The Festive season continues in Melbourne throughout January within the cooling creative atmosphere of the National Gallery of Victoria. Don’t forget NGV Friday Nights, where you can meet up with friends and enter the world of fashion and music as DJ’s and bands take to the staage alongside pop up bars and dining… Friday night 9th January features Kate Miller-Heidke
At the NGV in January couture fashion is the main focus at the Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier with associated programs and events. You can receive a FREE ticket if you join or renew your Membership which gives you priority access, previews, after hours events and more.
You can become involved in Drop-by-Drawing. You don’t have to be an expert, just have the desire to join in – program guided by teachers on Sundays 11 Jan, 18 Jan and 25 Jan – It’s FREE NGV International on St Kilda Road.
Mambo 30 Years of Shelf Indulgence is now on at the NGV Australia Federation Square. The NGV Studio is housing the largest collection of Mambo works assembled in a retrospective sure to pull at many heart strings. It features the finest elements of Mambo’s creative and distinctive style.
Express Yourself: Romance was Born for Kids is where children and families can explore an interactive exhibition of spectacular displays of artworks, fashion and other surprises. The kids can get heavily involved, with many activities for them to join into. They can create a wearable creature character using collage and embroidery.
Summer School for art and design teachers throughout January will refresh and invigorate and inspire those guiding children on 14, 15 and 16th January. Current exhibitions apart from those mentioned include David Shrigley, Emily Floyd: The Dawn, Robert Jacks: Order & Variation. The program includes practical art making and workshops, with the program supporting the development of teaching and learning activities related to current curriculum frameworks.
Art of the Table showcases many wonderfully decorative objects including this stunning Epergne by Thomas Pitts, London 1762-1763, together witih porcelain plates, sparkling glassware it explores shifting social patterns and how they have changed. It’s timed to co-incide with the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival on 28th February 2014. National Gallery of Victoria, is a wonderful place to visit.