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Unplugged Live: Portrait of an Artist – Paul Dempsey

Dates: 31 Aug 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.

Performing this week is Paul Dempsey, one of Australia's leading songwriters. On his debut solo album, 'Everything is True', the immense guitars and conclusive backbeat that Dempsey has orchestrated over Something For Kate's five acclaimed albums are put aside, succeeded by a striking new palette where a tender voice and expressive acoustic guitar are supplemented by airy rhythms, the expert punctuation of an electric guitar and gently immersive keyboards. This is music where light filters through the gaps, uplifting and eminently melodic.

Content: City of Melbourne - What's On


This is a free event.


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Sunday, 31 August 2014

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