Bringing together some of life’s greatest pleasures – art, music and delicious food and drinks – the NGV’s Friday Nights has returned for the summer.
The weekly night-time opening gives visitors the chance to experience major exhibition Escher X nendo | Between Two Worlds at their leisure after hours, while guest DJs, pop-up bars and food occupy the ground floor and garden.
As guests roll into the gallery each Friday they’ll be treated to the sounds of Bach x Reimagined – live performances and soundscape presented by Anon –connected to the works of Esher. The artist has said, “When I am listening to Bach, I frequently get inspired and feel an overwhelming instinct for his insistent rhythm, a cadence seeking something of the infinite.”
On Friday December 21, Melbourne artist turned global sensation Mic Newman, better known as Fantastic Man, will host a DJ set from 8pm, after Albrecht La’Brooy warms up the crowd with the duo’s unique brand of jazz. Nearby, Acoustic Holiday will be performing its new-age instrumental compositions.
Appreciators of architectural works can also wander through Doubleground – NGV’s 2018 architecture commission on-site. And later weeks include DJ sets from Harvey Sutherland, Confidence Man, Japanese Wallpaper, San Cisco, Dappled Cities, Nicole Millar, Jonti, Alice Ivy and other Australia artists from all genres and backgrounds – plus a busy slate of live performances. But grab your tickets sooner rather than later because some of these will get booked out before you know it.