URBAN WINE WALK (FITZROY / COLLINGWOOD)
SATURDAY 31st August 2019 | 12:00 - 4.00 PM
Presented by Neighbourhood Events Co.
Pull on a jacket and put on your beanie, the ultimate Winter Wine Tasting experience is here and this is one event you'll want to be at!
On Saturday the 31st of August Fitzroy and Collingwood will come alive as a line-up of Fitzroy and Collingwood's best venues each transform into an Urban Cellar Door for you to visit on a self-guided trail without having to leave the city!
You and your friends will enjoy amazing hospitality at a hand picked selection of local bars and restaurants whilst of course sampling a range of beautiful wines from the best producers Australia has to offer.
This week we’re featuring 23rd Street Distillers from Riverland in South Australia, in conjunction with the Gertrude Street Projection Festival. In celebration of all things visual arts, we’ve adapted the 23rd Street bottle label art into 3 special edition menu covers that we’ll be using throughout the duration of the festival.
NINA MASKIELL & MISHKA BECKMANN
ABOUT THE ARTWORK
Puncture is a collaborative video work made by Nina Maskiell and Mishka Beckmann.
The work was conceived at an artist residency program attended by Maskiell in Barcelona at the Transpecies Society, as well as from conversations with Mishka Beckmann about identity, transhumanism, the subversion of body ideals and beauty norms.
Through movement and texture, the body is extended beyond its own perceived identity.
A disfigured character exists in an undefined space; exploring its form and potential for experimentation, the body prepares itself to become a testing ground for change.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Nina Maskiell has a Bachelor of Fina Arts from RMIT and has exhibited her work in various group shows, festivals, events and publications in Melbourne, Sydney and overseas.
Maskiell works with soft sculpture, wearable art, sound and performance; she approaches her practice as a catalyst for self-exploration and change.
Maskiell is influenced by film and music videos, and often creates fictional characters to explore ideas surrounding identity, femininity, nature and technology.
Mishka Beckmann is a filmmaker and multidisciplinary artist working in the fields of puppetry, blacksmithing, costume design, illustration, dance, choreography and storytelling.
Beckmann’s practice draws on psychotherapy techniques developed during her practice as an art therapist.
Under the lens of unconditional positive regard she creates a sense of safety in which to reveal the true strangeness and vulnerability of humanity.
Her film series, Movement Portraits uses body language and dance to tell complex human stories without words.