“So swishy in your satin and tat”
The Canadian media is gearing up for the arrival of David Bowie is at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) in Toronto tomorrow. (Wednesday 25th)
The original curators of David Bowie Is, Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh from the V&A in London, appeared in two three and a half minute behind-the-scenes news items on the City News breakfast show this morning.
Breakfast Television’s Jennifer Valentyne got a sneak look at the AGO exhibition and interviewed the pair who explained some of the exhibits.
View both reports here:
Meanwhile, The AGO is asking Bowie fans to get into the spirit by showing up in costume tomorrow. The first 200 Thin White Dukes, Halloween Jacks or Ziggy Stardusts, etc. to show up get admission to the “opening night spectacular,” which is otherwise sold out. There will also be live music and Bowie impersonators at the gallery between 6:00 pm and 8:30 pm for the opening tomorrow.
Two nights later (Friday 27th) The AGO will host a David Bowie is Here Official Opening Party from 9:00 pm to 1:00 am, featuring music by DJs Luis Jacob and Odessa Paloma Parker, video tributes to Bowie by Toronto new media artist Lorna Mills and an exhibition of memorabilia collected by Toronto artist Andrew Zealley and others. There is limited capacity to this event so go here now for tickets to this and the exhibition itself.