No matter where you are, great art is always just around the corner! Here are some of our top picks for the East Coast this week!

MELBOURNE

Human Rights Arts and Film Festival:

1Ld7eea5e4-5e76-4574-b58c-18b3d446f50bKicking off in Melbourne then touring nationally, the newest Film Festival to add to the mix seeks to inform, engage, inspire and drive conversation on human rights issues.

WHEN: 7-21st May 6:30pm-late
WHERE: ACMI
PRICE: visit the Film Festival website for details

Emerging Visual Artists at Less Than Zero

paintinglightgreyLocal bar and restaurant Less than Zero has opened is now moonlighting as an emerging art gallery, with Amy Freund (shameless plug) as the inaugural artist to present her artwork at the restaurant as part of their ’emerging artist series.

WHEN: Opening night: Tuesday 12th May 5-9pm
WHERE: Less Than Zero
PRICE: Free

SYDNEY:

Momento at 2 Danks Street:

Acino_square-formatWith a past in ice-sculpturing, Janet Tavener presents her works in a series called Memento; highlighting the effects of global warming on the environment, turning all living things into nothing but a memento.

WHEN: May 8 – 6th June
WHERE: 2 Danks Street
PRICE: Free

An Imprecise Science

an-imprecise-science-2015-installation-view-01-courtesy-artspace-sydney-photo-credit-zan-wimberleyPresented as the first exhibition of the renovated Gunnery, An Imprecise Science welcomes 13 artists of different ages and nationalities, and  different fields of practice, for a group exhibition.

WHEN: Now-17th May
WHERE: Artspace
PRICE: Free

BRISBANE:

Anywhere Festival

burning-angel1-517x517Anywhere Festival is a festival of performance anywhere but a theatre in the nooks and crannies of Brisbane – from West End to Zillmere, Goodna to Carina.

WHEN: 7-24th May
WHERE: Brisbane City
PRICE: Prices start from $15

The Promised Land

Thumbnail_320-4Michael Parekowhai: The Promised Land’ is a major exhibition of one of New Zealand’s leading contemporary artists that features the Gallery transformed into an immersive environment for viewing art: a ‘memory palace’ within which to discover photography and sculpture spanning more than two decades of Parekowhai’s expansive practice.

WHERE: GOMA
WHEN: Now – 21st June
PRICE: Free