NGV Friday Nights

Fri 25 Jan, 6pm–10pm

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Experience this summer’s major exhibition Escher X nendo | Between Two Worlds after hours at NGV Friday Nights with live music, guest DJs, pop-up bars, food and architecture taking over the Ground Floor and NGV Garden.

Escher X nendo | Between Two Worlds
Escher X nendo | Between Two Worlds is a groundbreaking exhibition that features the work of Dutch artist M. C. Escher in dialogue with the work of acclaimed Japanese design studio nendo. Hold on to your NGV Friday Night ticket and head over to the exhibition entrance at your allocated entry time.

Bach X Reimagined
Live performances at 6.30pm, 7.30pm & 8.30pm
Presented by anon.
‘when I am listening to Bach I frequently get inspired and feel an overwhelming instinct for his insistent rhythm, a cadence seeking something of the infinite.– M. C. Escher

Inspired by composer Johann Sebastian Bach’s repetitious compositions, Escher’s art of infinite tessellations mirrors Bach’s music. Referencing this parallel, creative collaboration anon. brings together Australian composers and performing artists to reimagine the works of Bach with live performances, new compositions across baroque, classical and jazz styles and a specially commissioned soundscape.

Sound Design
Marty Hicks, Spatium Sonum Aeternum (2018)

New Commission
Tony Gould, Homage to a Genius (2018)

Performing Artists
Tony Gould AM, piano
Claire Patti, harp
Louise Godwin, cello

Eilish Gilligan is a rising songwriter and producer from Melbourne with a string of ingenious and emotional art-pop singles receiving airplay across Triple j, Double J, ABC Radio National, Unearthed and community stations across the country. With her warm, spectral and danceable compositions earning well-deserved praise, Eilish has a keen sense of how deeply devastating a lone voice and some synths can be.

Sydney’s Zuri Akoko draws attention to the delicate details of life. Citing sound design, which she studies, and metaphysical themes as some of her biggest creative influences, she explores the possibilities by pushing sonic boundaries. 2018 has been a busy year working amongst the Australian music scene, releasing a 5 track EP Lunar Phases, being a guest on Triple Js Mix Up and The Kick On, as well as featured interviews and mixes on FBI Radios-Switch. Expect a 2-hour show debuting a set packed with 32 original tracks created especially for NGV Friday Nights.

Wander through NGV’s 2018 Architecture Commission Doubleground and discover chasm-like passageways, tilted embankments and a bamboo garden inspired by the building’s original Bamboo Court. Designed by Muir architecture and Openwork.

The Julian Opie exhibition is open at NGV Friday Nights until 15 February 2019.

Friday Nights Design International Prints & Drawings Escher X nendo | Between Two Worlds NGV International