NGV Friday Nights
Sass & the Ballroom

Fri 3 Jan, 6pm–10pm

Past program

NGV International

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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.

6–10pm
Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines

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.

6–8pm

Pure 80s Sass | Danny Hotep

Bringing his trademark disco knowledge, Danny Hotep evokes the feverish sounds of pure 80s sass. Danny Hotep is host of Hope Street Radio’s Skyloungin’, has previously held down late night residencies at Revolver and the Toff in Town, and has played multiple festivals including a closing set at Meredith.

NGV Garden

6–8pm
JLAW
CLOSET Disco Bar

6.30pm

Connecting Lives | Exhibition Talk

NGV Guide Helen Robinson explores the shared interests of Haring and Basquiat including street art, performance and dance, symbols and words, racism and politics.

Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines

7pm

Fashioning Art | Exhibition Talk

UK-based dress historian Amber Butchart explores how the links between fashion, art and music came together in the early 80s through Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren’s Witches collection in 1983, which drew on the artwork of Keith Haring.

Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines

7pm, 8pm & 9pm
Performances by Bae Marie & Aysha Buffet 
CLOSET Disco Bar

7.30pm

Art from the Margins | La Trobe University

Dr Quinn Eades, Tracey Banivanua Mar Fellow of Philosophy, considers the importance of supporting creative practice from the margins.

Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines

8–10pm
Dunny Minogue
CLOSET Disco Bar

8–10pm

Funk | MzRizk

80s funk and music from NYC’s iconic queer ballroom scene inspire this latest set by MzRizk. A Melbourne based DJ, event curator and radio presenter, MzRizk is renowned for her ongoing contributions to Melbourne’s rich cultural and music landscape.

NGV Garden

Friday Nights International Painting Prints & Drawings Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat NGV International