Are you a young art lover keen to meet fellow creators and take over a national cultural institution after dark? Make that dream come true at the National Gallery of Australia tomorrow night.
A mashup between a festival and a Halloween party with your best mates, Art IRL: Lucky Charm will see 15-25-year-olds take over the National Gallery in person or online from 6-9 pm on Friday 13 October. Did we mention it’s free?
There’s something for everyone across the night, with a host of activities, activations, performances, talks and exhibitions – from artist-led workshops to music and dance – event SFX makeup classes!
It’s the perfect arty early Halloween celebration.
Here is what’s in store for you at Art IRL: Lucky Charm!
Curate your own experience by selecting and engaging in different activities throughout the evening. There is something for everyone!
Make a Lucky Charm Doll
Janet Fieldhouse, Kalaw Lagaw Ya/Meriam Mir people takes inspiration from her matrilineal connections to the Torres Strait Islander communities to create intricate and small-scale sculptures which depict the elasticity in nature.
Participate in a creative workshop with the artist, engage multiple senses as you craft your very own sculpture – a lucky charm doll.
Spirits of the Gallery: Haunting tales from First Nations Art
Join Tina Baum, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Curator, as she takes you on an eerie tour of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Art Galleries. Be prepared to connect with the First Nations art collection through spooky ghost and spiritual stories!
Spooky Moves with Fresh Funk
If you love to move and groove, join the talented crew from Fresh Funk in a spine-chilling workshop where you’ll learn a spooky choreography that’ll leave you mesmerised!
Youth Council in conversation with Janet Fieldhouse
Sit back and relax as the Youth Council lead an Art Talk with artist Janet Fieldhouse. Learn new things about all things sculpture making and the NGA x Art Makers commission Sister Charm
Special effects make-up workshop
Join local special effects make-up artist Paige Malone and learn the secrets behind crafting chilling makeup effects.
Giant Garden Games
Come meet someone new or challenge your friends to exhilarating matches of oversized lawn games like Jenga, Corn Hole Toss, and Connect Four.
Friday 13 Fashion
Put on your favourite outfit and take the spotlight by joining our callout list. Showcase your unique ensemble on the runway display.
Need a moment of calm and reflection? Enter the serene space we created for you and let your artistic senses flow in a self-guided drawing activity. Encounter an array of inspiring objects ready to be captured on paper. All materials provided
To ensure your experience is uninterrupted and tailored to your preferences, feel free to bring along your own headsets.
Enjoy performances by the best Australian youth bands surrounded by the beautiful Sculpture Garden and the open sky!
6 pm – Ava Martina
6.25 pm – Sonance
6.50 pm – Alinta Barlow, Ngunnawal people
7.10 pm – Friday 13 Fashion show
7.30 pm – Sertra
7.55 pm – Fresh Funk
8.00 pm – Better Left Unsaid
8.30 pm – Dem Mob, Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara peoples
Sound like your jam?