Melbourne Now Limited Edition
Hardback, 280 pages
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The 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 writing is complemented by full-colour reproductions of works by artists, designers and practitioners represented in the exhibition.
Interspersed 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 Major essays:
Max Delany, Fleur Watson, Nikos Papastergiadis Thematic texts:
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 Limited Edition Book, Exhibition Guide and ebook have been generously supported by The Vizard Foundation. Hotham Street Ladies: A Book for Kids has been generously supported by Melbourne Now Champions the Dewhurst Family