Reverse Anthem Workshop

Sun 23 Apr 23, 12pm–1pm

Free entry

The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Fed Square

Community Hall Ground Level

Past program

Session One at 10.30am is fulled booked. Click here to book into Session Two at 12pm. 

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.

In a special one-off workshop in Community Hall, visitors are invited to learn Reverse Anthem from conductor and performer Jonathon Welch AM, with an introduction to the project by artist Stewart Russell.

Two sessions will run at 10.30am and 12.00pm. Spaces are limited so bookings are essential.

More information on Reverse Anthem can be found here.

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