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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. 

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Work of the week: Tom Roberts Shearing the rams 1890

Tom Roberts’s Shearing the rams is a response to the nationalistic sentiment that developed in Australia during the late nineteenth century. It reflects the emergence of a national identity defined through heroic rural activity and the economic importance of the …  

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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.

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Bill HENSON
Untitled (1990-1991)
from the Paris Opera Project series 1990-91
type C photograph
123.4 x 123.4 cm irreg.
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased through The Art Foundation of Victoria with the assistance of David Syme and Co. Ltd, Fellow, 1991
PH48-1991
© Courtesy of the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney

Selected highlights from the NGV Collection

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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.

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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