Saturday, March 3, 2012
Will Oldham at Matisse Up Late at GOMA in the drawing room...
To coincide with the Matisse drawing exhibition that has been running at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) for the last few months there have been a series of "Up late" nights with clothed life models posing in the drawing room while live music plays. The drawing room is a space at the end of the exhibition where you can draw with pencil on paper, or a stylus on an ipad, and be inspired by sculptures and various still life compositions.
Last night I went and saw Will Oldham aka Bonnie Prince Billy play. It is a unique evening when you are able to enjoyed a glass of red wine while drawing a model dressed as a ballerina and see an exhibition while listening to live music. Great concept, only sadly there was a total lack of space near the stage and also a lot of people, so we didn't actually get to see him much. If you look really carefully in photograph five (above) you can see a tiny dot left of center which is Will Oldham. Great night out though.