What Can You Say in 15 Minutes?

Past program

Free entry

NGV International

Ground Level

How much can you cover in 15 minutes? Tackle the NGV Triennial head-on with 15 minutes of ideas followed by 15 minutes of audience led enquiry.

Sun 4 Feb, 11–11.30am (Past)

From Eastern traditions and European culture to fairy tales and architecture – discover the cultural influences behind Guo Pei’s couture collections.

Moderator Paolo Di Trocchio, Curator, Fashion and Textiles, NGV

Speaker Dr Claire Roberts, Associate Professor, Art History and ARC Future Fellow, the School of Culture and Communication, The University of Melbourne

Venue Exhibition space, Level 1

Sun 25 Feb, 11–11.30am (Past)

Narrm, now known as Melbourne, is undergoing rapid change, where issues like population growth, increased density, climate change and housing affordability impact us all. How can we learn from the traditional owners and other Aboriginal communities living in Narrm to address these issues and put people back at the centre of urban development?

Moderator Myles Russell-Cook, Curator, Indigenous Art, NGV

Speaker Timmah Ball, urban planner, writer and community arts worker

Venue Waterwall, Ground Level

Sun 8 Apr, 11–11.30am (Past)

How can art challenge prevailing biases to tell a new story? Explore how gender, race and class are being reimagined in NGV Triennial.


Santilla Chingaipe is an award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker. She spent seven years working for SBS World News which saw her report from Kenya, South Sudan, Tanzania and Zambia and she created and hosts the Africa Talks series in partnership with the Wheeler Centre in Melbourne which explores perceptions about African-Australian identity, representation and politics. Santilla presented a one-off documentary for SBS, Date My Race and is currently directing and writing a documentary on the complexities of Australia’s South Sudanese community as well as directing a short documentary exploring the perception of beauty in Australia.


Pip Wallis is Curator of Contemporary Art at the NGV. Prior to joining the NGV, Pip was Curator in Residence at Chisenhale Gallery London, Associate Editor at X-TRA Contemporary Art Journal Los Angeles, and Curator at Gertrude Contemporary Melbourne.

Venue Exhibition Space, Ground Level

Talks and discussions Australia Contemporary International NGV Triennial NGV International

Supported by program patrons Maureen Wheeler AO and Tony Wheeler AO.