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.

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We are very grateful for the loyalty of the NGV community and look forward to welcoming you back soon.


Collection Selection – Yayoi Kusama

During rare quiet moments I like to spend time with Yayoi Kusama’s Tender are the stairs to heaven, 2004. In the darkened room on Level 3, everything else melts away, what is left is limitless space and a never-ending illuminated staircase. As it changes colour, the work reminds me that beginnings  and ends are hard to define.  I could spend a long time in this room, it is one of my favorite NGV experiences. Infinity as a concept is a difficult thing to grasp but I very much like Kusama’s message to the world ‘Love Forever’.

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Yayoi Kusama an infinite consciousness directed at the cosmos essay by Mami Kataoka Chief Curator, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo