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Art & Exhibitions



Sat 10 Feb 2024


3.00 pm - 3.45 pm


45 mins


Never before seen at Bunjil Place

Be part of a unique afternoon of art, music and film as acclaimed visual artist Ash Keating paints live on our stage. LIVE PRESSURE is a unique immersive arts experience, accompanied by composer Ryan Ritchie and a 12-piece ensemble.

Melbourne-based artist Ash Keating is globally renowned for his outdoor public works of vivid proportions, for his latest project LIVE PRESSURE Keating will be taking his practice indoors as part of a one-off live painting performance on the Bunjil Place Theatre stage. 

Composed of painting, film and music LIVE PRESSURE will take audiences through a mesmerizing process of energetic colour and movement. Over the past two decades, Keating has refined a methodology of improvised actions and gestural mark making using varying propulsion and gravity-based painting techniques. Many of his layered compositions are created through the application of paint and water to surfaces with pressurised fire extinguishers. The effect is not only that of running and dripping paint, but also a replication and acknowledgment of the natural systems at play around us. 

In dialogue with the painting’s transformational process, the sensory experience will be widened through lighting and the dynamic music improvisations of acclaimed composer producer Ryan Ritchie and a 12-piece ensemble.

Keating and Richie have collaborated on numerous projects since 2003, this will be their most ambitious undertaking to date, and a first in a major theatre setting. 

Header image: Ash Keating, A Love Letter to a Very Rocky Creek (Hume Response), 2019 (process detail). 


Saturday 10 February 2024

3.00 pm - 3.45 pm 


Tickets strictly limited
$15.00 concession

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