French painter Pierre Bonnard is one of the most important artists of the 20th century. Nearly 80 years after his death, Bonnard’s paintings that depict intimate domestic moments, natural landscapes, and urban scenes with an inventive approach to colour and light see him as a key figure in the evolution from Impressionism to Modernism.

Bonnard is now the subject of a major world-premiere exhibition, Pierre Bonnard: Designed by India Mahdavi, presented by the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) in partnership with the Musée d’Orsay. Commissioned by the NGV to create the exhibition’s scenography is Paris-based architect and designer India Mahdavi, once described by the New Yorker as a “virtuoso of colour,” the exhibition is on now until Sunday October 8.

Now thanks to the NGV, we’re offering a lucky reader and their friend the chance to win a weekend in Melbourne to experience it in style.

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The winner – if interstate – will receive return flights for two to Melbourne. From there you’ll drop your bags at a luxury hotel in the CBD for the Friday and Saturday nights. Then, you’ll make your way to NGV to experience NGV Friday Nights: Pierre Bonnard, along with two complimentary Yering Station wine flights and a bottle of Pommery Champagne to ease you into the weekend.

No weekend out in Melbourne is complete without some retail therapy. The prize package also includes a $500 gift voucher from Mimco to shop their latest collection, dinner for two at the French-inspired Annie Smithers restaurant at NGV on Friday night, an official NGV Bonnard publication for each of you, and two Pierre Bonnard shopper bags from the NGV Design Store to carry all your goodies.

All in all the total prize package comes in over $3500 worth of value.

The competition is open until Friday July 21, with the winner announced Monday July 24. Winners can redeem their prize up until Sunday September 24.

The winner of this prize is T.H

This article is produced by Broadsheet in partnership with the National Gallery of Victoria. Pierre Bonnard: Designed by India Mahdavi at NGV International is on now until Sunday October 8, 2023.