The popular NGV Friday Nights is coming back this winter, in celebration of the upcoming exhibition, The Picasso Century. Expect a massive line-up of live performances, DJ sets, bars and Spanish-inspired dining, with inspiration from Parisian nightlife. Friday Nights will begin on June 10, and continue throughout the cold winter months, until October 7.
NGV Friday Nights
Stay out late this winter and enjoy extended hours of The Picasso Century at NGV, every Friday night from 6pm to 10pm. Discover over 70 works by Picasso and over 100 works by his contemporaries, in this breath-taking exhibition.
“NGV Friday Nights compliments The Picasso Century exhibition and offers an enriched after-hours experience that immerses visitors in the artworks and places of the exhibition,” said Tony Ellwood AM, NGV Director. “A wide range of visitors can enjoy NGV Friday Nights with its unique food, dining and music offering, all discovering the masterworks on loan from Paris.”
Lose yourself to soulful vocals, instrumental jazz-funk, ambient groove and DJ sets with a series of live performances. Expect artists on the line-up like NGAIIRE and Emma Donovan and The Putbacks.
Then, celebrate Spanish culture and dining at the Bar Lourinhã pop-up. Expect a bespoke menu from executive chef Matt McConnell, that combines Victorian produce with Spanish flavours. Savour contemporary versions of Spanish classics, such as Jamon croqetas, manzanilla-braised beef cheek and blood orange crème caramel. This pop-up will take over NGV’s Garden Restaurant, and will open on Friday evenings from 6pm to late. It will also stay open daily for lunch during the run of the Picasso exhibition.
To drink, head to the Great Hall for the Yering Station Wine Bar. Enjoy fine wines from the Yarra Valley, and try a wine tasting experience with varieties of Pinot Noir, Shiraz and Chardonnay. Then, pop in to Gallery Kitchen and indulge in Pommery Pops at the Pommery Champagne Bar. Both the wine and champagne bar will serve up share plates and meals inspired by Mediterranean flavours, including empanadas, churros and Basque-style burnt cheesecake.
After that, wind down on the Garden Terrace bar, curl up with a blanket, and sip on mulled and dessert wine.
Bookings are now open for NGV Friday Nights.