NGV Friday Nights
Dub, Drums and New York Disco

Fri 20 Mar, 6pm–10pm

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NGV Friday Nights returns this summer during Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines, paying homage to the 1980s and New York downtown. DJs spotlight an 80s music moment each week, mixed in with drag performances, classic cocktails and New York City street food.

6–10pm
Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines

Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines presents the work of two of the most significant and influential artists of the late twentieth century, revealing fascinating insights into their unique visual languages and the many intersections between their lives, practices and ideas. KAWS: Companionship in the Age of Loneliness is not open during NGV Friday Nights.

6–8pm

Dubs, Drums & Disco | Lori

With a DJ set of dubs, drum and disco, Lori navigates genre boundaries, interesting breaks and soulful melodies. One half of Crown Ruler’s touring and events crew, Lori is a Skylab Radio resident, has collaborated vocally with Hiatus Kaiyote, Silentjay and Kuzich among others.

NGV Garden

6–8pm
Cupids Cut
CLOSET Disco Bar

6.30pm

Political Thoughts | Exhibition Talk

NGV curator Pip Wallis considers a selection Haring and Basquiat’s works that address politics and looks at how both artists engaged with social and political issues of their time.

Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines

7pm, 8pm & 9pm
Performances by Queen Carmel Latte & Nefertiti LaNegra 
CLOSET Disco Bar

8–10pm
Luke Agius
CLOSET Disco Bar

8–10pm

New York Disco | Whiskey Houston

Whiskey Houston delivers a set to celebrate all things New York disco, marked by an extensive knowledge and respect for disco’s history and cultural roots. Houston plays wildly energetic sets that flow seamlessly from synth-laden italo to euphoric big room ballads.

NGV Garden

Friday Nights International Painting Prints & Drawings Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat NGV International