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NGV partners with Hutong Dumpling Bar for winter Friday Nights series

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.

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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

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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.

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‘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.

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‘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.

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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 seecontemporary 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

NGV International

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.