A standout line-up of musical acts will take the stage in the NGV’s Great Hall when the enormously successful Friday Nights series returns for Italian Masterpieces.
Taking inspiration from themes in Italian Masterpieces, an eclectic mix of local experts, contemporary artists, critics, curators and foodies will feature in a range of pop-up talks. Highlights include contemporary artist perspectives by Andrew Hazewinkel and Janet Beckhouse and an address by Father Bob Maguire
Tickets include exhibition entry, talks and DJs. Gallery Kitchen and the Great Hall will be open and will serve a contemporary Italian inspired bar menu including antipasto, sliders, soup, pizzas and panini.
27 JUN – KIRIN J CALLINAN/ 4 JUL – OWL EYES/ 11 JUL – MICK TURNER/ 18 JUL – TEETH & TONGUE/ 25 JUL – THE ORBWEAVERS/ 1 AUG – DAN KELLY/ 8 AUG – THE AUDREYS (duo)/ 15 AUG – NEW GODS/ 22 AUG – BEN WATT (solo)/ 29 AUG – THE BREAK
Cost $28 Adult Admission / $23 Member Admission / $10 Child Admission
Venue NGV International, Ground Level
Book now online
FRI 29 AUG PROGRAM
DJ set: Petty Crimes
Meet Petty Crimes, two girls who share a passion for music.
House mates Sarah Guppy and Jacelyn Hawkins began Djing after inheriting a kick arse vinyl collection and realising they could take their party antics out of the lounge room and onto the streets.
Playing some of Melbourne's best loved venues and festivals the girls have hit the decks at Cherry bar, Ding Dong, The hills are alive and the Corner Hotel (not to mention some wild house parties).
Traversing a broad musical landscape, these gals play everything from the Stones to De la Soul and even sometimes a little Kenny Rogers....
Pop-up Talk: You started it... I finish it by Paola Pivi
Federation Court, Ground Level
Pop-up Talk: An Italian Perspective
Delve into Italian culture and examine key works, themes and ideas of the exhibition.
Presented by Dr Gregoria Manzin, Lecturer, Italian Studies, School of Languages and Linguistics, The University of Melbourne
Pop-up Talk: Selfies, Bums and Dirty Feet
Santo Cilauro, Producer, Writer, Performer and Laurie Benson, Curator International Art
Santo Cilauro is a member of Working Dog Productions, one of Australia’s most dynamic and successful creative partnerships with Rob Sitch, Tom Gleisner, Jane Kennedy and Michael Hirsh.
A co-founder of ‘The D-Generation’, Cilauro wrote for and performed in the show during its run on ABC TV (1986-1987) while hosting the Triple M Radio Breakfast Show (1986-1992) and The Late Show (1992-1993) where Working Dog was created. The production company went on to create ‘Funky Squad’ and ‘Frontline’, in which Cilauro had a recurring onscreen role as weatherman Geoffrey Salter, and feature films ‘The Castle’ and ‘The Dish’. Cilauro also appeared as a regular member of ‘The Panel’ (Network Ten, 1998-2003).
More recently Santo co-produced and co-wrote, filmed and edited 'Utopia', a political satire/comedy based on the frustrations of government bureaucracy. Utopia is currently being broadcast on ABC TV. He co-produces the comedic quiz Have You Been Paying Attention? currently screening on Network Ten.
‘THE SPEECHMAKER’ the first theatrical play to be written by the Working Dog team and produced by the Melbourne Theatre Company opened in May and was sold out immediately after opening. According to the MTC’s artistic director Brett Sheehy the political satire is the MTC’s “most in-demand show ever”.
8.30 Australia's most powerful and innovative surf rock band, The Break, have a new album, 'Space Farm', released recently (Sony).
Music Performance: The Break
Many of the elements of the band's first recording 'Church of the Open Sky' remain: the raw energy of live studio takes driven by the rhythm section of drummer Rob Hirst (Midnight Oil) and bassist Brian Ritchie (Violent Femmes); and the strong guitar/theremin melodies of the Oil's Jim Moginie and Martin Rotsey. Jack Howard (Hunters & Collectors) completes the Space Farm line-up, playing soaring surf/mariachi trumpet. Space Farm sees the band discovering new musical frontiers and exploring new sonic galaxies. The rips and swells and chants of the first album are still there, but the band has added turf to the surf and beef to the reef, and picked up a few singing hitchhikers along the way - including Engelbert Humperdink on ‘Ten Guitars’ - The Break’s take on this classic – plus the unique chanting of The Gyuto Monks of Tibet.
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