Our keenly anticipated Bohemian Melbourne exhibition launched last night with much fanfare. Around 300 special guests enjoyed performances, spirited speeches and the exhibition itself, which explores Melbourne’s romantic bohemian legacy from the 1860s to today.
The evening began with writer and performer Jane Clifton speaking about her experiences of bohemianism in Melbourne during the 70s and 80s. She quipped that the bohemian lifestyle is the preseve of the young and energetic, and reflected on how each generation has a unique character to their artistic rebellion.
Guests enjoyed a performance by cabaret performers Agent Cleave and Tanzer, singing their own rendition of ‘Where the wild roses grow’ by Nick Cave (one of our most iconic local bohemians) and Kylie Minogue.
Bohemian Melbourne celebrates a who’s who of creative free spirits who have shaped the character of Melbourne – showcasing the stories of poets, film-makers, writers, artists, rebels and rock stars who changed this city forever.
On until 22 February 2015, the exhibition is accompanied by a summer program of live music, film screenings, tours, talks and pop-up performance. To find out more, head to our web listing.