It might be icy cool within the Gallery of Modern Art's massive South Brisbane digs, but it's still shaping up to be a hot, hot summer. With two blockbuster exhibitions currently gracing the walls — Yayoi Kusama: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow and Gerhard Richter: The Life of Images — GOMA is positively scorching with the world's best art. Naturally, they're throwing a party to celebrate.
A one-night-only version of its regular after-hours shindigs, Summer Up Late combines Kusama's dotty delights, Richter's poetic paintings, live music, bars and more into the type of revelry art galleries aren't always known for. The catch? You'll have to head along from 5.30pm on January 19, or forever regret missing out.
Partying surrounded by pumpkins and stepping into a room filled with glowing orbs between drinks is just the beginning. You'll also stare at transfixing lines and walk through a snapshot of cultural history, all while enjoying tunes from Berlin-based electronic producer and performer Laurel Halo, Aussie singer-songwriter Lupa J and DJ Black Amex on the decks. And, if you're there by 6.30pm, mosey along the one-off sensory tour, which will make you experience the entire evening in a completely different way.