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Last night, the Art Gallery of New South Wales celebrated the opening of their new building with Art For All, a one-night-only concert headlined by international superstar Ellie Goudling. Hosted by Courtney Act and supported by Aboriginal Australian electronic music duo Electric Fields and Australian award-winning artist Meg Mac, attendees were treated to a night of incredible live music, with Goudling performing tracks from her soon-to-be released fifth studio album, Higher Than Heaven.
The new standalone building, designed by Pritzker Prize–winning architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa of SANAA, will showcase a bevy of contemporary art across its new and dynamic spaces. With a sculpture garden standing between both buildings, new spaces include the Tank, an adaptive re-use of a 2200-square-metre former Second World War fuel bunker; a 1100-square-metre column-free gallery for contemporary art; and a gallery for time-based art.
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Art for All: a free concert in The Domain on 10 December, featuring Ellie Goulding, an award-winning singer, art lover and UN Environment Goodwill ambassador with over 19 billion streams on Spotify, alongside Australian singer Meg Mac and the electronic duo Electric Fields, led by Anangu artist and singer Zaachariaha Fielding.
Art Up: a nightly drone show from 3 to 11 December over Woolloomooloo Bay created by Kamilaroi artist Reko Rennie. The show will feature 400 drones that will animate beautiful artworks in the sky above the Art Gallery and Royal Botanic Garden Sydney set to a soundtrack.