Members Orientation Tours
If you have recently become an NGV Member or would like to learn more about your Gallery, join us for a free orientation tour of the NGV facilities. The orientation tour concludes with a free Voluntary Guide Tour of the NGV Collection (optional) and tea or coffee in the Members Lounge.
What Can You Say in 15 Minutes?
How much can you cover in 15 minutes? Tackle the NGV Triennial head-on with 15 minutes of ideas followed by 15 minutes of audience led enquiry.
Members Exclusive Access | Colony: Australia 1770–1861 & Colony: Frontier Wars
Colony: Australia 1770–1861 is a comprehensive survey of works of art created in, or depicting, Australia between the late 18th century and the early 1860s. In a direct dialogue, Colony: Frontier Wars explores the period of colonisation in Australia from 1788 onwards and its often devastating effects on First Peoples. By bringing together different understandings of […]
Curator’s Perspective: Silver and Light – The First Decade of Photography in Australia
NGV curators share their reflections on Colony: Australia 1770–1861 and Colony: Frontier Wars in back-to-back talks. This talk will be followed by a Curator’s Perspective with Judith Ryan, Senior Curator, Indigenous Art, NGV at 2.30pm.
Curator’s Perspective: Absence and Presence
NGV curators share their reflections on Colony: Australia 1770–1861 and Colony: Frontier Wars in back-to-back talks. This talk follows a Curator’s Perspective with Susan van Wyk, Senior Curator, Photography, NGV at 2pm.
Colony: Australia 1770–1861
Join us for a free Auslan tour led by Deaf artist, Phoenix Chung. No English interpretation.
Film Screening: Rabbit-Proof Fence
(2002, PG, 94 mins)
Rabbit-Proof Fence is a 2002 Australian drama film directed by Phillip Noyce based on the book Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence by Doris Pilkington Garimara. Loosely based on a true story about the author’s mother Molly, the film tells the story of a group of mixed-race Aboriginal girls who ran away from the Moore River Native […]
Members Exhibition Preview: The Field Revisited & Robert Hunter
The National Gallery of Victoria’s inaugural exhibition at its new premises on St Kilda Road in 1968 was The Field, the first comprehensive display of colour field painting and abstract sculpture in Australia. The Field Revisited recreates this landmark exhibition for its fifty-year anniversary. By reassembling as many of the original 74 paintings and sculptures […]
Robert Hunter is one of very few Australian artists to participate at the centre of an international art movement and he maintained an unswerving commitment to a singular aesthetic. Exhibition curator Jane Devery shares her insights in to the complexities of Hunter’s work, and his place in Australian art history.
Revisiting The Field
The Field was a ground-breaking and controversial exhibition in Australian art history – a radical showcase of abstract and conceptual, colour field, geometric and hard edge paintings and sculpture that opened the new building on St Kilda Rd in 1968. The NGV has spent the past year tracking down The Field artworks to restage this […]
Be the Artist: Botanical Illustration with Mali Moir
Take inspiration from the natural history works on paper on display in Colony: Australia 1770 – 1861 learning the techniques of botanical illustration with local artist Mali Moir. Facilitator Mali Moir began her career as a botanical artist in 1993 at the National Herbarium of Victoria. Combining botanical and horticultural knowledge with artistic skills, Mali […]
Artists on The Field
The Field helped launch the careers of a generation of Australian artists. On the opening weekend of The Field Revisited, artists share their experience of being exhibited, the impact it had on their careers and what it means to recreate the exhibition fifty years on. Speakers Janet Dawson is an Geelong based artist who won the […]