Art Late - Late Night Encounters

Art Late - Late Night Encounters

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Posted 2024-02-15 by Jenfollow

Sat 02 Mar 2024 - Sun 02 Jun 2024

Images - Art Gallery of Ballarat

The Art Late program presents Nan Goldin's The Ballad of Sexual Dependency in a whole new light. It turns this free exhibition on its head and makes it a night of not just art, but entertainment and more. It presents the gallery in a softer light that's more social and engages a whole new community that may prefer to experience and enjoy art differently. It could also be a beacon that attracts a community that would not normally walk into an art gallery - however, the social aspects now make it more inviting. Tickets to the Art Late Event include food. You can purchase Blue Pyrenees Estate wine, local beer, and Itinerant Spirits cocktails and mocktails at bar prices. Come along to these late-night encounters of modern-day psych-rock bands live in the Gallery alongside secret viewings of Nan Goldin's poignant photographs of New York's post-punk generation. Stay for supper, sweets and drinks until lights out. There are two dates to choose from.

  • 16 March 2024 at 6.30pm - Gut Health - Sonically daring, visually adventurous; hypnotic art-punk with a bizarre post-punk edge making it one of Australia's most compelling new acts.
  • 13 April 2024 at 6.30pm - The Belair Lip Bombs - Melbourne's indie rock darlings, the band's melodies paint stories of longing and self-discovery.

  • Click on the given links to purchase tickets for a dynamic combination of great bands, great art, and a NYC diner-inspired dinner (included) and bar (paid).


    Opening on 2 March 2024 Nan Goldin: The Ballad of Sexual Dependency on loan from the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) will make its Victorian debut at the Art Gallery of Ballarat, 40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat, as part of PHOTO 2024 which runs from, 1-24 March, so be sure to check out the rest of the PHOTO program. Goldin's exhibition runs through till 2 June 2024.

    She is an American artist whose work explores subcultures, moments of intimacy, the impacts of the HIV/AIDS and opioid epidemics on her communities, and photography as a tool for social activism. Born out of her own experience, her deeply personal and candid portraiture acts as a visual autobiography. In fact Goldin refers to The Ballad as her public diary, stating that her photographs come out of relationships, not observation.

    The series stands as both a poignant tribute to the significant losses experienced by Goldin and her community. The work's overriding themes are those of love and empathy and the tension between autonomy and interdependence in relationships in which all genders struggle to find a common language. Find out more about the exhibition here . Be sure to check out the art gallery's website for all other events.

    Do note that the photographs in Nan Goldin's The ballad of sexual dependency depict the everyday lives, often in intimate detail, of people in Goldin's immediate community during the late 1970s and early 1980s. Please be advised this exhibition depict's explicit nudity, sexual acts, drug use, and the impacts of violence against women; and is not suitable for children under the age of 15. Viewer discretion is advised.





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