<em>Last Day of Summer</em> program in the Grollo Equiset Garden, NGV International<br/>
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Media Release • 9 Feb 10

Celebrate art and music at NGV’s Last Day of Summer

On Sunday February 28, the National Gallery of Victoria will hold the Last Day of Summer, a day of live music performed by some of Melbourne’s best loved bands in the surrounds of the Grollo Equiset Garden.

The Last Day of Summer will also give visitors the chance to get up close to Ron Mueck’s hyperreal sculptures after hours with the exhibition open until 9pm.

Visitors are encouraged to bring their own picnic rug for lounging in the Garden.  We’re also firing up the BBQ with gourmet sausages and vegetarian options available for sale.

Gerard Vaughan, NGV Director says: “The Last Day of Summer event is a great way to view the hugely popular Ron Mueck exhibition and at the same time enjoy some live music and food in the beautiful sculpture garden, one of the NGV’s hidden gems. This is a not to be missed event!”

Free live performances include:

Henry Wagons
Showman and storyteller, Henry Wagons is Melbourne’s answer to Johnny Cash… in a headband!                                                  

Ned Collette + Wirewalker
Heralded as one of Australia’s finest songwriters, Ned Collette & Wirewalker will play tracks from 2009’s Over The Stones, Under The Stars.

Crayon Fields
Be sure to catch these dreamy pop kids playing tracks from their new release All the Pleasures of the World before they head to the USA in March to play the prestigious SXSW music conference.

Hailing from Melbourne, the five women of Beaches have conquered the Australian music scene and beyond with their epic, sprawling psych-rock sound.

Triple R will broadcast live from the event with JVG Radio Method from 2pm to 4pm.

In addition to the exciting musical line-up, visitors can view the work of internationally renowned sculptor Ron Mueck. Known for his extraordinarily life-like creations, this is the largest exhibition of Ron Mueck’s work to be held in Australia.

Last Day of Summer will be from 1pm until 8pm on Sunday 28 February in the Grollo Equiset Garden at NGV International on St Kilda Road. Alcohol cannot be brought onto the premises but will be available for sale (18+ ID required).

Entry to the NGV for Last Day of Summer is free. Admission fees apply for entry into the Ron Mueck exhibition: Adult $15.00 / Concession $12.00 / Children $7.50 / Member $7.50.

For further information: ngv.vic.gov.au/ronmueck/ldos                                                                

Radio partner: Triple R


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