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
VIC 3004

Work of the week: Fox and Freeze FF1, chair 2009

FF1, chair was the first product produced by design cooperative Fox and Freeze and was nominated in 2012 for the OVAM Ecodesign Award, the leading European prize for sustainable design innovation. The apparent simplicity of the chair’s execution belies its …  

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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.

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

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

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