Melbourne’s best meeting of art, music, food, drinks and architecture returns with the NGV’s weekly after-hours series NGV Friday Nights.
This year’s programming features Gab “Japanese Wallpaper” Strum, a musician who has nurtured dual paths as a vocal-driven solo artist and a big-league remixer. His 2018 single Fooling Around just so happens to tap Megan Washington and Fazerdaze for backing vocals. And he’s been collaborating like mad, producing Bec Sandridge and Holy Holy while low-key playing in Kelso, the stripped-down side project of Camp Cope bassist Kelly-Dawn Hellmrich.
Oh, and he’s done official remixes for Lorde and Charli XCX, and he’s spending February touring Australia and New Zealand supporting Lily Allen. Not bad for a guy in his early twenties who just five years ago won Triple J’s annual Unearthed High contest.
Kicking off the night will be Indian Summer, the series’s resident DJ, whose bubbly original creations pack just as much delirious uplift as his in-demand guest mixes for Triple J and beyond.
Included with entry is not just access to the exhibition Escher x Nendo: Between Two Worlds, and three performances of Bach X Reimagined, but a chance to explore the museum’s latest Architecture Commission. Dubbed Doubleground, it’s described as “chasm-like passageways, tilted embankments and a bamboo garden inspired by the building’s original Bamboo Court.”
From 6pm to 10pm.
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