NGV Artbeat

Artbeat is a category of NGV Members. It is a Membership for people between 18 – 45 designed to inform, entertain and enhance appreciation of the visual arts scene. Artbeat offers all the usual benefits of NGV Membership, plus an extensive calendar of specifically designed cultural and social events.


NGV MembersReceive a free ticket

NGV Members receive a free ticket to Mid-Century Modern: Australian Furniture Design or The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk upon joining or renewing.  NGV Members receive priority queuing, previews, after hours events, two Members Lounges and more.

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NGV Members Book Club

Discuss art, culture and literature with local and international authors, curators and special guests in this popular monthly program exclusive to NGV Members. Members receive 10% discount on all Book Club titles when purchased through the NGV Shop.


That Deadman Dance, Kim Scott
Mon 28 Jul, 11-12.30pm & Thu 31 Jul, 6-7.30pm
Set in the first decades of the 19th century in the area around what is now Albany, Western Australia. In playful, musical prose, the book explores the early contact between the Aboriginal Noongar people and the first European settlers. That Deadman Dance is a fascinating, powerful portrait of Australia's earliest days.


Secrecy, Rupert Thomson
Fri 22 Aug, 11-12.30pm
In conjunction with the Melbourne Writers Festival, Rupert Thomson joins us to discuss his novel Secrecy, a tale of intrigue, love and murder set in seventeeth-century Florence.