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.

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

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