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Victorian artist Gareth Sansom is one of Australia’s most highly regarded painters. Rising to prominence in the 1960s as a radical convention-breaking painter, Sansom’s influences range from Picasso and Jean Dubuffet to Francis Bacon and British pop art. Discover the wide range of references and subject matter the artist explores as curators share their thoughts […]
Film Screening: Psycho
(1960, M, 109 mins)
Gareth Sansom often takes breaks from working in his studio to watch films, with references found in his body of work. Sansom’s 2011 work Bates Motel takes its title from Alfred Hitchcock’s iconic film Psycho – one of three films that Gareth re-watches every year. Considered a classic of psychological horror films, Psycho tells the story of […]
Members Exclusive: Introducing NGV Triennial
One of the NGV’s most ambitious projects, the inaugural NGV Triennial features the work of over 100 artists and designers from 32 countries. Learn about the ideas, themes and exhibition design before this survey of the world’s best art and design opens in December. View the exhibition model and enjoy a complimentary glass of wine […]
Members Studio Visit
Visit the Sorrento studio of acclaimed Australian painter Gareth Sansom as the artist discusses his creative process, followed by lunch at The Baths. Gareth Sansom studied art at RMIT between 1959 and 1964 and came to prominence in the 1960s as a radical convention-breaking painter, with influences ranging from Picasso and Jean Dubuffet to Francis […]
Transformer: Talk & Tour with Gareth Sansom
Through works engaging with pop culture, art history, Australian vernacular, religion, mortality, sex and gender, Gareth Sansom has become one of Australia’s most highly regarded painters. What are his own reflections on his sixty year career, and what does he see when he revisits his works on display? In an artist led tour, Sansom reveals […]
Members Christmas Shopping Night
Get your Christmas shopping done early with a special Members shopping event at the NGV design store in Federation Square. Members receive 20% off all items* including gift Memberships as well as complimentary gift-wrapping on the night. Enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne as you browse the new Del Kathryn Barton range. Includes a viewing […]
Members Christmas Shopping Day
Find the perfect gift at the Members Christmas Shopping Day. Members receive 20% off all items* including gift Memberships at the NGV design store. Complimentary gift-wrapping available. *discount not applicable to sale items or NGV editions.