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NGV Friday Nights
Gareth Liddiard

Fri 12 May, 6pm–10pm
NGV International

Experience Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition Van Gogh and the Seasons after-hours at NGV Friday Nights. Enjoy a classical string quartet recital, drop-in to exhibition talks, grab a bite to eat and wrap up your night with a live performance in the Great Hall.

Doors open 6pm. Headline act from 8.30pm

HEADLINE: GARETH LIDDIARD
Gareth Liddiard is one of Australia’s most celebrated contemporary songwriters and the driving creative force behind The Drones. His rock and roll music straddles the line between completely outmoded anachronism and soothsayer-like vaticinations. Gareth has recently re-recorded Jonathan Richman’s Vincent van Gogh song especially for the Van Gogh and the Seasons exhibition and as part of Friday Nights will be playing solo with an acoustic guitar that is exactly the same age as him.

In celebration of Van Gogh and the Seasons, Gareth Liddiard, has created a special cover version of the 1980s track Vincent van Gogh. Hear Vincent Van Gogh: The Song 

PERFORMANCE: ELAN STRINGS
Elan Strings combines a dynamic energy with musical maturity to create some of the best ensemble performances heard in Melbourne. With an extensive performance history accompanying some of the world’s great musicians including renowned guitarist Slava Gregorian, and having received invitations to tour internationally, Elan have a reputation as a dynamic and acclaimed chamber ensemble. Elan Strings are graduates of the Faculty of Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, University of Melbourne.

Booking required
Online $24 M / $30 A / $12 Ch
Door (limited) $29 M / $35 A / $15 Ch

Please be advised that general admission exhibition tickets do not permit entry into NGV Friday Nights or any other program or event. These events are sold separately.

NGV Friday Nights tickets include exhibition entry to Van Gogh and the Seasons.