In music, an untimely death seems a much too common occurrence, and never was this more evident than in Amy Winehouse.
A prodigious talent, Amy’s sudden and untimely passing would leave Australia unable to see her live or find out about her personal life, until now - with the hosting of Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait at the Jewish Museum of Australia.
A personal and intimate exhibition about Amy Winehouse (1983-2011) this exhibition was curated by the Jewish Museum London with Amy’s brother Alex and sister-in-law Riva.
Melbourne curator, Juliette Hanson says the exhibition gives an insight into the family life of Amy Winehouse. “This exhibition tells the story of Amy’s life from her family’s perspective. Through family photos, text written by Amy's brother and many of her personal belongings, visitors can learn about Amy's childhood, her musical influences and ambition, her home life and her Jewish heritage of which she was very proud.”
Juliette says the exhibition gives the Museum the opportunity to host some late night events, and welcome musicians in the community to the venue and have a good time in celebration of the exhibition.
Amy Winehouse rose to international fame in the 2000s and was dubbed “the pre-eminent vocal talent of her generation” by the BBC. Her music was widely acclaimed, and was a mix of jazz, pop, soul and R&B. Amy Winehouse would win a (then) record five Grammy awards in 2008, including Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best New Artist.
The Jewish Museum of Australia will also host an extensive music program till March 2018. See the Amy Winehouse exhibition at the Jewish Museum of Australia on till 25 March 2018.
Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait
Dates: 22 October to 25 March 2018
Hours: Closed Monday, Saturday & Jewish holy days.
Location: Jewish Museum of Australia (26 Alma Rd, St Kilda VIC 3182)