Melbourne, we’re out of lockdown and looking forward! So many activities and events are happening over the next couple of months and we’re excited. Here are just a few of things to look forward to over the coming months.
NGV REOPENS ON 3 NOVEMBER
On 3 November 2021, the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) will re-open NGV International on St Kilda Road and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia at Fed Square.
On display upon re-opening, there will be the extended seasons of the world-premiere exhibitions Maree Clarke: Ancestral Memories, Big Weather and Naomi Hobson’s newly acquired painting and photographic series at NGV Australia and Camille Henrot: Is Today Tomorrow and Reko Rennie’s newest work Initiation OA_RR at NGV International.
In November, visitors will soon be able to experience newly opened exhibitions, including:
- Sampling the Future opening on 5 November at NGV Australia
- Found and Gathered: Rosalie Gascoigne | Lorraine Connelly-Northey opening on 6 November at NGV Australia
- and Golden Shells and the Gentle Mastery of Japanese Lacquer opening on 25 November at NGV International
In December, visitors will be able to visit three new exhibitions opening on the ground floor at NGV International and the NGV Architecture Commission in the NGV Garden:
- Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto opening on 4 December at NGV International
- 2021 NGV Architecture Commission pond[er] opening on 6 December at NGV International
- Bark Ladies: Eleven Artists from Yirrkala opening on 17 December at NGV International
- The Gecko and the Mermaid opening on 17 December at NGV International
Upon arrival visitors will be asked to present proof of vaccination status if over the age of 16 and enter your contact details for contact tracing purposes. For further information on proof of vaccination please see NGV website for more details.
The National Gallery of Victoria will be open from 10am Wednesday 3 November 2021. Further information is available via the NGV website here
NIKE MELBOURNE MARATHON FESTIVAL IS A GO
After much anticipation, the Nike Melbourne Marathon Festival will be officially going ahead this year, much to the delight of runners across the country. In an incredible step forward for the country, the event will see fully vaccinated participants, spectators and volunteers nationwide come together to celebrate the sport that kept so many of us sane during lockdown. The Nike Melbourne Marathon Festival is taking place December 11 and 12.
The new summertime dates, split across two days, mark an exciting first in the Marathon’s illustrious 42- year history, and represent an important step forward in the journey to get Melbourne moving again. Distances occurring on Saturday include the SriLankan Airlines 10km Run, the 5km Run and 3km Walk. On Sunday, the Nike Melbourne Marathon, Nike Wheelchair Marathon, and Nike Half Marathon will all take place, with start times commencing an hour earlier to accommodate for the warmer weather.
The announcement of the revised race dates comes with just over twelve weeks until the big day, giving participants plenty of time to refocus their training, and perhaps even set new goals for race day. Families keen to get involved are now able to join the 3km Walk free of charge, made possible through a partnership with the City of Melbourne.
Splitting the Marathon Festival over two days is just one of many measures taken by event producer IMG to ensure the iconic race is COVIDSafe. The company’s comprehensive plans, approved by the DHHS, include rolling start lines, hygiene stations, social distancing, and robust contact tracing measures.
With fewer than 2,500 entries leftin every division (3km, 5km, 10km, Half and Full Mara) there has never been a better time to register for Melbourne’s favourite race