All female music lineup for ‘Cindy Sherman Up Late’ at GOMA

From Friday 17 June, Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) will present a genre-defying, risk-taking musical line-up across seven dates to coincide with the Cindy Sherman exhibition at GOMA from 28 May to 3 October 2016.

The program celebrates the power of ‘she’ with an all-female bill of international and Australian performers including Eleanor Friedberger (US), Kimya Dawson (US), Mojo Juju and Jess Ribeiro (Melbourne) and Sampa the Great (Sydney), among others.

Cindy ShermanUntitled, 2007 / 2008
(MP# CS--461)
Cindy Sherman Untitled, 2007 / 2008 (MP# CS–461)

Cindy Sherman is the first major Australian solo exhibition by the New York-based artist in over 15 years, and GOMA will open exclusively after hours (5.30-10.00pm) on select Friday nights for the Up Late program.


Each Up Late night will kick off with a set from Brisbane DJ collective Cheated Hearts supporting the performers:

17 June: Eleanor Friedberger

better known as one-half of American indie rock band Fiery Furnaces, will play Up Late as the first stop on an Australian tour following the release of her third studio album, New View.

24 June: Major Leagues

Brisbane four-piece Major Leagues bring the playful charm of their new EP, Dream States to the Up Late stage.

1 July: Mojo Juju

Melbourne’s Mojo Juju performs songs from her genre-challenging new album Seeing Red / Feeling Blue.

9 September: Kimya Dawson

Grammy award-winning, singer-songwriter Kimya Dawson brings her soulful and tender folk to Up Late.

16 September: Sampa the Great

Sydney’s Sampa the Great reveals her penchant for poetry and dense lyricism in songs from her 2015 debut studio album.

23 September: Jess Ribeiro

Award-winning Melbourne singer-songwriter Jess Ribeiro brings hazy rock, landscape ambience and 60s psych melodies from her new album Kill it Yourself to GOMA.

30 September: Teeth & Tongue

Melbourne’s Teeth & Tongue will mesmerise audiences with a captivating combinations of garage and psychedelic rock, disco, folk, R&B and pop on the last Friday of the exhibition.

Can’t get enough?

The Storytellers floor talk series will feature talks by strong female leaders in a wide range of fields, including Queensland Ballet Resident Designer Noeline Hill, author Ellen Van Neervan, designer and artisan Susan Dimasi and more.

Sundays with Cindy will be a monthly Sunday afternoon series including a zine fair hosted by Brisbane’s Junky comics, a hands-on workshop with DIY blogger and artist Rachel Burke, pop-up curator talks and a discussion program with contemporary photo-media artists including Polixeni Papapetrou and Camille Serisier.

GOMA Talks Cindy Sherman will be held on Thursday 21 and 28 July. They’ll be free, live panel discussions in partnership with ABC Radio National and hosted by presenters Paul Barclay and Sarah Kanowski. These evening discussions will explore issues relating to contemporary feminism; from women in the workplace to online technologies – what’s changed, and what battles are still left to fight.  Drop into the Cinema Lounge before the talk to enjoy food and drink offerings from the pop-up bar, with music from Cheated Hearts DJs.


Cindy Sherman Up Late tickets are on sale now. For tickets and more information visit QAGOMA’s website.


Pictured at top: Jess Rebeiro All images supplied with thanks by QAGOMA.

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