Justene Williams: Victory over the Sun

Exhibition and Shows

14 Oct 2022 to 15 Oct 2022 Once Only Event

This October, the National Gallery celebrates 40 years since the opening of its iconic building with a dynamic program of art and events.

For two nights only, artist Justene Williams, with Sydney Chamber Opera and ANU Chamber Singers present the wild and ambitious anti-opera Victory over the Sun. The large-scale collaborative performance work reimagines the futurist opera that caused a riot in the streets of St Petersburg in 1913.

With Williams’ costumes newly acquired into the National Gallery collection, this remount, staged in celebration of the Gallery’s 40th anniversary, brings together these visionary collaborators to perform the work once more.

Victory is a work of passionate strangeness for the digital age that shows a world the Futurists could never have imagined. Drones soar, history collapses, and a pair of strongwomen battle over humanity’s fate in a glorious dream of tomorrow.


Cafe Carpark Lockers Non Smoking Parents Room Public Toilet

Internet Access

Free Wifi


Free Entry

Event Dates

Once Only Event

14 Oct 2022 to 15 Oct 2022

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