Friday 26 November 2021
Newcastle Art Gallery
1 Laman Street
Cooks Hill 2300
Free event, no bookings required.
In-person at Newcastle Art Gallery.
Our monthly after-hours art party is back! This month features Boycott, a local femme punk band inspired by politics and social justice. As well as a performance of suitably loud, angry and witty protest poems by exhibiting artist and poet Richard Tipping.
Experience our latest exhibitions while enjoying live performances and a pop-up bar.
Event Line up:
- 6pm to 6.30pm - Live music with Boycott
- 6.45pm to 7.10pm - Protest poems with Richard Tipping
- 7.10pm to 7.40pm - Live music with Boycott
- 5pm to 8pm - Pop up bar
The Gallery will be adhering to all PHO's so bring your masks and proof of vax. Capacity is limited to one person per 4sqm.
About the artists:
Boycott is a femme punk band, out of Newcastle. Inspired by the political world, social justice matters, and observations in such a chaotic world, we’ve got a bit of everything in our music. Drawing inspiration from the punk classics, to post-modern, more avant-garde style music – something is bound to cater to everyone. We bring our values into our performances and lyrics, hoping to have a positive impact on all who view and listen to our work. Related Link: https://www.instagram.com/boycott.band/
Poet and artist Richard Tipping grew up in Adelaide and studied at Flinders University and later at the University of Technology, Sydney, completing both a masters and a doctoral degree. After a career in the film industry in the 70s and 80s, he worked as an academic in media arts at the University of Newcastle until 2010. Recently Tipping has opened an art gallery WordXimage in Maitland, specialising in word and image cross-overs in art. Related Link: www.wordximage.art
His sculptures incorporate original poetic texts in materials ranging from engraved stone and bricks to lightworks in neon and LED, and to large-scale public artworks in steel and aluminium. He is internationally recognised for altered sign designs and interventions across a practice for over forty years; and for subvertising graphics and visual poems which are held in the print departments of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the British Museum, London. Related Link: https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/term/BIOG227902
His solo exhibitions and sculpture commissions have mainly been in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane, and internationally in London, Munich and New York. His work is held by the Newcastle Art Gallery, and in depth in the National Gallery of Australia, the Art Gallery of New South Wales and Heide Museum of Modern Art. Related Link: https://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/collection/works/?artist_id=richard-tipping
More information about Last Fridays:
Last Fridays is a free monthly art party featuring local and national emerging and established artists, makers and musicians. A tactile, sensory and social series of events that incorporate art, music and interaction – get your cultural fix after dark.
Images: Courtesy Boycott; Photo R McFarlane, courtesy of the artist Richard Tipping.