In a new collaboration, Melbourne's Hutong Dumpling Bar takes over NGV's Gallery Kitchen for the 2019 Melbourne Winter Masterpieces NGV Friday Nights series, transforming it into a Shanghai-inspired dumpling bar.
Each Friday night features a headline act, showcasing the best of Australia's vibrant and diverse musical talent. This season's headliners include performers such as self-made Melbourne performer Maribelle, soulful Sydney vocalist Thandi Phoenix, Brisbane's Young Franco, Sydney's NGAIIRE and songwriter and producer GRAACE.
NGV Friday Nights full line-up:
Friday 31 May – Husky
Friday 7 June – Amaya Laucirica
Friday 14 June – NGAIIRE
Friday 21 June – Approachable Members Of Your Local Community
Friday 28 June – Sloan Peterson
Friday 5 July – I Know Leopard
Friday 12 July – Sui Zhen
Friday 19 July – Adrian Eagle
Friday 26 July – Rainbow Chan
Friday 2 August – Kira Puru
Friday 9 August – Hobsons Bay Coast Guard
Friday 16 August – CLYPSO
Friday 30 August – Slum Sociable
Friday 6 September – The Audreys
Friday 13 September – Maribelle
Friday 20 September – LÂLKA
Friday 27 September – GRAACE
Friday 4 October – Thandi Phoenix
Friday 11 October – Yumi Zouma
Saturday 12 October – Young Franco
NGV's Great Hall features live music from electro-pop to blues to surf rock with access to pop-up bars and food, creating an inviting space to ease into the weekend. And in the NGV Gallery Kitchen, a menu of signature dumplings from Melbourne's own Hutong Dumpling Bar will feature classic favourites and new specialities.
'The NGV Friday Nights series champions the best of Melbourne's art, music and dining. This year, Friday Nights is presenting a diverse range of Australians performers and artists, late night access to our blockbuster exhibition and we're also breaking new ground with an unprecedented collaboration with Hutong Dumpling Bar, offering visitors a truly unique experience.' said NGV Director, Tony Ellwood AM.
'Hutong is thrilled to partner with NGV Friday Nights. Each Friday we will provide a delicious selection of Hutong's famous dumplings for visitors to enjoy. We will also have a dumpling making demonstration within the NGV Gallery Kitchen, designed to evoke the ambience of our dumpling houses' said Hutong Head Chef Yibo Wang
This exciting collaboration coincides with the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces blockbuster exhibition Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality | Cai Guo-Qiang: The Transient Landscape, which sees a parallel presentation of China's historic terracotta warriors alongside new art work by international contemporary artist Cai Guo-Qiang. Tickets for NGV Friday Nights provides late-night access to this dual presentation blockbuster exhibition, live-music, bars and dining options.
Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality presents a large-scale display of artefacts and ancient treasures including 8 warriors from the Shaanxi province. Widely described as the eighth wonder of the world, their archaeological find is regarded as one of the greatest of the twentieth century. And in parallel, visitors will see contemporary artist Cai Guo-Qiang's all new world-premiere art works inspired by his home country's culture and its enduring philosophical traditions in Cai Guo-Qiang: The Transient Landscape.
NGV Friday Nights
31 May 2019 – 11 October + 12 October 2019
6pm – 10pm
Ticket bookings and information:
Online $28 Members / $35 Adult / $16 Child
Door (limited) $33 Members / $40 Adult / $21 Child
NGV Friday Nights includes after-hours access to the exhibitions
Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality | Cai Guo-Qiang: The Transient Landscape, music, bars and dining.
Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality | Cai Guo-Qiang: The Transient Landscape will be on display at NGV International from 24 May - 13 Oct 2019.
Tickets and information are available via the NGV website.
Member $23 | Adult $28 | Concession $24.50 | Child (5–15 years) $10 | Family (2 adults + 3 children) $65.