Ken Unsworth
born Australia 1931

Ken Unsworth: Truly, Madly

14 September 2018 – 17 February 2019 | The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia | FREE Ken Unsworth’s dynamic and gravity-defying sculptural installations, featuring resin cast skeletons, grand pianos and saw blades, will be taking over the foyer spaces at NGV Australia in his first major Melbourne sculpture exhibition. Ranging from early sculptural works from […]

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Design Storytellers: The Work of Broached Commissions

17 August 2018 – February 2019 | The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia | FREE Stories of Australian identity and history will be narrated through a rich display of design objects as part of Design Storytellers: The Work of Broached Commissions. From Chen Lu’s lantern inspired by the life of female convict Mary Bryant to […]

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Sacred baboon (1975)

Baldessin/Whiteley: Parallel Visions

31 August 2018 – 28 January 2019 | The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia at Federation Square | Admission fees apply George Baldessin and Brett Whiteley were born in the same year – 1939 – and in the 1960s and 1970s experienced meteoric success in their respective cities of Melbourne and Sydney. Tragically, both artists […]

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Untitled (Nick Cave in a blue wig) 2010

Polly Borland: Polyverse

28 September 2018 – 3 February 2019 | The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia at Federation Square | FREE The National Gallery of Victoria will present an exhibition of new and recent work by renowned Australian artist Polly Borland, who is famed for her beguiling photographs of noted figures, including Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, […]

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MUIR + OPENWORK announced as winner of 2018 NGV Architecture Commission

NGV International | November 2018 – April 2019 | FREE Inspired by key architectural elements of Sir Roy Grounds’s iconic NGV International building, the 2018 NGV Architecture Commission will transform the NGV Garden by literally raising sections of the landscape and creating chasm-like passageways for visitors to explore between the tilted embankments. Entitled Doubleground, the […]

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New York! New York! for Kids: A large-scale interactive installation is taking over the NGV’s Children’s Gallery during MoMA at NGV

NGV International | 9 June – 7 October 2018 | FREE New York City will be the centre of a playful and interactive new kids exhibition opening at the National Gallery of Victoria. Coinciding with the world premiere exhibition, MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art, New York! New York! For Kids […]

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© Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí/VEGAP, Madrid. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

NGV Annual Appeal: Dollars for Dalí

The National Gallery of Victoria is calling on all Victorians to help support the acquisition of Australia’s first and only painting by Salvador Dalí, one of the most famous artists of the twentieth century and a defining pioneer of the Surrealist art movement. Dalí’s Trilogy of the desert: Mirage 1946 is currently on display at […]

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Roy Lichtenstein
American 1923–97

MoMA at NGV: More than 200 works from The Museum of Modern Art, New York come to Melbourne this winter

In an international exclusive, the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) presents a major exhibition of modern and contemporary masterworks from New York’s iconic Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in the world-premiere exhibition MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art, opening 9 June 2018 at NGV International in Melbourne. Co-organised by the NGV […]

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Divan Japonais 1893

Japonisme: Japan and the Birth of Modern Art

25 May – 28 October 2018 | NGV International | FREE In 1854, Japan opened its borders to international trade following a long period of self-imposed isolation. The resulting influx of Japanese artworks into Europe triggered an artistic revolution, known as Japonisme, that helped to lay the foundations of Western modern art. The never-before-seen Japanese […]

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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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