Australia Day at the National Gallery of Australia
Saturday 26 January 2002
6pm Fred Smith and band
9.30pm Australia Day Fireworks Lake Burley Griffin
BYO picnic, rugs, chairs
Refreshments by Juniperberry available
National Gallery of Australia
The Sculpture Garden at the National Gallery of Australia is the perfect setting for the Gallery's annual Australia Day Concert. This long-standing event provides an opportunity to celebrate our National Day with some of Australia's finest performers. This year the Gallery is delighted to present FRUIT, an internationally acclaimed five-piece band from Adelaide. After the concert, the garden becomes the perfect vantage point to view the spectacular Australia Day fireworks display on Lake Burley Griffin.
'acoustic gentleness, sublime pop, rock tinged infectious melodies' Juice magazine May 2001
FRUIT'S stylish blend of graceful harmonies, vibrant energetic tunes and exquisite imaginative musicianship won them the title of Best Up & Coming Live Act in Australia at the 2001 Australian Live Music Awards.
FRUIT has toured continuously over the last three years to a wide demographic in North America, Canada, UK, Ireland, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand and Australia. FRUIT have performed at folk festivals, world music festivals, commercial music and cabaret festivals. FRUIT'S adaptability has given them an edge, capturing the attention and imagination of a diverse audience.
Gallery exhibitions open until 7pm
admission charges apply