From our team here at NGV, we would like to express our very best wishes to our community at this time. We are currently closed to the public and will reopen on Saturday, 27 June, 2020.
In line with Victorian Chief Health Officer’s guidance, the NGV will implement a variety of public health and physical distancing measures including free timed ticketing, appropriate queue management and increased deep cleaning of facilities, as well as increased hand sanitiser stations.
We encourage you to continue to visit our website and follow #NGVEveryDay on social media for updates on our reopening and daily inspiration.
We are very grateful for the loyalty of the NGV community and look forward to welcoming you back 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’