National Gallery of Australia’s major summer exhibition, Matisse & Picasso is on display, showcasing the healthy competition between two of history’s greatest artistic rivals. First Edition Restaurant and Bar is also showcasing the artistic exchange through a culinary competitive menu inspired by the collection. Feed your mind and feed your soul by visiting the Exhibition before dropping in for dinner for the ultimate day of Matisse & Picasso.

The Exhibition at NGA:

Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso antagonistic relationship is one of the most important narratives in modern art, the pairs work is lingering memory of their compelling relationship.  Years of artistic exchange between the two gave an insight into 21st century art, and for the first time Australian audiences will be able to visually see their turbulent story through the work. Curated by the National Gallery of Australia’s Head of International Art, Dr Jane Kinsman, Matisse & Picasso draws on more than 200 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, illustrated books and costumes.

Matisse & Picasso is on show at the National Gallery of Australia until 13 April 2020, 10am-5pm daily.

Tickets are available here.

Summer Art Feast:

First Edition have crafted an exclusive feast to complement the Matisse & Picasso exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia.

Channelling inspiration from both French and Spanish cuisines, their Summer Art Feast inspired by the rivalry between two of Europe’s greatest twentieth-century artists Matisse & Picasso. Sample both French and Spanish cuisine in the one meal as you make your choice of entrée, main and dessert from either the ‘Picasso’ or ‘Matisse’ side of the menu.

Created by head chef Jennie Tressler, the menu is designed to “reflect on and celebrate the differences between the two cuisines”.

Available until 13 April, dinner only 5.30pm to 9.30pm, Level 1, 65 Northbourne

Tickets available here $69 pp includes choice of entrée, main and dessert