21 May 2017

AMP CAPITAL ART BALL WOWS PERTH

After its sell-out inaugural year, the AMP Capital ART BALL presented by VOGUE Australia in support of the AGWA Foundation returned to the Art Gallery of Western Australia in May.

AMP CAPITAL ART BALL WOWS PERTH

After its sell-out inaugural year, the AMP Capital ART BALL presented by VOGUE Australia in support of the AGWA Foundation returned to the Art Gallery of Western Australia in May.

The evening saw headliner Client Liaison take to the stage with their 80’s-inspired pop hits, supported by 2016 ARIA award-winning ‘Best Breakthrough Artist’ Montaigne, Papua New Guinea-born singer NGAIIRE and local hip-hop artist Mathas & Mates.

AMP Capital proudly came on board in 2017 as naming-rights sponsor of this exclusive event alongside presenting partner VOGUE Australia.

AMP Capital Shopping Centres is proud to be naming partner of the AMP Capital Art Ball. Perth’s premier retail destinations, Garden City and Karrinyup shopping centres are committed to playing a role in shaping the future of art, fashion and culture in WA. We are so excited to support this flagship community engagement and fundraising initiative for the AGWA Foundation
AMP Capital’s Divisional Development Manager WA, Scott Nugent.

The evening’s theme centred around The Rise of Sneaker Culture, an exhibition originating at the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto and organised by the American Federation of Arts, showcasing at The Art Gallery of Western Australia until 4 September 2017. The Rise of Sneaker Culture is the first museum exhibition in North America, and now in Australia, to examine the sneaker’s complex and fascinating social history, from its origins in the mid-nineteenth century to its role in the present day as a status symbol of urban culture. With its dynamic combination of scholarship and popular appeal, Perth audiences will be introduced to iconic and incredibly rare shoes from the 1830s to today.

ART BALL guests were encouraged to weave their way through the Gallery to discover a place where the worlds of art, fashion and music collide to create a high-end spectacle that is unparalleled in Perth.

After the huge success of ART BALL in 2016, we worked hard to deliver an experience that would shock, delight and entertain guests all night – a non-stop ride through the great spaces within AGWA’s grand structure,
ART BALL Event Producer, Grant Capriotti.

The event asked guests to see things differently with interactive installations including a virtual reality display, nude life drawing and live tattoo art taking place throughout the State Art Collection. Guests were wowed by the WA Symphony Orchestra Chorus, a breakdance showdown and an aerial performance by Thom Worrell from boylesque group BRIEFS.