Gallery Magazine Sep – Oct 2016

From international conceptual artist and thought-provoker Lee Mingwei to celebrated Australian visual artist John Olsen, September/October Gallery magazine brings together a host of contemporary voices and ideas, including an exclusive interview between artists and neighbours Ben Quilty and John Olsen, to mark NGV’s new exhibition, John Olsen: The You Beaut Country.

This issue also welcomes spring with essays on botanically-themed works from the NGV Australian Collection, interviews with key people behind the NGV Garden, and insights into the winning design by [email protected] Architects for the 2016 Summer Architecture Commission.

Also in Gallery: lifestyle brand BPM’s Jonathan Hallinan, NGV Voluntary Guides President Sue Harlow, The Australian Ballet senior consumer Musette Molyneux, and Victorian ceramicist Chela Edmunds all speak about the influence of art and creativity on their professional and personal journeys.

Gallery is an award-winning magazine about art, ideas and creative people. Featuring new writing, interviews and photography by leading Australian and international contributors, Gallery explores the stories and people behind great art and design. Gallery is published bi-monthly by the National Gallery of Victoria.



‘There’s nothing so ridiculous as radical chic, where people nominate themselves as being avant-garde.’

John Olsen in conversation with fellow artist Ben Quilty.


‘Mingwei’s realm is one of dualities. He dwells in the in between: between the classic and the modern; East and West; the angel face and the rebellious soul.’

Artist Lee Mingwei speaks to writer Eloi Saint Bris about past experiences that have shaped his practice.

2016 Summer Architecture Commission

‘Our pavilion’s lack of gymnastic form is a way of engaging with a visitor in a more direct way.’

[email protected] Architects on their winning suburban Car Wash for the 2016 Summer Architecture Commission.