NGV FRIDAY NIGHTS
NGV Friday Nights returns this winter for the 2019 Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series. This season features the best of Australia’s vibrant musical talent, exclusive late-night access to theTerracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality and Cai Guo-Qiang: The Transient Landscape exhibition, bars and dumplings in the pop-up Hutong Dumpling Bar.
Friday 6 September, 6pm-10pm | NGV International | Booking required, fees apply
Triple ARIA Award-winning blues and roots band The Audreys formed in Adelaide in 2004 and have featured in the line-up of almost every major festival in Australia. Comprised of Taasha Coates and Tristan Goodall, The Audreys have played in festivals and clubs in Europe and North America, written music for theatre, gone gold and pawned their hearts for rock and roll.
Friday 13 September, 6pm-10pm | NGV International | Booking required, fees apply
From a garage in Melbourne to the jungles of Ubud, 23-year-old Maribelle Añes is a self-trained singer, songwriter and producer, and has been writing songs endlessly for artists in Australia, Europe, USA and Asia. Maribelle grew up singing in the local choir and was exposed to classic rock and pop from her guitar playing father, before her older sister turned her onto ’90s R&B. In the last couple of years Maribelle has released her debut EP Overtake, videos for “Shout” and “I’m a Mess Without You” and supported Kaytranada and Goldlink.
CIVILIZATION: THE COLLECTIVE LIFE
Saturday 14 September, 11am – 12pm | NGV Australia, Federation Square | Booking required, free entry
Upcoming exhibition Civilization: The Way We Live Now is an international photography exhibition of monumental scale, featuring the work of over 100 contemporary photographers from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australia and Europe with over 200 original photographs being exhibited.
The exhibition explores photographers’ representations of life in cities and presents a journey through the shared aspects of living in the urban environment.
Civilization: The Collective Life is a panel discussion which questions; are these photographs an accurate reflection of how we live today? What does this tell us about life in cities in an increasingly globalised world, and about photography as a medium for documentation?
This event will host a discussion between Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography curators William A. Ewing and Holly Roussell who produced the show alongside Minneapolis/New York/Paris/Lausanne and the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, in consultation with the National Gallery of Victoria.
MOON FESTIVAL LUNCH
Saturday 14 September and Sunday 15 September, 11.30am – 1.30pm and 2.30 – 4.30pm | NGV International | Booking required
Celebrate the Moon Festival weekend at the NGV Garden Restaurant with a Chinese inspired three-course menu, complemented by the unique and atmospheric sounds of the guzheng played by Mindy Meng Wang.