Level 3, Contemporary Art & Design
The National Gallery of Victoria’s newly opened Contemporary Art & Design gallery showcases key art and design movements from the 1960s to the present day. The displays encompass a broad spectrum of practice, including furniture, ceramics, glass, metalwork, jewellery, fashion, textiles, paintings and works on paper.
The gallery includes a number of newly acquired works, including the FF1 chair by the Belgian design duo Fox and Freeze, made from a single piece of felt folded into shape, and Philippe Starck’s iconic Juicy salif lemon squeezer, for Alessi. The displays move back in time from the most contemporary to the exuberant colour and pattern of the 1960s. Exciting moments include the studio glass, mounted up a wall in an entirely mirrored box, and a wall of 1980s Memphis madness, complete with Memphis laminate designs lining the Memphis display cases.
The Contemporary Art & Design gallery is generously supported by Max and Charlotte Moffatt and Family.