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Discover Radiance through a range of public programs that inspire a deeper understanding of this period in French art and life. Join experts never before assembled in Melbourne, to discover artists including Georges Seurat and Paul Signac and the painting techniques that made these artworks unique.



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Introductory Lecture

All Levels


Explore the evolution of Neo-Impressionism in an exhibition never before seen in Australia. Trace the origins of Pointillism, which sought to replace the fluidity of the impressionists' technique with a return to order and form. Discover the dynamic artistic atmosphere of Paris in this period and its influence on Seurat and Signac whose love of modernism drove the innovative approaches that characterise Neo Impressionism including luminous and vibrant painterly effects based on scientific principles of colour.


This lecture can be specifically tailored to suit students of VCE Art, VCE Studio Art and French language and culture.


Cost $13


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Tailor Made Workshop

All Levels


A hands on art making workshop session in the NGV Education Studio, inspired by Radiance: The Neo-Impressionists can be negotiated upon request.


Fees apply.


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Professional Learning

Teacher Briefing
Wed 5 Dec, 2–4.30pm

Discover the potential of this informative exhibition, curated by the renowned expert on Neo Impressionism, Marina Ferretti-Bocquillon, to enrich studies of Art at all levels of learning in the VELS, VCE and the Australian Curriculum. Includes illustrated curatorial talk, French style afternoon tea and exhibition viewing.


Cost $40


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