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. […]

1 month ago
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 […]

1 month ago
 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 […]

5 months ago

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 […]

5 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 […]

5 months ago


Expressions of interest are now open to participate in Melbourne Design Week 2018. A platform for both local and international designers and design-led organisations, the program will take place from 15 – 25 March 2018 and includes talks, exhibitions, studio tours and a host of industry events. The theme of Melbourne Design Week 2018 is […]

5 months ago

Mel O’Callaghan: Ensemble

The human body is pushed to its limits in Australian artist Mel O’Callaghan’s powerful seven-minute video work Ensemble. Exploring the idea of resilience in the face of violence, Ensemble features one man pitted against the visceral force of a jet of water. Born in Sydney and currently residing in Paris, O’Callaghan’s diverse and dynamic practice […]

5 months ago
Katsushika HOKUSAI
The great wave off Kanagawa (c. 1830)

High tide for Hokusai: NGV extends major exhibition

NGV International | Until Sunday 22 October 2017 | Admission fees apply The National Gallery of Victoria’s major exhibition, Hokusai, which celebrates one of Japan’s most influential, prolific and popular artists, Katsushika Hokusai (1760 – 1849), has been extended until Sunday 22 October. Due to popular demand, the exhibition will also be open until 7pm […]

7 months ago

New jewellery collection by acclaimed Gallery Deux Poissons now available at NGV design store

Sophisticated and quirky, an exclusive jewellery collection by leading Japanese jewellery gallery and retail space, Gallery Deux Poissons is now available at the NGV design store. The collection includes a range of necklaces and brooches by six Japanese artists and jewellery practitioners represented by Gallery Deux Poissons. Pieces from the collection embrace elements of Japanese […]

7 months ago

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