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Media Release • 3 May 11

The NGV turns 150 with an ARTY pARTy

The National Gallery of Victoria is turning 150 this year and to celebrate, everyone is invited to a huge community event on the weekend of 28 and 29 May.

Over the NGV 150 pARTy weekend, the Gallery will bring the Collection to life in amazing and creative ways. There will be free activities for people of all ages including live music and roving performers.

Both NGV locations will be open late on Saturday 28 May. There will be live music until midnight for NGV pARTy after dark at NGV International, featuring an awesome line up of bands and roving entertainment including ARIA award winner Dan Sultan and Melbourne’s favourite funk band, The Bamboos. This event is not to be missed!

On Saturday, NGV Australia at Federation Square will showcase emerging young performers along with a seductive cabaret featuring some of Melbourne’s hottest Indigenous artists until 9pm.

Dr Gerard Vaughan, Director, NGV said:  “We will also be bringing NGV 150 pARTy onto the street with The NGV Journey,  a series of exciting installations inspired by some of the NGV’s most popular works of art. These creations will astound and delight you!”

The NGV Journey, generously supported by the City of Melbourne, will create a pathway between NGV International on St Kilda Road and NGV Australia at Federation Square. Developed especially for the NGV by renowned performer and artistic director, Robyn Archer AO, and presented in a wide variety of media by artists and communities throughout Victoria, this will be a once in a lifetime event.

The Gallery will be launching the new NGV Kids Space at NGV International, an extraordinary experience created especially for children aged 0–8, and family fun will continue all weekend at both NGV locations.

Join in the free NGV Talks every hour, on the hour across both days and both buildings and hear special guest speakers’ personal responses to the ten most popular works from the NGV Collection. These will include Australian identities who will bring humour and unique insights to the most popular works of art from the Collection.

You can also explore the Collection at your own pace by being the first to use the NGV Top Ten Trail, highlighting Victoria’s favourite works of art as chosen by the public in the NGV’s recent My Top Ten online competition.

All programs and activities over the NGV 150 pARTy weekend are free for everyone to enjoy!

For a full list of all the programs available during the NGV 150 pARTy weekend visit ngv.vic.gov.au

Presenting Partner: City of Melbourne


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