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500,000 visit NGV Triennial in opening weeks

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Chunky Move dancers performing inside Nendo’s Manga Chairs, 2015 who are performing at part of NGV Triennial EXTRA Photo: Eugene Hyland

500,000 visit NGV Triennial in opening weeks

Wednesday January 31st, 2018

More than 500,000 people from Australia and across the world have visited the inaugural NGV Triennial since its opening on 15 December 2017, at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.

Gallery hours were extended for 10 consecutive nights during Triennial EXTRA - a free festival that took over all four floors of the Gallery and NGV Garden. Open until midnight from 19 – 28 January, Triennial EXTRA was a celebration of performance, art and ideas with accompanying DJs, bars and a restaurant curated by award-winning Melbourne restauranteur, Andrew McConnell.

Triennial EXTRA drew more than 85,000 people into the Gallery. A crowd favourite during Triennial EXTRA was Accumulation, a guided, world-premiere dance tour of the NGV Triennial exhibition performed by Chunky Move.


Image: Chunky Move dancers performing inside Nendo’s Manga Chairs, 2015, who are performing as part of NGV Triennial EXTRA. Photo: Eugene Hyland.


The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our office is located, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s enduring traditions and continuing creative cultures. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.