NGV Gala

Saturday 1 December 2018

A GLAMOROUS EVENING AND THE OPENING OF
ESCHER X NENDO | BETWEEN TWO WORLDS

BLACK TIE

GALA CELEBRATION 8PM–1AM
$500 PER PERSON

YOUR TICKET INCLUDES
HEADLINE ACT: TROYE SIVAN
FOOD BY ANDREW MCCONNELL
THE BOMBAY SAPPHIRE GIN GARDEN
COCKTAILS BY THE BAR AT DINNER BY HESTON BLUMENTHAL
DJ SETS BY PAUL BILSBY, JENNIFER LOVELESS, SOPHIE MCALISTER, MILAN RING,
ALEX DIMITRIADES (AKA BOOGIE MONSTER), DJ JNETT AND CC:DISCO!

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PRINCIPAL PARTNER


FOOD BY ANDREW MCCONNELL


Award-winning Melbourne chef Andrew McConnell is creating a bespoke menu that draws upon the tastes and flavours of Victoria… Read more

for the NGV Gala. The menu aims to highlight the connection between the artists, the exhibition, and the Gala, with a range of sophisticated offerings that focus on celebrating local ingredients.

THE BOMBAY SAPPHIRE GIN GARDEN


Bombay Sapphire is taking over the NGV’s Garden Restaurant, transforming it into The Bombay Sapphire Gin Garden for the NGV Gala… Read more

The Bombay Sapphire Gin Garden invites guests to enjoy a gin and tonic amongst the calming greenery.

COCKTAILS BY THE BAR AT DINNER BY HESTON BLUMENTHAL


In a world-first offsite collaboration by Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, The Bar team will design and present an exclusive selection… Read more

of tailored cocktails for the NGV Gala.
Combining their unique distilling methods and Bombay Sapphire’s finest gins, The Bar at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal will create three cocktails that draw inspiration from the optical illusions iconic to the practice of M.C. Escher and nendo and feature Heston’s renowned visual theatricals.

HEADLINE ACT

TROYE SIVAN

Multi award-winning Australian musician and international pop-sensation Troye Sivan will headline the 2018 NGV Gala. In 2018 Troye has launched his critically acclaimed album Bloom, collaborated with musicians Ariana Grande and Charli XCX and has been nominated for four ARIA awards, returning to Melbourne in December for this exclusive performance at the 2018 NGV Gala.

DJS

PAUL BILSBY


Bilbsy’s track record spans over 15 years as a DJ, sound engineer and music enthusiast, with his journey… Read more

into music starting as a dancer with a knack for making pause-tape cassette mixes and being predominantly influenced by the whole spectrum of music connected to hip hop culture.

JENNIFER LOVELESS


Having played the likes of Camp Nong, Daydreams, Gaytimes and Strawberry Fields in Melbourne,… Read more

Rose Quartz Festival in Tasmania, World Pride in Toronto and The Great Wall of China Music Festival in Beijing, and a key fixture in the infamous Cool Room crew, the globetrotting Jennifer Loveless can be found most weekends bringing her finest aural delights to your favourite Melbourne clubs.

SOPHIE MCALISTER


Expect some big tunes from little McAlister. With no bounds, Sophie has been liberally firing… Read more

jams at dance floors all over Melbourne for the past couple of years. Prep yourself for some cosmic deep house, sassy disco sizzlers and polyrhythmic clicks of broken beat.

MILAN RING


The concepts of duality, spirituality and personal evolution are a constant source of inspiration… Read more

to Milan’s artistry, as is the influence of her environment. From the sparkling city of Angels to humble Australian outback bedroom beats, her music is a rendezvous between polarities, laced with spiced Caribbean rhythms.

ALEX DIMITRIADES (AKA BOOGIE MONSTER)


Musical alias. Best kept secret. Vintage vinyl connoisseur, three decades deep.

DJ JNETT


Bringing heat to Melbourne’s music scene since the early 90s, with an inimitable underground sound… Read more

that truly defies any categorisation, DJ JNETT’s boundless crates of wax & supreme turntable technique spans through a galactic wormhole.

CC:DISCO!


Playing disco, house and boogie cuts with her heart at the controls, CC triggers a joyous feedback loop that infects the dancefloor.

FAQS for Guests

What is the NGV Gala?

A highlight of Melbourne’s event calendar, the NGV Gala is an all-inclusive black tie celebration featuring art, performance, fine wine and food.

In 2018, the NGV Gala will coincide with the opening of the world-premiere exhibition, Escher X nendo | Between Two Worlds. Guests will have exclusive access to the never-before-seen exhibition and experience the NGV with visually stunning installations, experiential zones and especially-designed lounges.

This event will benefit the NGV Fashion and Textiles Collection.
Guests must be over 18 years of age.

Ticket information
How can I book a ticket?

Tickets for the Gala Celebration can be purchased here from 6pm on Thursday 26 April.

Tickets for the Gala Dinner can be purchased by contacting Anna Kopinski on (03) 8620 2400 or emailing ngvgalaenquiries@ngv.vic.gov.au.

Does GST apply?

There is no GST with this being an input taxed event.

Is my ticket tax deductible?

Tickets are not tax deductible. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the NGV Fashion and Textiles Collection.

Are tickets refundable and transferrable?

We are unable to offer refunds on this event. The NGV will not refund tickets as a result of a change in personal circumstances. Tickets are transferrable within the ticket type.

Is there a group discount?

We are unable to provide group discounts for this event.

Do NGV Members receive a discount?

We are unable to provide NGV Members discounts or reciprocal memberships discounts for this event.

Can I buy tickets at the door on the night?

This event is pre-sale only. Ticket sales will close at 5pm on Friday 30 November unless sold out prior. We are unable to offer ticket sales at the door on the night.

Will my tickets be mailed to me?

If you have elected to receive hardcopy tickets, they will be due to arrive via mail by Monday 19 November.
This event is for pre-sale only. Ticket sales will close at 5pm on Friday 30 November unless sold out prior. Please present your tickets for entry upon arrival at NGV. We are unable to offer ticket sales at the door on the night of the event.

Will food and drinks be served?

Yes. Throughout the evening, guests will enjoy exquisite food by Andrew McConnell, and beverage experiences in The Bombay Sapphire Gin Garden and Cocktails by The Bar at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal. Guests must be over 18 years of age.

What is included for the event?

A Gala Celebration ticket includes exclusive access to the never-before-seen Escher X nendo | Between Two Worlds exhibition, exquisite food by Andrew McConnell and beverage experiences in The Bombay Sapphire Gin Garden and Cocktails by The Bar at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal.

International pop sensation Troye Sivan will headline the evening, and DJs including Paul Bilsby, Jennifer Loveless, Sophie McAlister, Milan Ring, Alex Dimitriades (Aka Boogie Monster), DJ Jnett and CC:DISCO! will perform sets throughout the evening.

What is the dress code?

Black tie

What time does the event start?

Gala Dinner 6pm arrival
Gala Celebration 8pm arrival
The NGV Gala will conclude at 1am

Will there be photography?

Free event photography from the NGV Gala will be available following the event.
Share your experience #NGVGala
Please note photography and video recordings may be used by the media and for promotional purposes.


Welcome to the world of personal shopping

The David Jones Stylists and Personal Shoppers are here to make your NGV Gala shopping experience all about you. For everything from evening gowns and tailored suiting to the perfect accessory, your personal shopping experience awaits at David Jones.

To book your appointment, call (03) 9643 2001 or click here to book online.