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.
‘History abounds with ambitious women. For women artists to live ambitiously was, and is, to live audaciously. But without the persistence of ambitious women, we would have no progress, no pioneers, no political or creative challenges to the patriarchal status quo. Because ambition is the corollary of change.’
Dr Maria Quirk
‘What was a woman meant to be at this time of dynamic social change?’
Dr Maria Quirk
‘Women’s lives were regulated by gendered expectations and social constraints that dictated their roles and responsibilities as dutiful daughters, obedient wives, and devoted mothers.’
Dr Lisa Mansfield
‘Determined to push the boundaries of their craft both artists drew inspiration from the liberating influence of modern dance.’
“These dolls offer a window into the experience of women during a turbulent period of foreign occupation.”