Amanda Fucking Palmer at NGV Friday nights. She was brilliant! Amanda Palmer was one half of the Dresden Dolls and that is how I found out about her. It is a kind of dark cabaret, very evocative. Such a powerful voice, and she is such a brilliant musician. Very funny! She played Coin Operated Boy!!
NGV Friday nights was quite nice. It was nice to see an exhibition on a Friday night, although it wasn’t really to my taste. David Hockney. Over the top colour and hyper realism, conveyed through apps on his iPhone and iPad as well as other paintings and drawings. I felt over stimulated by picture after picture of lurid colour, but there were some really amazing pieces too.
The garden of the NGV was set up with interesting abstract installations, and it was nice to drink wine and hang out with friends in the garden.