From our team here at NGV, we’d like to express our very best wishes to our community at this time.

Due to the evolving nature of COVID-19 and after following closely the State and Federal Government’s advice, we have extended the NGV’s temporary closure until 30 June.

If you have pre-purchased tickets for current exhibitions or upcoming programs, our team will be in contact with you shortly to arrange full refunds.

We encourage you to visit our website and follow #NGVEveryDay on social media for updates and daily inspiration.

We are very grateful for the loyalty and understanding of the NGV community and wish everyone well during this time.


Melbourne Now countdown – day 24

With less than a month until Melbourne Now, the physical fitness and stamina of the exhibition design team has reached an all time high. Relaying back and forth between NGV International and NGV Australia the team is well caffeinated and sporting safety vests.

Amongst all this fluorescent busyness, the hum of new lighting and the sheen of freshly painted walls, incredible installations have begun to appear.

Some of these humming lights and painted walls belong to the many incredible commissions of the show – see the images at the side for a little glimpse.

It’s nice to stop at these for some momentary contemplation ‘what is Melbourne Now?’……And then we run off to the next thing.