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Art After Hours Archibald

Wednesdays, 28 April to 26 May 2004

Art After Hours celebrates a new dimension of the Archibald Prize! 
 
For five weeks the Gallery's late night Wednesday program Art After Hours celebrates NOT the Archibald artists, nor the celebrity subjects, gigantic canvases or record crowds - instead the spotlight falls on the sounds of Archibald.

Commencing Wednesday 28 April at 6.30pm, ensembles from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music perform Archibald inspired concerts in the 19th century courts of the Gallery. Surrounded by the grand architectural ceilings of the old courts, percussionists through to vocalists perform their interpretation of the concert title: Portrait of the musician as an artist.

The concerts are free of a charge and comprise a different instrumental ensemble every week. Program listed below.
 
The Gallery keeps its doors open late every Wednesday until 9pm with a host of events including free films, live jazz in the café and art lectures. It's a great chance to see exhibitions after hours or simply enjoy a glass of wine over looking Woolloomooloo Bay at the Gallery's Wednesday night ArtBar.
 
WHAT: The Art After Hours Archibald concert series Portrait of the musician as an artist
WHEN: Wednesdays: 28 April, & 5,12,19, 26 May at 6.30pm
WHERE: Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery Road the Domain, Sydney
COST: Free of charge.
 
 
 

Bassoon

Wednesday 28 April - Portrait of the musician as an artist
Woodwind ensemble led by Andrew Barnes
This performance features bassoonist Andrew Barnes, Chair of Woodwind at the Conservatorium. Barnes performs regularly with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Symphonia Australis and the Sydney Philharmonia Orchestra

Image courtesy Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Keyboard

Wednesday 5 May Portrait of the musician as an artist
Keyboard Ensemble led by Daniel Herscovitch
This performance features pianist Daniel Herscovitch, lecturer in Keyboard at the Conservatorium. Daniel has performed at the Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide Festivals. He has been guest artist with Flederman, Synergy, Voiceworks, the Song Company and the Australia Ensemble as well as being a founding member of Symeron and the eclectic collective

Image courtesy Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
Violin bridge

Wednesday 12 May Portrait of the musician as an artist
String Ensemble led by Goetz Richter

This performance features violinist Goetz Richter, Associate Professor in Strings at the Conservatorium. Goetz has been Concertmaster for Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra and Associate Concertmaster for Sydney Symphony. He performs regularly with numerous chamber ensembles for Musica Viva, the Sydney Symphony's chamber music series and for ABC-FM and 2 MBS-FM.

Image courtesy Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Bells

Wednesday 19 May Portrait of the musician as an artist
Percussion Ensemble with Darryl Pratt
This performance features one of Australia's most versatile and innovative percussionists, Darryl Pratt, Chair of the Percussion Unit at the Conservatorium. Daryl has been an active performer in numerous groups including: Synergy, The Seymour Group, The Australia Ensemble and Australysis. In 1993 Daryl founded his own group, Sonic Fiction.

Image courtesy Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
Interior of 19th Century Gallery

Wednesday 26 May Portrait of the musician as an artist
Vocal Ensemble led by Michael Halliwell

This performance features baritone Michael Halliwell, lecturer in vocal studies and opera at the Conservatorium. Michael has performed with Netherlands Opera, Hamburg State Opera Nurnberg Opera and has recorded many radio and TV programs, both as performer and presenter. He regularly broadcasts with ABC Classic FM and 2MBS FM.

Image: 19th Century Courts at the Art Gallery of New South Wales
Art After Hours Archibald Program - Wednesday 28 April until 26 May 2004

6pm Art Appreciation lectures. Charges apply, bookings and information (02) 9225 1878
6.30pm Archibald Concert in the Old Courts (ensembles listed above)
7.15pm Free films. Fifth Generation Chinese film-makers, complementing Chinese Landscape Painting exhibition Fantastic Mountains
7.30pm Live Jazz in the Café
7.30pm Guided Tour of the Archibald Exhibition
 
Art After Hours - Every Wednesday Evening at the Gallery until 9pm
www.artafterhours.com.au
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Art Gallery Road, The Domain, Sydney 2000
Telephone (02) 9225 1744 or National Toll Free1800 679 278
 
Media Information
Margaux Simms
Press Office, Art Gallery of New South Wales
Telephone (02) 9225 1618
Email margauxs@ag.nsw.gov.au