NGV Spring/Summer 2018/19 season: blockbuster exhibition intertwines the work of artist M.C. Escher and design studio nendo

The world-premiere exhibition Between Two Worlds | Escher X nendo is the centrepiece of the National Gallery of Victoria’s Spring/Summer 2018/19 season. Featuring more than 160 extraordinary prints and drawings by Dutch artist M.C. Escher, presented in an immersive environment created by acclaimed Japanese design studio nendo, this exhibition intertwines the worlds of both artist […]

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NGV partners with Melbourne International Jazz Festival for jazz-themed Friday Nights winter series

NGV International | 15 June – 5 October 2018 | Admission fees apply In a series of performances in partnership with the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, the NGV comes alive after dark with the eclectic sounds of jazz during this season of NGV Friday Nights. Headlining the event will be Brooklyn-based, contemporary jazz trumpeter Maurice […]

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Coffee service (1970s)

A Modern Life: Tablewares 1930s – 1980s

This March, the National Gallery of Victoria will offer a glimpse into the domestic lives of eras past in A Modern Life: Tablewares 1930s – 1980s. Running until January 2019, this new collection exhibition in the NGV’s popular Decorative Arts corridor will premiere over 140 never-seen-before tablewares including dinner services, pitchers, teapots, mugs and plates […]

2 weeks ago
Robert Hunter
Untitled no. 1 1987

Robert Hunter: Major retrospective of Australian abstract painter Robert Hunter on display at NGV Australia

Renowned for his complex geometric white-on-white paintings, Robert Hunter (1947 – 2014) will be celebrated in a major retrospective at NGV Australia featuring more than 40 works which traverse his more than 40-year career. At age 21, Hunter was the youngest artist to participate in the landmark exhibition The Field at the NGV in 1968. […]

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Art Party celebrates individuality in after-hours party

In a teen-only celebration of art and culture, Karen From Finance, one of Melbourne’s most illustrious drag performers, is headlining the bi-annual NGV Teens Art Party, performing a range of lip-sync performances. Art Party is a highlight event on the social calendar for young people, and is open to all teenagers aged 13 – 17. […]

2 months ago
James DOOLIN
Artificial landscape 67/5 1967

The Field Revisited: NGV restages radical exhibition 50 years on

Regarded as a landmark exhibition in Australian art history, The Field was the National Gallery of Victoria’s inaugural exhibition at its new premises on St Kilda Road in 1968. With its silver foil-covered walls and geometric light fittings, this boundary-pushing exhibition was the first comprehensive display of colour field painting and abstract sculpture in Australia […]

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 George STUBBS (after)

Colony: Australia 1770-1861 / Frontier Wars

NGV Australia will host two complementary exhibitions that explore Australia’s complex colonial history and the art that emerged during and in response to this period. Presented concurrently, these two ambitious and large-scale exhibitions, Colony: Australia 1770–1861 and Colony: Frontier Wars, offer differing perspectives on the colonisation of Australia. Featuring an unprecedented assemblage of loans from […]

3 months ago

A free tactile installation by We Make Carpets for kids and families at NGV

In an Australian premiere, Dutch art collective We Make Carpets has created a spectacular exhibition for children and families, as part of the NGV Triennial. Mural-sized displays and interactive installations will turn the NGV’s children’s gallery space into a visual feast that encourages young people of all ages to engage with the material world and […]

6 months ago
Einat Amir, 
Coming Soon Near You, 2011, performance, Dallas Contemporary Art Centre Courtesy the artist

Audience becomes the art in live installation

The audience becomes the art at the NGV Triennial with Jerusalem-born artist Einat Amir’s Coming soon near you. The artist has created a living room where visitors to the NGV Triennial are invited to bring their favourite video, from DVD to VHS, to watch live on TV within the exhibition space in this installation. In […]

6 months ago

Kids on Tour program returns bigger than ever for 2018

Reaching more local and rural communities than ever before, NGV Kids on Tour encourages children and families across the state from Gippsland through to Wodonga to participate in free activities and workshops. Including paper collage workshops and portrait illustrations, the program aims to connect local communities with the NGV’s dynamic summer exhibition program and enjoy […]

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