NGV Friday Nights returns this summer during Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines, paying homage to the 1980s and New York downtown. DJs spotlight an 80s music moment each week, mixed in with drag performances, classic cocktails and New York City street food.
Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines presents the work of two of the most significant and influential artists of the late twentieth century, revealing fascinating insights into their unique visual languages and the many intersections between their lives, practices and ideas. KAWS: Companionship in the Age of Loneliness is not open during NGV Friday Nights.
80s Yacht Rock | DJ Cookie
Dedicated to the smooth sounds of yacht rock, DJ Cookie fills the set with classic tracks from the 80s. A former resident of Ferdydurke in Melbourne, Cookie calls on a wide set of influences including soul, pop, RnB and two-step.
Unconventional Methods of Making | Exhibition Talk
NGV Curatorial Project Officer Meg Slater reflects on a selection of important works applied to a range of unusual supports, dedicated to the signature motifs and symbols adopted by Haring and Basquiat.
NYC Garage House Classics | Alexander Powers
Alexander Powers explores this influential genre of dance music whose origins lay in New York’s infamous Paradise Garage. Performing under the alias of Female Wizard, they have featured in Hybrid Festival in Melbourne, Golden Plains Festival and the Boiler Room x Discwoman party.