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Explore the stories behind key artworks on display at NGV International in self-guided talks and tours presented by artists and NGV curators. Make your way to the artwork using the maps provided and press play to start your self-guided experience.
In the first half of the twentieth century, Japan’s traditional art and aesthetics interacted with European life and culture resulting in a pulsating era of Japanese Modernism and the creation of Asian Art Deco architecture, paintings, prints and fashion. Explore highlights of this exhibition with the NGV curators of Asian Art.
WatchArt Tour – The Great Nineteenth Century
Explore the enormous social changes that took place in the nineteenth-century and how these are reflected in the art and design of the period, from the industrial revolution to William Morris and the rise of the Arts and Crafts movement, to the influence of Japan and the overthrowing of historicism at the beginning of the twentieth century.
WatchArt Tour – The European Grand Tour
From the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries, young aristocrats left Britain for their first overseas experience to learn about the art and culture of Europe. Follow NGV Curator Laurie Benson on your own Grand Tour of the NGV Collection.
WatchExhibition Tour – Colin McCahon: Letters and Numbers
Colin McCahon is widely regarded as the most influential New Zealand artist of the twentieth century. Explore McCahon’s unique vision through works on display in Colin McCahon: Letters and Numbers and learn about his idiosyncratic use of painted text, his passion for the New Zealand landscape, and relentless exploration of concepts of faith and doubt.
WatchArtist Talk – In Absence: NGV Architecture Commission 2019
Contemporary artist and Kokatha and Nukunu woman Yhonnie Scarce and Melbourne architecture studio Edition Office discuss their collaboration creating In Absence, an architectural installation that invites audiences to better understand the fallacy of the premise of Terra Nullius, which declared Australia as an emptiness awaiting ownership.