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In celebration of the NGV’s summer program of major exhibitions including Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto and Bark Ladies: Eleven Artists from Yirrkala, NGV Friday Nights will return on 10 December with a line-up of local music talent, outdoor dining, refreshing summer food and bespoke bars.

Every Friday evening starting at 6.00 pm at NGV International, visitors can enjoy pop, disco, lounge and house sets by DJs including Melbourne music mainstays Edd Fisher and Andras, and emerging local talents Banoffee, Afrodisiac and River Yarra. The late-night series launches on 10 December with sets by IN2STELLAR and DJ Jimmy James.

NGV Friday Nights line-up:

10 December 2021 – IN2STELLAR and DJ Jimmy James

17 December 2021 – Hot Wax Soundsystem and Afrodisiac

7 January 2022 – Edd Fisher and Renee Delay

14 January 2022 – Andras and Kalyani

21 January 2022 – Banoffee and James Tom

28 January 2022 – Noise in my Head and Max Vegas

4 February 2022 – Simona Castricum and Gay Roberto

11 February 2022 – DJ Jnett and River Yarra

25 February 2022 – Pjenne and Bertie

4 March 2022 – Tanzer and Morgan Wright

11 March 2022 – Beth Grace and Afrodisiac

25 March 2022 – The Dollar Bin Darlings and Renee Delay

1 April 2022 – Katie Pearson and James Tom

8 April 2022 – Jade Zoe and Sullivan Patten

15 April 2022 – Natalie Ex and Gay Roberto

22 April 2022 – MzRizk and River Yarra

“We’re delighted to welcome Friday Nights back to the NGV for summer and offer our visitors late-night access to Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto and Bark Ladies: Eleven Artists from Yirrkala. Melbourne has missed live music and events in recent times and we’re proud to be bringing it back to the NGV and to be able to reconnect with the community through great art, music and food” said Tony Ellwood AM, Director, NGV.

Throughout the evening Gallery visitors can enjoy food and drinks inspired by the summer exhibitions at a number of hospitality venues. In the Great Hall audiences can visit the Yering Station wine bar for local wines and Chanel-inspired dining options. The Pommery Champagne Bar in the Gallery Kitchen café will offer oysters and an extended selection of Cuvées to indulge in throughout the evening.

At the Four Pillars Gin Bar in the garden, visitors can make the most of summer evenings sipping on Four Pillars drinks including classic G&T’s and bespoke cocktails. Also in the garden guests can experience the David Jones Vault which will open once every Friday evening for a limited time and will reveal surprise giveaways for visitors to enjoy on the night.

Opening on 4 December, Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto is the first exhibition in Australia to exclusively focus on the significant contribution to twentieth-century fashion culture by the renowned French couturière Gabrielle Chanel (1883–1971). This major exhibition is presented by the NGV in partnership with the Palais Galliera, the preeminent fashion museum of the City of Paris.

Premiering on 17 December, Bark Ladies: Eleven Artists from Yirrkala is a major ground floor exhibition that celebrates the NGV’s extraordinary collection of bark paintings and larrakitj (painted hollow poles) by women artists working out of the Yolngu-run art centre, Buku Larrngay Mulka Centre (Buku), situated in Northeast Arnhem Land.

Upon arrival visitors will be asked to present proof of vaccination status if over the age of 16 and enter your contact details for contact tracing purposes. For further information on proof of vaccination please see website for more details.

NGV Friday Nights will run from 10 December 2021 to 22 April 2022 at NGV International, St Kilda Rd, Melbourne. Further information and tickets are available via the NGV website.

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