Shoestring Melbourne: The First Site Gallery and The Astor
Alright, so for this week I’m going to kick it off with something close to home before sending you waaaaaay off to Chapel St.
I’m afraid, once again, I will have to take a bit of liberty with money on the second one, but I promise it’s not that bad.
So, along the western edge of RMIT’s campus, between the entrance to Storey Hall and the entrance to building 8 (where the Hub, the Library, and the Cafeteria all are) is a small set of steps leading down in to the ‘First Site Gallery’.
This is a place where artists of a variety of disciplines, primarily taken from RMIT’s student pool, can put on exhibitions.
There are new exhibitions every fortnight and the Facebook page I linked to above has an ‘events’ tab with the upcoming shows listed.
Entry is free, so there’s really no excuse to not get in there and check out some of the work being produced by other RMIT students when you have a bit of time on campus.
So, on to the other subject for this week.
Some of you may have heard about this one before and I’ll admit that I’ve kept it up my sleeve to strategically drop on here as I know it’s a good one.
The theatre is on the corner of Chapel St and Dandenong Rd, right by the Windsor train station, and there are instructions on which tram lines to grab on the Astor’s website.
I must (once again) apologize for something here because, in my desire to hold back on the Astor, I did prevent anyone new to the Theatre from meeting Marzipan, the cat who lived there and was weirdly famous for it.