NGV GALA

SAT 26 AUG 2017

ABOUT THE NGV GALA

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.

What is included in the ticket price?

Gala Celebration – $500 per person:

  • The Gala Celebration will commence with 8pm David Jones red carpet arrivals
  • Headline performance by Grammy Award-winner Kimbra
  • 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 curated by award-winning Melbourne whisky distillers Starward serving bespoke cocktails
  • Each guest will receive a gift bag on departure including an exhibition catalogue for The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture

Please note that tickets are strictly limited.

What is the dress code?

Black tie.

What time does the event start?

Gala Celebration
8pm arrival

The NGV Gala will conclude at 1am

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.

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.

Dietary restrictions

A range of canapé food options will be available on the night.

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?

Tickets are transferrable but we are unable to offer refunds for the event. The NGV will not refund tickets as a result of a change in personal circumstances.

Will my tickets be mailed to me?

Tickets for the Gala Celebration are emailed at the time of online purchase. Hardcopy tickets will also be posted to all guests in the month prior to the event.

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 on 18 August unless sold out prior. We are unable to offer ticket sales at the door on the night.