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 & designers.

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).

“Nothing that surrounds us is object, all is subject.”


Daniel O’Toole
Nov 24 2022

Voices from the Void

‘Voices from the void’ is an installation of custom made brass drums that sing when interacted with. The set of drums are tuned to a chord, creating an evolving soundscape resonates in harmony.

The exhibition will feature 9 drums, displayed as wall hanging objects, that when approached, begin to vibrate and produce a sine wave. The drums skins, painted black, will act as a void drawing focus to the sound which is being projected; singing to the audience and harmonising with the other drums, the room becomes and instrument, and the audience are the players.

A subtle musical experience is evoked through the use of dynamics. The participants proximity to the work determines its volume and the ‘colour’ of the sound; harmonics will be introduced at closer distances. The envelope (speed at which the sound begins and ends) will be affected by the proximity, and the over all feeling of this sensitivity, allows for a responsive and connected experience.

The drums are made of brass; a material is famous for its resonant qualities. The shell is polished to a mirror finish to reflect light, while the skin is painted black to absorb it.

The void is a portal to get lost in, a space for contemplation. ‘Voices from the void’ allows a group of individuals to connect as a group of performers in their own experience of the exhibition, which cannot be re-produced.

Like any instrument with a set of notes, the limitations of its expression, are only your imagination and the time you dedicate to honing the skill in playing it.

Photography by;
Annika Kafcaloudis

Kate Rohde
Cordon Salon 
Caitlin She 
Eryca Gree
Nov 10 - Nov 20, 2022


Venus on the Half-Shell

Do you remember being born?

Are you thankful?
For the hips that cracked…
…the deep velvet of your mother…
…and her mother…
…and her mother?

- Warsan Shire

Photography by;
Annika Kafcaloudis
Billy Vanilli
With Seasonal Simone
Oct 20 2022


Oigåll Projects present ‘Buffet’, a sumptuous new solo exhibition from Melbourne/Naarm based artist Billy Vanilli. With a distinctive flair for sensual and incandescent imagery, Billy explores themes of desire, consumption, nostalgia and intimacy. Capturing a realism that shimmers with dreamlike ebullience, his contemporary paintings are highly evocative; a sensory celebration of the tangible and emotional relationship we have with food & dining, and the rituals and symbols that these past times invoke. While embracing and exploring all that is erotic, hedonistic and decadent, his paintings are also a tender and personal love letter to art, life and passion. With this body of work, Billy continues to solidify himself as an exciting emerging artist with a refreshing vision and self-assured creative potential.

Billy’s work has previously been featured in several exhibitions, including ‘Rituals of Decadence’ at Oigåll Projects in 2021. His paintings have been acquired by private collectors locally and internationally.

Photography by;
Annika Kafcaloudis