Teenagers are invited to NGV for one night of art, music, fashion, games, talks and workshops. The NGV Teens: Art Party is Y2K-themed this year, so you’re welcome to channel the period and get dressed up, as well as get your hair done up with butterfly clips, colourful strands and hair gems by stylist James Hatton. Explore the exhibition Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse after hours, then listen to live music and enjoy snacks, giveaways, a passport-style photobooth and more! This event will take place on Saturday March 4, from 6pm to 9pm. Tickets are available for those aged between 13 and 17. 18 year olds must have a valid high school ID.
NGV Teens: Art Party
This party celebrates the boundary-pushing designer Alexander McQueen, who was one of the most significant fashion designers of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. The exhibition itself features over 120 garments and accessories, alongside over 80 historical artworks.
Listen to Androgyny, Armour and Aliens: Alexander McQueen and fashioning gender, a talk by Caroline Wallace, Visual Arts Lecturer at La Trobe University. This talk will give you the chance to reflect on the exhibition and draw a more personal connection to the works. There will also be drawing games on the night, as well as a chance to win Y2K themed shirts designed by Siyana Studios.
Throughout the night, there will be DJ sets from Tanzer, who will play a selection of iconic Y2K tunes alongside current hits. Tanzer is known for her cinematic, escapist works, and she is a mainstay in Melbourne’s alternative queer community, performing regularly at weekly gay/drag events as both a DJ and a drag king.
Ed Moon will showcase raw soul vocals and jazzy acoustic strums. Ed is a mentor for ON TRACK, a community-focused student music experience that’s designed to keep high school students engaged through creative activation and music mentorship.
And finally, headline act Vetta Borne will keep everyone dancing in the Great Hall, with an R&B and disco-influenced pop set. She comes to NGV fresh off the release of her EP, Rose Avenue, Vol 1, last year.
While you’re there, head to the Crimper Pop-Up, and get your hair done by hairstylist James Hatton and Friends. They’ll help you look like you’ve travelled back in time, with space buns, crimped hair, baby braids, colourful strands and flicked ends. Numbers are limited for this pop-up experience.