NGV Friday Nights: Pierre Bonnard

NGV Friday Nights: Pierre Bonnard

UNTIL 6 OCT | 6–10PM

Music sounds better on a Friday night. After another sell-out season, NGV Friday Nights returns for the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces® exhibition, Pierre Bonnard: Designed by India Mahdavi.

Don some colour, dance to Melbourne’s best bands and DJs, dine on French-inspired cuisine, and experience the iridescent works of beloved French painter Pierre Bonnard – immersed within the contemporary designs of award-winning Paris-based architect and icon India Mahdavi.

Event sensory map
This sensory map shows the locations of audio-visual content and seating and can help people with autism or disability prepare for their visit.



Enjoy a relaxed Drop-by Drawing session inspired by Pierre Bonnard’s colourful paintings and India Mahdavi’s exhibition design. Hosted by Melbourne based artists who will guide you in a range of drawing activities designed to hone your creative skills. These activities will happen over three sessions throughout the NGV Friday Nights Season are not to be missed.


Mimco presents a bold installation of texture and colour in-celebration of their latest accessory collection, and the iridescent works you’ll see in the 2023 Melbourne Winter Masterpieces®: Pierre Bonnard: Designed by India Mahdavi exhibition when visiting NGV Friday Nights.


Inspired by regional French flavours, the Yering Station Wine Bar in Great Hall and Pommery Champagne Bar in Gallery Kitchen will serve a menu to warm you up, including cheese boards, gruyere croquettes, cassoulet and sweet profiteroles.

Yering Station Wine Bar

Visit the Yering Station Wine Bar in the Great Hall to enjoy fine wines from the Yarra Valley or a memorable wine tasting experience including varieties of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Shiraz.

Pommery Champagne Bar

Enjoy your Friday Night with elegance in the Pommery Champagne Bar in Gallery Kitchen. Indulge in the contemporary Pommery POPs or go traditional with the iconic Brut Royal. Either way, delight guaranteed!

Annie Smithers at NGV

New menu announced!
Combine your after-hours visit to Pierre Bonnard: Designed by India Mahdavi with a French farmhouse inspired menu by du Fermier’s chef Annie Smithers this winter. Package includes Friday Night ticket and dinner at the Garden Restaurant by Annie Smithers.

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Getting here

NGV Friday Nights is located at NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne between 6–10pm.

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Public Transport
There are a variety of public transport options available with accessible tram stops located directly outside NGV International on St Kilda Road. Visit the Public Transport Victoria website to search transport options for your journey.

By Car
Free street parking is available outside the Arts Centre Melbourne on St Kilda Road and paid parking is available at the Arts Centre Melbourne and Australian Ballet Centre. Taxi and ride share drop off points are located outside the Arts Centre Melbourne. Open in maps to search the best route for your journey.