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NGV Friday Nights Summer 2022

The gallery's tune-filled after-hours parties are back for summer — this time inspired by the great Alexander McQueen.
By Libby Curran
December 15, 2022
By Libby Curran
December 15, 2022

The much-loved mash-up of art, music and food that is the NGV's Friday night parties is back for a huge summer season from Friday, December 16–Friday, April 14. And it's got a truly tempting lineup of artists in tow.

While Aussie-first exhibition Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse graces the gallery's spaces with an exploration of one of fashion's greats (from December 11–April 16), Friday nights will respond with a fittingly glittery, creatively-charged program of after-hours fun and live tunes. On the stacked bill, expect renowned Aussie neo-soul star Nai Palm, as well as Electric Fields, Banoffee, Emma Volard, Kee'ahn, C.FRIM, The Belair Lip Bombs, Billy Davis, Zepherin Saint and stacks more.

As always, Friday Nights guests will score late-night access to the NGV's current exhibitions — this time around, that'll involve swooning over more than 110 garments and accessories designed by McQueen himself, plus numerous more artworks that drove his inspiration.

Tobias Titz

Friday Nights will also feature screenings of some of the fashion legend's most dazzling runway shows, during which you'll spy many of the gorgeous designs currently being exhibited.

Meanwhile, the Moët Champagne Terrace Bar will be pouring Moët Impérial and Moët Rosé Impérial; the Great Hall's Yering Station Wine Bar will be offering wine tastings and a tidy range of Yarra Valley vino; and gin-lovers can get their fix with classic G&T's and signature sips courtesy of the the Four Pillars Gin Bar.

And in the NGV Garden, don't miss the DJ sets being played live within the 2022 NGV Architecture Commission, Temple of Boom.

'Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse' at the NGV, by Sean Fennessy.

Top Images: Tobias Titz

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