Vivid Art After Hours: Haiku Hands

Vivid Art After Hours: Haiku Hands
When:
13 Jun
18:30 - 20:30
Location:
Art Gallery Rd, Sydney NSW 2000
Venue:
Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW)
Location
Art Gallery Rd, Sydney NSW 2000

Vivid Music & Vivid Ideas presents: Haiku Hands as part of a curated evening of talk, music and art.

Over three successive Wednesdays, Vivid Sydney will take over the Art Gallery of NSW to create an intimate portrait of our better selves. Our special guests dare to ask if we can improve dying, how we can find common ground when and where there’s conflict, and why we should nudge perceptions around female sexuality. Linger after all the intellectual stimulation for drinks and live music.  While you’re there, catch the Archibald Prize — a snapshot of the people who are important to us and capture our imaginations.

HAIKU HANDS:

The bold threesome rocked the Australian music scene in the last 12 months with their unique fusion of high-intensity pop tunes and expert choreography, leading the band to be cemented as an act to keep an eye on in 2018.

Haiku Hands, individually bossy and collectively strong. This interstate collective produces dynamic, new music.

The elusive crew of artists hailing from Sydney and Melbourne have established their presence with the tongue in cheek, rave-inspired 'Not About You' which was “undeniably one of the best Australian debuts of the year” (Purple Sneakers).

With an unquenchable thirst for good times and indulgence in all things art and pop, Haiku Hands pull together numerous talents to create an original and off-the-wall product; an unlikely but brilliant fusion of dance party and performance art. Ringleaders Beatrice Lewis, Claire Nakazawa and Mie Nakazawa curate Haiku Hands collaborating with some of Australia's finest singers, writers and producers to perform genre-bending unconventional pop, dance, electronic magic.

Live, they’re outrageous, bold and ruled by fun choreography. They routinely deliver the type of performance experience that turns a dingy club into a heaving sweaty mess. With synchronised dance moves and high energy production, Haiku Hands present an eclectic set and energising live experience. Vocalist Mataya Young (Hermitude/Thundamentals) often joins them on stage, bringing her flavour to the show. Their infectious performance commands the room, confirming an act well and truly on the rise.

They performed over 40 shows last year including festivals such as BIGSOUND, Falls Festival, The Plot, Laneway, Alison Wonderland Scarehouse Tour, Red Bull Sound select amongst many others and shows booked for this year include A Festival called Panama, and Pitch.

Other career highlights include 'Not About You' being featured on world renowned choreographer Brian Friedman’s school of dance ‘Imma Space’ which has been globally embraced, leading to an ongoing series of socially shared dancing videos performed to 'Not About You'. As well as selling out their first headline show at the Lansdowne, Sydney.

Vivid Art After Hours:

Is a mix of music, talks and experiences. Come along for some mental stimulation, linger over drinks and of course – catch the Archibald Prize.  Three Wednesdays of curated music from Goldheist - May 30, Air Land Sea June - 6 and Haiku Hands - June 13

Where: Art Gallery NSW 5pm – 10pm
Free admission to the galley
Talks: 6.30pm
Music: 7.30pm – 8.30pm