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.
In Focus: Victoria Amazonica
NGV curators introduce Victoria Amazonica, 2017 – a vividly colourful architectural structure drawing upon shared motifs from across cultures and geographies referencing waterways, on display in NGV’s Waterwall. This work is a collaboration between Fernando and Humberto Campana, Yarrenyty Arltere Artists, the Centre for Appropriate Technology and Alice Springs based designer Elliat Rich.
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: Art Critical
NGV Triennial explores a range of contemporary art and design practices, ranging from 3-D printing and architecture, to performance, film, painting, drawing, fashion and sculpture. What can these works tell us about contemporary art, and how should we consider them, both individually and as a whole? Learn how to critically analyse contemporary art in a […]
Propaganda on Film: Curated by Josephine Meckseper
Josephine Meckesper’s art melds the aesthetic language of Modernism with formal languages of commercial display and advertising. Through her installations, Meckseper aims to demonstrate the influences of consumer culture on society. Curated by the artist, this film series explores media and propaganda through the medium of film.
Artists on Artists
In a series of back-to-back talks, staff from the Victorian College of the Arts speak on a chosen work in NGV Triennial.
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 […]
Members Exhibition Preview & Talk: MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art
Melbourne Winter Masterpieces 2018
The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), in partnership with The Museum of Modern Art, New York (MoMA), presents MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art as the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition in 2018. Featuring over 200 works from MoMA’s collection, the exhibition traces the development of art and design from late 19th century […]