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.
Simone Forti, Huddle
Simone Forti’s seminal performance piece Huddle, 1961, will be performed in Federation Court as part of MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art. Forti was a key figure of New York’s 1960s Judson Dance Theater, and helped pioneer a new movement language that favoured the commonplace over the virtuosic. First performed in […]
International Artist Talk: Alicja Kwade
In conversation with Dr Simon Maidment and Dr Simone Slee, Berlin based artist Alicja Kwade provides insights into her artistic practice and recent international projects, including her participation in the 57th International Art Exhibition, la Biennale di Venezia, Venice in 2017. The evening will include opening remarks by Matthias Arndt, Founder of Arndt Art Agency (A3). […]
More Than a Minimalist
Drawing upon the logic of Minimalism and using everyday materials such as house paint and masking tape, Robert Hunter developed a finely nuanced manner of painting distinguished by complex geometric variations, pristine surfaces and slight chromatic shifts. Consider the artist’s legacy, his relationship to Minimalism and place in the history of recent Australian art.
Members Exhibition Preview
Design Storytellers: The Work of Broached Commissions
Broached Commissions is Australia’s most noted limited-edition design studio and a leading international exponent of narrative based object design. Design Storytellers: The Work of Broached Commissions brings together the most celebrated pieces across the studio’s output. Preview the exhibition before it opens to the public and hear from exhibition curator Ewan McEoin and Broached Commissions […]
Members Exhibition Preview & Talk
Baldessin/Whiteley: Parallel Visions
Baldessin/Whiteley: Parallel Visions brings together two giants of Australian art: George Baldessin and Brett Whiteley, featuring both iconic and never before exhibited works. Members can preview the exhibition before it opens to the public and learn more from Guest Curator Sasha Grishin at an Introductory Talk. Individual tickets required for the preview and talk.