About the
NGV Collection

The NGV Collection contains over 68,000 works of art and approximately 87% of its records are available for viewing here.  We are constantly improving and adding to the information on this website through research and scholarship, with updates being made to records on a regular basis and images added when they become available.

This will take time, so please read the record details with this in mind. 

The NGV is always pleased to hear from members of the public who may have additional information about works in our Collection. Please write to:

Manager, Cataloguing
National Gallery of Victoria
PO Box 7259
Melbourne
VIC 3004

Work of the week: Minton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire Clock garniture 1871

Among the outstanding ceramic artists lured to the Minton factory during the second half of the nineteenth century was Marc-Louis-Emmanuel Solon, a former principal designer and decorator at the Sèvres factory in France. He perfected the decorating technique of pâte-sur-pâte …  

Read more

Message on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander content

The National Gallery of Victoria respectfully advises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people that this site includes images, works and names of deceased Indigenous people and may include images of artistic, cultural or intellectual property that may be of a sensitive nature. We have made efforts to ensure that restricted works are not reproduced.

This website may contain terms that reflect the period in which the item was created and may be considered inappropriate today. These are a reflection of past practices only and do not reflect the attitudes of the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.

Gordon Darling Logo

CHINESE
Wine pot (16th century)
porcelain
15.6 x 20.8 x 11.5 cm
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Bequest of Howard Spensley, 1939
4279-D3

Selected highlights from the NGV Collection

View Highlights
Eugène von GUÉRARD
Mount William and part of the Grampians in West Victoria 1865 (colourman)
oil on cardboard
30.3 x 40.6 cm
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Collier Bequest, 1955
1562-5

Artists' Colourmen

Companies manufacturing and supplying artist's materials, from the late Eighteenth Century onward, are known as Artists' Colourmen.

You are now able to search a rich database of Artists' Colourmen labels associated with works in the NGV Collection.

View Details
Jonathan Jones
Kamilaroi/Wiradjuri born 1978
Untitled (Muyan) 2010-11
light emitting diodes, stainless steel, glass
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 2011
© Jonathan Jones

The Barak Commissions

In honour of the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the National Gallery of Victoria, the Felton Bequest has made a special gift, which edifies and considerably strengthens the NGV's Indigenous collection.

Go to The Barak Commissions