GOMA heats up with its scorching homegrown Winter Up Late program
Unless you’ve been living under a rock (we hope it’s cosy down there), you’re probably aware that GOMA has been overtaken by a number of absolutely jaw-dropping exhibitions and installations. As well as the dual efforts of national treasures Margaret Olley and Ben Quilty adorning the gallery walls at the moment, the building’s façade is permanently bathed in the evening light of James Turrell’s epic Night Life installation. To celebrate this trio of talent, GOMA has curated a killer Winter Up Late line-up for every Friday night in August – so if you like your music loud and your art after hours, you’ll want to read on …
Winter Up Late is set to bring GOMA to life after dark, giving art and music lovers a chance to explore the Gallery in a different light. The chilled atmosphere is enhanced with a killer selection of live bands, bars to keep the beverages flowing, plus pop-up performances set to activate the artwork. For the duration of Up Late, chamber ensemble Nonsemble will be bringing Quilty and Olley’s works to life with a range of cheeky pop-up performances, where you can expect to hear reimagined pop hits packed with loads of experimental musicality – very on brand with the trailblazing artists in question.
So who can you expect to see gracing the Winter Up Late stage throughout August? The line-up reads like a veritable who’s who of Australia’s most beloved bands and artists across generations and genres – there really is something for every taste. The first session on August 2 with the ever-popular Pub Choir and Jim Moginie from Midnight Oil has already sold out, but there are still four sessions with limited tickets up for grabs. You can catch sets from the inimitable songstress Clare Bowditch, Brisbane’s own indie-rock kings Custard, the mesmerising Yolngu artist and Milingimbi (Yurrwi) man Gawurra, plus an electrifying appearance from eight-piece hip-hop collective The Herd.
Want to add a little spice to your season? Head to the QAGOMA website to purchase your tickets to Winter Up Late sessions.
1: The Herd performing. Image courtesy The Herd.
2: Singer-songwriter, Clare Bowditch. Image courtesy the artist.
3: Brisbane band, Custard. Image courtesy the artist.
4: Portrait of singer-songwriter Gawurra. Image courtesy the artist.
5: Portrait of Jim Moginie and the Family Dog. Portrait courtesy Jim Moginie and the Family Dog.