Hans and Nora Heysen: Two Generations of Australian Art brings together the work of Hans and Nora Heysen, father and…
George Baldessin and Brett Whiteley were both born in 1939 and were to have a profound impact on Australian art….
Featuring the work of over 100 artists and designers from 32 countries, the NGV Triennial surveys the world of art…
The National Gallery of Victoria, in partnership with The Museum of Modern Art, New York, presents MoMA at NGV: 130…
The NGV presents a major solo exhibition of one of the most influential living artists, David Hockney: Current.
The National Gallery of Victoria presents one of the most recognisable and iconic paintings in the world, the exceptional and…
In the summer of 2014–15, NGV presents David Shrigley: Life and Life Drawing, a comprehensive exhibition – his first major survey in Australia – of new and recent work by the internationally renowned Glasgow-based artist. Shrigley is perhaps best known for his stripped back, darkly humourous and deliberately crude drawings that explore existential dramas, human dysfunction and an
Melbourne Now celebrates the latest art, architecture, design, performance and cultural practice to reflect the complex creative landscape of Melbourne.
This ambitious and far-reaching exhibition across The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia and NGV International presents the various ways in which visual artists and creative practitioners profoundly contribute to the society in which we live, and to Melbourne as a city with a unique and dynamic cultural identity.
Melbourne Now is a collaborative, cross-disciplinary project that has involved staff from all areas of the NGV, as well as a team of guest curators and artistic collaborators whose expertise and networks represent the excellence and diversity of Melbourne’s cultural community. The exhibition includes a series of ‘exhibitions within the exhibition’: commissions for children and families, installations by artists engaging with the NGV collection, off-site and special projects and a Community Hall and garden inviting a wide range of community expressio
For the first time, the story of the Australian artists who lived in France during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries is presented in an exhibition of over 120 stunning works of art. Australian Impressionists in France challenges our understanding of Australian art during these revolutionary decades.
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Napoleon: Revolution to Empire is a panoramic exhibition examining French art, culture and life from the 1770s to the 1820s. Its story runs from the first French voyages of discovery to Australia during the reign of Louis XV to the end of Napoleon’s transforming leadership as first Emperor of France. Book now at http://www.ticketmaster.co
This exhibition will showcase the NGV’s outstanding collection of nineteenth-century Australian works on paper. Spanning the period from early settlement in the late eighteenth century through to the Federation of Australia in 1901, the exhibition will celebrate the Collection’s great riches while charting the specific development of the graphic arts in the colon
This unique exhibition reveals how self-portraits have shaped our perceptions of art and the artist’s life. Works are displayed in themes exploring the potential for self-portraits to re-evaluate identity. Drawn entirely from the National Gallery of Victoria’s collection, the exhibition demonstrates its extraordinary range and depth. A rich diversity of paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, sculpture, installations and fashion illustrates one of the most constant subjects in Western art and includes significant cross-cultural examp
Illustrating the artistic and intellectual richness of Julia Cameron’s world, this exhibition comprises British prints and drawings, books, decorative arts, paintings and photographs dating from the 1850s to the 1890s, drawn from the collection of the National Gallery of Victoria.
During the first decades of the 20th century, the ‘Paris end’ of Collins Street, as it was affectionately known, was a popular home to the artistic community of Melbourne. This exhibition brings together commercial and fashion photography from the 1900s to the 1950s reflecting the changing face of Melbou
Brook Andrew is an interdisciplinary artist who comments on racial, social and political issues in Australia and internationally. He is known for his particular perspective in unveiling different historical ‘truths’. This Melbourne International Arts Festival commission is inspired by his screen print portraits of boxer Anthony Mundine.
This is the first large-scale exhibition of Man Ray’s photography to be presented in Australia. Reflecting the most influential and productive years of Man Ray’s photographic output, most of the 200 works in the exhibition comprise vintage photographs made between 1917 and 1939.
This exhibition presents an extensive selection of Lindsay’s images of Spain which focus on its architecture, landscape and people. Images of Australian rural subjects are exhibited alongside them, enabling a comparison of Lindsay’s treatment of two countries which he thought shared many physical similarities.
Rennie Ellis was renowned for his candid documentary images of contemporary Australian life, from the glitter of social events to the grittier side of life on the streets. Ultimately, his vision was celebratory. In this exhibition. Ellis documents the richness and diversity of contemporary life from the 1970s–1980
Black in fashion is a perennial topic of discussion. Throughout history the wearing of black clothing has had multiple and often contradictory meanings. At times, it has signified death, power, elegance, urbanity, subversion and sex appeal. This exhibition explores the symbolism and enduring use of black in Australian and international fashion.
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Since the medium of photography began in the 1830s, the body, especially the nude, has been the subject of our fascinated gaze. This exhibition explores how artists have used the camera to describe, celebrate and mythologise the naked body through a selection of photographs drawn from the NGV Collection.
This exhibition offers audiences the richest survey of 17th century Dutch art ever staged in Australia. The exhibition brings together more than 100 works and decorative objects by great artists such as Johannes Vermeer, Rembrandt, Frans Hals, Pieter de Hooch and Jan Steen.
This exhibition explores the diversity and continuity of drawing practice from the 15th century until the present day. It traces the different ways drawing has been used by painters, sculptors and designers and highlights both formal and conceptual connections between drawing practices across time.
Drawn from one of the finest corporate art collections in the world, this exhibition presents work by leading international artists including Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Lucian Freud, Damien Hirst, Andreas Gursky, Gerhard Richter and Cindy Sherman.
Portrait photography is a complex area of photographic practice that involves a dynamic process of collaboration between the sitter, viewer and camera operator. This exhibition creates a provocative interchange between historical and contemporary photography to suggest how photographers work to construct, question or reflect the notion of ‘role playing