NGV Friday Nights are back for French Impressionism from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Enjoy the exhibition after hours with live music, DJ sets and French-inspired dining and bars.
6pm – 9.45pm
French Impressionism from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
In an international exclusive, the NGV presents a major exhibition of more than 100 masterworks of French Impressionism in partnership with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), an institution renowned world-wide for its rich holdings of Impressionist paintings. Part of the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition series, French Impressionism
features works by Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Edgar Degas, Camille Pissarro, Mary Cassatt and more – including 79 that have never-before-been exhibited in Australia.
6pm – 6.30pm
Southbank Ventis Quintet
Musicians from the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music perform music inspired by nineteenth-century France and French Impressionism from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Presented in collaboration with the University of Melbourne.
6pm – 9.45pm
Bars & Dining
Enjoy French-inspired food and beverages by Asahi, Yering Station and Pommery Champagne available until 9.45pm.
6.30pm, 7.30pm & 8.30pm
Andras (Andrew Wilson) is an Australian musician working the gap between dance and ambient music. Using a wide variety of aliases (including Wilson Tanner, Berko, Art Wilson) his releases are increasingly concerned with breaking and reassembling an Australian vernacular sound and identity. Born in suburban Melbourne in 1988 to Hungarian-Australian parents, much of his output digs around in his own backyard – a garden replete with native and introduced species, flowers, compost and worms of melody underfoot.
7pm & 8pm
Melbourne-based duo GL (aka Graeme Pogson and Ella Thompson) are among Australia’s most exciting innovators in contemporary pop and electronic music and have built their reputation by synthesizing rhythms and textures to forge thrilling, emotional soundscapes to lose yourself within. Between selling out national and international shows, GL have performed at some of the country’s most distinguished festivals including Splendour In The Grass, St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Meredith Music Festival, Pitch Festival, Panama, Lost Paradise and Beyond The Valley. GL also brought their live spectacle to the fundraising efforts of Melbourne’s Music That Matters bushfire relief event, plus PBS’s Sounds Like Home series and live stream festival, Isol-Aid.