BOOK NOW: TONKA POP-UP RESTAURANT AT TRIENNIAL EXTRA
Acclaimed Tonka Head Chef Adam D’Sylva presents a new and exclusive menu of modern Indian cuisine at the Tonka pop-up restaurant during Triennial EXTRA. The bespoke menu created especially for the NGV will take diners on a culinary journey for lunch or dinner in the NGV Garden Restaurant featuring al fresco dining throughout the garden.
D’Sylva brings with him a reputation as one of Melbourne’s most well-known culinary talents at the helm of both the Coda and Tonka restaurants and boasting appearances on MasterChef.
Menu highlights include Morton Bay Bug betel leaves; Madras confit duck leg with Davidson plums and cucumber salad; Bengali curry with Barramundi, Spring Bay mussels, Mooloolaba prawns and Kashmiri chilli; and Mango and coconut bombe Alaska.
Visitors can book a three-course lunch or four-course dinner at the Tonka pop-up restaurant from now until Sunday 14 February.
Running from 15 January – 14 February, the Triennial EXTRA festival features 31 nights of performances, DJs, food, pop-up bars and access to the NGV Triennial exhibition.
VIDEO TOUR: TIWI EXHIBITION VIDEO TOUR
Experience TIWI, the largest presentation of Tiwi art ever staged, through a guided video tour, led by Dr Judith Ryan AM, Senior Curator of Indigenous Art, NGV.
The Tiwi, the original inhabitants of Melville and Bathurst Islands, are known for their extraordinary art and cultural practices, distinct from those of mainland Aboriginal people. Located 80 km north of Darwin, the Tiwi Islands are unique, in part due to their geographical position, but also language, customary ceremonies, material culture, and kinship system, all of which have a profound influence on Tiwi art.
TIWI, showcasing works from 1911 to the present day and consists of almost 300 works by over 70 artists. The exhibition features 153 works rigorously selected from the NGV Collection and 130 loans of rare historical objects and contemporary paintings from Australian lenders.
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DEO TOUR: IVAN DURRANT: BARRIER DRAW
Join leading exponent of
Ivan Durrant: Barrier Draw is the most comprehensive survey of Durrant’s work to date. Featuring over 100 multi-disciplinary works, the exhibition also unveils a new larger-than-life sculpture inspired by his controversial back catalogue. Drawn extensively from Durrant’s personal collection, the exhibition also includes major works from public and private collections from across Australia.
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NGV LEARN ONLINE
SURREALISM: 1920s TO NOW ONLINE COURSE RETURNS
After the success of the first iteration Surrealism: 1920s to Now, NGV will launch another round of this self-guided 5-week online course which offers art enthusiasts an intermediate level study of Surrealism and its ongoing influence on contemporary art and visual culture.
Starting with the birth of the movement in Europe in the 1920s, the course introduces the key techniques and processes used by the Surrealists, its arrival in Australia in the 1930s and the ways that it continues to be referenced by artists, film-makers and advertisers working today. Key works in the NGV Collection including James Gleeson We inhabit the corrosive littoral of habit 1940 will be referenced throughout the course to contextualise learning online and in the Gallery.
Contributors to the course include NGV curators, La Trobe University lecturer in Screen Studies Dr Anna Dzenis, multi-award-winning advertising creative Adam Ferrier, and art critic and presenter Dr Andrew Frost.
Participants of the five-part, self-guided course have access to the online content for 8-weeks, commencing Monday 8 February 2021.