Roger KEMP<br/>
<em>Doves of war</em> (c. 1955-1957) <!-- (recto) --><br />

enamel paint on composition board<br />
122.0 x 183.2 cm<br />
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne<br />
Purchased through The Art Foundation of Victoria with the assistance of the National Gallery Society of Victoria, Governor, 1983<br />
A39-1983<br />
© Courtesy of the artist’s estate

ANAM at NGV: Roger Kemp

Past program

Free entry

The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Fed Square

Exhibition space
Level 3

Musicians from the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) curate and perform a repertoire inspired by the Roger Kemp: Visionary Modernist exhibition, exploring one of Australia’s great innovators in the field of abstract art.

The Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) is dedicated to training the most exceptional young musicians from Australia and New Zealand. It is a place where musicians fulfil their potential as music leaders, distinguished by their skill, imagination and courage, and by their determined contribution to a vibrant music culture.

Presented in collaboration with the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM).

David Hurlston, Senior Curator, Australian Painting, Sculpture and Decorative Arts to 1980, NGV

Sat 31 Aug, 2–3pm (Past)

Medieval dance music meets modern drone and soundscape works to create an atmospheric mood of Roger Kemp’s dark masterpieces, exploring repetition, sequence and dance influences.

Program curated by Meg Cohen and Molly Collier-O’Boyle.

Jacques Arcadelt, Selection from Eight Madrigals for Four Voices (1539)
Claude Gervaise, Selection from Sixieme Livre de Danceries (1555)
Nico Mulhy, Drones for Viola & Piano arr. M Collier-O’Boyle & M Cohen (2012)
Alice Chance, Aurora (Dawn is Transient) (2019 – World Premiere)

Meg Cohen, violin
Hana King, violin
Phoebe Masel, violin
Molly Collier-O’Boyle, viola
Cora Fabbri, viola
Jared Yapp, viola
Caleb Murray, cello
Maggie Pang, synthesiser
Alexander Meagher, percussion

Sat 12 Oct, 2–3pm (Past)

Medieval polyphony – like Roger Kemp’s work – transforms structural elements yet preserves a sense of unity. The artist’s metaphysical ideas are reflected in a concert of Medieval masses by Machaut and Dufay.

Program curated by Alex Meagher.

Guillaume de Machaut, Selected movements of The Messe de Nostre Dame (1365)
Guillaume Dufay, Missa L’Homme Armé (late 15th century)

Sat 9 Nov, 2–3pm (Past)

From Baroque and classical music by Bach and Mozart, through to dance music by C.M Weber and jazz music by Wayne Shorter and Thelonius Monk, A Choreography of the Spirit takes audiences on an autobiographical journey through artist Roger Kemp’s musical influences.

Program curated by Peter Neville.

Wayne Shorter, Nefertiti, instrumental ensemble (1967)
C.M. von Weber, Invitation To The Waltz (1819)
John Coltrane, Impressions, instrumental ensemble (1963)
Thelonius Monk, Epistrohpy, instrumental ensemble (1980)

Performance Australia Painting Prints & Drawings Roger Kemp The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Fed Square