The National Gallery of Victoria’s (NGV) Friday night sessions are always a highlight of any Melburnian’s calendar. How could they not be? A gallery viewing plus a noted headliner. When I say noted headliner, I mean it. The team doesn’t mess around. When I saw the line up for the Dior Friday sessions I wondered just how many I would go along to. Katie Miller Heidke, Jewell, Electric Fields to name just a few.
Electric Fields was my pick this time around. After seeing Electric Fields at WOMADelaide 2017 I was hooked. It’s definitely to describe the team’s genre breaking mould but I’m going to go with indigenous flavoured electronic punk. Zaachariaha Fielding’s stage presence and energy make seeing them live a must do. Most of their numbers are performed with a mix of Pitjantjatjara and English – it’s like nothing you have heard before. Seeing the dynamic duo perform under the NGV’s stain glassed ‘band room’ proved to be sublime.
Before seeing the band though, be sure to actually check out the exhibition! Dior showcases the house’s most famous designers in all of their glory. The exhibition reminded me a little of the Jean Paul-Gaultier exhibition from a few years back in terms of substance and style.
The NGV Friday night sessions are on each Friday until 4 November 2017. Get in quick or you’ll have to wait for the next iteration.
Co-founder of The Plus Ones Rukmal lives and breathes events.
Disclosure: The Plus Ones were guests of the NGV
Image credit: NGV