The NGV is so extra right now, and we're loving it. To accompany the second epic NGV Triennial the NGV has relaunched Triennial Extra: a free, month-long series of after-hours art parties, running from Jan 15 to Feb 14.
Make no mistake: Triennial Extra isn't your standard gallery-open-late situation, nor is it the same as the gallery's Friday Nights series. Visitors can expect to experience the Triennial in a completely new light, with DJs, pop-up bars and restaurants, performances, dance and plenty more surprises.
This is Melbourne, so let's start with the food. Tonka's Adam D'Sylva is collaborating with the NGV to bring an exclusive menu of mod Indian dishes to the gallery. In addition to the Tonka pop-up, Triennial Extra will also feature a sweet experience from Lune Croissanterie, a wine bar from Yering Station and a neon bar from Asahi in the Great Hall.
Then there are the performances. While the program won't be revealed until Jan 11, we do know that there will be a diverse range of artists, dancers, performers and poets taking part and responding to works within the Triennial.
The whole event is soundtracked by Aussie DJs including River Yarra, Shelley, DJ Small Fry, Agent 86, Bertie, Claire Knight, DJ Manchild and Rings Around Saturn, who will be playing from the NGV's Grollo Equiset Garden as part of Melbourne Music Week.
For the full line-up, visit the website. Entry is free, but you'll need to book tickets.