Writing by Raisa McLean 

On Saturday the 28th of January, the annual NGV teen art party is back and you can be sure it won’t be disappointing! The night will run from 6pm-10pm which gives you just 4 hours to get through all the activities planned for the fun filled evening! Dance under Leonard French’s magnificent ceiling in the great hall to the unique dreamy music of Melbourne based musician and DJ, Sui Zhen. Or take a break and enjoy some creative workshops with the talented artist Kitiya Palaskas, known for her vibrant ‘pop craft’ aesthetic, who will be hosting a masquerade making workshop inspired by the revolutionary designs of Viktor and Rolf. You will also be granted with after-hours access to the hit exhibitions David Hockney: Current and Viktor&Rolf: Fashion artists without the hoards of disapproving adults!

Step out of the crowd into the NGV garden and run through the current architecture commission sculpture ‘Haven’t you always wanted…?’ which is especially fun when the mist feature turns on. ‘If only’ will be running throughout the night too which allows you to design your own virtual world in the architecture commission sculpture using a virtual reality program. For all the extroverts there will be a chance to display your inner performer with Melbourne International Comedy Festival finalist Ethan Cavanagh who will be hosting some stand up comedy.

And now, the answer to the question everyone thinks but hardly ever says before going to a party… Yes, there will be food… lots of food, including donuts, sushi platters, hot dogs and authentic Italian gelato from the Pidapipo Gelateria food stall. This event will be a great opportunity to connect with people through creativity and a passion for art and definitely isn’t one to miss!

Get your tickets here – Student $15 | Member $13


Raisa McLean

Raisa is an emerging artist from Melbourne. Her work includes installation, sculpture, photography, textiles and drawing. On top of her art practice she designs and accepts commissions for earrings. Raisa’s passions outside of art are mainly music, dance and psychology and she is a strong advocate for confronting and tackling stigma surrounding mental illness.

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