Melbourne Now Publications
Melbourne Now ebook
This ebook available at the Apple App Store and to view online at www.ngv.vic.gov.au/melbournenowebook
The NGV is offering everybody the opportunity to download a content-rich, free illustrated ebook which will be updated during January and March 2014 with up-to-the-minute content direct from the exhibition.
The Melbourne Now ebook features in-depth writing that underpins the exhibition: essays, critical texts, artist entries and biographies, as well as video interviews and photo galleries. Many artists also write about their own practice, by way of Q and A interviews.
The Melbourne Now ebook is the enduring, comprehensive record of this landmark exhibition.
Melbourne Now Exhibition Guide
Paperback, 384 pages
$9.95 Buy online or in store
A compact guidebook with short, accessible entries on each of the 387 artists and projects in Melbourne Now, arranged alphabetically and accompanied with maps and locations to help you navigate through the exhibition.
Hotham Street Ladies: A Book for Kids
Hardback, 88 pages
$14.95 Buy online or in store
Hotham Street Ladies: A Book for Kids takes its inspiration from Australian domestic traditions, home life and baking for friends and family. This is an exciting book for children aged 5 years and above and is produced in close collaboration with the Hotham Street Ladies (HSL), a group of five women who make food-related art, including cake sculptures, recipe books and street art. Each of the ladies has lived at one time in a crooked share house in Hotham Street, Collingwood.
Richly illustrated with images of works of art and photography, each chapter focuses on an aspect of the HSL’s practice and concludes with original activities for young readers to try out at home, or at school with family and friends. Make ‘street art’ using icing sugar and piped icing, create a kitchen garden using old pots and containers, or realise your very own cake of doom and gloom!
Melbourne Now Limited Edition
Hardback, 280 pages
$100 Buy online or in store
This exclusive, hand-numbered, limited-edition volume showcases the breadth of Melbourne Now. Only 1500 copies will be available for sale. Featuring major essays and thematic texts written by influential curators and authors, this special volume explores the current overarching motifs intersecting through art, architecture, design and fashion practices in Melbourne. The academic texts are complemented by full colour plates of works by artists, designers and practitioners represented in the exhibition.
Interspersed throughout the scholarly texts are contributions by prominent Melburnians on the city’s culture and landscape: ‘My Melbourne’ according to Jon Faine, Sophie Cunningham, Andrew McConnell and many other personalities – each presented as individually designed four-page booklets.
In recognition of Melbourne's strong design community and talent, this stunning publication has been designed by a number of leading Melbourne graphic design firms in collaboration with the NGV, including Hofstede Design, Fabio Ongarato Design, Cato Brand Partners and Ortolan. Additionally, the Melbourne Now title font was designed by Niels Oeltjen for Letterbox, a typographic studio founded by Stephen Banham. This limited-edition volume also includes an exclusive fold-out Melbourne Now poster by artist Brent Harris and designer Jenny Grigg.
Sumptuously illustrated, and unique in concept, this limited-edition volume is an outstanding overview of current Melbourne art and design practice, and a must-have for the culturally inclined.
List of authors
Max Delany, Fleur Watson, Nikos Papastergiadis
Isobel Crombie, Judith Ryan, Jane Devery, Simon Maidment, Maggie Finch
‘My Melbourne’ contributors:
Phillip Adams, Tony Birch, Daniel Browning, Karen Burns, Alex and Georgie Cleary, Justin Clemens, Santo Cilauro, Sophie Cunningham, Jon Faine, Rebecca Forgasz, Lisa Gorton, Helen Hughes and Nicholas Croggon, Andrew McConnell, Gus Nossal, Khalid Osman,Josephine Rowe, Dan Rule, Peter Singer, Anouk van Dijk, Andrew Walsh
The Melbourne Now publications have been generously supported by The Vizard Foundation
About NGV Publications
The National Gallery of Victoria publishes a dynamic and high-quality list of illustrated art books based on its diverse collection and exhibitions.
The publishing list comprises artist monographs, exhibition publications, children’s books, gift books and the NGV’s annual scholarly journal, Art Journal of the National Gallery of Victoria.
NGV Publications are available for sale through the NGV shops, online shop and select bookstores worldwide.