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Media Release • 6 May 16

Unplugged Live 2016

ARIA Award-winning former Powderfinger frontman Bernard Fanning, Hoodoo Gurus legend Dave Faulkner and high-energy rockers The Delta Riggs are among the leading Australian musicians appearing in Unplugged Live from 5 June – 10 July 2016. The popular free event pairs musicians with notable local thinkers and artists for compelling discussions on creativity and intimate live performances, all in the unique setting of the NGV Australia gallery spaces.

Acclaimed musician Dan Kelly and emerging talents Ali Barter and Julia Jacklin also appear in a program curated and hosted by Jae Laffer of The Panics.

Tony Ellwood, Director, NGV said, ‘Through Unplugged Live, NGV celebrates the intersection of visual art and contemporary music. We hope visitors will enjoy seeing live music acts in a gallery setting, and be inspired by lively conversations about the creative process.’

Visitors to Unplugged Live can enjoy Australian music while surrounded by diverse Australian painting, sculpture and photography on display at NGV Australia, including:

  • NGV Collection 20th and 21st Century Australian Art spaces
  • Jan Senbergs: Observation – Imagination

Unplugged Live will be held at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Sundays 2-3pm from 5 June – 10 July.

Entry is free. Visit for details.


  • Sun 5 June The Delta Riggs
  • Sun 12 June Dave Faulkner
  • Sun 19 June Julia Jacklin
  • Sun 26 June Bernard Fanning
  • Sun 3 July Dan Kelly
  • Sun 10 July Ali Barter