Food and drink, bands and DJs, and French Impressionism are what Friday Nights will be about this winter at the NGV.
Like previous years, NGV Friday Nights aims to complement the current exhibition on show, which this winter will be French Impressionism: From the Museum of Fine Arts Boston on display from 4 June to 3 October 2021. Tickets for that are here.
Gallery attendees on Friday nights can expect to find live music from Melbourne bands covering pop, rock and indie filling the halls as well as the city’s finest DJs selecting tunes that match the Winter Masterpieces theme. The first artist to perform as part of the NGV’s Friday Night series will be Eilish Gilligan, a Melbourne singer-songwriter and producer, who will be followed by saxophonist Solomon Sisay who has exploded in popularity since releasing his sell-out debut album Sitota.
Other artists performing across the remaining sixteen Friday nights include Akosia, Olympia, Husky, Squid Nebula, duo GL and Bananagun. Many of the artists will be performing twice over the series, but if there’s anyone you’re keen to hear soundtrack your night of art then don’t hesitate in pulling the trigger because NGV Friday Nights tend to sell out.
In terms of food and drink, which will be available to purchase right up until 9:45pm each Friday night, the NGV has so far remained tight lip except for the usual suspects, namely the Yering Wine Bar adding a touch of the Yarra Valley to the exhibition, the Asahi Bar in the Great Hall and the Pommery Champagne Bar. The food menu will be French-inspired, obviously.
This year, NGV Friday Nights will run every Friday between Friday 4 June and Friday 1 October. Tickets will set you back $35 but, as always, entry into the exhibition is also included in the price. For tickets, see here and the program here.