plus DJ Slymewave (Big Scary)


plus Grace Stevenson (Rebel Yell) DJ SET


plus Grace Stevenson (Rebel Yell) DJ SET


plus Grace Stevenson (Rebel Yell) DJ SET


plus Grace Stevenson (Rebel Yell) DJ SET

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Once again CONSUME has collaborated with the Gallery of Modern Art for PATRICIA PICCININI UP LATE… delivering an eclectic line-up of musicians including Zola Jesus (USA), Lydia Lunch Retrovirus (USA) and Xylouris White (Melbourne) will take to the stage for the Patricia Piccinini Up Late program at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) from 8 June to 6 July 2018.

Across five Friday evenings, the Up Late experience combines the exclusive-to-GOMA exhibition ‘Patricia Piccinini: Curious Affection’, with DJs, bands, bars, and floor talks on the emotive nature of artworks featured.

Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) Director Chris Saines said Patricia Piccinini was one of the most interesting and challenging contemporary Australian artists working today. ‘Influenced by science, nature, fiction and the unconscious, Patricia’s ongoing concern is the social and moral impact of advanced technology on people, animals and our planet,’ Mr Saines said. ‘Through this exhibition of recent and major new work, audiences will enter Patricia’s world, a place where the conventional boundaries between reality and artifice are unstable, and our intrigue and curiosity are pulled into the space between. ‘Up Late offers our audiences an opportunity to see the exhibition’s expansive installations and major new commissions in a fun and social, after-dark atmosphere,’ Mr Saines said.

Among the artworks premiering in ‘Curious Affection’ is The Field 2018, an immersive installation of more than 3000 specially created flower sculptures; Pneutopia 2018, a huge, orange inflatable form suspended in GOMA’s Long Gallery; Kindred 2018, an orangutan-like mother with two young children and The Couple 2018, a sculpture of a pair lovingly embracing inside a caravan.

Tamsin Cull, Head of Public Engagement, QAGOMA, said the diverse selection of musicians performing at Up Late were known for pushing boundaries – and would perfectly compliment the visitor experience of Piccinini’s strangely compelling creatures and environments. ‘Alongside live music, the ‘Looking with Feeling’ talk series, led by Dr Courtney Pedersen, Senior Lecturer, Visual Arts, QUT and Brisbane-based artist and writer Courtney Coombs, will explore how various artworks in the exhibition trigger emotions – from affection and aversion to compassion and humour,’ Ms Cull said.

Doors open from 5.30pm and guests can mingle as DJs perform in the Gallery’s River Room ahead of the headline acts taking the stage from 8.30pm.

On Friday 8 June – for one night only, DJ Slymewave (Joanna Syme of Melbourne duo Big Scary) will swap her drumsticks for decks, and perform a special guest DJ set to launch the series. For the remainder of the season Brisbane-based musician Grace Stevenson (Rebel Yell) will kick-start each Up Late evening as resident DJ.

Headline performers take to the River Room stage on the following dates:

• June 8: Singer-songwriter Amaya Laucirica (Melbourne) will launch the Piccinini Up Late series with her genre-defying sound and wistful melodies. Xylouris White (Melbourne), a musical collaboration between Greek singer and laouto player George Xylouris and Australian drummer Jim White of Dirty Three will then perform.

• 15 June: Poet, actress and vocalist Lydia Lunch returns to Australia with her all-star group Lydia Lunch Retrovirus (USA), to reveal an uncompromising survey of her vast musical output from 1977 to the present.

• 22 June: Zola Jesus (USA) will deliver her classical, electronic, goth and experimental rock. Rapper Miss Blanks (Brisbane) – quickly establishing herself as one of the most important new voices in Australian hip hop – will then perform.

• 29 June: Piccinini Up Late will showcase a double bill with a punk twist, featuring eclectic punk band Cable Ties (Melbourne), alongside the day-glo punk fun of duo The Gooch Palms (Newcastle), with their gritty guitars and colourful costumes.

• 6 July: A special final act will close the series – to be announced soon.

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The exhibition is supported by Principal Benefactor, the Neilson Foundation, and Major Partner, Tourism and Events Queensland.

To purchase ‘Patricia Piccinini: Curious Affection’ exhibition tickets, Up Late tickets, for more information or to purchase a copy of the exhibition publication, please visit

Fri 8 Jun Xylouris White (Melbourne)

Xylouris White is the musical collaboration between Greek singer and laouto player George Xylouris and Australian drummer Jim White, best known for his work with Dirty Three and Venom P Stinger. Since the release of their debut album Goats (2014), Xylouris White have toured extensively across Europe and the USA. In 2017, their second album Black Peak (2016) was nominated for an ARIA award for the Best World Music Album. Their third album, Mother, released in January 2018, combines Cretan folk music, improvisation and free-jazz. Known for their energetic and beguiling live shows, this will be their first performance in Brisbane.

Fri 8 Jun Amaya Laucirica (Melbourne)

Singer-songwriter Amaya Laucirica is known for her genre-defying sound and wistful melodies. Her 2010 release, Early Summer, was selected as a Triple J Feature Album, which led to support slots for national tours with acts including Blonde Redhead, Mark Lanegan and Adalita. Her recently released fourth album, Rituals, has been described by UK independent music website The Line of Best Fit as ‘dream pop, blending the swirling contours of the Cocteau Twins with the wistful melodies of The Go-Betweens and sonic depth of Yo La Tengo’.

Fri 15 Jun Lydia Lunch Retrovirus (USA)

Iconic and uncompromising, Lydia Lunch is a poet, actress and vocalist who made her mark in the no wave scene playing in seminal bands Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, 8 Eyed Spy and Beirut Slump. In 1980, her debut solo album Queen of Siam featured a groundbreaking combination of jazz and noise that influenced generations of underground bands and artists. Lunch continues to produce music and collaborate with musicians including Sonic Youth, Nick Cave, Henry Rollins and Michael Gira. She returns to Australia with her all-star cast of sonic brutarians in a no-holds-barred survey of her musical output from 1977 to the present.

Fri 22 Jun Zola Jesus (USA)

Russian-American singer-songwriter Nika Roza Danilova has performed as Zola Jesus for more than a decade. Classically trained as an opera singer, Zola Jesus combines industrial, classical, electronic, goth and experimental influences with haunting vocals. Since 2009, Zola Jesus has released three EPs and five full-length albums, and played festival stages around the world. She has collaborated with a diverse range of artists, including David Lynch, Orbital, Prefuse 73 and M83. Her latest release Okovi (2017) has been described by The Observer as ‘an album to light the way through the darkest hours’.

Fri 22 Jun Miss Blanks (Brisbane)

Brisbane-based Miss Blanks has quickly established herself as one of the most important new voices in Australian hip hop, serving up unapologetic and raw raps. In 2017, she released her debut EP Diary of a Thotaholic, which was praised for its strong message of positivity and empowerment. Miss Blanks has supported international acts and played a number of festivals, including a NZ tour this March, the recent national leg for Laneway Festival 2018, Secret Garden Festival, Vivid, Dark Mofo, Meredith festival and Transgenre.

Fri 29 Jun Cable Ties (Melbourne)

Melbourne-based punk band Cable Ties comprises three friends who weld punk ferocity with kraut rock and boogie, summoning frenetic lead lines tethered to a hypnotic rhythm section. Their songs form a joyous rhythmic tide from which vocalist Jenny McKechnie delivers rallying anthems. They have toured the country with Camp Cope and The Kills, performed on the stages of Meredith Music Festival and Laneway Festival 2018. Their 2017 self-titled debut album was met with ardent acclaim: “…the songs aren’t anchored by traditional musicianship, but by a surging, heaving heartbeat.” (The Big Issue)

Fri 29 Jun The Gooch Palms (Newcastle)

Punk-rock duo The Gooch Palms are known for being funny and gloriously noisy, with gritty guitars and colourful costumes. Relocating from Australia to Los Angeles in 2015, they set up a record label and played more than 150 shows across the USA and Canada. Introverted Extroverts (2016) was featured as Album of the Week on PBS FM, Radio Adelaide, in Beat Magazine and The Music. They returned in 2017 to play a string of sold-out shows in Australia.

Fri 6 July Cloud Control (Blue Mountains)

Cloud Control are an award-winning indie rock band known for their dreamy sound, blending elements of folk, psychedelic pop and synth pop. Their debut album Bliss Release (2010)won an Australian Music Prize and was nominated for two ARIA Awards. The band has supported a host of local and international acts, including Arcade Fire, Vampire Weekend, Supergrass, Yves Klein Blue, The Temper Trap, Last Dinosaurs and Weezer. In 2017, after four years in the making, they released their third album Zone, which was noted by Isolated Nation for ‘providing audiences with an undeniable masterpiece that explores a complex and comprehensive new sound’.

Fri 8 Jun DJ Slymewave (Big Scary)

For one night only, DJ Slymewave (Joanna Syme of Melbourne duo Big Scary) will swap her drumsticks for DJ decks, in a special guest DJ set to launch Up Late during ‘Patricia Piccinini: Curious Affection’.  DJ Slymewave will bring the good times. Championing the current indies, getting cheesy with some RnB, or making you move with the heroes of soul.

Fri 15 June – 6 July Grace Stevenson (Rebel Yell) DJ SET

Known for her hazy techno beats as Rebel Yell, Brisbane-based musician Grace Stevenson will fill the Long Gallery with her favourite tracks as resident DJ for Up Late during ‘Patricia Piccinini: Curious Affection.