As part of Leaps & Bounds Festival, the team behind the indie label series ‘Label of Love’ are set to bring you the Labour of Love Art Series running over three weeks from Friday 1st July – 21st July at Collingwood’s newest warehouse and gallery, Besser Space.

It’s simple, three FREE music-related exhibitions over three weeks, featuring from one of Melbourne’s most loved music venues The Corner Hotel, one of Australia’s favourite indie labels Bedroom Suck, and one of Melbourne’s busiest music photographers Zo Damage.

The Corner Hotel – Last 20 years of the Corner
The announcement of the Corner Award
Live music photography by Carbie Warbie, Mary Boukouvalas, Ian Laidlaw
Poster artwork and adverts from the last 20 years of the Corner
Opening night Friday 1st July – 6.00pm – 9.00pm with DJs
Exhibition 1st – 3rd – July – Gallery opening hours 11am – 5pm
Proudly supported by Moon Dog Craft Brewery.

As part of Labour of Love, The Corner Hotel will share some of their most prized poster artworks and adverts from the last 20 years of shows at the Corner. Local live music photographers Carbie Warbie, Mary Boukouvalas, and Ian Laidlaw will exhibit some of their favourite Corner moments, along with the announcement of the Corner Award shortlist artists for their first newly appointed annual award.

Located in Richmond, The Corner has been a live music venue in some form since the 40’s with jazz concerts on the rooftop. With around 4000 shows under its belt, The Corner has played host to everything from Queens of The Stone Age and Eddy Current Suppression Ring, to The Avalanches, Hilltop Hoods and Wanda Jackson, amongst many other touring international, national and local acts for nearly 20 years playing host to shows up to seven nights a week from every conceivable genre of music.

Corner Venue pic

Bedroom Suck – Bedroom Suckers
Opening night Friday 8th July 6.00pm – 9.00pm + Hot Topic live
Exhibition 8th – 13th July – Gallery opening hours 11am – 5pm

Now one Australia’s staples of independent music, indie label Bedroom Suck have put together an exhibition of contemporary artists exploring the visual aesthetic behind this constantly mutating family of ‘bedroom suckers’. Catch works from the musicians behind bands like Scott & Charlene’s Wedding, Deaf Wish, Totally Mild, Twerps, Lower Plenty, Boomgates, Per Purpose, Primitive Motion and more. Explore a flipside of contemporary music that often gets lost in a world of marketing and press campaigns – that of the practising artist, an individual or group of individuals with a desire for self-expression, hoping to invigorate their audience with thought or feeling.

This exhibition will also include 4 musical performances from artists we consider an essential part of the Bedroom Suck family.
Friday 8th – Hot Topic – 7pm
Saturday 9th – Liz Mitchell (Totally Mild) – 3pm
Sunday 10th – Sweet Whirl – 3pm
Wednesday 13th – Craig Dermody (Scott &Charlene’s Wedding) – 7pm

A full list of exhibiting artists:
Sarah Mary Chadwick, Sandra Selig, Leighton Craig, Megan Cope, Julia McFarlane, Steph Hughes, Xanthe Dobbie, Elizabeth Mitchell, Craig Dermody, Gillian Tucker, Glen Schenau , Jensen Thjung, Dusty McCord-Anastassiou, Lachlan Denton and Sarah Heyward.


EVE A photography exhibition by Zo Damage
Live music photography exhibition focused on women in rock’n’roll
Opening night Friday 15th July – 6.00pm – 9.00pm
Exhibition 15th – 21st July – Gallery opening hours 11am – 5pm

Melbourne’s busiest music photographer Zo Gay, better known as ZO DAMAGE, has been documenting Melbourne’s underground music scene for close to a decade. Zo’s dense catalogue presents the scene in a way that is emotionally honest and captures the rawness of live performance.

With a handful of solo exhibitions under her belt, including GRIT and PROOF, Zo recently curated the group exhibition DIGS, that included photographic and illustrative works by artists Rennie Ellis, Philip Morris, Ponch Hawkes, Tim Molloy and more.

Currently, Zo is almost half way through her commitment to photograph one live band a day for 365 days for her 365 Day Live Music Photography Project.

Zo will showcase EVE, a collection stunning photographic prints focused on women in rock‘n’roll. All photos in the EVE exhibition will be presented unframed, inviting the viewer to participate in the moments without a glass barrier standing between them and the photographs.

As a special treat, there will also be with a selection of photos from Zo’s 365 Day Project on display at the EVE exhibition.

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Labour of Love Art Series
Besser Space – 15-25 Keele Street, Collingwood

1st – 3rd July – Last 20 years of the Corner
Opening Night Friday 1st July – 6.00pm – 9.00pm with DJs
Gallery opening hours 11am – 5pm

8th – 13th July – Bedroom Suck – The Exhibition
Opening Night Friday 8th July – 6.00pm – 9.00pm with live performances
Gallery opening hours 11am – 5pm

15th – 21st July – EVE a photography exhibition by Zo Damage
Opening Night Friday 15th July – 6.00pm – 9.00pm
Gallery opening hours 11am – 5pm

All shows FREE ENTRY!