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Brighter Later
Media Release • 23 May 13

Friday Nights at Monet's Garden

A stellar line up including some of Australia’s most renowned and acknowledged musicians, singers and DJs will perform Friday evenings from July 5 to mix it up with the crowds for Friday Nights at Monet’s Garden.

Director of the NGV, Tony Ellwood said: ‘The Friday night series will completely transform the Gallery through these major evening events and will run over the final ten weeks of Monet’s Garden.

‘The music line up will include some of Australia’s most well-known artists such as Vance Joy, Robert Forster, Machine Translations, Good Heavens, Brighter Later, Halfway, Courtney Barnett, Seekae, Harmony and Jae Laffer.

‘As well as music acts in the Great Hall, visitors can catch a ‘pop-up’ talk with special guests including host of Gardening Australia, Costa Georgiadis, celebrated chef, Matt Wilkinson and Australian contemporary artist, Fiona Hall. Their insights will enlighten, entertain and no doubt be full of interesting surprises,’ said Mr Ellwood. 

A range of food and drink offerings will be available throughout the evening and will include everything from bar food to bistro style suppers.

Tickets for Friday Nights at Monet’s Garden are on sale and selling fast.

Exclusive to Melbourne, Monet’s Garden: The Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris, features more than sixty works devoted to Claude Monet’s iconic garden at Giverny, the largest collection of Monet works ever to come to Australia.

The exhibition is organised by the Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris in association with the National Gallery of Victoria and Art Exhibitions Australia.


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Event details:
Final 10 Fridays, 5.30-9.30pm
5, 12, 19 & 26 Jul 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 Aug, 6 Sep
NGV International 180 St Kilda Road         
Your Friday Nights at Monet’s Garden ticket includes: entry to Monet’s Garden: The Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris, live music in the Great Hall and pop-up talks.
$28 Adult Admission | $23 Member Admission | $10 Child Admission
For bookings phone 8662 1555 10am–5pm (7 days)

Gallery Kitchen will be open for light dinner and the Great Hall will offer a French inspired bar menu. The Tea Room will offer a two course bistro supper menu with a glass of wine and coffee or tea $55/NGV Members $49.50. Price excludes entry fees to Friday Nights at Monet’s Garden. Bookings essential 8620 2431 or tearoom@ngv.vic.gov.au

Principal Sponsor

Principal Donor
Singapore Airlines

Major Sponsor
Ernst & Young

Tourism & Media Partners
The Australian
Herald Sun
Seven Network
Sofitel Melbourne On Collins
Triple M
Tourism Victoria
City of Melbourne
Melbourne Airport
Yarra Trams
APN Outdoor

Wine Sponsor
Wolf Blass

Supported By
Australian Government International Exhibitions Insurance Program
Australian International Cultural Foundation