In Pictures: Our Pop-Up Art Gallery

Last week we held our first Melbourne pop-up art gallery as part of the Fringe Festival. In the stunning setting of Gasworks Arts Park we set up camp in The Boardwalk Republic, the south side Fringe Hub hosted by After Dark Theatre. With circus, theatre, music, food and of course art, a good time was guaranteed for all. Our pop-up gallery showcased an eclectic mix of both emerging and established Australian artists, who use a wide range of mediums to produce superb original artworks. For those of you that couldn’t make it, let us give you a guided tour of what you missed…

An artistic out of focus shot to whet your appetite.

There she is!

The Bluethumb Pop-Up gallery.


And Grungle can’t wait to show you around his dog friendly showcase.

Our Hartley and Co. wine display featuring Bluethumb artists.

This label’s artwork is by Jac Clark.

Can you guess who this one’s by? There’s a clue…

That’s right. The one and only Loui Jover.

And finally a shot from the inside.

This wall’s adorned with paintings by Jac Clark and Sarah Gosling.

Bear Pit by Sarah Gosling really comes to life in the sunshine.


Too huge to fit in the shot; Melbourne City (left) by Annette Spinks is complemented perfectly by her two smaller works, Belonging (top right) and Peace.

The back entrance.

The roof and an idyllic setting.

Dramatic light at sunset.

The other side.

Let’s go in!

More by John; Cat and Eagle (top) and Cat with Cockatoo Pair.


Matthew Broughton‘s incredible linocut and wood prints of iconic Melbourne scenes.

Big Fish Eat the Little Ones (left) by Cameron Holmes explores the theme of the weak and the strong.

More by Cameron; Untitled 4 (top) and Back to Black.

Darkness sets in.

And the children of the dark come out to play.

Our pop-up looks spectacular at night.

The Boardwalk Republic Melbourne Fringe hub is in full swing.

Everybody outside! The magnificent Missy presents a taster of her show Love, Loss and Lattes.

“It’s beginning to look a lot like christmas.”

Grungle changes into evening wear.

The art looks even better at night.

Girls night out.

Grungle’s chosen his favourite: Dymo the Dalmation by Jac Clark.

The last few visitors before close.

And we’re done… until next time!

Thanks to everyone involved who made our pop-up possible! A special thanks to After Dark Theatre, Gasworks Arts Park and our awesome artists.

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