Friday Nights at NGV Halfway

To complement the 2016 Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition Degas: A New Vision, the NGV stays open late with Friday Nights at NGV.

Art Exhibition previously on at NGV International in Victoria, Australia.
From Friday 29 July 2016 to Friday 29 July 2016

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Published by National Gallery of Victoria - International on Friday 13 May 2016.
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Running over thirteen weeks from 24 June to 16 September, enjoy after-hours access to the exhibition, music, short talks, food and bars, and performances by local and international acts. This winter, rock, folk, pop and garage punk are all on the menu. Doors open 6pm. Headline act 8.30pm.


Forming in 2000, Halfway boasts members including ex-Go Betweens John Wilsteed, singer songwriter Luke Peacock, Ben Johnson, Dublin-born brothers Noel and Liam Fitzpatrick and Rocky trio John Busby, Chris Dale and Elwin Hawtin. With a trilogy of albums with critical acclaim and multiple Queensland Music Awards already under their belt, Halfway drew a line in the sand with their 2014 concept album Any Old Love which catapulted the band onto the national stage with five star reviews, national airplay and the AIR Award for Best Country Album. The album explored the life of a washed-up jockey living in outback Queensland, exploring the psyche of small-town rural Australia through songs delving into self-identity, depression, disconnection, hope and anxiety.

The follow up The Golden Halfway Album has reclaimed the band’s love of rock while retaining the country feel of a group of troubadours ready to not just tell their story, but continue to tell the story of Australia.