The NGV has an ambitious vision and commitment to contemporary art in all its forms. We are committed to providing diverse and dynamic opportunities for audiences to engage with the art of our time and to support artists working today.
We do this through the research and development of the NGV’s collection of contemporary Australian and International art, and the development of exhibitions and commissions, public programs and events, academic and community engagement.
New initiatives in support of contemporary art include major exhibitions and projects as part of our Contemporary Summer Series, the Federation Court Series of contemporary commissions, and the establishment of the inaugural NGV Triennial, scheduled for 2017.
The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier
From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk
Questions and activities for students These questions and activities have been designed to be undertaken in conjunction with a visit to the exhibition The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk at the National Gallery of Victoria, and using online resources, including images and themes on the NGV website.
Explore themes using the NGV Collection The NGV Collection Stories explore major Australian themes using works from the collection. This collection of learning activities accompanies the NGV Collection Stories. Each theme has its own set of learning activities with these sections: EXPLORE – Starting points for thinking and research RESPOND – Analysis and interpreting art […]
Crossing Borders is an education resource that explores challenging philosophical, cultural and environmental issues of our times through the work of five contemporary artists practising within the Commonwealth: Bani Abidi, Lorraine Connelly-Northey, eX de Medici, Yee I-Lann and Yinka Shonibare. These artists discuss their work in candid film interviews that are accompanied by detailed artist […]
This education resource accompanies the retrospective exhibition Gordon Bennett (2008) which showcased 85 works by this internationally acclaimed Australian artist. Bennett’s art engages with historical and contemporary questions of cultural and personal identity, with a specific focus on Australia’s colonial past and its postcolonial present. The resource provides frameworks for exploring key issues and ideas […]
1940s to Now
This education resource accompanies the exhibition Guggenheim Collection: 1940s to Now (2007) which featured iconic artworks from the internationally renowned Guggenheim collection. The resource focuses on nine key styles/periods/ themes to provide an overview of major developments and ideas in American and European art from the 1940s to the present day. These include abstraction, figuration, […]
This education resource accompanies the exhibition SONGS OF AUSTRALIA VOLUME 16 – SHH, GO BACK TO SLEEP (an un-Australian dob-in mix) (2004), which featured the work of Australian artist and 2002 Contempora Fellow Alex Danko. References to the artist’s childhood and his experiences as a child of immigrant parents growing up in the suburbs of […]
Andy Warhol’s Time Capsules
This education resource accompanies the exhibition Andy Warhol’s Time Capsules (2005) which presented 15 ‘time capsules’ created by Warhol to document and catalogue his daily existence. These capsules contained more than 3,000 objects including newspaper clippings, children’s books, record albums, drawings and photographs, providing a window into the life of this iconic artist and cultural […]
An Incomplete World
Works from the UBS Art Collection
Developed by the Art Gallery of New South Wales, this education resource accompanies An incomplete world: Works from the UBS Art Collection (2007–2008). This exhibition offered perspectives on the nature of contemporary life and the ways in which we live in it through artworks created over the last four decades. These works were grouped into […]
This education resource accompanies the exhibition Rosalie Gascoigne (2008–2009) which surveyed the career of this acclaimed Australian artist. The exhibition investigated the artist’s ability to draw creative inspiration from found materials, her intrinsic response to these materials, and her unique ability to convey the essence of nature and the effects of light, air and space. […]
Carlo Rembrandt Ettore Jean
This education resource accompanies the exhibition Bugatti: Carlo Rembrandt Ettore Jean (2009) which presented furniture, sculpture and cars designed by Carlo Bugatti, his sons Ettore and Rembrandt, and Ettore’s son Gianoberto (Jean). Designed specifically for teachers and students of Italian, the resource encourages students to use a range of vocabulary and phrases relating to the […]
This resource accompanies the exhibition Shared Sky (2009), an exhibition of prints and drawings by Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists which explored perspectives of the southern sky. Presented to coincide with the International Year of Astronomy, the exhibition traced the visual evolution of scientific observation and ancient narratives that underlie the complexity of Australia’s cultural histories. […]
Interactive Augmented Reality Education Resource
Developed by the NGV Schools and Education Services Australia. This resource aims to engage students with Contemporary Indonesian Art using interactive AR. Viewers download the Aurasma app onto their device and then minimise, but not close it. Then, separately open this link in a browser on their device: auras.ma/s/qTEll Print Introduction and Instructions › Print […]