Bold and unapologetic. CLUB SURAT will redefine City Hall's Banquet Room into a dance hall of hip-hop and Afro-jazz. Celebrate the opening of ATONG ATEM with a night cap on the dancefloor with powerful performers GLO and POOKIE, who draw on their roots as East African women and are taking the music industry by storm in the process. CLUB SURAT is a dynamic late night after party not to be missed.
Presented by Newcastle Art Gallery.ARTISTS & COLLABORATORS
GLO is a Sydney based Neo Soul/ Alternative R&B singer-songwriter and a movement artist. Her rising career has seen her share the stage with Solange Knowles at the Opera House and perform as a guest vocalist with duo MYSTICS at Splendour in the Grass. In 2021, GLO was nominated for two FBI Awards (Next Big Thing & Best Video). This year she will be supporting Desire Marea for VIVID Sydney at Carriage Works.
POOKIE is a Perth based producer, songwriter, composer, DJ, and MC paving the way for independent artists in Australia with her unapologetic nature. She marches to her own beat through the music industry, and was recently announced to play SXSW Sydney and Big Sound in Brisbane. She has also toured with Denzel Curry, Fatboy Slim, Eliza Rose and more. Look closely and you will also see POOKIE featured in the video work Banksia in the ATONG ATEM exhibition.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
As part of internationally renowned photographer Atong Atem's first exhibition in Newcastle, Newcastle Art Gallery presents her striking video and photographic portraiture exploring migrant stories and obscured layers of history.
Across the festival, the exhibition will be activated by a series of events presenting fashion, music, discussion, and storytelling from exciting creators celebrating African culture. CLUB SURAT is a featured event as part of the exhibition ATONG ATEM.
CLUB SURAT after party is presented by Newcastle Art Gallery.
Image courtesy of POOKIE.