Up Late is back at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) in August with two stunning nights of live Australian music, DJs, bars and themed pop-up experiences alongside the enthralling large-scale installations of ‘Chiharu Shiota: The Soul Trembles’.
'Up Late will be a spectacular accompaniment to the exhibition of more than a hundred works from almost thirty years of Shiota’s practice, incorporating large-scale installations, sculpture, video, performance, photography, drawing and set design,’ Mr Saines said.
‘Across GOMA’s entire ground floor, the exhibition takes visitors on a remarkable journey through seven of Shiota’s intricately woven red and black thread installations including A question of perspective 2022, a major new commission inspired by the artist’s formative visit to Australia as a student and supported by Tim Fairfax AC.
‘With the major work in the Long Gallery, Uncertain Journey 2016/2022, developing an even more extraordinary, almost luminous red aura after dark, Up Late will make for a unique experience of ‘The Soul Trembles’.’
On Friday 26 August, Up Late will feature the hypermodern sounds of Melbourne-based funk innovator Harvey Sutherland and Toowoomba-based emerging First Nations artist Cloe Terare’s genre-hopping pop, with another compelling Queensland act to be announced.
Saturday 27 August will include the soul-soothing rock of Melbourne’s Jen Cloher, an intimate set from flowerkid, and Beckah Amani’s lush pop-folk fusion.
Inside GOMA on both nights, visitors can drop in to Tea for the Soul to enjoy the simple act of sharing tea with immersive experience designer Dr Sarah Winter, and explore the exhibition to the sound of pop-up piano and strings performances by Joel Woods and Thien Pham.
Live music will take place on the outdoor Maiwar Green stage under a marquee with plenty of fresh air and space to move. All payments are contactless for visitor safety.
Friday 26 August Harvey Sutherland | CLOE TERARE | DJ Red Belly | Plus an additional act to be announced
Saturday 27 August Jen Cloher | flowerkid | Beckah Amani | DJ Scalymoth
DROP-IN: TEA FOR THE SOUL | 6.00 – 9.00pm Enjoy the simple act of sharing tea with Dr Sarah Winter (Installation and Immersive Experience designer), in the heart of ‘The Soul Trembles’ exhibition. Upon arrival be gifted tea and a napkin featuring a prompt, designed to inspire contemplation. Sip your tea, take a moment for yourself, or reflect with those around you.
PIANO & STRINGS: FALLING LIKE TEARS | 6.00pm, 7.15pm & 8.30pm Guitarist Joel Woods and pianist Thien Pham perform emotive tracks from Mimi Duo’s album Falling Like Tears (2015), in the midst of Chiharu Shiota’s vast installation Uncertain Journey 2016 / 2022. These performances are dedicated in honour of the late performer, composer and educator Dr Duncan Gardiner (1983‑2022).
BARS & DINING GOMA Bistro | Newstead Brewing Coastal Bar | River Room Bar | Bacchus Wine Room