Warm up this winter at NGV Friday Nights and see over 70 works by Picasso alongside over 100 works by his contemporaries in our 2022 Melbourne Winter Masterpieces® exhibition The Picasso Century. See some of Australia’s best bands and performers play live in the Great Hall, dine at the Bar Lourinhã pop-up at Garden Restaurant and enjoy after-hours access to the exhibition.
6.00pm – 7.30pm
Independent multidisciplinary artist, Vincent Sole spans his creative work among a spectrum of music production, sing-songwriting, DJing, events and graphic design. Through the use of live sampling and vocals, Sole explores the electronic realms of Euro-dance, electro-dub, DnB and minimal-tech. The themes of his work spin an atmosphere of cathartic melodies & dark beats.
7.30pm – 8.30pm
Polito is a collaboration between musicians Robert Downie and Finnian Langham, and dancers Arabella Frahn-Starkie and Hillary Goldsmith. The project is a meeting of improvised contemporary dance and live improvised techno music, working together to create entrancing performance experiences.
Harvey Sutherland (DJ Set)
8.30pm – 10.00pm
Harvey Sutherland is a producer, DJ and funk synthesist from Melbourne. Blending a broad array of crate-digging influences, his EPs have been championed by international tastemakers like Gilles Peterson, Jamie xx, Disclosure and The Black Madonna. From the time he began making music he was influenced by dance music, but not comfortable inside its rules. Still rooted in soul, disco and funk, the modern techno universe was not exactly where he fit, instead seeking to create a world of his own. “Looking for songs in strange places”, as he says, but in ways only he knows how to look.
Melbourne Winter Masterpieces: The Picasso Century
The world-premiere Melbourne Winter Masterpieces® exhibition, The Picasso Century, charts the extraordinary career of Pablo Picasso in dialogue with the many artists, poets and intellectuals with whom he interacted throughout the 20th century, including Guillaume Apollinaire, Georges Braque, Salvador Dalí, Alberto Giacometti, Françoise Gilot, Valentine Hugo, Marie Laurencin, Dora Maar, André Masson, Henri Matisse, Dorothea Tanning and Gertrude Stein. Exclusively developed for the NGV by the Centre Pompidou and the Musée national Picasso-Paris, the exhibition features over 70 works by Picasso alongside over 100 works by more than 50 of his contemporaries, drawn from premier French national collections, as well as the NGV Collection.
Making Art: Imagine everything is real
Making Art: Imagine everything is real is the centre of creativity for all ages at the NGV this winter. Coinciding with the premiere exhibition, The Picasso Century, Making Art features a range of hands-on activities and multimedia experiences inspired by methods of working invented by some of the leading European artists included in the exhibition.
Bar Lourinhã at NGV offers a bespoke menu designed by executive chef Matt McConnell, celebrating Mediterranean flavours and Victorian Produce. Discover a set menu featuring contemporary versions of Spanish classics composed of seasonal and locally-sourced ingredients. Make a reservation at the Bar Lourinhã pop-up as part of your NGV Friday Nights experience.
Yering Station Wine Bar
Enjoy the Yering Station Wine Bar in the Great Hall and choose from a menu of fine wines from the Yarra Valley or unique wine flight tasting experience including varieties of Pinot Noir, Shiraz and Chardonnay.
Pommery Champagne Bar
At the Pommery Champagne Bar in the Gallery Kitchen, café guests can indulge in Pommery Pops at the Pommery Cart. Inspired by Mediterranean flavours, a menu of share plates and substantial meals will be available throughout the evening including Jamon & manchego croquetas, spiced beef Albondigas, empanadas and churros.
Outdoor Terrace Bar
Embrace Melbourne at its winter best at the Outdoor Terrace bar on the Garden Terrace. Sip on a mulled wine, dessert wine, warm up under blankets and heaters and look up to the city lights and night sky.