Fifteen—who would’ve funked it?
Many a Melburnian, most likely.
Since opening in 2006, the carpark-cum-container bar has not only hosted some of Melbourne’s best parties but has continuously supported local and homegrown artists. And if there ever comes the day that Section 8 packs up its pallets and ships off its containers, a carpark-sized hole will be left in the heart of Melbourne. (Featured image: section8melbourne)
But that day isn’t on the horizon. What is on the horizon is their fifteenth birthday and for their fifteenth birthday celebrations, Section 8 is once again turning to Melbourne’s talent to put on a four-day party.
Over the Easter long weekend, Section 8 and its adjoining laneway will be host to more than 55 artists.
Early on Saturday afternoon, feature artist Gonketa will be live painting a piece in response to the sub-frequencies played by long-time resident Amin Payne’s OJ Kush. Hear sonic jazz, hip hop and funk blend with his own signature style as Gonketa, who was born deaf, throws paint on the canvas and creates a piece that will later be lit up by Simbiotic Vision with live projection mapping.
More artwork will be on show as part of the pop-up exhibition curated by Fort Heart and B-Side Gallery while Creature Creature will also be working on a live mural.
Musicwise, look forward to live sets from JonQuil Quartet ft. Tumi The Be, Cool Out Sun, Elle Shimada, Yaw Faso and Mol K & Boubacar Ausecuma among many more DJ sets from the likes of Mz Rizk, Sensible Jay, Teejae and Sadiva.
From Thursday to Sunday, this is one party you do not want to miss.
Entry is free.More info on the event page.