Over 31 summer nights from 15 January to 14 February 2021, Melbourne’s largest presentation of contemporary art and design sets the scene for Triennial EXTRA – a festival of performance, music, food and bars, and late-night access to NGV Triennial 2020 every night until 9pm. Free entry.

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DJS

DJs

Kick off each night of Triennial EXTRA with a lineup of summer party DJ sets on the Triennial Summer Stage in the NGV’s Grollo Equiset Garden, presented in partnership with Melbourne Music Week.

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FEATURING

6am At the Garage ● A.Kid ● Agent 86 ● Andee Frost ● Andras ● Bertie ● Claire Knight ● DJ Manchild ● dj pgz ● DJ Small Fry ● Edd Fisher ● Edge Worker ● emerald ● Foura ● Gavin Campbell ● Hank YM ● Hans DC ● Hip Hop Hoe ● Horsbra ● IN2STELLAR ● Jake Judd ● JPS ● Kia ● Lady Banton ● Loure ● Love Sensation DJs ● Memphis LK ● Merve ● Michael Ozone ● Mike Callander ● Mikey Cahill ● Millú ● Myles Mac ● Nam ● Nic Oogjes ● Noise in my Head ● Pjenné ● Rings Around Saturn ● River Yarra ● Sean Deans ● Shelley ● Simon & Lauren ● Simona Castricum ● SUI ZHEN ● Swerv ● Yeo

ART & DESIGN

ART & DESIGN

NGV Triennial 2020 brings contemporary art, design and architecture into dialogue, offering a visually arresting and thought-provoking view of the world at this time. Featuring major new commissions and recent works that span geography, perspective and genre, the exhibition celebrates the work of some of the world’s most accomplished artists and designers, while also giving voice to emerging practitioners.

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FOOD & BARS

Tonka X NGV

NGV and Restaurant Associates are excited to announce a collaboration with Adam D’Sylva from Tonka restaurant in the Garden Restaurant with an exclusive menu created especially for Triennial EXTRA. Bookings recommended. Prior to reserving your dining experience we recommend booking a free timed-entry ticket to the NGV.

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Tonka X NGV menu

Lune Experience

Lune Croissanterie’s Kate Reid has designed the ‘Lune Experience’ especially for Triennial EXTRA, featuring a bespoke pastry to complement Saṃsāra 2020, a lighting installation designed by Makiko Ryujin and Michael Gittings in the NGV Tea Room. Prior to reserving your dining experience we recommend booking a free timed-entry ticket to the NGV.

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NGV Garden

Indulge with a cocktail and dine on our fresh summer menu from our outdoor pop-ups. With plenty of tables and seating, take a break during your festival visit to enjoy live music on the Triennial Summer Stage.

Yering Station Wine Bar

Complement your Triennial EXTRA experience with a visit to the Yering Station Wine Bar, featuring a special evening menu celebrating Australian seafood and cheese, including an oyster bar and Victorian cheese board, paired with Yering Station Wines.

Asahi Bar

Keep cool this summer with an ice-cold Asahi beer, available at two Asahi Bar locations during Triennial EXTRA. NGV’s Grollo Equiset Garden will be serving up Asahi tap beer and the neon lit pop up in bar Great Hall will serve a wide range of Asahi brew all night.

Forecourt Café

Positioned at the main entrance to the Gallery, the Forecourt Café is the place to start your visit with a great Lavazza coffee, drinks and gelato by Il Melograno.

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PERFORMANCE

Performers, dancers and poets respond to artworks in the NGV Triennial 2020 and artists present newly commissioned works in a series of performances each night.

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AS SHE FLOATS

Scotty So

‘She started to float into the sky because of the overdose. Although he wanted to shoot her in order to prevent her from floating further, he could not bear to aim the arrow at her. She kept on floating until she landed on the moon.’

Inspired by the myth of the Chinese moon goddess Chang’e, encounter Scotty So’s performance of As She Floats across the Ground Floor of NGV International during Triennial EXTRA. Dressed in a holographic Tang dynasty style Hanfu and hair and makeup of the traditional image of the moon goddess, Scotty So silently lipsyncs her story in Chinese Opera as an offering to the spirits of the space.    

Tue – Sun (ex. 24 Jan)
6:30pm – 7:15pm
Boudoir Babylon
Gallery Kitchen, Ground Level
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SCARLETT NIGHT

Scotty So

Scarlett So Hung So is the time-travelling diva persona of Scotty So. End your night at Boudoir Babylon as Scarlett invites you on a journey through time with her sensual lipsync performances to music from the old Shanghai, 60s Hong Kong, instrumental cello pieces of Bach and Saint-Saëns and national treasure Kylie Minogue.

Tue – Sun (ex. 24 Jan)
8:30pm – 9:00pm
Boudoir Babylon
Gallery Kitchen, Ground Level
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Moon in Aries

In response to Venus 2018-2020, Moon in Aries parallels Koons’ experimentation with the mirror—offering a matte contrast. Nodding quietly to the artist’s use of materials, reflection, and references from art history to commercial kitsch, two dancers ritualistically enter, pause, then exit the space in an immanent, feminine transit. Conceived by Hamish McIntosh and performed by Valentina Dillon and Emily Laursen, this hour long embrace invites the audience’s gaze as if their bodies, like the Venus herself, were mirrored and brilliant.

Mon, Wed & Fri
5:30pm – 6:30pm & 7pm – 8pm (durational performance) 
Sat
6pm – 7pm & 7:30pm – 8:30pm (durational performance)  
Venus Exhibition Space 
Gallery 1, Ground Floor
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This work is part of a series of choreographed responses to works within the NGV Triennial as part of Triennial EXTRA, developed by Victorian College of the Arts post-graduate research students and performed by students from the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) at the University of Melbourne. The University of Melbourne is the proud Research Partner of the NGV Triennial.


LSdlr

In response to If I die, please delete my Soundcloud by Natasha Matila-Smith, Hamish McIntosh presents a durational response that alludes to Matila-Smith’s own hidden, tender figure and references Michel Fokine’s 1911 ballet, Le Spectre de la rose, both pieces addressing a fantasy of nearness in a (socially) distant world. 

Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat 
6pm – 8pm (durational performance)  
If I die, please delete my Soundcloud Exhibition Space
Gallery 30, Level 3 
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This work is part of a series of choreographed responses to works within the NGV Triennial as part of Triennial EXTRA, developed by Victorian College of the Arts post-graduate research students and performed by students from the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) at the University of Melbourne. The University of Melbourne is the proud Research Partner of the NGV Triennial.


LUCENT

Through the exploration of Noh theatre, Lucent draws upon a common nexus with Cerith Wyn Evans’ C=O=D=A, where performing bodies are organised in a unified processual site of perception, encompassing their interiority and the entirety of the space. Dancers connect the vectors and complex forms of the white neon sculpture creating an arc of movement with their bodies. Choreographed by Naree Vachananda and performed by Caitlin Mewett and Anna Tolotchkov.

Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat
6pm – 8pm (durational performance)  
C=O=D=A Exhibition Space 
Gallery 22A, Level 2
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This work is part of a series of choreographed responses to works within the NGV Triennial as part of Triennial EXTRA, developed by Victorian College of the Arts post-graduate research students and performed by students from the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) at the University of Melbourne. The University of Melbourne is the proud Research Partner of the NGV Triennial.

INIEN

Informed by a multi-species dialogue with aquatic life, a solo performer dances on the edge of the visible. Disappearing and re-appearing, metamorphosing with the shifting patterns of Tromarama’s Solaris, she cuts between shapes and crystallizing moments of connection with diverse life forms. Choreographed by Professor Carol Brown and performed by Gabrielle Fallon.

Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat  
6:30pm – 7pm & 7:30pm – 8pm (looping performance)  
Solaris Exhibition Space
Gallery 16C, Level 2
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This work is part of a series of choreographed responses to works within the NGV Triennial as part of Triennial EXTRA, developed by Victorian College of the Arts post-graduate research students and performed by students from the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) at the University of Melbourne. The University of Melbourne is the proud Research Partner of the NGV Triennial. 


SPOTLIGHT ON SHADOWS

Spotlight on Shadows initiates conversations between Kathak, one of the eight major forms of Indian classical dance and Salon Et Lumiere, a digital recreation of the great Salon Hang, negotiating space-making in-between the light and shadows and the story of one frame reaching out to the other. Choreographed by Shinjita Roy and performed by Sarah Kosoof, Aimee Raitman, Freya Humphery and Amelia O’Leary. 

Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat  
7pm – 7:30pm & 8pm – 8:30pm (looping performance)  
Salon Et Lumiere Exhibition Space
Gallery 16B, Level 2  
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This work is part of a series of choreographed responses to works within the NGV Triennial as part of Triennial EXTRA, developed by Victorian College of the Arts post-graduate research students and performed by students from the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) at the University of Melbourne. The University of Melbourne is the proud Research Partner of the NGV Triennial.

PUBLIC SERVICE – CRUISING THE CAFETERIA

Luke George & collaborators

In response to Boudoir Babylon by Adam Nathaniel Furman + Sibling Architecture, and provocation from A Single Voice by Susan Philipsz, Luke George with collaborators Alexander Powers and Sarah Aiken, invokes the chorus performer from mid-20th century American film spectacles of flamboyant dance fantasies, crooning songsters and liberated camera movements. A singular body is isolated from the choreography en masse, their movements and labour deconstructed through a deliberately slow re-embodiment. Playfully orbiting, climbing and tumbling down the technicolour tiers of edible forms, the performer cruises the salon’s catwalks and peepholes – a serenade in service to the mass.

Every night
5:45pm – 7:15pm
Boudoir Babylon
Gallery Kitchen, Ground Level 
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Blue Dog

Archie Barry

In this newly commissioned work, artist Archie Barry ventriloquises a miniature sculpture of their own head named Blue Dog that looks like a baby, an elder and an alien. In this performance, as in the sociopolitical landscape post 2020, nothing makes sense. Performance is the end of sense and the start of sensing: Blue Dog communicates the separation anxiety of being an animal body inside an institution.

Born Eora Nation/Sydney (Australia) in 1990, Archie Barry is an artist whose practice spans performance, video, music production and writing. Their work takes form as autobiographical, somatic and process-led, circling themes of personhood and embodiment. Barry works to cultivate a genealogy of personas based on personal histories of power and mortality.

Thu 21, Sun 24, Thu 28, Sat 30 Jan, Thu 4, Sat 6, Tue 9, Thu 11 Feb
Time 7:30pm – 7:50pm
Gallery 22B, Level 2
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4500 lumens

Emile Zile

Continuing with his ongoing interest in light as a carrier of information, be it the projected image, shadow play or expanded cinema performance, Emile Zile presents a new performance in the Gothic and Medieval galleries of NGV International for Triennial EXTRA. Referencing the scientific measurement of light and the once-new technology of the candle as a participant in the development of the Western artistic tradition, his new performance takes place in a subdued, dark environment surrounded by five hundred year old devotional wood carvings.

Emile Zile is an artist, filmmaker and performer. Utilising a darkly comical re-use of media broadcasts, communication protocols and online platforms, his work reflects a distributed humanity, a yearning for transcendence and the limits of language. Emile Zile is a PhD candidate at Digital Ethnography Research Centre RMIT and is profiled in ‘Australiana to Zeitgeist: an A to Z of Australian Contemporary Art‘ 2017 Thames & Hudson and ‘Companion to Mobile Media Art’ 2020 Routledge.

Fri 29 Jan, Wed 3, Sat 6, Mon 8, Wed 10, Fri 12 Feb
8:00pm – 8:20pm
Gallery 13, Level 1
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CULTURAL CAPITAL$

Blak Metal

Last seen in 2019 disrupting the artist talk of their corporeal host Steven Rhall, Blak Metal resurfaces for a suite of six performances. Communing with their distant cousin Air Dancer as Black Body (as interned within the NGV Triennial) Blak Metal is expected to do a range of gestures, or possibly none at all. Bring your credit card.

Sat 30, Sun 31 Jan, Sat 6, Sun 7, Sat 13, Sun 14 Feb
7:00pm – 8:45pm
Waterwall, Ground Level

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NEVER WORK / STOP WORKING

Kay Abude

Kay Abude’s NEVER WORK / STOP WORKING draws attention to the work being undertaken by catering staff in the NGV’s Grollo Equiset Garden and makes their labour visible as a form of performance during Triennial EXTRA. The artwork invites reflection from the service staff adorning Abude’s hand silk screen-printed work aprons and Triennial EXTRA audiences on ideas about the nature and meaning of work and labour in our current climate. The text depicted on their work aprons is appropriated from artworks by Guy Debord (Never work!, 1953) and Rirkrit Tiravanija (Untitled 2015 (14,086 unfired), 2015.

Kay Abude is an artist living and working in Melbourne, Australia. Her creative practice engages many different forms of making, including sculpture, large-scale installation, performance, photography and silk-screen printing. Abude is fascinated with the nature of labour, with its economic, repetitive and somatic properties, and how work connects and separates us, taking so much of our time that it comes to define our lives. Abude is currently a studio artist at Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne 2019-2022. 

Every night
Grollo Equiset Garden
Bar & Eatery
Ground Level
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嶋田会希 – ELLE SHIMADA

Presented by Afro Hub

Through a unique combination of violin and electronic instruments, 嶋田会希–Elle Shimada performs a series of original cinematic compositions to create an other-worldly atmosphere surrounding Stewart Haygarth’s Optical (tinted).

嶋田会希–Elle Shimada is a violinist, producer, curator, DJ and multi-instrumentalist from Tokyo based in Melbourne. Fluidly fusing Tokyo’s futuristic underground scene, London and Detroit House, LA Hip Hop, Melbourne mellow-jazz and sacred spirit’s songs somewhere deep in the mountains, Shimada’s productions and live sets are a kinetic succession of dance beats and abstract compositions.

Tue, Thu & Sat (ex. 9 Feb)
6:00pm – 6:10pm, 6:30pm – 6:40pm & 7:00pm – 7:10pm
Optical (tinted) Exhibition Space
Gallery 15C, Level 2
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ZIIMUSIC

Presented by Afro Hub

The ZIIMUSIC experience is a musical montage showcasing the work produced during isolation in 2020, providing an introspective view of our collective journey during this time. ZIIMUSIC is a Naarm based creative blending his artistry into a soulful experience. Originally from Zimbabwe, ZIIMUSIC began his creative career as a rapper and musician, performing at festivals and sold-out venues.

Sun 31 Jan
7:00pm – 7:10pm, 7:30pm – 7.40pm & 8:00pm – 8:10pm
Gallery 13, Level 1
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YARED

Presented by Afro Hub

Yared perform the traditional musical sounds of Tigray, combining the Kirar (traditional guitar) and wata (traditional single string instrument). Anbessa Gebrehiwot and Haftu Reda, the musicians behind Yared, are masterful players of krar and masinko, traditional string instruments from Eritrea and Ethiopia. Now based in Melbourne, the pair collaborate with producer and multi-instrumentalist Dale Gorfinkel to create an innovative sound that celebrates their East African culture. Their music ranges from modern takes on folk songs to new, original compositions, with Anbessa’s strong vocal presence a perfect match to Haftu’s sweet lyrical modesty.

Sun 14 Feb
7:00pm – 7:10pm, 7:30pm – 7.40pm & 8:00pm – 8:10pm
Gallery 13, Level 1
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RUVA

Presented by Afro Hub

African Australian musician Ruva performs her perfect combination of hip hop and pop with high performance energy. Ruva has been tearing up stages across Australia since she decided music is what she was born to do. She was cast as a leading character in the Australian Tour of The Lion King where she performed in all major cities to over 1.7 Million people. She has since continued to work professionally in the musical theatre industry including playing the role of Winnie Mandela in the first English production of Madiba, an uplifting work celebrating the life of Nelson Mandela through drama, song and dance.

Sun 7 Feb
7:00pm – 7:10pm, 7:30pm – 7.40pm & 8:00pm – 8:10pm
Gallery 13, Level 1
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PROGRAM

During Triennial EXTRA a range of programs will offer visitors insights into art, design and ideas inspired by NGV Triennial 2020.

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Clemenger BBDO

As Major Partner, Clemenger BBDO supports Triennial EXTRA in a partnership that invites all the people of Melbourne to help it celebrate its 75th anniversary. Clemenger BBDO champions Triennial EXTRA and NGV Triennial 2020 in its belief that creativity is always the answer.

Creative Victoria Mercedes Benz Clemenger BBDO Asahi City of Melbourne Yering Station Melbourne Music Week Ex–tended Broadsheet Creative Victoria Mercedes Benz Clemender BBDO Asahi City of Melbourne Yering Station Melbourne Music Week Ex–tended Broadsheet

Background image:
Carnovsky, Milan (design studio)
Francesco Rugi (designer)
Silvia Quintanilla (designer)
Extinctions 2020
digital print on self-adhesive polyester fabric
276.0 x 7424.0 cm (overall)
Commissioned by the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Proposed acquisition with funds donated by Anne Ross, 2020
© Carnovsky