Stellar Up Late for ‘Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe’ at GOMA
FRIDAY 12 MAY 2017Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) will present a stellar line-up of pop, electronica and rock across six Friday nights when ‘Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe’ Up Late kicks off from 28 July to 1 September 2017.
Live music from Australian acts Art vs Science, Black Cab, Habits, Olympia, Models and NO ZU will feature in the six week long program, which also includes a resident DJ, pop-up bars and talks in the exhibition space.
Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) Director Chris Saines said ‘Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe’ Up Late was exclusively sponsored by global apparel retailer UNIQLO, also principal partner for the exhibition.
‘This Up Late program offers audiences a unique after-dark experience of Australia's first major Marvel exhibition – the largest ever presented in an art museum. It’s a Super Hero-sized Friday night out,’ Mr Saines said.
‘We are thrilled to be partnering on this program with UNIQLO as the Gallery’s Up Late series enters its 10th year. UNIQLO has a great history partnering on late night activations, with ‘UNIQLO Tate Lates’ at the Tate Modern in London and UNIQLO Free Fridays at New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).’
Doors open from 5.30pm with resident DJ Emma Stevenson spinning records in GOMA’s River Room, before the headline performers take to the stage on the following dates:
28 July: ARIA award winning Art vs Science kick off the Up Late program.
4 August: Melbourne-based three-piece Black Cab will take audiences on a journey through psychedelic riffs and electronic soundscapes.
11 August: Electronic duo Habits will enthral visitors with their entrancing rhythms and eerie tunes.
18 August: ARIA nominated four-piece band Olympia, will perform tracks from their debut album Self Talk.
25 August: Audiences can relive the iconic new wave and rock sound of ARIA Hall of Fame-inductees Models.
1 September: Eight-piece band NO ZU will blend wild horns, deep groove basslines and ethereal vocals on the last Friday of the exhibition.
Each Up Late evening will feature local artisans delivering an ‘All in the Details’ talk wherethey will highlight and discuss the craftsmanship involved in some of their favourite pieces in the exhibition. Artisans across a wide range of creative fields will participate in the discussions, including blacksmith Robert Everingham, make-up artist Billie Weston, jeweller Bianca Mavrick, and textiles conservator Michael Marendy.
‘Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe’ at GOMA features more than 500 objects from Marvel's archives and private collections, including iconic items such as Thor's hammer, Captain America's shield, more than 60 original costumes and never-before-seen set pieces from the upcoming film Thor: Ragnarok.
Throughout the exhibition, the Gallery's Australian Cinémathèque will screen all the Marvel Cinematic Universe films, from the breakthrough Iron Man (2008) to soon to be released Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017).
'Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe' has been organised by the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) in collaboration with Marvel Entertainment. The exhibition has received additional support from the Queensland Government though Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ) and Arts Queensland.