Farmhouse in Provence June 1888 Arles
oil on canvas

Season extended for Van Gogh and the Seasons at the NGV

The Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today announced extended opening hours for Van Gogh and the Seasons, the fastest selling exhibition in the National Gallery of Victoria’s history and the largest exhibition of Van Gogh masterpieces ever seen in Australia. The exhibition was scheduled to close on Sunday 9 July but has been extended […]

1 week ago
Douglas Annand
Max Dupain

Brave New World: Australia 1930s

High-rise buildings, fast trains and engineering feats such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge jostled against the Great Depression, conservatism and a looming Second World War during the 1930s, one of the most turbulent decades in Australian history. A major upcoming exhibition at the NGV, Brave New World: Australia 1930s, will explore the way artists and […]

2 weeks ago
Del Kathryn Barton
inside another land 2017

Huge summer line-up at NGV Australia with five solo exhibitions by contemporary Australian artists

The NGV has announced five solo exhibitions by leading Australian contemporary artists Del Kathryn Barton, Helen Maudsley, Mel O’Callaghan, Louise Paramor and Gareth Sansom for its 2017-18 summer program at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia. Tony Ellwood, Director, NGV, said, ‘Summer at NGV Australia will offer an exceptional line-up of free Australian contemporary art […]

2 weeks ago
Buddha (late 19th century-early 20th century)

Buddha’s Smile

NGV International | 2 June – 8 October 2017 | Free Entry From the tranquil smile of an enlightened icon to the widely recognisable laughing Buddha, nine iterations and cultural interpretations of Buddha from throughout Asia will be presented in Buddha’s Smile, opening soon in the Asian Art temporary exhibitions gallery at NGV International. The […]

2 months ago
Annette BEZOR
No 1991


From grunge to techno, identity politics to cyborg culture, Every Brilliant Eye: Australian Art of the 1990s will explore the cultural phenomena of a decade through the lens of art when the exhibition opens at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia on 2 June 2017. Tony Ellwood, Director, NGV, said, ‘Every Brilliant Eye will explore […]

2 months ago
Katsushika HOKUSAI
The great wave off Kanagawa (c. 1830)


NGV International | 21 July 17 – 15 October 17 | Admission fees apply Hokusai is the first major presentation in Australia of one of Japan’s most influential, prolific and everlastingly popular artists, Katsushika Hokusai (1760 – 1849).  An influential master of Japanese manga and a self-proclaimed ‘drawing maniac’, Hokusai produced a body of work […]

2 months ago

Fiona Hall: Uneasy Seasons

NGV International | 13 April – 8 October 2017 | Free entry For the first time in her career, one of Australia’s most significant artists, Fiona Hall has created an exhibition especially for teenagers and young children inviting them to consider the significance of the environment and the changing seasons, in a large-scale installation, Fiona […]

2 months ago


Writer and singer of retro-tinged, cinematic blues melodies Gemma Ray (UK), and poetic New York folk-rocker and acclaimed guitarist Steve Gunn are two of the musical highlights in the next season of NGV Friday Nights. The late-night art and music series runs alongside the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition Van Gogh and the Seasons from 28 […]

3 months ago

The National Gallery of Victoria Announces the Winner of $15,000 Inaugural Art Book Prize

Paris-based artist, architect and filmmaker Marc Johnson was awarded $15,000 AUD for his book fecund lacuna / lacune féconde, published by French publishing house Analogues, at an announcement this afternoon at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia. Philanthropist Caroline Cornish announced the winner of the inaugural Cornish Family Prize for Art and Design Publishing […]

3 months ago
Rukaya Salum Ali-Springle
Unnatural 2016

Top Arts 2017

The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia | 24 March – 16 July 2017| Free entry The fragility of human connection in an increasingly uncertain world, the degradation of the environment, and the journey to self-discovery are just some of the themes explored in Top Arts 2017, opening 24 March at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV […]

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