The Art Gallery of Western Australia (AGWA) is known to host a slew of unusual yet exciting exhibitions. And with its locale right in the heart of the pumping Northbridge cultural centre, we wouldn’t expect them to present anything less than a mixture of cool and informative – just like their upcoming event, Heavens Spot Featuring Sedgwick Ave. Social.
On Saturday 22 October from the day into the night, the AGWA will come alive to celebrate street life, art, dance and music; with the works of the boundary-pushing graffiti art exhibition, Heavens Spot by KEOS open for viewing throughout the day.
Along with a squiz around the internal organs of the gallery, head up to the AGWA rooftop from 6pm until late to not only be captivated by the sweeping views of the Perth City skyline, but to experience an epic dance battle fronted by VibeSqd, a performance by Cultural Renegades, and an after party by Sedwick Ave. Social. There will be DJs spinning the tunes, along with drinks and street food on hand to keep the energy levels at an all time high.
If you’re not much of a night owl however, there’s a line-up of youth inclusive workshops and interactive activities going down from 1pm. The program as follows:
- 1pm: Youth dance workshop registration (suitable for 8-16 years)
- 1:30pm: Youth breaking and popping workshops with Johnny Yayo and Poppin Jack (60 minutes)
- 3pm: Q&A street dance discussion with Johnny Yayo, Poppin Jack, Pepito, Nadiah, Hades. Facilitated by DJ Skooby and Demelza Leonard
While the ticketed program for evening events includes:
- 6pm onwards: DJs, drinks and street food availabl
- 6:30pm: AGWA sessions dance battle hosted by VibeSqd
- 8:30pm: Dance performance by the cast of Cultural Renegades
- 8:45pm: AGWA sessions after party hosted by Sedgwick Ave. Social
Sedgwick Ave. Social is an event created by dancers, for dancers, and it aims to provide a safe environment for people from all disciplines, abilities and motivations to engage, network and appreciate all forms of dance. Sedgwick Ave. Social’s ethos notes that music encourages movement, social and cultural exchanges between stylistically diverse dancers. And you’re welcome to join in on the fun.
Make sure you reserve your spot though – it’s set to be a boppin’ good time.
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