What they wore to Degas: A New Vision #NGVFridayNights

This winter, the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), presents Friday Nights at NGV. The program combines art, talks, food, wine and live music; revolving around the current Melbourne Winter Masterpiece exhibition, Degas: A New Vision. BusinessChic recently paid a visit to this comprehensive exhibition and gives you the chance to win some double-passes – read on for details.

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The NGV’s Melbourne Winter Masterpiece series, Degas: A New Vision.

 

In its world premiere, Degas: A New Vision presents the largest display of Degas’ works to ever come to Australia, and forms the most comprehensive retrospective of the artist’s oeuvre in decades. Featuring more than 200 works,Degas: A New Vision reveals Degas’ talent in a new light; not only as a great master of painting, but also as a master of drawing, printmaking, sculpture and photography. The works travel to Melbourne from 65 lenders in more than 40 cities across the globe.
BusinessChic had the opportunity to visit the gallery and partake in its #NGVFridayNights program where I photographed the following attendees to provide inspiration for your work and play:
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Friday Nights at NGV runs through until 16 September 2016.

Friday Nights at NGV Live Music

Food, wine and live music in the Great Hall at Friday Nights at NGV.

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So sharp and glamorous for a night of art, drinks and live music! Trent Ellen is a Business Development Manager in the Travel Industry and Amy Lidyard is a Surgical and Aesthetic Secretary.

Trent wears a French Connection navy blazer, with a crisp white Oxford shirt, black jeans with Florsheim Boots, grey skinny tie with a polka dotted pocket square to tie it all together. Amy works a smoking dress called ‘The Time and Punishment Dress’ by Melbourne based clothing line Mossman.

Watching Husky perform to a large diverse crowd in a room that is lit up by the stained glass roofing,  along with Degas’s famous pieces of work projecting into the background was a special moment in such a beautiful setting. NGV do a fantastic job at putting on Friday nights, and that is why we love this city. – Trent and Amy
 //BusiChic: Apologies that I didn’t get any photos of Husky – despite being right up front, I got so lost in the moment that I forgot to take a photo of the evening’s live music act!
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NFP Manager Jaime-Lee is warm and cosy in Lee jeans and Top Shop coat but dresses things up with glamorous elements like her toe-less Wittner boots, leopard-print clutch and chunky chain bracelet.

“It’s great to catch up with girlfriends while enjoying wine, beautiful art and great music” – Jaime-Lee

Degas New Vision Quote NGV

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Alexandra is chic in black and white, teaming my favourite winter staple of opaque black stockings with ankle boots.

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Fresh from work and study, I caught Marie and Selena among the first to visit Degas this Friday evening. Maria is a fashion teacher and her daughter Selena a Design student.

Maria wears Georges Rech dress, Bitte Kai Rand Coat, black leather boots, handbag from Florence while Selena wears vintage dress, tights from myer, doc martens and the key piece? Mum’s turtle neck underneath!
We really enjoyed the exhibition and found it was quite special to see artworks from Musée D’Orsay in Melbourne. We both really like the intimacy of Friday Nights events, always a fun night out! – Maria and Selena
Friday Nights at NGV feature talks - who knew that Degas' was not all just about pretty ballerinas? Emeritus Professor Brian Nelson from Monash University delivered an illuminating talk about Degas' work, "In a café (The Absinthe drinker)" c. 1875–76 which highlights the increasing social isolation for workers during the period of rapid economic growth in Paris.

Friday Nights at NGV feature talks – who knew that Degas’ was not all just about pretty ballerinas? Emeritus Professor Brian Nelson from Monash University delivered an illuminating talk about Degas’ work, “In a café (The Absinthe drinker)” c. 1875–76 which highlights the increasing social isolation for workers during the period of rapid economic growth in Paris.

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Consultant Meagan works a fun mash of contrasting prints anchored with the Melbourne staple of black opaque stockings and ankle boots!

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Your chance to win!

BusinessChic has three double-passes to giveaway to the next session of Friday Nights at NGV this Friday – 22 July 2016.

For your chance to win, simply email me cheryl[at]businesschic[dot]com[dot]au and answer the question “Which live music act is playing on Friday 22 July, 2016?” Hint: the answer can be found on the NGV site!

Entries close Wednesday 20 July 2016 and winners will be notified via email by midday on Wednesday. Prize is for tickets only and does not include transport, food or beverages.

Good luck!

FRIDAY NIGHTS AT NGV

Fancy a fix of art and culture outside of work hours? Friday Nights at NGV is running until 16 September, 2016.

NGV International
6–10pm
Online $24 M / $30 A / $12 Ch
On the door $29 M / $35 A / $15 Ch

More information on the NGV site: www.ngv.vic.gov.au/program-series/friday-nights/
The exhibition is also open during business hours: Degas: A New Vision is on display at NGV International from 24 June – 18 September 2016 as part of the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series. Open daily, 10am–5pm. Tickets on sale from ngv.vic.gov.au.
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    1. So looking forward to this! The Apartments 🙂

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