Time Catcher

J. W. STEETH & SON, Melbourne (manufacturer)
Centenary birthday cake clock (1934)
silver, silver gilt, gold, enamel, glass, clock mechanism, ebonised wood
24.7 x 17.2 cm diameter
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased through The Art Foundation of Victoria with the assistance of the Sidney Myer Fund, Governor, 1987
D94-1987

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to follow the clues to step through time.

From an Egyptian hieroglyph to digital contemporary artworks, Time Catcher takes visitors on a journey from ancient times to the modern day. Exploring how art has been used to interpret key moments in time, Time Catcher showcases works as diverse as an ancient Chinese Tomb Ware dog and Victoria’s Centenary clock in the shape of a birthday cake. Incorporating a variety of hands on and multimedia experiences, children and their families can trace time through art and see firsthand how the creation of artworks has informed our understanding of the past, present and future. 

Parent/carer supervision required. Groups of ten or more by appointment.

NGV Kids Corner at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia 


26 Jan 201211 Nov 2012 The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia at Federation Square



Open 7 days, 10am -5pm.