The first of its kind in Melbourne, Can’t Do Tomorrow is a celebration of urban art and contemporary culture in one of the most iconic underground spaces in Australia: The Facility, Kensington. Everything at the summer festival is designed for people who want to immerse themselves in a new way of consuming, or being consumed by, art. Feast your eyes, gorge your stomach, shimmy to live music, play intellectual ping pong, snort espresso martinis and salute the scene’s most smouldering talent.
Can’t Do Tomorrow will transform The Facility into an outlandish Eden populated by a crowd more hedonistic than a 90s warehouse rave. More than 100 artists, galleries, crews and collectives will descend on The Facility to display and sell work in urban art disciplines as varied as: painting, murals, photography, stencil, sculpture, video, illustration and epic immersive installations.
The festival will profile artists in three exhibitions sectors, curated by industry heavyweightToby Benador, Director of Just Another Agency. Benador – known to push the boundaries and break the rules, says: “I am honoured to be a part of a concept that celebrates and encompasses art and creativity on so many different levels. This festival is an incredible way of pushing boundaries, showcasing a range of creatives along with the incredible talent Melbourne has access to.”
UNLEASH: 80 independent artists from the scene will be showcasing and selling work across disciplines as diverse as painting, writing, video, sculpture, installation, prints and stencil design.
UNLOCK: showcases a number of established galleries and collectives exhibiting new and historic works from the urban art movement, through solo shows and group exhibitions.
UNLIMITED: get set to tumble down the rabbit hole into this immersive section, where dark dreamscapes and whimsical wonderlands lie in wait. UNLIMITED will show a series of fantastic environments, awe-inspiring installations and site-specific murals created by some of the biggest names in the underground urban arts scene, including Alex Lehours, Ben Frost, Callum Preston, Georgie Seccull, Kaff-eine, and Michael Peck.
As well as art, Can’t Do Tomorrow will be raising a glass to Australia’s urban underground through a dynamic program of live music, workshops, performance and talks – full program announced November 2019.
Can’t Do Tomorrow is CALLING FOR ARTIST SUBMISSIONS. Visit www.cantdotomorrow.com/artists for info on how to get involved. Applications close 1 September 2019.