NGV GALA

SATURDAY 26 AUGUST 2017

A glamorous evening and the opening of

The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture

GALA DINNER 6PM (SOLD OUT)

GALA CELEBRATION 8PM–1AM
$500 PER PERSON | DRESS BLACK TIE

FEATURING

David Jones red carpet arrivals from 8pm
Exclusive first access to the exhibition, The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture
Headline performance by Grammy Award-winner Kimbra 10.30pm
DJ set by Australian electronic dance music duo Yolanda Be Cool from 11pm–1am
Exquisite canapé menu by internationally acclaimed chef James Henry
Fine champagne of Moët & Chandon and wines by leading Victorian winemaker Yering Station
Whisky Lounge with bespoke cocktails by award-winning Melbourne distillers Starward
Each guest will receive exclusive gifts to commemorate the occasion.

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TRAVELLING TO THE NGV

Parking is available at the Arts Centre Melbourne car park accessible via Sturt Street, Southbank. A convenient taxi drop off point is located outside NGV International at 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

FAQ FOR GUESTS

What is the NGV Gala?

The inaugural NGV Gala will be held at NGV International on Saturday 26 August 2017, celebrating the opening of The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture. This event will benefit the NGV Fashion and Textiles Collection, Exhibitions and Programs.
Guests must be over 18 years of age.

Ticket information

How can I book a ticket?

Gala Celebration $500 per person:
Tickets for the Gala Celebration can be purchased here

Does GST apply?

There is no GST with this being an input taxed event.

Is my ticket tax deductible?

Tickets are not tax deductible. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the NGV’s Fashion and Textiles Collection, Exhibitions and Programs.

Are tickets refundable and transferrable?

We are unable to offer refunds on this event. The NGV will not refund tickets as a result of a change in personal circumstances. Tickets are transferrable within the ticket type.

Is there a group discount?

We are unable to provide group discounts for this event.

Do NGV Members receive a discount?

We are unable to provide NGV Members discounts or reciprocal memberships discounts for this event.

Can I buy tickets at the door on the night?

This event is for pre-sale only. Ticket sales will close at 5pm on Friday 25 August unless sold out prior. We are unable to offer ticket sales at the door on the night.

Will my tickets be mailed to me?

Hardcopy tickets are due to arrive via mail by 14 August.
This event is for pre-sale only. Ticket sales will close at 5pm on Friday 25 August unless sold out prior. Please present your tickets for entry upon arrival at NGV. We are unable to offer ticket sales at the door on the night.

Will food and drinks be served?

Yes. The Gala Celebration will be a cocktail format with an exquisite canapé menu by internationally acclaimed Australian-born chef James Henry (best known for his celebrated Paris restaurant Bones and his latest venture Belon in Soho, Hong Kong). Throughout the evening guests will enjoy the fine champagne of Moët & Chandon, wines by leading Victorian winemaker Yering Station and a whisky lounge curated by award-winning Melbourne whisky distillers Starward serving bespoke cocktails.
Guests must be over 18 years of age.Dietary restrictions
A range of canapé food options will be available on the night.

What is included for the event?

Gala Celebration – $500 per person:
The Gala Celebration will commence with 8pm David Jones red carpet arrivals
Headline performance by Grammy Award-winner Kimbra (10.45pm)
DJ set by Australian electronic dance music duo Yolanda Be Cool
Exclusive first access to preview The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture before the exhibition opens to the public
An exquisite canapé menu by internationally acclaimed Australian-born chef James Henry
Guests will be treated to the fine champagne of Moët & Chandon, wines by leading Victorian winemaker Yering Station and a whisky lounge serving bespoke cocktails by award-winning Melbourne whisky distillers Starward
Each guest will receive a gift bag on departure including an exhibition catalogue for The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute CouturePlease note that tickets are strictly limited.

What is the dress code?

Black tie

What time does the event start?

Gala Dinner (sold out)
6pm arrivalGala Celebration
8pm arrivalThe NGV Gala will conclude at 1am

Will there be photography?

Free event photography from the NGV Gala will be available at SDPSocial.com.
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Please note photography and video recordings may be used by the media and for promotional purposes.

About the entertainment

Grammy Award-winning musician and style icon Kimbra is the headline performer at the inaugural NGV Gala. The night will also see a live DJ set by Australian electronic dance music duo Yolanda Be Cool, known for their memorable upbeat house music and their breakthrough track, ‘We No Speak Americano’, which sold over five million copies and had over 200 million views on YouTube.

61 (03) 8662 1555
ngvgala@ngv.vic.gov.au

This event will benefit the NGV Fashion & Textiles Collection, Exhibitions and Programs.

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