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Media Release • 16 Jun 17

Season extended for Van Gogh and the Seasons at the NGV

The Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today announced extended opening hours for Van Gogh and the Seasons, the fastest selling exhibition in the National Gallery of Victoria’s history and the largest exhibition of Van Gogh masterpieces ever seen in Australia.

The exhibition was scheduled to close on Sunday 9 July but has been extended until Wednesday 12 July due to the extraordinary demand. For its final three days it will be open from 8am until 11pm.

A special 24-hour viewing will also take place on the final weekend, from 10pm on Saturday 8 July to 10pm on Sunday 9 July, giving audiences an extra chance to see Van Gogh and the Seasons before the works return to their homes across the globe.

Accommodating both night owls and early birds, the exhibition is also now open from 9am every weekday and 8am on weekends.

Part of the Victorian Government’s Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series, Van Gogh and the Seasons has welcomed more than 230,000 visitors since opening on 28 April 2017. The exhibition has been a drawcard for audiences of all ages and visitors from across the globe.

Van Gogh and the Seasons is the 22nd exhibition in the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series which was established in 2004 to bring the world’s best art to Melbourne each year.

Once Van Gogh and the Seasons closes, the NGV’s next major exhibition will be The House of Dior opening in August followed by the NGV Triennial – a major free summer exhibition featuring the work of 60 contemporary artists and designers from more than 30 countries.

Van Gogh and the Seasons is on display at NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Australia until 12 July 2017 as part of the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series. The exhibition is organised by the National Gallery of Victoria and Art Exhibitions Australia.

Tickets on sale now from NGV.MELBOURNE.
Adult $28 / Concession $24.50 / Child $10 / Family (2 adults, 3 children) $65

Quotes attributable to Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley

Van Gogh and the Seasons is a-once-in-a-generation opportunity for Australians to see these masterpieces on home turf.’

‘While this exhibition can only be in Melbourne for a short time we are pleased to extend the season as much as possible – and to offer the unique experience to see some of the world’s best art up close and up late.’

‘Whether you are an early bird or a night owl, a local or a visitor to our state, don’t miss the chance to see this exhibition and the wonderful programming our NGV offers.’

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