Pre-purchase tickets are sold out.
A strictly limited number of tickets will be available on the door ($25 A / $20 M).
Commence your Melbourne Art Book Fair experience at a preview evening party on Friday 1 May 2015, 6-10pm. The ticketed preview is a special opportunity to purchase limited edition publications, enjoy music performances including Nick Selenitsch, Jonnine Standish, Laila Sakini, and Darren Sylvester, bars, food and more.
6-7pm Nick Selenitsch
Nick is a Melbourne-based artist and lecturer (VCA, Painting). Sporadically, he Djs. Recent solo exhibitions include Chalk and Clay, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, 2014, Nick Selenitsch – Play, Shepparton Art Museum, Shepparton, 2014, and, Folly, for Plinth Projects, Melbourne, 2014. Nick Selenitsch was a featured artist of Melbourne Now at the National Gallery of Victoria, 2013, and his work is held in the NGV collection.
7-8pm Jonnine Standish
Jonnine is an acclaimed musician and visual artist, perhaps best known as one-half of the lauded minimal electronic duo, HTRK. With over a decade of work as the singer and co-producer of HTRK, alongside Nigel Yang, she has produced three critically acclaimed studio albums, toured the world over and worked as a visual artist and art director, collaborating with fashion designers such as Pageant (winners of Tiffany & Co National Design Award 2015), and film directors such as Andrew Dominik (Chopper), Nathan Corbin, Jasmin Tarasin and Laure Prouvost (winner of the 2014 Turner Prize). Jonnine is engaged in the local music scene, running the club-night ‘Girls Club’ and has recently started mentoring, with a view to encouraging women working in electronic music. As creative director of new project Jonny & Jasmin, with film director Jasmin Tarasin, the duo are re-imagining spaces into multi-sensory, magical experiences.
8-9pm Laila Sakini
Laila performs as a DJ, an event organiser of the Day Care, Food Court and Girls Club parties, solo artist and a musician in electronic outfit Perfume Production. As a DJ, she’s played coveted events in Melbourne, Sydney and Paris from iconic parties such as Bamboo Musik and Animals Dancing to launches and openings at Perks and Mini (P.A.M), ACMI, NGV and Carriageworks. Laila produces music compilations, soundscapes and mixes for brands like Pet Shop Girls and Lucy Folk, restaurants including Pidapido and Guillaume and magazines like i-D. Currently roaming editor of cultural journal The Blackmail, she’s also a regular contributor to a number of publications including Oyster andDoingbird Magazine.
9-10pm Darren Sylvester
Darren recently returned from exhibiting at NADA Miami, his first showing with Melbourne gallery, Neon Parc. His practice involves photography, sculpture, video, music and performance, often involving pop culture elements and narratives where mediums are given high-end production sheens or twists to discuss contemporary life. Sylvester takes part in the upcoming NGV exhibition Transmission: Legacies of the television age and is currently working on his third album with local label Chapter Music.