Town Hall Gallery After Dark returns, Friday 5 April

Hawthorn’s Town Hall Gallery will be holding another one of its popular After Dark sessions on Friday 5 April. Enjoy a free, after-hours viewing of some of the best artwork to be found in Melbourne’s East, alongside live music, immersive activities, access to The Emporium and Arts Bar.

Gallery-goers will be entertained by the boundary-pushing electric violinist, Xani Kolac (pictured left), who audiences will recognise as one half of The Twoks. Expect improvisation using live looping, effects and amplification that borrows from contemporary, classical and experimental jazz worlds. Kolac brings an energetic performance style to modern day violin music.

Visitors will also get to explore the current exhibition, Delineation (pictured right) which highlights the diverse world of contemporary drawing practice in Australia. The featured artists employ various ways of using lines, continually challenging our expectations between an object and its representation. The results are experimental, sculptural, animated and altogether exciting for the eye to behold.

Delineation artist, Carmel Seymourwill also be presenting a tea ceremony inspired by her artworks. The brews are made in conjunction with a naturopath intended to enhance imagination and fertility.

Melbourne-based artist Caroline Packham, will present her performance piece Anthropic Augmentation (pictured left) which is set to be an After Dark highlight. The roaming projection explores an imagined future memoir of the Yarra River which is uniquely set in the year 2030. The immersive and futuristic work was developed in response to the Yarra River Protection (Wilip-gin Birrarung murron) Act 2017.

Art-lovers will be invited to participate in this stunning, interactive work. Packham will be joined by regular roaming projection collaborators: dancer and visual artist Minna Lappalainen; musician and Snuff Puppets performer Nick Wilson; writer and Snuff Puppets performer/director Lachlan Plain; and visual artist/Snuff Puppets artist Erin Hall.

Town Hall Gallery After Dark
Friday 5 April, 6PM to 8PM
Free entry