warlpiri) Media and Communications in association People Pictures.
Directed by Wanta Jampijinpa and Stewart Carter. Edited by Cath South.

Duration: 54 minutes documentary

WHEN: Wednesday 23 July
TIME: Doors open 6:30, Screening starts 7pm
VENUE: Festival Hub – The Catfish, 30 Gertrude St Fitzroy
PRICE: Gold coin donation

 



24 JULY – Experimental Live Video Show & Tell

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GSPF HUB – INDUSTRY PANEL

Come check out circuit-bent video machines, reactive video programming and multimedia art.

The night will begin with a panel discussion on experimental video methods and technology. Then the panellist will present a show & tell of the various technologies they use and allow audiences to tinker and experiment with the mechanics on display.

Come have a look, listen and play.

* * A free drink on arrival, courtesy of our sponsors * * 

PBS DJ: Peeking Through The Wool

WHEN: Thursday 24 July
TIME: 6 – 8pm
VENUE: Festival Hub – The Catfish, 30 Gertrude St Fitzroy
PRICE: Free

 

PANELISTS:

Kate Geck
Multimedia Artist & Lecturer, working with animation, textiles & installation.

Anthony Magen
Performing in the Festival Hub on as part of Formless Mondays with his acoustic ecologist munching at the ecotones of culture.

Robert D Jordan
A composer, sound designer and experimental electronics developer.

Jovan Vucinic
A multimedia artist who specialises in building audio-reactive installations with projectors … Read More »



25 JULY – Movement

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GSPF HUB.

Movement exists to showcase music from local producers across the electronic spectrum, along with equally innovative projections from the city’s visual specialists. Free from musical discrimination or loyalty to any particular scene, the events aims to take the audience on a musical journey.

The night plays host to producers from a multitude of disciplines, from hip hop and beats through to dubstep, drum’n’bass, techno and sound art experimentation.

WHEN: Friday 25 July
TIME: 6pm til late
VENUE: Festival Hub – The Catfish, 30 Gertrude St Fitzroy
PRICE: $5 on the door

 

LINE-UP:
Dr. Res 
Kloke
Able 8
Bevin Campbell
Alex Xie
Chiara Kickdrum 

VISUALS: Slippery Jim

 



26 JULY – Closing Night Party

Posted on July 1st, by gspf in 2014 Events. Comments Off on 26 JULY – Closing Night Party

GSPF HUB.

Join us for the Closing Night Party of the Gertrude Street Projection Festival, this year presented by The Hills Are Alive!

Let’s celebrate the seventh year of the festival with a closing party they will be talking about until next year’s launch. The Festival Hub will be filled with all the lights and sounds you need to get your feet grooving on a Saturday night. Featuring live set by 9 piece Melbourne outfit Echo Drama, DJ set by Real Slinga and live visuals by VJ Radiance and VJ KS.

WHEN: Saturday 26 July
TIME: 9pm til late
VENUE: Festival Hub – The Catfish, 30 Gertrude St Fitzroy
PRICE: Free

 

ARTISTS:

Echo Drama (Live)
This 9 piece Dub/Reggae/Hip-Hop outfit from Melbourne have rapidly made their presence felt as a high energy live act capable of delivering to any size crowd, room or festival stage.

Real Slinga (DJ Set)

VJ Radiance (Live Visuals)
Radiance … Read More »



27 JULY – Empat Lima

Posted on June 30th, by gspf in 2014 Events. Comments Off on 27 JULY – Empat Lima

GSPF HUB.

Downstairs at the Festival Hub, Empat Lima with Holy Lotus & guest VJS, free front bar show.

PBS DJ Richie 1250

WHEN: Sunday 27 July
TIME: 5pm
VENUE: Festival Hub – The Catfish, 30 Gertrude St Fitzroy
PRICE: Free

 

ARTISTS:

Empat Lima (Live)
Hypnotised by the garage sounds of the 60’s Asian/Western explosion, they gather material from psychedelic Thai, traditional Japanese epics and dreamy Indonesian pop, putting their own colourful twist on it to make one balmy night of dancing A- go-go. Click here to listen.

Holy Lotus (Live)
Click here to listen.

 



Workshop: A Guide to Projection Art

Posted on June 19th, by gspf in 2014 Events. Comments Off on Workshop: A Guide to Projection Art

Presented by Arts Centre Melbourne and Gertrude Street Projection Festival

Using the software Little Projection Mapping Tool with artist Pierre Proske

Electronic artist Pierre Proske will take you on journey that introduces you to the wonders of Projection Art and Projection Mapping. You will use the open source (and therefore free) Little Projection Mapping Tool (LPMT) to project on temporary sculptural objects such as cubes. This is a unique opportunity to see into a world of unlimited possibilities in the visual sphere.

Pierre Proske
Pierre is an Australian artist intrigued by the pervasiveness of technology in culture and its relationship to nature. Proske’s work involves exposing the unspoken relationships we have with technology and harnessing machines into exploring new aesthetics. Both resisting and exploiting modern techno-utopian trends, Proske employs humour and the absurd as weapons against the invasion of computer augmented realities. Alongside electronic … Read More »



Workshop: Introduction to VJing and Projection Mapping

Posted on June 19th, by gspf in 2014 Events. Comments Off on Workshop: Introduction to VJing and Projection Mapping

Presented by Arts Centre Melbourne and Gertrude Street Projection Festival

Using the software VDMX and Madmapper with artist Kit Webster

In this informative tutorial, media artist Kit Webster will take you on an informative tour as he demonstrates some of the most cutting edge examples of new media installation using projection mapping today. He will then go on to explain his own processes of producing audio visual sculptures and will also go over the tips and tricks he has developed to create a VJ set using the software ‘VDMX’. (A free fully functional demo of VDMX is available for download from vidvox.net.)

Kit will explain how to build your own VJ rig so you can provide live visuals for parties and events and will talk you through the process of creating a projection mapping sculpture. You will learn the steps involved in designing … Read More »