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In line with Victorian Chief Health Officer’s guidance, the NGV will implement a variety of public health and physical distancing measures including free timed ticketing, appropriate queue management and increased deep cleaning of facilities, as well as increased hand sanitiser stations.

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We are very grateful for the loyalty of the NGV community and look forward to welcoming you back soon.


Q&A with Robert Forster

Robert Forster

Describe your sound in 5 words or less?

Crisp and confident and wise.

If your music was an artwork what would it look like?

Beautiful minimal art.

Who’s your favourite artist/artwork?

Boy With A Pipe – Pablo Picasso.

What’s your favourite gig you have played to date?

Barcelona May 4, 2013.

What inspires/influences your music the most?

Melodies I make on the guitar.

What song do you wish you wrote?

Bridge Over Troubled Waters by Paul Simon.

What part of making music excites you the most?

The writing of a song.

What can a punter expect from your live show?

I don’t play to ‘punters’, they’re at the racetrack. I play to people.

Tell us about the last song you wrote.

It is called ‘Life Has Turned A Page’, and it is about the passing of time, and its effects on a family.

What is most exciting thing happening now in the Melbourne Music scene?

Guy Blackman’s vision and enthusiasm.

Robert Forster will be performing along with two members of the John Steel Singers at Friday Nights at Monet’s Garden on Friday 12 July. Book tickets now.