This summer Victorians and visitors alike can enjoy our state’s two great loves – art and sport – as the NGV extends the opening hours of the Escher X nendo | Between Two Worlds exhibition to coincide exclusively with the Australian Open. From day one of the tennis tournament on 14 January until the Australia Day public holiday on 28 January, the exhibition’s opening hours will be extended until 7pm, allowing audiences even more opportunity to explore the works of Dutch graphic artist M. C. Escher in dialogue with the work of acclaimed Japanese design studio nendo.
Visitors can also experience the exhibition as part of NGV Friday Nights, held every Friday from 6pm to 10pm. NGV Friday Nights ticket holders receive access to Escher X nendo | Between Two Worlds, Julian Opie – featuring the work of one of Britain’s most exciting living artists – plus access to music, bars and dining.
Seamlessly presenting the worlds of one of the 20th century’s most recognisable artists and one of the 21st century’s most inventive designers, Escher X nendo | Between Two Worlds features more than 150 of Escher’s most renowned prints and drawings from the collection of Gemeentemuseum in The Hague. These are presented in an immersive exhibition space designed by nendo, alongside never-before-seen work from the design studio.
‘The NGV is thrilled to announce that Escher X nendo | Between Two Worlds will be open late exclusively during the Australian Open, presenting another wonderful opportunity for everyone to see and experience what’s been described as one of our most ambitious exhibitions to date,’ said NGV Director Tony Ellwood AM.
On 18 January, NGV Friday Nights welcomes Melbourne act Film School Collective for a performance in the NGV Garden, followed by Sydney artist Zuri Akoko on 25 January. Supporting across both nights will be rising songwriter and producer Eilish Gilligan (DJ Set). Creative collaboration platform anon. will also present Bach X Reimagined, an immersive music installation featuring live classical musicians in the Gallery Kitchen.
Escher X nendo | Between Two Worlds is now on display at NGV International until 7 April 2019. Tickets and information are available via the NGV Website NGV.MELBOURNE. Member $23 | Adult $28 | Concession $24.50 | Child (5–15 years) $10 | Family (2 adults + 3 children) $65.
NGV Friday Nights takes place at NGV International until 6 April 2019. Tickets and information are available via the NGV website NGV.MELBOURNE. Online $28 M / $35 A / $16 Ch |Door (limited) $33 M / $40 A / $21 Ch.
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