The NGV is pretty practiced in juxtaposing the classical and the contemporary, and the gallery is set to do it again with its soon-to-open summer exhibition celebrating Dutch artist M.C. Escher and Japanese design studio Nendo. And, as is now custom, when the seasonal blockbuster launches in early December, so will a brand new season of NGV Friday Nights.
The gig series is now a quintessential way to end a steamy summer week in Melbourne. It'll kick off on December 7 with a set from Andy Bull and run all the way through to a Friday-Saturday finale with infectious duo Confidence man on April 5 and a Saturday party with San Cisco on April 6.
As always, you'll get after-hours access to the gallery as well as all of the many goings on. Rove between the current exhibitions — Between Two Worlds and Julian Opie — and, out in the garden, you can explore this year's NGV Architecture Commission to the soundtrack of local DJs, who will rotate on a monthly basis. There'll also be an aural installation called Bach x Reimagined, a piece that references the influence that Bach's compositions had on Escher's art, as well as the lots of food and a couple of bars.
NGV FRIDAY NIGHTS SUMMER 2018 LINEUP
December 7 — Andy Bull (DJ Set)
December 14 — Hoodlem (DJ Set)
December 21 — Fantastic Man (DJ Set)
December 28 — Nicole Millar (DJ Set)
January 4 — Andy Hart
January 11 — KLP (DJ Set)
January 18 — Film School Collective
January 25 — Zuri Akoko
February 1 — Chela (DJ Set)
February 8 — Harvey Sutherland (DJ Set)
February 15 — Alice Ivy (DJ Set)
February 22 — OJ KUSH
March 1 —Gold Fields (DJ Set)
March 8 — Dappled Cities (DJ Set)
March 15 (Melbourne Art Book Fair X Design Week Edition) — Jonti (DJ Set)
March 22 — Japanese Wallpaper (DJ Set)
March 29 — Woodes (DJ Set)
April 5 — Confidence Man (DJ Set)
April 6 (special Saturday event) — San Cisco (DJ Set)