Gareth Sansom
Transformer 2016–17

60 year Gareth Sansom retrospective opening at NGV Australia

Gareth Sansom: Transformer traces the career of one of Australia’s most provocative artists. A pioneering figure of the Australian avant-garde for more than 60 years, the Melbourne-born artist is renowned for his luridly colourful and densely-layered paintings, collages and watercolours. Drawing influence from Francis Bacon and British pop art, Sansom’s works merge disparate visual references, […]

2 weeks ago


Pioneers of Japanese pop rock Shonen Knife, Los Angeles-based electro-R&B musician Nite Jewel and multi-platinum Australian singer-songwriter Kate Miller-Heidke will headline the spring season of NGV Friday Nights. The season culminates in a special Saturday night performance by Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble (UK/France), the most recent collaboration led by Sadier, a founding member of Stereolab. […]

3 weeks ago

Lei it on opens at Cairns Art Gallery

Lei it on, a collection of contemporary lei and body adornment made by communities in the Torres Strait Islands will be on display at Cairns Art Gallery (CAG), opening 24 June. Exploring the lei as an inherent symbol of identity and cultural meaning, this co-curated CAG and National Gallery of Victoria exhibition will present over […]

2 months ago
The Pool – exhibition installation at 2016 Venice Biennale of Architecture © Aileen Sage Architects
Photo: Brett Boardman

The Pool: Architecture, Culture and Identity

An 11m long pool will be transported to the National Gallery of Victoria for The Pool: Architecture, Culture and Identity, an exhibition that celebrates and explores one of Australia’s greatest cultural symbols. A multi-sensory installation of water, light, scent and sound, The Pool is an interactive space, complete with wooden decking and pool lounge chairs, […]

2 months ago

Inaugural NGV Gala set to be an unforgettable evening

The NGV announced today Grammy Award-winning musician and style icon Kimbra will perform at the inaugural NGV Gala, a special black-tie evening featuring art, fashion, music, fine wine and food, where visitors will enjoy exclusive first access to world premiere exhibition The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture, on Saturday 26 August 2017 […]

2 months ago
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 […]

2 months 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 months 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 months ago
The kindergarten robes 1983


NGV International | 8 July – 15 October 2017 | Free entry Australia’s first exhibition devoted to the prints of acclaimed American artist Jim Dine will open on 8 July at NGV International. Jim Dine: A Life in Print will feature 100 prints spanning 45 years of Dine’s work, selected from a landmark gift of […]

2 months 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 […]

3 months ago

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