Reverse Anthem Live Performance

Sun 20 Aug 23, 10.15am–1pm

Free entry

The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Fed Square

Exhibition space Ground Level

Past program

Originally commissioned for RISING Festival and now on display for the first time in Melbourne Now, Reverse Anthem, 2021, sees Advance Australia Fair musically and phonetically re-arranged, back-to-front and upside-down, in a rework of the original intended to spark debate around notions of Australian identity, holding up a mirror to the anthem’s hypocrisies and inconsistencies.

Reverse Anthem is a work by the late artist and educator Kate Daw and artist Stewart Russell, in collaboration with conductor and performer Jonathon Welch AM; artist, dancer and choreographer Amrita Hepi; and director and artist Antuong Nguyen.

Marking the closing weekend of Melbourne Now, visitors are invited to hear Reverse Anthem performed live, with a series of pop-up performances between 10.15am and 1pm taking you on a journey through the galleries.

More information on Reverse Anthem can be found here.

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