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 open studios

Melbourne Now is a pulse check of Melbourne’s art scene. As you wander through the galleries at both NGV International and NGV Australia you are met with some of our most prominent artists and discover some who will soon be household names. In February and March these artists – and many more – invite you to explore their studios, workspaces and creative places.

The Melbourne Now Open Studios will occur on Thursdays in February & March between 12-8pm. Explore a different creative precinct each week and meet artists and designers in their work space. Here you will be able to ask questions, examine the paint brushes they wield and see works as they are being created.

Over the next two months we are seeking submissions from creatives in each of these precincts to open their studios to the public. This is your chance to be involved with Melbourne Now. We are looking for artists, graphic designers, architects, sound artists, performance creators, photographers anyone that is engaged with creating in Melbourne today. Below are the dates for the Open Studios – we look forward to hearing from you.

Open Studio: North Melbourne


Open Studio: St Kilda


Open Studio: Richmond


Open Studio: Southside


Open Studio: Fitzroy


Open Studio: CBD


For more information or to submit your studio please email [email protected]