With Sherman’s eclectic and sometimes confronting photographs commenting on how women are portrayed in modern culture, the female musicians are suitably genre-defying and risk-taking. They’ll be celebrating the power of ‘she’ as the gallery comes alive after dark, with Brisbane DJ collective Cheated Hearts (Jane Doe, Sezzo Snot and Eevvee) as support act.
First up on 17 June is Eleanor Friedberger – one-half of the Fiery Furnaces who’ll be promoting her third studio album, New View. On 24 June, there’s Brisbane four-piece Major Leagues, presenting their new EP, Dream States; 1 July will see Melbourne’s Mojo Juju performing songs from her genre-challenging album, Seeing Red/Feeling Blue.
Then on 9 September there’s a special treat from the Grammy Award-winning soulful folk songstress, Kimya Dawson.
Sampa the Great from Sydney, will present songs from her 2015 acclaimed debut studio album on 16 September; 23 September will see Award-winning Melbourne singer-songwriter Jess Ribeiro perform ‘60s psychedelic melodies and hazy rock from her new album, Kill it Yourself; and lastly, 30 September has Melbourne’s Teeth & Tongue playing garage, psychedelic rock, disco, R&B and folk.
All this and of course you get to see the amazing Cindy Sherman exhibition – the first major Australian solo exhibition by her in more than 15 years. And don’t forget all of the other related programming such as Sundays with Cindy and GOMA Talks Cindy Sherman. Check out the website for details.
By Vicki Englund