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NGV Friday Nights 2019

Gear up for weekly gigs, spritzes and after-dark access to the NGV's new Terracotta Warrior exhibition.
By Lauren Vadnjal
April 18, 2019
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NGV Friday Nights 2019

Gear up for weekly gigs, spritzes and after-dark access to the NGV's new Terracotta Warrior exhibition.
By Lauren Vadnjal
April 18, 2019
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The NGV is pretty practiced in juxtaposing the classical and the contemporary, and the gallery is set to do it again with its winter exhibition celebrating acclaimed Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang and one of the world's most important ancient artworks: The Terracotta Army. And, as is now custom, with a seasonal blockbuster, so comes a brand new season of NGV Friday Nights.

The gig series is now a quintessential way to end a chilly winter week in Melbourne. And, thanks to a slew of pop-up bars, you'll get to enjoy this after-dark art excursion with a cocktail in hand.

It'll kick off on May 31 with a set from local indie folk band Husky and run all the way through to a Friday-Saturday finale with NZ's alternative pop band Yumi Zouma on October 11 and a Saturday party with Young Franco on October 12.

As always, you'll get after-hours access to the gallery as well as the gigs. Rove between the current exhibitions and out in the garden to the soundtrack of local DJs and bands, who'll change every week.

There'll also be lots of great food courtesy of Hutong Dumpling Bar, who'll be taking over the NGV's Gallery Kitchen and transforming it into a Shanghai-inspired dumpling bar. Expect all the bar's signatures — xiao long bao, spicy wontons, crab dim sums — as well as weekly specials.

NGV FRIDAY NIGHTS WINTER 2019 LINEUP

May 31 — Husky
June 7 — Amaya Laucirica
June 14 — NGAIIRE
June 21 — Approachable Members of Your Local Community
June 28 — Sloan Peterson
July 5 — I Know Leopard
July 12 — Sui Zhen
July 19 — Adrian Eagle
July 26 — Rainbow Chan
August 2 — Kira Puru
August 9 — Hobsons Bay Coast Guard
August 16 — CLYPSO
August 30 — Slum Sociable
September 6 — The Audreys
September 13 — Maribelle
September 20 — LALKA
September 27 — GRAACE
October 4 — Thandi Phoenix
October 11 — Yumi Zouma
October 12 (special Saturday event) — Young Franco

NGV Friday Nights run from 6–10pm.

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