From our team here at NGV, we’re sending our best wishes to our community during this challenging time.
Following the latest public health directions from the Victorian Government, the NGV is temporarily closed to the public.
We encourage you to visit our website and follow our social media for updates.
We are grateful for the loyalty and understanding of the NGV community and hope to welcome you back soon.
Take your time with these self-guided trails through the Collection. Look out for secret labels in the Gallery or read each story online from home.
Love, friendship and connection are important – and at times complex – human needs that manifest in many ways. In this series, we introduce some of the artworks in the NGV Collection that capture the diverse and nuanced experiences of love and friendship. From intimacy and revelry, to family and companionship, they each celebrate the strength and endurance of human connection.
As a public collection, the NGV Collection of art and design exists for all to enjoy, and with its enormous wealth of styles, stories, perspectives and experiences, there is something for everyone to connect with. In this series, NGV team members share the artworks that they love and return to – the works that offer limitless intrigue, inspiration, or a sense of connection and common ground.
In this series, we celebrate some of the artworks in the NGV Collection created by female artists, and learn from their achievements and unique challenges. We also reconsider the historical portrayal of women depicted in art, whose lived experiences and real accomplishments have often been overlooked or undervalued.