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B-SIDE 2020

Haydn Allen, Manisha Anjali, Georgia Anson, Skye Malu Baker, Phoebe Beard, Olga Bennett, Seth Birchall, Kate Bohunnis, Nicole Breedon, John Brooks, Rachel Button, Lori Camarata, Lara Chamas, Andrew Clapham, Mig Dann, Tildy Davis, Ara Dolatian, Lauren Dunn, Majed Fayad, MJ Flamiano, Jacquie Owers Gayst, Jessica Grilli, Olivia Guardiani, Erin Hallyburton, Emma Hamilton, Zainab Hikmet, Stephanie Hosler, IchikawaEdward, Lou Hubbard, Lucy Hughes, Yvette James, Therese Keogh, Tess King, Anna May Kirk, Kaijern Koo, Abbra Kotlarczyk, Jackie De Lacy, Shivanjani Lal, Kirsty Macafee, Holly MacDonald, Georgiy Margvelashvili, Tamara Marrington, Brahmony McCrossin, Tahlia McCuskey, Anna McDermott, Christine McFetridge, Kari Lee McInneny McRae, Lachy McKenzie, Josephine Mead, Madeleine Minack, Jordan Mitchell-Fletcher, Lia Dewey Morgan, Sophie Morrow, Olivia Mròz, Betty Musgrove, Ruth O’Leary, Sanja Pahoki, Katie Paine, Sean Peoples, Anatol Pitt, Lekhena Porter, Chunxiao Qu, Lisa Radford + Sam George, Marko Radosavljevic, Aaron Christopher Rees, Sara Retallick, Steven Rhall, Roberta Rich, Cailtin Royce, Britt Salt, Rachel Schenberg, Jacqui Shelton, Ben Sheppard, Lizzy Simpson, Darcy Smith, Tai Snaith, Jade Spokes, Clare Steele, Molly Rose Stephenson, Leyla Stevens, Dell Stewart, Jacqueline Stojanović, Adam Stone, Lachlan Stonehouse, Masato Takasaka, Camille Thomas, Madeleine Thornton-Smith, Henry Trumble, Lesley Turnbull, Hana Vasak, Parkin Vatanajyankur, Leanne Waterhouse, Grace Wood, Benjamin Woods, HeeJoon Youn, Patrick Zaia, Zoë Bastin, Kawita Vatanajyankur

4–14 Nov 2020

2020 has been undeniably challenging, yet for many, it offers the promise of transformation across hierarchies, economies and society. We have felt an increased sense of community and a determination to look toward a better future.

As an artist-run initiative at the forefront of contemporary art, BLINDSIDE is a leading platform for new and critical dialogues, contemporary art and bold ideas. We believe that artists and creative workers will be fundamental to post-COVID recovery; they will generate progressive ideas that enable us to rebuild our society in the coming months and years.

B-SIDE 2020 calls for the support of BLINDSIDE and its collaborating artists, writers and curators as we navigate the other side - life beyond the pandemic. It’s the start of the world as we want it.

We are pursuing a future in which we continue to strengthen our position as an important artist-run space in Melbourne, nationally and internationally; a space where artists are supported and the possibilities of critical practice are tested and realised. Our iconic site in the Nicholas Building, enduring reputation, strong governance and engaged team provide important mentorship and exposure to a broad range of practitioners and arts workers.

With the success of B-SIDE over the past three years we have been able to fund a portion of our gallery costs, allowing us to expand our artistic program and achieve our longstanding goal of becoming a free exhibition space for the first time in 2019. BLINDSIDE is seeking to further extend our support of artists, affirming the principle that all artists should be remunerated for their work and earn income.

Through B-SIDE 2020, we will grow our unique special curated projects, through which we are able to respond to global contexts as well as localised challenges within our community. We will continue to facilitate online projects that build on our digital innovations during COVID-19, and prioritise educational initiatives through an extensive program of talks, workshops and forums for artists, the general public and visiting school groups.

By purchasing an artwork or making a donation, you will be welcomed into a wonderful community of supporters whose impact is recognised through our exhibitions and programs, website and publications, and through special events and personal engagements with our artists, curators, educators and friends.

Come on the journey with us - we are stronger together.

Chloé Hazelwood, Chair, Board of Directors
Brittany Barnes, Fundraising Coordinator

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Onsite, Exhibition, B-SIDE

B-SIDE’s aim is to raise funds through the sale of artworks to enable Blindside to continue to program pivotal exhibitions, facilitate critical and engaging public programs, and support arts writers and artists at all stages of their careers.

Blindside B-SIDE is supported by Creative Partnerships Australia through Plus1.

Blindside B-SIDE is supported by Creative Partnerships Australia through the Australian Cultural Fund.

This program takes place on the land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We recognise that sovereignty was never ceded - this land is stolen land. We pay respects to Wurundjeri Elders, past, present and emerging, to the Elders from other communities and to any other Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders who might encounter or participate in the program.

Olivia Guardiani
Lucy Hughes
Georgiy Margvelashvili
Lachlan Stonehouse
Patrick Zaia


B-SIDE 2019
B-SIDE 2019, installation view at Blindside. Courtesy of the artists. Photo: Nick James Archer.
Onsite, Exhibition, B-SIDE

30 Oct–9 Nov 2019

B-SIDE 2019

Aaron Billings, Alex Walker, Cristal Johnson, Camila Galaz, Erin Hallyburton + Toy, Anna Dunnill, Britt Salt, Daniel Gawronski, Daisy Lewis-Toakley, Arini Byng, Billie Justice Thomson, Garth Howells, Jessie Turner, Levi Franco, Lachlan Stonehouse, Sandrine Deumier, Mia Middleton, Kirsty Macafee, Melanie Caple, Jordan Mitchell-Fletcher, Karen Casey, Paul Murphy, Lina Buck, Tyson Campbell, Steven Rhall, Tess King, Zainab Hikmet, Siying Zhou, Skye Malu Baker, Manisha Anjali, Haydn Allen, Georgia Anson, Olga Bennett, Seth Birchall, Phoebe Beard, Nicole Breedon, Kate Bohunnis, Tildy Davis, John Brooks, Mig Dann, Andrew Clapham, Lori Camarata, Lara Chamas, Lauren Dunn, Rachel Button, Ara Dolatian, MJ Flamiano, Jacquie Owers Gayst, Olivia Guardiani, Emma Hamilton, Majed Fayad, Jessica Grilli, Stephanie Hosler, Erin Hallyburton, Zainab Hikmet, IchikawaEdward, Lucy Hughes, Abbra Kotlarczyk, Yvette James, Therese Keogh, Jackie De Lacy, Kaijern Koo, Shivanjani Lal, Anna May Kirk, Tess King, Lou Hubbard, Holly MacDonald, Lachy McKenzie, Kari Lee McInneny McRae, Anna McDermott, Tahlia McCuskey, Kirsty Macafee, Madeleine Minack, Christine McFetridge, Tamara Marrington, Josephine Mead, Brahmony McCrossin, Georgiy Margvelashvili, Jordan Mitchell-Fletcher, Sean Peoples, Sanja Pahoki, Lia Dewey Morgan, Betty Musgrove, Sophie Morrow, Katie Paine, Anatol Pitt, Olivia Mròz, Ruth O’Leary, Lekhena Porter, Steven Rhall, Cailtin Royce, Sara Retallick, Roberta Rich, Chunxiao Qu, Lisa Radford + Sam George, Marko Radosavljevic, Britt Salt, Aaron Christopher Rees, Rachel Schenberg, Jade Spokes, Tai Snaith, Ben Sheppard, Darcy Smith, Molly Rose Stephenson, Clare Steele, Jacqui Shelton, Leyla Stevens, Lizzy Simpson, Dell Stewart, Adam Stone, Jacqueline Stojanović, Madeleine Thornton-Smith, Camille Thomas, Lachlan Stonehouse, Masato Takasaka, Lesley Turnbull, Hana Vasak, Henry Trumble, Parkin Vatanajyankur, Leanne Waterhouse, Patrick Zaia, HeeJoon Youn, Grace Wood, Benjamin Woods, Zoë Bastin, Kawita Vatanajyankur

B-SIDE 2018
Graphic by Jessica Pitcher.
Onsite, Exhibition, B-SIDE

1–10 Nov 2018

B-SIDE 2018

Aaron Billings, Ruby Hoppen, Andrea Eckersley, Steven Rendall, Camilla Gough, Martina Copley, Charles O’Loughlin, Amy May Stuart, Claire Mooney, Cherry Montgomery, Clare Rae, Sean M Whelan, David Thomas, Andrew Tetzlaff, Diego Ramirez, Alexandra Nemaric, Eleanor Louise Butt, Antonia Sellbach, Benjamin Sexton, Gabriel Tongue Nilsen, Jan Murray, Sean Lowry, Josephine Mead, Olga Bennett, Kate Rohde, Jacqui Stockdale, Lucie McIntosh, Sean Miles, Kiah Pullens, Ross Coulter, Kiron Robinson, Grace Wood, Madeleine Thornton-Smith, James Murnane, Raafat Ishak, Tom Ames, Tai Snaith, Evie Cahir, Timothy Herbert, Shelley Lasica, Bridie Lunney , Tori Lill, Kenneth L Suico, Brigid Hansen, Xanthe Dobbie, Kawita Vatanajyankur

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Working on unceded sovereign land of the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation, Blindside pays respect to Elders, past, present and emerging.


Working on unceded sovereign land of the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation, Blindside pays respect to Elders, past, present and emerging.