Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Nick Cave at QPAC. Hooray!

Nick Cave: The Exhibition. Finally it's here! I heard about this exhibition happening in Melbourne last year and I've been waiting patiently for it to arrive in Brisbane. It arrived to QPAC and opened yesterday in QPAC's Tony Gould gallery space. I was there before the doors had even opened. Yeah I know I'm kind of tragic. But hey I wasn't the only one! The exhibition explores “behind the scenes” of iconic Australian musician, songwriter, artist, author Nick Cave. It features displays of original lyrics, notebooks, diaries, artwork, photography, and rare and previously unreleased film footage. A couple of the highlights include the original manuscript of Nick Cave’s book, And The Ass Saw The Angel, and the selection of flyers, fanzines and posters dating back from the late 1970s to the present. This touring exhibition is drawn from over 800 items generously donated by Nick Cave to the Performing Arts Collection. It’s brilliant! It’s free admission! And I highly recommend it! You can view the online documentary here if you’re interested.


Nick Cave: The Exhibition - 24 March to 9 May 2009 (Tuesday to Saturday) QPAC, Tony Gould Gallery



A selection of some of my beloved Nick Cave CDs. I'm listening to one right now! Did I mention I was a fan?

25 comments:

Victoria said...

Well, I obviously have been living in a cave, but not the Nick Cave cave, as I haven't heard of him before. I need to get my head out from under the rocks and see what all this Nick Cave adoration is about! So happy that you got to experience this!!

picciolo said...

Thats quite a big collection you have there! Those photos looks great
: )

Lisa B. said...

How fun for you! I watched the video and listened to some of his music elsewhere on line. Interesting fellow. I can see the attraction. I too live under a rock...and have not heard of him before. Thanks for sharing him with us rock dwellers:)

art ache said...

I'm also a massive Nick Cave fan! Have you seen him live Harriet? He's an amazing performer. I'd be interested to know what your favourite Nick CD is? I prefer his earlier stuff to what he's doing these days.

donat said...

great this made it to brisbane i saw it in melbourne last year and was impressed. i'm a nick cave fan from way back so understand your excitement over the exhibit. i think even non-nick fans would enjoy it!

PJ said...

Seeing the private work of an artist you love, well it doesn't get any better than that, except seeing them. It sounds fabulous.

Catherine said...

Glad you got to see the exhibition... sounds like you really needed to!!

Hot Fudge said...

Well, you can tell the gals who were born during WWII - we're the ones who look at Nick Cave and say, "Who's that?" I'm still coming to terms with the fact that my teenage idol Johnnie Ray was gay. All those wasted screams.

M.Kate said...

Hey T, errr...obviously you are a big fan, looking at the collection but I haven't heard about him, maybe I am really outdated. Well, I am glad that you got to see some of his precious stuff, I'd pop over out of curiosity if I were that near. I have completed my SSS for this week, link me up will ya, this is a special week..and it's blue moon this Saturday haha!! No, it's not my birthday, coz if it is, I'll notify you a few months ahead for you can save for my present :P bye for now, muah* muah

Hey Harriet said...

Art Ache -

Yes I've seen him in concert about four times and he never disappoints. I love his energy! 'Tender Prey' would be my all time fave Nick CD. So yeah, I also prefer his earlier music :D

Jetta's Nest said...

I'm so glad you've reminded me that this is on at the moment. I'm not as big a fan as you are but I do have a copy of 'And the Ass saw the Angel' which I read over and over in my early 20's. I've missed so many exhibitions lately but I'm going to try really hard not to miss this one.

Happy listening :)

XUE said...

Oh dear T, I probably wasn't born yet or I'm way too many years older than you since I too, hv not heard of Nick Cave. Nick Cage yes, but not this guy of yours.

Paz said...

I guess I've been living in a cave, too. Haven't heard about this artist before but I'm definitely interested in checking out his work. Thanks for sharing with us.

Paz

High Desert Diva said...

Copy Victoria's comment.............
I hadn't heard of him before, but I'm glad you got to attend the exhibit!

david mcmahon said...

G'day from Melbourne. There's no doubt about Nick Cave's genius.

cybill said...

Nick Cave and PJ Harvey together - it's like a miracle on earth!!!
Why do these things never ever come to Perth? Enjoy it for me please.

Sweets 'N Greets said...

What a collection :-) I have not heard of Nick Cave....definitely worth checking out!

Elizabeth said...

Came via Lily!
Hope you come to New York before too very long!
Happy end of week/weekend!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Am I outdated or am I too old for this?

Hubby knows about him and started to surf your links. He isn't a fan but like NC in a way, he reckoned.

Lucky you! for free & look! is that your collection of stuffs of him?

Have a wonderful w/end, dear T!

hugs...

Sarah McBride said...

I have never heard of him, but I shall check him out. I am always looking for good music!

Rosebud Collection said...

You sure do have a wonderful collection..I have to admit, I don't know who he is, but the "old hag" that I am, wouldn't know him..
I am still listening to Glen Miller.

Catherine said...

Hey harriet... any chance of you adding my shadow shot this week to Mr Linky as I am off without internet access off the beaten track again this wknd... thanks Catherine

Hey Harriet said...

Sure thing Catherine. No problem :)

Tom Hilton said...

Okay, I'm jealous. Looks like a great exhibition. The Nick Cave show I saw back in 1990 is still one of the best shows I've ever been to.

Erin Bowe said...

I'm also a rabid fan and wannabe groupie, as you can see from my profile pic. I'm absolutely glowing. Best. Night. Ever.

Wish I could see the exhibition, but thanks for the link!