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Artist Insights: Louise Paramor | Mel O’Callaghan | Helen Maudsley | Del Kathryn Barton

NGV Australia, Federation Square
Exhibition space
Level 3

Free entry

Experience four exhibitions of contemporary Australian Art in a series of back-to-back artist talks with Louise Paramor, Mel O’Callaghan, Helen Maudsley and Del Kathryn Barton.

Each artist shares insights into their work on display in conversation with exhibition curators Jane Devery and Pip Wallis.

Sat 18 Nov, 1pm (Past)

Louise Paramor is well known for her large-scale public art commissions, which often combine formal concerns with a pop-inspired sensibility. As part of a specially commissioned installation, the artist has taken over a dedicated space of NGV Australia.

Sat 18 Nov, 1.30pm (Past)

Paris-based, Australian contemporary artist Mel O’Callaghan introduces her major video installation Ensemble, premiering in Australia at the NGV. In this stunning two-channel video work, man protests against the violence of man, and triumphs.

Ensemble 2013 was shown at the Centre Pompidou, in both Paris and Malaga, and the Institut d’Art Contemporain Villeurbanne/ Rhône-Alpes in Lyon, France in 2016.

Sat 18 Nov, 2pm (Past)


With contemporary work from the last seven years, Our Knowing and Not Knowing: Helen Maudsley includes paintings and drawings not previously seen by Melbourne artist Helen Maudsley, and gives an insight into the artist’s ongoing exploration of visual language and analogy.

Helen Maudsley was born in Melbourne and studied at the National Gallery of Victoria Art School. She has had solo exhibitions regularly since 1957 and her work is held in numerous public collections, including the National Gallery of Australia, the Art Gallery of South Australia and the National Gallery of Victoria.

Sat 18 Nov, 2.30pm (Past)

Del Kathryn Barton: The Highway is a Disco is a survey of new and recent works that reveal the artist’s imaginative world, where ornately decorated species – both human and animal – are shown in seductive line and colour.

Del Kathryn Barton discusses her exuberant and diverse works on display, which includes painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, textile and film.