NGV Friday Nights
New Wave & Boogie

Fri 14 Feb, 6pm–10pm

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Cost Online $28 M / $35 A / $16 Ch
Door (limited) $33 M / $40 A / $21 Ch

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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.

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.


New Wave & 80s Pop | Simona Castricum (DJ Set) 

Known for her versatility through synth wave, Simona Castricum dedicates her set to the sounds of pop as it developed through the 80s. Evolving into one of Melbourne’s unique electronic acts has seen her DJ at Strawberry Fields and the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.

NGV Garden

CLOSET Disco Bar


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.

Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines

7pm, 8pm & 9pm
Performances by Polly Filla & Bae L’Amour
CLOSET Disco Bar


Basquiat: Between the Streets and the Museum | La Trobe University

Anna Dzenis, Lecturer in Creative Arts, discusses how Basquiat defined the 1980s New York art scene.

Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines

Gay Roberto
CLOSET Disco Bar


80s Boogie Explorations | Alex Rita & Errol (UK)

This UK duo bring their international musical expertise to a set dedicated to all things boogie. Specialising in sounds aimed at the soul and the feet, Alex and Errol are anchored by a love of dancing and the desire to bring people together.

NGV Garden

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