House of Vans Melbourne, a two-day, pop up event held at The Meat Market, North Melbourne on Friday 10th & Saturday 11th November, 2017 is a showcase of Vans’ unique culture through multifaceted activations including D.I.Y workshops, shoe personalization, curated musical performances, a group charity show dedicated to the Sk8-Hi, Street markets and Vans Skate and BMX team Demos.
The all-ages day sessions will kick off with the Vans skate community hosting workshops including learn to skate classes with Jesse Noonan of Rock N Slide Skateboarding, grip tape design workshops with Jimmy Roche and a Skate Photography and Videography workshop run by Andrew Mapstone to teach budding skate photographers how to refine their craft. The workshops will run over both Friday and Saturday with limited capacity: registration is essential.
Saturday afternoon will see a stripped-back, musical performance from Little Brother (Trophy Eyes’ John Floreani) with support from Alex Moses (Columbus).
Alongside the workshops House of Vans Melbourne will host the launch of the Beach Burrito Co.’s “Tic Taco: Kick” exhibition; a group charity show dedicated to the Sk8-Hi. Showcasing the work of local artists including Buttons, Lauren Webster, Sindy Sinn and many more with proceeds from sales going towards social enterprise Skate Aid.
In the evenings, House of Vans Melbourne will welcome the overage community to an open house where guests can skate the Vans Stoop Series street park and mini ramp alongside Vans Skate & BMX team riders. Guests will be able to enjoy beverages from Sailor Jerry’s, Gage Road Brewery and Little Green Cider, with food from Taco Truck.
Friday evening’s activities will be heating up with live performances by Melbourne songstress Ali Barter with support from punk-pop Sydney 4-piece Rackett, formidable emcee Birdz and alt-pop trio Bell City Square.
Joining Newcastle heavyweights Trophy Eyes on Saturday evening will be Brisbane punk 3-piece powerhouse Columbus, Riot Grrrl band The Second Sex and Melbourne floor stompers The Quarters.
Sneaker patch customisation will appear alongside street market activations including vinyl and band merchandise from Oh! Jean Records, barber cuts from Uppercut Deluxe, artist zine pop-up Print & Staple by Ha-Ven and skate and BMX hardware from Fast Times Skateboarding and Rampfest BMX.
RSVP is essential.