Co-presented with RMIT University

24 Hour Rock Show

Jeremy Deller

  • Music
  • Film
  • Free
  • Dancing
  • Sitting
Wheelchair AccessWheelchair Access

Dates and Times

Jeremy Deller's key note speech at midday followed by screenings. Sat 8 June—Sun 9 June, midday—midday. Free entry.

24 Hour Rock Show Schedule

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24 Hour Rock Show Program

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24 Hour Rock Show Films

A local version of Jeremy Deller’s 24-Hour Rock Show.

Heavy Metal Parking Lot (1986)

Produced by Jeff Krulik and John Heyn, 1986 the film captures Judas Priest & Dokken fans preparing for their concert.

Glastonbury The Movie (1996)

1996 live concert filmproduced and directed by William Beaton, RobinMahoney and Matthew Salkeld.

Australian Made (1987)

1987 live concert film with INXS, Divinyls, The Triffids, Jimmy Barnesand more directed by Richard Lowenstein.

Stop Making Sense (1984)

Jonathan Demme captures Talking Heads at Hollywood Pantages Theatre in 1983.

Napa Tapes (The Cramps : Live at Napa State Mental Hospital) (1978)

Footage of this infamous concert directed by Joe Rees, 1978.

D.O.A. : A Right of Passage (1980)

Directed by Lech Kowalski, 1980. Covers the Sex Pistols last tour in 1978, and performances from Iggy Pop, The Clash, Billy Idol and more.

No Fixed Address on Tour in the UK (1984)

John Tatoulis follows Indigenous rock-reggae band No Fixed Address around the UK on their 1984 tour.

Wattstax (1972)

Mel Stuart captures the performances of the Watts Summer Festival 1972, a gathering of musicians and entertainers from the black community.

Johnny Cash live at San Quentin (1969)

Directed by Michael Darlow, captures Johnny Cash's famous concert at San Quentin prison in 1969.

Dance Craze

Filmmaker Joe Massot explores Britain's 2 Tone Ska era from the '70s and '80s.

ONEFOUR : Against All Odds (2023)

Gabriel Gasparinatos follows the Western Sydney drill bands’ meteoric rise to fame.

Can Play Live Free Concert Sportshalle Cologne (1972)

Director Peter Przygodd captures footage of Can’s mind-boggling 1972 concert.

Grace Jones : Private Life (A One Man Show version)

Long-form 1982 music video and live tour footage collection of Grace Jones.

+ some short TV moments including 'The Other Side of Midnight' absurd UK pool party with A Guy Called Gerald, snippets from the ABC and Rage archives, recently restored footage of Melbourne ratbags from directors Richard Lowenstein and Peter Weir and some special unreleased fan footage of Warumpi Band live. 

+ more TBA.

Event Information


Films are of various ratings and not suitable for all audiences


Full PDF schedule available to view or download above.

Artistic Team

RISING Associate Producer

Olive Gilbert

RISING Senior Curator

Grace Herbert

RISING Artistic Director

Hannah Fox

Music extraordinaire (RMIT University)

Jenny Branigan


Originally produced by IHME Contemporary Art Festival, Helsinki, Finland in 2015.
Supported by RMIT University.

Image Credits

Heavy Metal Parking Lot, 1986, by John Heyn and Jeff Krulik