Ta-ku Brings His ‘823’ Residency Program and Exhibition to Melbourne This December

Ta-ku. Ta-ku. Ta-ku. Honestly, is there anything this guy can't do? We're proud to call him a friend and we've watched his journey closely over the years, although sometimes it feels hard to keep up with all the projects he's got going on and today, he's announced another one - he's bringing his "823" residency and art exhibition to Melbourne next month! Click the photo above to find out all the details.

It’s time to get excited Melbourne!

After receiving major props in Sydney, Perth and Tokyo for his multi-collaborative project “823” powered by Dropbox, creative director Ta-ku (Reggie Matthews), has announced today that he will be bringing his cross-continental residency program to Melbourne’s iconic Lindberg Gallery this December.

From Thursday December 7, the three day affair will showcase work from the multi-talented photographer, producer and visual artist Ta-ku, as part of a public exhibition, alongside hosted photo walks with Ta-ku‘s Create & Explore collective, panel discussions with Soulection co-founder and Beats 1 Radio host Joe Kay and more for the now global “823” series. Ta-ku will also be holding an intimate studio session with Melbourne producer Thrupence and a lucky competition winner on Friday, December 8.

Ta-ku says of “823” Melbourne:

“823” has been a such a passion project for me this year – from the event in my hometown of Perth to taking this to Tokyo for the very first time, I’m very grateful that Dropbox are equally excited to bring young creators together and experiment across different mediums and ideas. For the Melbourne event, in particular, I wanted to invite a number of friends & collaborators who traverse being a visual artist and a musician. Joe Kay of Soulection and Melbourne’s Jack Vanzet aka Thrupence are both creators I’ve admired for years – come join us!

Inspired by his film photography, “823” shares Ta-ku’s fascination into the analogue processes of film that documents world travels and collaborations with creatives from different mediums. The photos on display act as a journal of his personal experiences.



“823” In Residence with Ta-ku’ Launch Party
Thursday, December 7

Panel Discussion w/ Soulection’s Joe Kay (gallery open to public)
Friday, December 8

Ta-ku & Thrupence Studio Session with Competition Winner
Friday, December 8

Create & Explore Photo Walk + Panel Discussion (gallery open to public)
Saturday, December 9

“823” In Residence with Ta-ku’ (gallery open to public)
Sunday, December 10

And just in case, you needed a soundtrack whilst you’re reading, check out one of our favourite mixes by the multi-talented artist: