The opportunity was secondly made possible by John Nixon, who curated me into the show 'Drawing Now' within 'Melbourne Now'. The work that I have contributed is small but close to my heart, and, as you probably know I wrote about here: http://blog.ngv.vic.gov.au/2013/10/14/melbourne-now-countdown-day-39/#.Ul0gexw1Yrg
Louis was my date last night and Georgie also got an invitation, so we went all together and I'm just gonna put it out there now: we had KFC for dinner. Don't worry though, we disposed of the evidence before lining up for our wrist bands and stuff. It was reasonably 'exclusive' and getting in without an invitation was near impossible. We had some friends who wanted to do so and managed to figure that out quite nicely. The alcohol and food was free all night and this was quite a novelty for us as at previous NGV soirées it's quite normal to pay something like $14 for a drink. Not the case, so more points for Tony, ha.
The evening began at NGV Federation Square. It was a who's who of Melbourne, it was impossible to walk even a few meters without running into someone. This made looking at the art impossible, but I didn't mind because I felt more like socalising anyway. Word on the street was that everyone who's anyone was meeting on Darren Sylvester's light up dancefloor at 9.30pm. My friend Annabelle and I spread this rumor around and it was a success. By the time we made it over to NGV on St Kilda Road it was almost time for this 'meeting' and it totally went off!
|Okay, can you see my work?! haha|
|Yep there it is.|
|I have to admit, I got MOST excited when I saw my name on the wall plaque! haha!|
I went back to NGV this morning because as I said, I didn't see any of the art last night. Whoops. I want to do another post about the works I like the most from the show :) Hopefully tomorrow when I'm not exhausted! In the meantime here are a few more photos from the opening: