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OIGÅLL PROJECTS is a gallery and conceptual testing ground located on Wurundjeri land at 122 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne (Naarm).

The gallery produces exhibitions showcasing captivating and challenging work from contemporary Australian artists.

The versatile space presents a blank canvas for cyclical reinvention in collaboration, unbound by history nor convention.


Pronounced ‘Oi-gul’ the project is named in honour of the late Irene (Gertrude) Spilsbury aka Oigåll (1926 - 2018).

“Always highly creative, she never held back and gave everything a go. The combination of her attitude and the space being located on Gertrude Street – this is an open loveletter to her.”

    – Mitchell Zurek,  Director



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Catharsis 
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Oigåll Projects present CATHARSIS, a stunning debut solo exhibition of works by Naarm based artist and graphic designer Anthony Stephens. Opening on 04.08.22 and comprising a collection of bold figurative paintings and objects, this selection of new work offers an exciting insight into the creative process of an emerging young artist.

Reflecting on his own struggles with mental health at a young age, Anthony Stephens found release and a vital new form of visual language and expression in painting. Creating enthralling and emotionally charged works that parallel his own technically driven practice of making, each piece is considerately composed. Stephens negotiates and collaborates with his various subjects to choreograph the final image, drawing on his practice as a designer and photographer to manipulate physicality and scale in order to achieve this nuanced vision.

The resulting work presents subtle and engaging narratives; heightened modes of representation that highlight the nude form or human figure as a site of emotional and inherently political significance. The compositions negotiate with space and tension in a way that invokes response from the viewer. It is through this response and interaction that Stephens achieves the titular catharsis; the engagement of the viewer providing a vital sense of release and resolution.


Photography by;
Annika Kafcaloudis
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Justin Hinder 
July 14 - July 31, 2022


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SUNFLOWERS (after Van Gogh) 
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Oigåll Projects is pleased to present SUNFLOWERS (after Van Gogh) a new suite of paintings by Justin Hinder exploring his diagnosis and treatment of cancer starting in 2021.

Having had an irrational fear of the story of Van Gogh loosing his ear after an art class reproducing the artists work Sunflowers as a child; when faced with the same fate due to his health Hinder chose to revisit this time including the effects on his body and where he rested during his journey within this collection of paintings.

Reimagining the works ‘Portrait with Bandaged Ear, (1889)’, Bedroom in Arles, (1888) and ‘Sunflowers, (1888/89)’ Hinder accepts and understands his childhood demons as well as the new body that has resulted from the experience to investigate the human condition and resilience.



Photography by;
Annika Kafcaloudis




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