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Open Hours by Mark Bo Chu

8-16 December161 Heidelberg Road, Northcote Opening drinks Thursday 7 December, 6-8pm Mark Bo Chu’s Open Hours studies commercial environments as public commons. From bars to bookstores, vintage shops to fast food chains, this series of colourful, textured paintings consecrate moments in spaces inhabited by patrons. Customers and workers are portrayed with nonchalant indifference, familiar to their roles. Utilitarian props—credit card readers, loose furniture, delivery vehicles—enliven scenes with often overlooked symbolism. Exterior representations feature overt electricity lines, while bare interior surfaces are embellished through saturation. These effects enhance the dignified spirituality of zones as unholy as a McDonald’s carpark, imbuing shop materials like bitumen, plastic, timber, silicon, and glass with new meaning. But any sanctity comes with a sense of humour,...

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Autumn Windows by Matthew Dettmer

20 OCTOBER – 4 NOVEMBER We are thrilled to present a new solo exhibition by Matthew Dettmer. Autumn Windows is an intimate look at the world around us - our streets, backyards, buildings and ever-changing weather patterns. These paintings offer a glimse into the beauty that can be found in the every day when you slow down and take a look.  161 Heidelberg Road, NorthcoteWed, Thu, Fri: 10am-5pmSat: 11am-4pm Exhibition catalogue will be available to view here on Wednesday 18 October.

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