Thursday 22 August, 7pm – midnight, Friday 23 August, 5pm – midnight, Saturday 24 August, 5pm – 2am | NGV International | Free entry
NGV International and NGV Australia will be open late over three consecutive nights for White Night Reimagined.
Book evening tickets to see Terracotta Warriors and Cai Guo-Qiang after hours and experience Steve Carr: Chasing the Light, an immersive installation showing especially for White Night Reimagined in NGV’s Great Hall.
The façade of NGV International will also be lit up showcasing the work of award-winning artist Wathaurung (Wadawarrung) Elder Marlene Gilson, Land Lost, Land Stolen, Treaty, 2016, presented in partnership by Visit Victoria and Department of Premier and Cabinet’s Deadly Questions campaign.
As part of White Night Reimagined DJ Small FRY plays an extended set at NGV International over three consecutive nights.
At NGV Australia, Federation Square, late night revellers can enjoy Roger Kemp: Visionary Modernist presenting paintings, prints and sketches by the late artist recognised as one of Australia’s great innovators in the field of abstract art.
Thursday 22 Aug, 7.30pm – 8pm | NGV International | Free entry
To accompany his spectacular large-scale six channel video projection as part of White Night Reimagined, Steve Carr will be presenting an artist talk on Thursday 22 August. The video footage is captured from six drones flying through a fireworks display, chasing the action from different angles and altitudes, offering the viewer a unique vantage that explores the poetics of movement and perspective. Steve Carr is one of New Zealand’s leading contemporary artists, working across moving image, sculpture and photography. His works often transform one material into another, drawing attention to our sense of time, our bodies and what we experience when phenomena undergo profound physical transmutations.
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 30 August, 6pm-10pm | NGV International | Booking required, fees apply
Melbourne duo Slum Sociable are steeped in groove with their unique merging of electronica, synth and powerful lyrics, that has seen them headline international shows and sold‐out Australian gigs plus Laneway and Splendour in the Grass. They’ve garnered global attention from the likes of NYLON, The 405, Clash Music, and Indie Shuffle and released a new EP “L.I.F” on 2 August.
Every Sunday | Sunday 1 September – Sunday 29 September 2019, 2pm – 4pm | NGV International | Free entry
Spend your Sunday afternoons drawing alongside some of the NGV’s most treasured works as Drop-by Drawing returns each Sunday in September, led by local artists.
The first session, held on Sunday 1 September, will be facilitated by Katherine Hattam whose practice encompasses drawing, collage, printmaking and sculpture centred on the dialects of domesticity, family and self. Hattam has won the Banyule and Robert Jacks Drawing Prizes, has been short-listed several times in the Dobell Drawing Prize, the National Works on Paper Prize and Arthur Guy and Geelong Gallery Painting Prizes. She holds a BA in Literature and Politics from The University of Melbourne, an MFA Painting from VCA and a PhD from Deakin University.
Friday 2 September, 5.30pm-7.30pm | NGV International | Booking required, fees apply
Relaxed sessions are an opportunity for visitors with autism, sensory sensitivities, dementia or disability to have a quieter Gallery experience, with fewer people, reduced noise and all ages welcome.
In a dual presentation of Chinese art and culture past and present, the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series at the National Gallery of Victoria presents China’s ancient terracotta warriors alongside an exhibition of new works by one of the world’s most exciting contemporary artists, Cai Guo-Qiang. An Auslan tour of Terracotta Warriors & Cai Guo-Qiang exhibitions will be offered at 6pm, please meet at Information Desk.
Companion Card holders receive concession priced tickets to all exhibitions and programs, and a complimentary ticket for their companion. Complimentary tickets for companions can be collected at the Gallery. Carer Card holders receive concession priced tickets to all exhibitions and programs.