Adult: $22
Concession: $18
Family: $60
NGV Member Adult: $16
NGV Member Family: $40
Unlimited entry tickets
Adult: $55
Concession: $45
NGV Member: $40
Seniors: Cardholders receive concession entry
Students: receive $11 entry between 5–9pm during
art after dark


Deco Detective

For your chance to win a double pass to the Art Deco 1910-1939 exhibition, simply join other Deco Detectives by adding your discoveries on the interactive map.
Each week until Friday 3 October, we will be choosing at random, one new Deco Detective to win a double pass to the exhibition.


Exhibition catalogues
Available from the NGV Shop in person or online.

Audio Guide
Highlighting a selection of key works. Available for hire from the Ticketing Desk

art after dark
5-9pm every Wednesday from 2 Jul until 1 Oct

Art Deco 2008 Regional Festival
Showcasing Art Deco in regional Victoria

Accommodation Packages
Art Deco 1910–1939 accommodation packages available at Sofitel Melbourne

Australia 1893–1972
I’ll put a girdle round about the earth’ 1933 (detail)
oil on canvas (triptych)
271.0 x 693.0 cm (overall)
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Purchased, 1979
© Napier Waller Estate

AUBURN AUTOMOBILE COMPANY, Auburn and Connersville, Indiana, 'Cord 812 Westchester sedan' 1937
AUBURN AUTOMOBILE COMPANY, Auburn and Connersville, Indiana (manufacturer)
United States 1900–37
Cord 812 Westchester sedan 1937
160.0 x 180.0 x 500.0 cm
Private collection, Melbourne
Photo: courtesy of Brian Scott

 Oliver BERNARD (designer), ' Foyer from the Strand Palace Hotel' 1930-31
Oliver BERNARD (designer)
England 1881–1939
Foyer from the Strand Palace Hotel 1930–31
glass, chrome
370.8 x 447.5 x 444.7 cm (overall)
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Accessioned, 1969 (Circ.758-1969)
© V&A Images/Victoria and Albert Museum, London


Victorian Railways (publisher)
Australia 1856–1976
The Victorian Railways present the Spirit of Progress 1937
booklet: colour photolithographs, letterpress, 12 pages,
cardboard cover, stapled binding
Museum Victoria, Melbourne


Art Deco 1910–1939

28 June to 5 October 2008

Open daily 10am–5pm
Open until 9pm every Wednesday

Ground Level, NGV International
Admission fees apply

This winter 2008, the National Gallery of Victoria is the exclusive Australian venue for a major exhibition of the celebrated and popular style, Art Deco. The exhibition is the most popular program ever mounted at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, which houses one of the world’s great collections of Art Deco. The exhibition comprises over 300 works and covers all artistic media from painting to photography, fashion to film and architecture to jewellery. Spanning the boom of the roaring Twenties and the Depression–ridden 1930s, Art Deco came to epitomise all the glamour, opulence and hedonism of the Jazz age. It was the era of the flapper girl, the luxury ocean liner, the Hollywood film and the skyscraper.

Art Deco burst onto the world stage at the 1925 Paris Exposition Internationale, and quickly swept across the globe. Its influence was everywhere: it transformed the skylines of the cities of New York to Shanghai and shaped the design of everything from fashionable evening wear to plastic radios. Its influence was felt across all areas of art and design, including decorative arts,architecture, fashion, art, graphics and film. The new aesthetics were also found in industrial design, furniture, transport, communications and in household items. Above all, it became the style of the pleasure palaces of the age – hotels, cocktails bars, nightclubs and cinemas.

Exhibition organised by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.


Victoria and Albert Museum

Principal Sponsor



Lead Supporter
International Art

Ernst & Young


Support Sponsors

Ernst and Young
Tourism Victoria

City of Melbourne

Clemenger BBDO

Channel 9
The Age
Melbourne Airport

Exhibition Supporters

Synthesis Design + Build

Indemnification for this exhibition is provided by the Victorian Government

Victoria, the Place to Be