Sunday, August 28, 2011


Here’s something for all you scientifically inclined art aficionados. Biomedical artist Beth Croce, the brains behind Bioperspective, creates fine art and jewellery with a biological perspective in mind. What results are pancreas cufflinks and uterus earrings to sketches of human skeletal bats.

You can check out her website here, but you can also see her jewellery range in the flesh at the Bend as we play host to Melbourne Spring Fashion Week’s ‘Spotlight Emerging Designer Exhibition’. Beth, as well as 11 other local designers will be showcasing their SS11 range for the next two weeks. Come by and see the hard work of Melbourne's emerging fashionistas.

The show runs from 29th August until 11th September.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

What do YOU listen to in the studio?

Studio Music provides an insight into the creative process of visual practitioners around the world, through the music that they listen to whilst working.  Studio Music is a site intended to review, critique and endorse music, it's not for profit and two new artist playlist's will be added to the site at the beginning of each week.  If you would like any more information, or to submit a playlist, email 

And if it were me...right now its gotta be 

Friday, August 26, 2011

Watch this space

Melbourne has such a huge list of galleries and more are always opening. One more to watch out for is Rooftop Art Space which opens with its first show on 1st of September at 6pm. All details are "coming soon" but as its so central at level 7 Curtain house, 252 Swanston street and if you are both curious and a regular gallery hopper make sure to check it out.

NOTHING (but flowers)

"Its a strange landscape"
Sculptor and installation artist Benedict Ernst currently has a show at West Space gallery. His work has been influenced by bouquets and botanical studies leading him to create "flowers" using objects such as bottle caps, saucepan lids, moss, wire and other collected debris. Its fantastic to see what can be created from what once was rubbish. Dont miss out

The show runs until 17th September at West Space level 1, 225 Bourke Street.

Thursday, August 25, 2011


English born graphic designer LAZER FIST was basically inspired by everything skateboarding, rap music, graff and design culture. Solo exhibition "Real Rain" opening on Friday, 26th of August from 6pm at RTIST gallery 29 St Edmonds Road, Prahran make sure you stop by and check it out.

Have a look at LF'S blog here..

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Paper Thin @ Colour By Numbers

Colour By Numbers Gallery is proud to present 'Paper Thin', a group exhibition of new works on paper by some of the best emerging and established street and fine artists from both Australia and overseas. After a successful fundraiser earlier this year, Colour By Numbers Gallery has found a fresh new space to call home in Newtown.

Opening 25th August from 6-9pm @ 55 Enmore Rd, Newtown, Sydney

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Pound's Cafe Artist: Cassandra King

For the last couple of weeks, mixed media artist Cassandra King, has graced Pound's cafe wall. Studying Illustration at NMIT, King uses a variety of mediums and finds inspiration in trying new and unconventional mediums. Her works are 2D and influenced by her surroundings.

"I am passionate about travelling and I often find myself in different places. This change of scenery forces me to notice things that may seem part of the everyday to others."

Be sure to take a look at her work. All pieces are for sale, $50 for the smaller pieces and $80 for the mediums.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Burning Man Fundraiser

Tomorrow at 3pm git down to Noise Bar (291 Albert St Brunswick) to see live paste ups by 1000 Pound Bend's friends Fletcher Andersen (Facter), HeescoI & The Others and Itch.  

If that isn't enough there's also:

The Woohoo Revue
The Squid Squad
That Gold Street Sound
Toby Fairbank (DJ set)
Hobo Hifi (DJ set)

Workshops and stalls by:
Nargile Lounge – Middle Eastern Sheesha Lounge
Mr Nice Guy – Kitchen all day
Seed Temple Healing Room
Fen Shui Hair Saloon
Circus Skills workshop
Bondage Workshop
Tribal Belly dancing workshop
Photo booth by Erin
Recycled Goods Fashion Design by Eleanor

Performances by
Live Magician
Hoola Hoopers
Space lady
Fire Twirling
Fire Breathing
Burlesque Dancers 

Its a $5 donation entry 3pm-7pm (does not include band room) and $15 entry 7pm onwards (includes band room)
Tickets available on the door

For further information visit   


The quarterly event of In The Cut is back for volume 3.
Instead of hitting a crummy alley, we have managed to get a perfect venue at Goodtime Studio in carlton!!
so keep the date free (OCT 8)  and be ready for a night filled with art, dj's, mc's and one of the best rock and roll bands you'll ever hear!

Artist and Musician will be confirmed in the next 2 weeks!

Friday, August 19, 2011

I Wish I Were Near.

Some Beautiful imagery to inspire your weekend. Photographic work by London based photographer Nadav Kander

Put some effort in!!!!

Living for the weekend? Always end up at the same parties with the same people. Stuck for ideas? Confused as to whether your beard really works with your glitter eye make-up. fear no more. steal some ideas and courage from the fabulous Cockettes! no excuses!

Thursday, August 18, 2011


Purely for your viewing pleasure.

...gloves are incredible.

Sneaky Leaky Feist

As you have probably heard at some stage at the cafe, us Pounders love ourselves a bit of Feist.  Though considering it's been 4 years since her last album, The Reminder, we are gearing up for the release of her fourth album, Metals, in October.  Getting us even more psyched are these sneaky leaky videos Feist has been dropping every few days with a taste of what the new album is to sound like, set to some rad little film. Yay!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


To kick off the Bend's August Acoustic Session, Kodo Motif came in to serenade us all with an amazing set and a coooooooooool MGMT cover. The boys have a great folk/indie/rock sound so you best get on it. If you missed them the other Sunday, get to the Vic Hotel (380 Victoria St. ) this Thursday to see them live. Also stop in the cafe on Sundays from 2-4pm for your chance to see other lovely sounding bands!

Listen to "A Girl Called Lullaby" for a peek-y-peek of Kodo's tunes here.
Oh...and Bend teamed up with Tone Deaf and featured Kodo here.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Craft Hatch Market

Leggings by Captain Robbo

Exciting things are happening this coming weekend at 1000 Pound Bend. The Craft Hatch Market is permanently moving to our gaff and its inaugural time here will be happening on Saturday 13th from 11am to 4pm.

Craft Hatch is well known for showcasing the hard work of emerging designers and it offers the public first dibs to the most freshest and innovative pieces, including clothing, stationary, homewares and plenty more. 

Head over to Craft Victoria for more info on the designers or on becoming a stallholder yourself!