Art Talk: The Beats Behind the Brushstrokes

Sun 18th February, 2018
2:00pm – 12:00am
7 Templestowe Road Bulleen
Price: $14-$18
How Melbourne's ’70s punk scene influenced Jenny Watson's art.

Artist Jenny Watson will join Australian rock icons Mick Harvey and Dave Graney in Heide's "Music Room" this weekend to discuss how Melbourne's punk scene in the late 1970s influenced her work.

As the current retrospective of her forty-year career, The Fabric of Fantasy, draws to a close at the gallery, Watson will sit down with the two musicians to explain her process and progress; from photorealistic portraits in the mid-'70s to the abstract pieces she produces today — including the role played by an art-school-kid Nick Cave and his first band the Boys Next Door.

Harvey is a long-term collaborator with Cave, and the two formed Boys Next Door, the Birthday Party, and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds together. Graney is a singer-songwriter and author, who won a "Best Male Vocalist" ARIA in 1996, and one for "Best Video" the following year. He's best known for his collaboration with drummer Clare Moore in their group the Moodists in the '80s.

Admission to the event is included with a museum pass, which allows access to all three galleries throughout the day.

Jenny Watson's The Fabric of Fantasy is at Heide Museum of Modern Art until March 4, and the event starts at 2pm.

More information here.