From our team here at NGV, we’re sending our best wishes to our community during this challenging time.

Following the latest public health directions from the Victorian Government, the NGV is temporarily closed to the public.

We encourage you to visit our website and follow our social media for updates.

We are grateful for the loyalty and understanding of the NGV community and hope to welcome you back soon.

Melbourne Now countdown – day 54

One of the most exciting yet nerve racking times is when drawings are finally translated into built form. Even as the authors of the drawings having studied them for days, weeks and months we are still surprised at the transformation of the exhibition spaces.  As you move around the galleries new walls and structures provide opportunities for unexpected views that are always a surprise. Colour seeps through from spaces beyond and materials play off one another blurring sightlines to create playful intersecting spaces. This is when all those months of planning start to take shape and the realisation of our 2D drawings become a spatial reality.

The next spatial evolution is when the artists and artworks occupy these spaces complimenting and enhancing each other to create engaging dialogues.