National Gallery of Victoria are staging a new music, art & conversation series at NGV Aust this winter.
Join emerging & established artists including Missy, Paul Dempsey, Bob Evans, Melody Pool & New Gods as they perform in the iconic Australian art spaces on Sundays from 6 Jul … all for free!
Curated by Jae Laffer, the series will showcase ten of Australia’s best loved songwriters over ten weeks, set amongst classic Australian works in the NGV’s Ian Potter Centre. Each Sunday afternoon the public have the chance to hear about the background of a great Australian work of art, followed by a performance from an Australian musician who will play a handful of songs and also discuss some of the themes and inspirations for their songs. Discussion will focus on comparisons to each week’s selected visual work of art, and show the similarities between the two art forms.
- Sun 6 Jul Bob Evans
- Sun 13 Jul New Gods
- Sun 20 Jul MT WARNING
- Sun 27 Jul Melody Pool
- Sun 3 Aug Adalita
- Sun 10 Aug Georgia Fair
- Sun 17 Aug Glenn Richards
- Sun 24 Aug Jae Laffer
- Sun 31 Aug Paul Dempsey
- Sun 7 Sep Missy Higgins
Cost Free, places are limited, no bookings
Venue The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Level 2
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Missy will appear at The Byron Bay Writers Festival this August, participating in two intimate spoken sessions across the three day event. The festival boasts showcases with more than 130 writers, thinkers and creative spirits and a world of ideas over the action-packed days.
On Fri August 1, Missy will be joined by Darren Hanlon speaking on ‘The Art of Songwriting’ chaired by Anneli Knight, followed on Sat Aug 2 by an ‘In Conversation’ session featuring Simon Marnie, at which Missy will make a special announcement …
Missy will also participate with ‘Liner Notes presents David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust: a spoken word tribute,’ at the Byron Bay community centre on Fri Aug 1. A stellar line-up of writers, poets and musicians explore their personal connection to Bowie, including Missy, Andrew Denton, Andy Griffiths and Benjamin Law with Maxine Beneba-Clarke, Asphyxia, Omar Musa, Luka Lesson, Emilie Zoey Baker and Sean M Whelan.
The Festival runs at North Byron Beach Resort from 1- 3 August with workshops commencing on 28 July. For more Festival information or to purchase tickets visit www,byronbaywritersfestival.com or call 1300 368 552.
Friday 1 August, 1.45pm – 2.30pm
The Art of Songwriting
Chair: Anneli Knight
Friday 1 August, 8:00 – 9:00pm
Liner Notes presents David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust: a spoken word tribute
Info & ticket info here
Saturday 2 August, 10.15am – 11.00am
In conversation with Simon Marnie (including special announcement)
Missy will be heading to WA on August 22nd for the North West Festival in Port Headland! Should be a fun weekend with an awesome line up of artists www.northwestfestival.com.au
Tickets on sale May 19.
Art of Music returns to the Art Gallery of New South Wales this Saturday June 14, and will feature a special performance from Missy, along with a stack of other incredible musicians including Don Walker and Sunny Amoreena.
The event combines the mediums of visual art and music, with eleven prominent contemporary visual artists from Australia coming together to create a uniquely music inspired exhibition. Each artist choosing an iconic piece of Australasian music, using it as inspiration for their own original artwork, culminating in the Art of Music Charity Auction and Gala Dinner, packed with special guests and live entertainment.
For the full list of the artists, as well as their chosen piece of music and event visit www.artofmusic.com.au.
Tickets to this special event are available now and the booking form is available here.
Missy recently won 2nd place in the Adult Album Alternative category in the 2013 International Songwriting Competition for ‘Set Me On Fire!’
With nearly 20,000 entries from 120 countries, that’s a pretty cool result huh. Big thanks to all who voted!
Check out the full list of winners here
Sounds For The Reef is an album created to raise awareness and funds for the plight of the Great Barrier Reef.
21 artists including Missy, along with a lot of other talented people, have brought their songs together on the album to fundraise for the “Fight For The Reef” campaign of WWF-Australia and Australian Marine Conservation Society.
By buying this album, or just a few songs, you will help tackle legal fees in the two ongoing court challenges against the granted government development permits.
Listen up and help out, music is the weapon!!
Get ‘Sounds for the Reef’ here
- Missy HQ