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Gallery Playlists

Asian Art | Ambience in a Timeless Japanese Landscape

Spanning hundreds of years of Japanese sound culture, this playlist juxtaposes traditional compositions with contemporary ambient works.
 
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Australian Art | Pop Meets Avant-Garde at the End of the Century

Pop hooks, lo-fi genius and dance-floor dreams in the Australian scene.

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Collecting Comme

This playlist accompanies the 2019-2020 NGV exhibition Collecting Comme, and plays in the Gallery space. Collecting Comme celebrates the work of Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons, one of the most visionary and influential fashion designers working today.

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Darren Sylvester: Carve a Future, Devour Everything, Become Something

Inspired by NGV’s 2019 exhibition Darren Sylvester: Carve a Future, Devour Everything, Become Something, this playlist celebrates Sylvester’s multidisciplinary and ever evolving practice.

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Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines

Inspired by NGV’s 2019-2020 world-first exhibition Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines, this playlist recreates the sounds of 1980s Downtown New York where both artists’ careers and lives intersected.

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Indigenous Art Collections | Contemporary Electronic & Hip Hop

Some of the most striking artists performing ethereal, experimental and bass-heavy music in the world today.
 
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International Art | Early Medieval Composers of the 9th – 12th Century

Discover sublime harmonies, ecstatic intervals and forgotten instruments in this playlist examining the Medieval period’s earliest composers.
 
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Monet's Garden

Inspired by NGV’s 2013 exhibition entitled Monet’s Garden, this playlist celebrates artist Claude Monet, the ‘father of French Impressionism’, who was inspired by his direct experiences of nature.

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Shifting Gear: Design, Invention and the Australian Car

Inspired by the 2015 NGV exhibition Shifting Gear: Design, Invention and the Australian Car, this playlist matches iconic Australian music with some of Australia’s most iconic vehicles.

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Surrealism

Immerse yourself in the sounds of the uncanny, the ominous and the beautiful with this NGV Melbourne playlist inspired by the Surrealism movement.

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