When was the last time you popped by Melbourne’s iconic gallery – the National Gallery of Victoria? Chisholm and Gamon have the perfect weekend planned for you – on Saturday the 28th and Sunday the 29th of May the NGV will be celebrating 150 years of art. Did you know that the NGV is our oldest national gallery, open since 1861? No more excuses not to go – it’s free entry to celebrate this momentous cultural event in style!
Now that winter has set in, take the opportunity to visit the NGV during their birthday celebrations at 180 St Kilda Road in Melbourne where you can explore the sumptuous collection of art that our state has accrued. There are regular activities for kiddies to enjoy on the weekend, and there’s always the perfect pitstop for afternoon tea at the NGV Tea Room. If you’d prefer to party at night to celebrate 150 years of the NGV, the real arty party starts on Saturday 28th May at 7:30pm when you can hear famous 10-piece salsa band Combo La Revalacion warm the crowd up. Just when you thought it couldn’t get funkier, Dan Sultan takes the stage from 9-10pm and then night-owls can stay to hear The Bamboos ply their funky tunes in the Great Hall.
You can even send the NGV a birthday card to thank it for all its good times over the past 150 years. Check out the Happy Birthday NGV Facebook page. Join in the party (courtesy of the City of Melbourne) and celebrate our state’s premiere cultural Cinstitution!
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