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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

2 months ago
Frontier lights 2005

Brook Andrew: The Right to Offend is Sacred

Brook Andrew: The Right to Offend is Sacred will bring together more than 100 works by an Australian artist well known for reinterpreting colonial and modern history and offering alternative perspectives. Two new large-scale sculptures featuring bespoke wooden cabinets, a giant inflatable globe, and archival books, photographs and objects from Andrew’s extensive personal collection, will […]

2 months ago
WEDGWOOD, Staffordshire (manufacturer)
Diana visiting Endymion, plaque (c. 1875)

The Language of Ornament

The Language of Ornament NGV International | 24 Feburary 2017 – December 2017 | FREE The evolution of the ornament and the reinterpretation of common design motifs including shells, scrolls, flowers and mythical creatures will be explored through Western design tradition in The Language of Ornament, opening 24 February, NGV International. Featuring more than 90 […]

2 months ago

Creating the Contemporary Chair: The Gordon Moffatt Gift

Thirty-five provocative and eye-catching contemporary chairs, from a stool coated in Chilean volcanic rock to a hanging seat shaped like a killer whale, will be displayed in the upcoming National Gallery of Victoria exhibition Creating the Contemporary Chair: The Gordon Moffatt Gift. All recently acquired by the NGV through the support of Gordon Moffatt AM, […]

2 months ago
Jólan van der WIEL
Original gravity stool, purple 2011 {desinged}; 2016 {manufactured}

Melbourne Design Week 2017

From iconic chair design to high density apartment architecture, the inaugural Melbourne Design Week will explore the value of good design and showcase local and international innovators in a city-wide program from 16–26 March 2017. An initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the National Gallery of Victoria, the eclectic ten-day event will comprise […]

2 months ago
 Antonio VIVARINI (studio of)

Love: Art of Emotion

A major exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria will celebrate and explore one of humankind’s most complex emotions, love, as seen through the eyes of European artists from 1400 to 1800. Produced in collaboration with the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, Love: Art of Emotion 1400–1800 features more than 200 […]

2 months ago
Lawrence Weiner
American born 1942

Lawrence Weiner: OUT OF SIGHT

The NGV presents pioneering American conceptual artist Lawrence Weiner’s latest installation OUT OF SIGHT, a participatory hopscotch-inspired artwork that aims to inspire and engage through positive visualisation. Installed in front of NGV International’s iconic Waterwall and stretching 16m long, OUT OF SIGHT is on view from 10 February until 17 April 2017. Developed for all […]

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