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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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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MANCER (manufacturer)
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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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