Warm up this winter at NGV Friday Nights and see over 70 works by Picasso alongside over 100 works by his contemporaries in the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces® 2022 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.
Polly & The Pockets
7.30pm – 8.30pm
After shaking up dance floors all over Melbourne, Polly and the Pockets hit the NGV for a special 5 piece set like you’ve never seen before. Looking for groovy rhythms? Check. Quirky tones? Check. Toe-tapping-head-bopping goodness? Big check.
6.00pm – 7.30pm
8.30pm – 10.00pm
Louis McCoy possesses an audio résumé and reputation as a selector and curator that certainly precedes him. Over many years, Louis has etched out his own space in the collective memory of Melbourne’s dance community, becoming a mainstay of fine bounce and espousing the principles of groove and flavour. From warming up and opening for international luminaries to playing local and inter-state festivals, Louis has developed a distinct approach to DJing underpinned by his extraordinarily wide palate.
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
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.