NGV Friday Nights Nikodimos & his Orchestra | Vincent Sole

Fri 23 Dec 22, 6pm–10pm

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Start your weekend with a visit to NGV Friday Nights and the groundbreaking exhibition, Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse. NGV’s Great Hall and Garden are transformed with live-music and pop-up bars inspired by ‘90s London and the innovation, romance and theatricality of McQueen’s work. See Melbourne’s best DJs take residence in the 2022 Architecture Commission: Temple of Boom as well as a line-up of unmissable bands performing in the Great Hall, alongside rare screenings of some of McQueen’s most iconic runway collections. Music sounds better on a Friday night.


Great Hall

Nikodimos is a multi-instrumentalist, producer, composer and song-writer from Naarm (Melbourne). He lives and breathes music — whether it is for his own projects, collaborating with others or simply picking up an instrument — Nikodimos’ technicoloured essence is unmistakable the moment he touches sound. Nikodimos has written an original score for his performance at NGV Friday Nights, featuring an 11-piece orchestra. The piece has been designed specifically for the Great Hall, and takes inspiration from 3rd Stream and spiritual jazz music.

2022 NGV Architecture Commission: Temple of Boom, Grollo Equiset Garden

Independent and multidisciplinary artist, Vincent Sole spans his creative work among a spectrum of music production, sing-songwriting, DJing, events and graphic design. Through live sampling and vocals, Sole explores the electronic realms of euro-dance, electro-dub, DnB and minimal-tech. The themes of his work spin an atmosphere of cathartic melodies and dark beats.


Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse
See the first major Australian exhibition to focus on Alexander McQueen, one of the most extraordinary and significant fashion designers in recent memory. McQueen’s far-reaching sources of inspiration, his creative process and his capacity for story-telling are showcased across 120 garments and accessories alongside more than 80 artworks, including painting, sculpture, photography and more. Your NGV Friday Nights ticket includes entry to the exhibition.

Freedom of Movement: Contemporary Art and Design from the NGV Collection
Don’t miss Freedom of Movement, a new exhibition featuring more than 60 works of contemporary art and design by some of the most recognisable names working today, including Patricia Piccinini, KAWS, nendo, Paola Pivi, Nick Cave, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Shilpa Gupta, Alicja Kwade, Daniel Arsham and Alex Prager.

2022 NGV Architecture Commission: Temple of Boom | Adam Newman and Kelvin Tsang
Grab a cocktail and enjoy the sunset from Temple of Boom, a newly built reimagining of the Parthenon situated in the garden. Over the summer, Melbourne-based artists will take turns painting the installation with overlapping large-scale artworks, creating an ever-changing backdrop for the line-up of Friday Nights DJs.


Enjoy English classics all night, in celebration of McQueen’s childhood in East London. Snack on your choice of fish and chips, crispy pork belly, cheese selections and more.

Yering Station Wine Bar
Complete your after-hours experience by visiting the Yering Station Wine Bar in the Great Hall. Choose from a menu of fine wines from the Yarra Valley or a selection of three for a memorable wine-tasting experience.

Moët Champagne Bar
Let Moët & Chandon light up your NGV Fridays experience; serving the iconic Moët Impérial, the glamourous Moët Rosé Impérial and the famed Moët Minis from the Moët Mini-Matic.

Four Pillars Gin Bar
Make the most of the longer days and relax in the Grollo Equiset Garden with the Four Pillars bar serving up gin cocktails and good times. Enjoy a classic and refreshing G&T or try a Four Pillars original cocktail.

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