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Seventh is an artist-run, non-profit gallery operating since 2000. Learn more about us and our programs, or read our latest news for what's on, online and IRL.

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Andrea Illés and Stacey Collee continue their investigation into the gaze and the image. Their video-based work alludes to acts of (self) imaging and gazing, through the form of the selfie. Subsequently, their work questions how contemporary imaging technologies shape our potential to experience ourselves and others, and how these potentials are internalized and externalized.

Technological imaging flattens dimensionality only for dimension to be reinterpreted by an audience. Through investigating processes of flattening and de-flattening, the artists call into question codes of gazing, the way we conceive of ourselves and others in collective spaces, and the precarity of selfness.

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Andrea Illés and Stacey Collee

Fade Into You

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This work explores how constructs such as re-incarnation and family mythology provide speculative ways in which we can re-imagine our past to understand the present time. Through a mythological dreamscape, I rebirth a story that aims to rectify my past, and the lives of my ancestors. Drawing on the ancient Indian practice of extracting yellow pigment, derived from cow urine after they have been fed mango leaves, I collapse and merge various personal timelines. These include the stories of my mother and her pet cow, Indian traditions passed down to me by my father, my mother’s mango cravings during her pregnancy and the sacredness of storytelling.

This work highlights the importance of preserving aural histories, especially as they possess ancestral guidance, resilience, and healing that can be taken into future generations.

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Monica Rani Rudhar

We Were Connected in a More Complicated Way Than Either of Us Could Even Begin To Understand

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Red Bean Soup brings together the work of Asian diasporic artists; Yi "11" Zhou, Kaede James Takamoto, Phương Nguyen Le, Sherry Zheng, Minh-An Pham, and Adrian Jing Song.

The installation serves as a culmination of their experiences as they each make return trips to their hometowns, and grapple with the loss of loved ones, family secrets, fragmented memories, and feelings of un-belonging. Their shared struggle draws solace from the symbolism of the iconic Red Bean Soup.

No one knows of the dish's origin, but it has made its way across Chinese, Japanese, Malaysian, and Vietnamese cuisine. Though the dish exists in a multitude of variations, the partaking of Red Bean Soup has always symbolised good fortune, happiness, and the overcoming of hardship.

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Adrian Jing Song and Phương Lê

Red Bean Soup

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We are pleased to introduce Seventh Cinema, a free public cinema season spanning seven weeks. 

Teaming up with guest artist Kori Miles, we have curated a series of film programs on a temporary outdoor cinema on the gallery's adjacent lawn. This inaugural season is dedicated to exploring the intersections of neo/colonialism and global climate change, zooming in on global colonial expansion and its persistent effects on the environment, human rights, and cultural landscapes.

Join us for weekly film screenings where each session showcases a short film followed by a feature. Through the films that we have selected, we aim to spotlight the resilience ingrained in the struggles for self-determination within global First Nations and other hegemonised and racialised communities. Themes of storytelling, family, social justice activism, home, and transformation weave through our program, highlighting the powerful and enduring role of struggle and resistance.

Screenings are free to attend and all are welcome. For more details and a comprehensive schedule of screenings and associated activities, please see our schedule below (click to enlarge) and reserve a free ticket through this link.

This event is supported through the City of Yarra's Annual Grants program.

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Seventh Cinema (Guest curated by Kori Miles and Lucie Loy)

Seventh Cinema

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What's On

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Isabella Trimboli
Autumn Rites
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Studio Residencies

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Group Show
REAL JOB
Madeleine Thornton-Smith
Artists’ Union Working Group
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