NGV Members are invited to an exclusive after hours viewing to celebrate the opening of MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art, which showcases more than 130 years of artistic innovation.
Includes talks, music, bars and a complimentary glass of wine on arrival.
6–8.30PM: DJ JOE BRNADIC
Joe Brnadic has long been an avid music collector, through his frequent visits to Melbourne record stores and with his work at Licorice pie records. His love of music has led to DJ appearances at various music venues, clubs and festivals and ultimately the broadcasting of his radio show Astral Glamour on Melbourne’s 3RRR. Covering a broad range of music, Joe has a desire to share past relics and more recent revelations with audiences.
6–7PM: ASK ME ABOUT: MoMA AT NGV
Voluntary Guides are available throughout the exhibition space to answer your questions: Jennifer Simpson, Sharon Namour, Helen Isaacs and Anne Hunt.
6–7.30PM: YERING STATION WINE TASTING
With winemakers Willy Lunn & Brendan Hawker.
6.30PM: TEN-MINUTE TALK: VENTILATOR, OLAFUR ELIASSON
7PM: CURATOR’S PERSPECTIVE
Laurie Benson, Curator, International Art, NGV
7.30PM: CURATOR’S PERSPECTIVE
Simon Maidment, Senior Curator, Contemporary Art, NGV
8.30–9.30PM: THE SENEGAMBIAN JAZZ BAND
Since their inception in 2015, The Senegambian Jazz Band have fused Afro jazz, deep world music beats and funk to create some truly awe-inspiring rhythms and melodies. With influences from Gambia, Senegal, Ethiopia, Ghana and Australia, the five-piece band share their outstanding talent and flair, channelling over eight thousand years of African musical traditions, transporting the power and beauty of these ancient sounds, rhythms and melodies to euphoric audiences across Australia.
Underpinning The Senegambian Jazz Band’s unique sound is the Kora, a traditional West African stringed instrument, played by the band’s frontman & vocalist, the phenomenally talented Amadou Suso, direct descendent of the world’s first kora player, Koriang Musa Suso. As a music maker, or ‘jali’ by birthright, Amadou embodies the griot traditions of the Mandinka of West Africa. Known widely as the ‘Jimi Hendrix of the kora’, Amadou fulfils his ancestral duties to share the culture of his people through an intoxicating contemporary mastery of the African harp.