On one hand, the capacity limits at NGV can be seen as a sort of silver lining in that you can wander through the Triennial with at least a few square metres around you, though on the other hand, it means tickets are somewhat of a scarcity—that’s why the NGV is bringing back its free evening sessions for an entire month beginning on Friday 15 January and ending on Saturday 13 February.
Rather than just a late-night meander through the gallery’s halls, the 5pm to 9pm sessions, dubbed Triennial Extra, are set to be reminiscent of the much-loved and often debaucherous NGV Friday Nights. Expect DJ sets out in the garden from Melbourne favourites such as the electric Andee Frost, PBS’ DJ Manchild, Claire Knight and slew of others.
Along with the any-night-of-the-week boogie session, the culture vultures in us all can expect live performances from musicians and artists responding to the behemoth exhibition that is the Triennial.
The NGV has called in the heavyweights on the food and drink front, too, with Tonka popping up alongside a very special, exclusive pastry from Lune. Booze duties will be shared by Yering Station’s wine bar and the Asahi Bar in The Great Hall.
And for anyone wondering, yes, you can explore the actual exhibition to its fullest, all you have to do is book in a session to Triennial Extra here.
Check out everything else happening in and around Melbourne this month at our Things To Do section.
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