Nara After Dark Launch Party

Nara After Dark Launch Party

AGWA celebrates the arrival of Yoshitomo Nara with a launch party for the Nara After Dark event series.

Be one of the first in Perth to view the premiere of Nara's solo Australian exhibition Yoshitomo Nara: Reach Out to The Moon, Even If We Can't in a night of live music, DJs and bar with a curated drinks list of Japanese gin, whisky and cocktails available for purchase.

Headlining the entertainment, Pond will bring their electrifying brand of pure psych-pop joy with Grievous Bodily Calm kicking of the event.

Yoshitomo Nara: Reach Out to The Moon, Even If We Can't
Celebrated Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara's first Australian solo exhibition brings together major sculptural works alongside paintings, drawings, ceramics, and photography. Spanning 2011-2022, the exhibition focuses on key works from Nara's recent output. Dramatically presented in AGWA's largest gallery space, the sculptural works form a series of interrelated islands that span a range of feeling states. Individually and collectively, they demonstrate Nara's unsurpassed ability to convey emotional nuance with clarity and moving intensity. The feeling of these works is echoed by surrounding drawings, paintings and ceramics in Nara's distinctive style.

8.45pm: doors open
9-10pm: exhibition open and Grievous Bodily Calm
10.30pm: Pond

Tickets $79 (limited early-release tickets available).
18+ event.
Cash bar.

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Pond Photo by Matsu.


About Pond

Originally formed in the turn of the 2010s, as “a Royal Trux-cum-Cream power trio,” fronted by Allbrook with Jay Watson and Joe Ryan, Pond added Jamie Terry shortly afterwards, with James Ireland later rounding out the irrepressible five-piece. Ever prolific, Pond boasts an impressive nine studio albums in their ever-expanding repertoire.

Pond possesses an ever-expanding performance resumé, having toured with Arctic Monkeys, MGMT and Flaming Lips. They have stunned at premiere musical festivals around the world including Glastonbury, Coachella, Primavera, Bonnaroo, Reading and Leeds, The Governors Ball, South by Southwest, St Jerome’s Laneway, Splendour in the Grass and more, and have sold out countless venues around the globe from New York’s Bowery Ballroom to Paris’ La Gaite Lyrique and London’s O2 Forum.

Grievous Bodily Calm
Grievous Bodily Calm.


About Grievous Bodily Calm

Grievous Bodily Calm are a five-piece instrumental band from Perth, Western Australia. Their genre-blending signature instrumental sound and high energy live show infuses IDM, beat music and jazz improvisation with modern electronic production and has seen them support artists such as Tame Impala, The Avalanches, Hiatus Kaiyote, Beach House and the legendary Mulatu Astatke as well as numerous festival appearances and sold out headline shows off the back of two acclaimed independently released EP’s.

On Saturday 27 August, the Gallery is open 10am-3pm only as we prepare for the AGWA Foundation Gala supporting women in the arts. Some exhibition access will be disrupted with two Tracks We Share ground floor galleries closed. AGWA Rooftop bar will be closed, reopening at 2pm Sunday. Details