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Unplugged Live: Portrait of an Artist – Missy Higgins

Dates: 7 Sep 2014

Address: Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, 2 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000

Phone: 03 8620 2222  


Throughout winter, NGV is hosting a series of music and conversations set amongst the classics of the 19th- and 20th-century Australian art galleries. See some of the most iconic works by Australian artists - from Rupert Bunny to John Brack - in a different light, explore shared themes between art and music, and enjoy a short set of live and intimate performances in the gallery spaces.

Curated by Jae Laffer of the Panics, Unplugged Live: Portrait of an Artist showcases 10 of the country's best emerging and established musicians and bands over 10 weeks. On Sunday afternoons, Laffer and NGV curators will discuss themes and ideas in iconic Australian works, followed by a live and acoustic performance of a handful of songs by the musicians.

In the last perfomance of the series, singer/songerwriter Missy Higgins will take to the microphone. She has struck a profound chord with Australian music fans with her irresistible melodies, 'arrow through the heart' lyrics and a voice that clearly means it.

After taking a break from music, Missy returned to the studio in 2011 to record her third #1 album, 'The Ol' Razzle Dazzle', which became the most acclaimed work of Missy's extraordinary career. The breakup album with a difference, chronicling the much-loved singer's estrangement - and eventual rapprochement - with music making, spent over three months in the top 10 after its mid-2012 release and became Missy's first release to make the Billboard Top 100 in America. Missy is currently working on a new album due for release later this year.

Content: City of Melbourne - What's On


This is a free event.


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Sunday, 7 September 2014

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