NGV to open 7 days from next week

Summer Architecture Commission by John Wardle at NGV International photo by John GollingsMelburnians and visitors will be able to enjoy the National Gallery of Victoria seven-days-a-week from Monday 5 October, at both NGV International on St Kilda Road and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia at Federation Square.

Currently open six days a week, NGV Australia will now open on Mondays and NGV International will open on Tuesdays. The news follows record NGV attendances in 2014-15 of close to 2.3 million people.

“We are delighted that people will have the opportunity to spend more time at the NGV,” said Tony Ellwood, Director NGV. “There is a wonderful and lively program over spring and summer, and visitors can enjoy a range of exhibitions and free activities, from listening to live music under our recently launched Summer Architecture Commission by John Wardle Architects in the Grollo Equiset Garden at NGV International or taking in the new Australian art exhibition Our Land Is Alive: Hermannsburg Potters for Kids.”

“Visitors can also enjoy two major exhibitions which are opening soon; Lurid Beauty: Australian Surrealism and its Echoes at NGV Australia from 9 October, which explores the fascinating legacy of Surrealism in Australia; and the blockbuster Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei at NGV International from 11 December, which pairs two of contemporary art’s most iconic figures.”

NGV International and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia be will open daily: 10.00am – 5.00pm from Monday 5 October 2015. For more information, visit: www.ngv.vic.gov.au for details.

Image: Summer Architecture Commission by John Wardle at NGV International – photo by John Gollings

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