Bowery Ball (NGV) [Melbourne]
Bowery Ball (NGV) [Melbourne]

Event Information


Friday March 22, 2024
8:00 PM


NGV International

Auslan Interpreter/s

Ilana Charnelle & Kellie Harman

Language/ Cultural Consultant


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A show-stopping, late-night queer party featuring drag, burlesque, voguing, music and performance art, the Bowery Ball will be held at NGV International on Friday 22 March 2024. Throughout the entire evening, guests may indulge in Pommery Champagne and further all-inclusive food and beverages.
Named in honour of Melbourne-born iconoclast Leigh Bowery – famed twentieth-century performance artist, fashion designer and nightclub impresario – The Bowery Ball celebrates the vibrant creativity and buoyant self-expression of Victoria’s LGBTIQA+ community.
The Bowery Ball features performances from an array of Australia’s most talented contemporary artists, musicians and provocateurs, including Tiwi Sistagirl Elder and island royalty Crystal Love Johnson, Logie-nominated drag diva Art Simone, award-winning burlesque “supervillain” Ruby Slippers, jazz pianist virtuoso Rosie Rai, and the drag king alter-egos of Danni Ray and Keely Windred, plus Kira Puru, Themme Fatale, Adam Lin, Lazy Susan, Zelda Moon, Dazza & Keif, Kitty Obsidian, Bella De Jac, Krayola, Elle Diablo, Aqueerius, House of Diesel & Rassputin’s Wet Posse.
 NGV TRIENNIAL: UNAUTHORISED TOURS – Auslan access provided here:

Drag superstars take the reigns in these highly unauthorised tours of NGV Triennial, departing from Federation Court.

8.45pm with Art Simone, Lazy Susan and Zelda Moon
9.15pm with Dazza and Keif
9.45pm with Granny Bingo

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