Perth’s answer to the Met Gala, ART BALL returns to Perth on 25 May and is serving us the coolest line-up ever.
Kicking off at 7pm and presented by VOGUE Australia, the theme this year is ‘Electric Dreams’ and we’re promised plenty of art, music and fashion, along with immersive experiences, performance art, king-sized beds you can sip your cocktails in and glow in the dark nude life drawing.
On the music front, local indie-pop legends San Cisco, WA synth duo FEELS and electro-pop act Priscilla are headlining, with sets from ALSAN and a special performance by WA Opera’s Pia Harris to close out the night.
But that’s not even the most exciting bit… There’s going to be a 15,000 litre bubble pop ball pit that you can climb into, dress and all, as well as a forest of ‘electric vines’ and a shimmering neon wall with red latex arms passing out champers. Imagine the Insta-snaps!
Plus, QT Perth’s best bartenders will be pouring their signature cocktails, Mumm champagne, Juniper Estate Wines and local craft beers all night long; and it’s all included in your ticket price so you can really drink up.
Don’t think your belly won’t be getting a good feed as well. You can escape to the Electric Eatery where plenty of warming winter eats await thanks to Comestibles, including a pimp your own hot dog stand, extra cheesy mac ‘n’ cheese and tender braised Harvey beef cheek with mash. For dessert you can whip up your own ice cream delight from the self serve sundae station or grab something from the hot chocolate and affogato bar… or both.
And to keep you well and truly entertained, local drag group Gendermess, cabaret crew YUMMY and performance art duo The Huxleys will take to the stage and make your jaw drop over and over again with their sourcery.
ART BALL sells out every year, so you’ll want to act fast to secure yours. This year they’re putting on a VIP package if you’d like to take your experience to the next level, with event pre drinks, a private retreat and bar, grazing table, exclusive performances, primo wines and Mumm tastings.
And don’t forget to give your outfit your all, there are several prizes to be won for the best dressed, plus a raffle with prizes valued at over $28,000.
What: ART BALL—Electric Dreams
Where: Art Gallery of Western Australia
When: 25 May
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