Members & Friends Preview Reception HOST: Fusebox

Members & Friends are invited early to celebrate the opening night of HOST: Fusebox and Fusebox’s 20th anniversary birthday celebration! Be among the first to view the exhibition, which includes samplings of current and former Fusebox artists, then hurry to the rooftop for the birthday bash – including a few shiny, flashy, and sweet guests weaving through the crowd. The Australian duo The Huxleys will perform throughout the evening. Yes, there will be a birthday song. Yes, there will be cake.

Become a member today and join for the preview hour! Check out the schedule below to plan your experience.

Detailed event schedule:

5–6P Members & Friends Preview

6–9:15P Celebrating Fusebox! Public Reception

6:30P Remarks and a birthday celebration

8:15–9:15P Performance by The Huxleys

Registering to join for the Members & Friends previews automatically admits you to the public reception portion of the evening. For accommodation requests, please email salexander@thecontemporaryaustin.org .

Learn more about the exhibit, HOST: Fusebox.

 

About the Performers

Will Huxley (AUS/UK) and Garrett Huxley (Yorta/Gumbaynggir/AUS) are Melbourne-based collaborative performance and visual artists. The Huxleys are a dynamic duo of cataclysmic proportions who present camp spectacle and disco enthused wizardry across the visual art, performance and entertainment worlds. Their photography and performance art traverses the classifications of costume, film and recording. A visual assault of sparkle, surrealism and the absurd, The Huxleys saturate their practice and projects with a glamorous, androgynous freedom which sets out to bring some escapism and magic to everyday life.

Since 2014 The Huxleys have performed, exhibited and participated in numerous exhibitions, projects and events in Australia, and internationally in London, Berlin, Moscow, New York and Hong Kong. Solo presentations, performances and commissions include the Melbourne International Arts Festival; Melbourne Fashion Week; Sydney Contemporary; Hong Kong Design Week; Heide Museum of Modern Art; Art Bank, Melbourne; NGV; AGNSW; QAGOMA; AGSA; AGWA; Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne; Sydney Festival; Carriageworks, Sydney; Sydney World Pride and the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra; The Huxleys first came to prominence during the early years of MONA FOMA and Dark Mofo in Tasmania.

The Huxleys’ photographs are included in the permanent collections of the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra; HOTA, Gold Coast; State Library of Victoria, Melbourne and The Besen Foundation, Melbourne. The Huxleys have been finalists in the National Portrait Prize in both 2022 and 2023 and finalists in Bowness Prize 2022. They were awarded the Wai Tang Commissioning Award, 2024 and the HIghly Commended Fashion Award at the Victorian Premier's Design Awards, 2024