If The NGV’s Triennial Wasn’t Enough, They’ve Upped The Offering With After-Hour Parties

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If The NGV’s Triennial Wasn’t Enough, They’ve Upped The Offering With After-Hour Parties

Party after-hours at the NGV with Triennial Extra.

The NGV International is already buzzing with the mammoth second instalment of the Triennial. However, things are about to get a lot louder come January 15 when the gallery throws open its doors to a series of after-hour parties. And the best part is that they too are free—you just have to book ahead. (Featured image: @ngvmelbourne)

Triennial Extra will run all the way through January until February 14 and will see the gallery stay open till 9pm with DJs spinning tunes as visitors bounce around the various pop-up bars and restaurants.

The NGV has teamed up with Tonka’s Adam D’Sylva to launch an exclusive Triennial menu in the Garden restaurant while Kate Reid of Lune Croissanterie fame will be setting up in the NGV Tea Room with a bespoke pasty to compliment Saṃsāra, a lighting installation designed by Makiko Ryujin and Michael Gittings. For drinks, Yering will be in attendance with their wine bar and Asahi too.

The program for Triennial Extra will be released on January 11, but it has been revealed that a wide range of artists including dancers, performers and poets will be taking part by responding to pieces in the ginormous exhibition—this year’s Triennial features 86 works and projects across four major themes.


In terms of music, the NGV is partnering up with Melbourne Music Week for DJ sets in the Grollo Equiset Garden. Aussie DJs include  DJ Manchild, A.Kid, Edd Fisher, DJ Small Fry, Agent 86, Claire Knight, and emerald among many, many more.

Triennial Extra is on from January 15 to February 14, 2021. See the website for more info.

To book your tickets, click over here.

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