5 — 15 October
Free entry to the exhibition Monday – Sunday.
Friday nights (ticketed)
Extra Applause: $35.00
Blak Tix: $0.00
Zap Exhibitions presents ARISE: the second volume of an annual exhibition program not to be missed! Join us for an experimental and vibrant showcase of works across artforms from some of Naarm’s most exciting and diverse emerging creatives.
For the Zap Exhibitions team, the reason for the exhibition is simple – there are not enough opportunities for emerging artists to exhibit their works in the present art ecology of Naarm. By supporting this exhibition, visitors will be democratising the arts and empowering these artists to continue being creative.
In addition to enjoying the exhibition, every Friday night, be daring and experience the exhibition come alive with an array of live performances including dance, music, DJs, drag, performance art and other immersive surprises. Food and drink are available to purchase. Please note that Friday nights are ticketed events.
5 — 15 October
Monday — Saturday, 10—4 pm &
Sunday, 11—3 pm
6 October, 6—10 pm
13 October, 6—10 pm
Nicky Tsekouras (they/he) is an emerging, queer and visual artist. They are a Collingwood Yards studio resident and a City of Yarra, Yarra Youth Services artist in residence. They were awarded the Young Citizen of the Year in 2022 for their community outreach and for success in initiating Zap Exhibitions.
Zap Exhibitions is a not-for-profit, pop-up exhibition organisation dedicated to providing exhibition opportunities to minority groups, including emerging artists, queer, gender diverse, BIPOC, deaf and disabled humans. Previously, Zap Exhibitions has presented ‘ARISE’ at Fitzroy Art Collective in 2022 and ‘Beyond’ at Old Cheese Factory, City of Casey, which catered for over 44 artists of all disciplines including 2D & 3D visual art, digital, DJ, musicians, spoken word and drag!
Event warnings: Contains sustained bright lights, some nudity, moderate coarse language, sustained loud noises, and some infrequent/low pressure audience interaction.
Content warnings: Violence, drug use, drug references, alcohol use, sexual references, and references to mental health issues.
Abbotsford Convent, The Store is wheelchair accessible.
This venue is wheelchair accessible and wheelchair users enter from the back entrance. Please note that there is a slight incline in the venue.
There is reserved accessible parking as well as on-street parking for permit holders.
The venue also has accessible toilets.
There will be full visual descriptions of all 2D artworks in the exhibitions which will be made available upon entry.
Abbotsford Convent’s 2024 Melbourne Fringe program is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, as part of the Convent Live program.