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Media Release • 8 Sep 14

Friday Nights at Jean Paul Gaultier

During The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier the National Gallery of Victoria will be transformed into a late night destination for the return of its popular Friday Nights series.

Visitors can enjoy after-hours access to the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition and hear from a line-up of Australian and international performers, including electronic artists, solo performers and bands. Performers include JD Samson (USA), Cibo Matto (USA), Saskwatch, The Bombay Royale, Touch Sensitive, Elizabeth Rose, Kate Miller-Heidke, Frikstailers (ARG), HTRK and Chicks on Speed (AUS/EUR). The Friday Nights series will also present pop-up fashion talks and offer food and dining opportunities within the heart of the Gallery.

Rone, from Melbourne street art collective Everfresh Studio, will lead a crew of street artists to create a spectacular backdrop for the music performances.

Tony Ellwood, Director, NGV, said, ‘Friday Nights offers an enhanced experience of The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier with a focus on providing a social setting for people to catch up with friends at the Gallery. Visitors can see the exhibition after-hours in a different setting, while also experiencing some of the most innovative live acts performing today.’

Other programs and events in conjunction with the exhibition include opening weekend talks, an innovative lecture series titled A Colourful History of the Stripe, events for NGV Members and daily guided tours, with more events to be announced.

Tickets for Friday Nights at Jean Paul Gaultier are on sale now. See ngv.vic.gov.au for details.

The National Gallery of Victoria will be the only Australian venue for The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, which will feature more than 140 superbly crafted garments, in addition to photographs, sketches, stage costumes, excerpts from runway shows, film, television, concerts and dance performances.

The exhibition is organised by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in collaboration with Maison Jean Paul Gaultier, Paris.

The Friday Nights program is presented by Major Partner, Higgins Coatings and Wine Partner, Seppelt.

Fri 24 Oct – Fri 6 Feb (excl 26 Dec & 2 Jan), 5.30–9.30pm

NGV’s Friday Nights return in style during The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier. Meet with friends and enter a world of fashion and music as DJs and performers take to the stage, as well as pop-up talks, bars and dining.

Weekly live music performances:
Fri 24 Oct – JD Samson (USA)
Fri 31 Oct – Cibo Matto (USA)
Fri 7 Nov – Saskwatch
Fri 14 Nov – The Bombay Royale
Fri 21 Nov – Cumbia Cosmonauts
Fri 28 Nov – Nun
Fri 5 Dec – Touch Sensitive
Fri 12 Dec – Remi
Fri 19 Dec – Elizabeth Rose
Fri 9 Jan – Kate Miller-Heidke
Fri 16 Jan – Frikstailers (ARG)
Fri 23 Jan – HTRK
Fri 30 Jan – Rat & Co
Fri 6 Feb – Chicks on Speed (AUS/EUR)

Cost $28 A / $23 M / $10 C
Venue Ground level, NGV International
Bookings Book early to avoid disappointment.


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