See contemporary photography at its best with the NGV Festival of Photography. Taking over a number of galleries across the NGV on the year of the 50th anniversary of the NGV’s photography curatorial department, the Festival of Photography features exhibitions including William Eggleston, Bill Henson, Ross Coulter, Zoë Croggon and Patrick Pound, as well as recent acquisitions to the NGV collection.
Patrick Pound: The Great Exhibition is the first comprehensive exhibition of the New Zealand-born, Melbourne-based artist. An avid collector, Patrick Pound is equally interested in systems and the ordering of objects: an attempt, perhaps, to make things coherent. As Pound says, ‘to collect is to gather your thoughts through things’.For this exhibition Pound has created several vast new collections, which he describes as ‘museums of things’. Objects that are seemingly redundant or overlooked are meticulously collected by the artist and put back into ‘use’ in these museums. Preview the exhibition and join a floor talk with NGV Curator of Photography, Maggie Finch,at 1.30pm