Libby Haines

An Intimate Evening with Bonnard: Workshop & Tour

Tue 29 Aug 23, 5.30pm–8.30pm

Libby Haines
Past program

NGV International

Exhibition space
Ground Level

Experience an intimate evening of art and creativity and enjoy an exclusive after-hours tour of the blockbuster Melbourne Winter Masterpieces® exhibition Pierre Bonnard: Designed by India Mahdavi.

Beginning with wine and cheese followed by a tour led by NGV Curator Meg Slater, guests will then be invited to immerse themselves in the vibrant colours and intricate compositions that define Bonnard’s artistic style with a drawing workshop led by local artist Libby Haines.

Tap into your creative potential and draw inspiration from Bonnard’s work, as Haines guides you through various techniques and exercises to help you hone your drawing skills.

Connect with fellow art enthusiasts, exchange ideas, learn new skills and share your passion for creativity. 

All materials provided, suitable for all skill levels. 

Program Outline
5.30pm – 6.00pm: Refreshments 

6.00pm – 6.45pm: Exhibition Tour 
6.45pm – 6.55pm: Break
6.55pm – 8.30pm: Workshop 


Libby Haines is an artist based in Naarm, whose work cherishes the joy of everyday life through colourful, still-life paintings. Capturing the uncanny and unremarkable – a half-eaten meal, unmade bed, or a kitchen in motion – the results are paintings oozing playfulness and nostalgia. Since 2020 Haines has exhibited in five group shows, several charity auctions, and three sold out solo shows; all while building a loyal following on Instagram.


Meg Slater (she/they) is Curator, International Exhibition Projects at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV). Since 2017, Meg has worked on a number of the NGV’s major international exhibitions, including MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art, French Impressionism from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the forthcoming Pierre Bonnard: Designed by India Mahdavi. Meg was also one of the five curators who organised QUEER: Stories from the NGV Collection (2022), the most historically expansive thematic presentation of its kind ever presented by an Australian art institution. In 2021, Meg completed a Master of Art Curatorship at The University of Melbourne with First Class Honours. Meg’s thesis explored the potential for large arts institutions to more meaningfully engage with marginal subjects and histories through exhibition making and programming. 

Pierre Bonnard NGV International