Following the latest advice from the Victorian Government, the NGV will temporarily close to the public from Friday 28 May, 2021.
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Exhibition tickets dated within the temporary closure period will be automatically refunded.
We wish all members of our community well during this time and look forward to welcoming you back to the Gallery soon.
‘Art has long been used as a vehicle for change. It is one of the few tools available to the disempowered and the marginalised to achieve visibility, or disseminate a critical message. For women, it has served as a loudhailer when the custodians of established power structures do not care to listen.’
‘The Women’s suffrage movement in England was not just a momentous occasion in political history, it was also a turning point in the history of popular design, propaganda and dress.’
Dr Maria Quirk
‘Designers are challenging and expanding contemporary jewellery practice to tell new stories and act as a medium of social and political critique.’
‘The work of The Guerrilla Girls today is unflinching in their critique of institutions of power. They continue to ask the big and difficult questions, that remain as relevant in 2020 as they were in 1985.’
‘The role of craftivism in society has the dual quality of intriguing people with its familiarity, and then challenging the viewer with its message’