Discover KAWS: Mon-Wed & Sun 11am-3pm / Thu-Sat 11am-3pm & 4-8pm Ground Level in the Luxury Precinct
KAWS for Kids: Times as above - Lower Ground Level outside Target
NGV Design Store: Mon-Wed 9am-5.30pm/ Thu-Sat 9am-9pm / Sun 10am-7pm Ground Level, outside Mecca Cosmetica
For the Adults: Sat nights 6-8pm - Free cocktail with your BFF
Two major entities partnering together is all good news for you. Chadstone - The Fashion Capital and the NGV (National Gallery of Victoria) have done just that as Chadstone becomes a major sponsor of the NGV's summer 2019/20 exhibition. The KAWS Exhibition - Companionship in the Age of Loneliness will display at the NGV (TICKETS) from 20 Sep 2019 until 13 Apr 2020.
Celebrating the partnership, Chadstone will bring the KAWS Exhibition to life in its Centre from 21 Sep until 6 Oct to coincide with the Exhibition Opening. Operating during the Sep/Oct school holiday period, there'll be FREE family friendly entertainment across three pop up experiences.
Discover KAWS has you stepping inside the world of KAWS so you can learn more about the artist and his cast of hybrid cartoon and human characters. You can create your own unique video portrait via a multimedia interactive experience that'll encourage all visitors young and old to play with different features of KAWS' BFF character. Bring your BFF with you and enjoy a free cocktail on Saturday nights between 6 and 8pm.
KAWS for Kids is just that. What a treat for the school holidays when you can enjoy FREE KAWS activities presented by the NGV. The kids get to take home their own pop-up activity with a special set of alphabet stickers drawn by KAWS artist Brian Donnelly. Kids can get creative with a sketching activity inspired by Donnelly's sculptures of his characters that are filled with human emotion and the importance of friendship.
A Chadstone first, there's an NGV Design Store with a special retail pop-up open for the duration of KAWS at Chadstone (21 Sep-6 Oct) where you can shop a collection of design wares. These items are designed and made exclusively for the NGV including a curated selection of KAWS releases for the NGV exhibition. The partnership between the two entities solidifies Chadstone's continual growth as THE destination to shop, play, dine and be inspired. Bring the family; come with friends and enjoy a world of fashion, art and design around every corner as Chadstone comes alive with unique, tailored activations and interactive experiences.
Brian Donnelly aka KAWS is a prominent and prolific artist of his generation. His body of work straddles the worlds of art and design and includes paintings, murals, large-scale sculptures, street and public art and graphic and product design. His work is infused with humour, humanity and affection for our times. Follow the links given to learn more about what's to come, and enjoy updates, images and snippets of information of the KAWS Exhibition. For instance, the bronze sculpture image above shows the incredible work of the Walla Walla Foundry. This huge bronze sculpture will be shipped from the US to Melbourne in many little pieces for an incredible install at the NGV. The scale of the head next to the human gives you insight into just how incredible it's going to be.