Melbourne Now ebook
Melbourne Now ebook

Free to download from the App Store or view online from your Android device.

The free Melbourne Now ebook features in-depth writing that underpins the exhibition: essays, critical texts, artist entries and biographies, as well as video interviews and photo galleries. Many artists also write about their own practice, by way of Q&A interviews. The Melbourne Now ebook is the enduring, comprehensive record of this landmark exhibition.

This ebook will be updated in early 2014 with up-to-the-minute content direct from the exhibition.
Melbourne Now Exhibition Guide
Melbourne Now Exhibition Guide
Paperback, 384 pages
$9.95 Buy online or in store

A compact guidebook with short, accessible entries on each of the 387 artists and projects in Melbourne Now, arranged alphabetically and accompanied with maps and locations to help you navigate through the exhibition.
Hotham Street Ladies: A Book for Kids
Hotham Street Ladies: A Book for Kids
Hardback, 88 pages
$14.95 Buy online or in store

Produced in close collaboration with the Hotham Street Ladies (HSL), a group of five dynamic women who create food-related art, this is a fun and interactive book for children aged 5 years and above.

This colourful publication provides a lively narrative about Melbourne, the Hotham Street Ladies and their art, and lots of activities designed especially for kids. Make ‘street art’ using paper stencils, icing sugar and hundreds and thousands, create a kitchen garden using recycled pots and jars, or realise your very own cake of doom and gloom!
Melbourne Now Limited Edition
Melbourne Now Limited Edition
Hardback, 280 pages
$100 Buy online or in store

The exclusive, hand-numbered, limited-edition volume showcases the breadth of Melbourne Now. Only 1500 copies will be available for sale. Featuring major essays and thematic texts written by influential curators and authors, this special volume explores the current overarching motifs intersecting through art, architecture, design and fashion practices in Melbourne. The writing is complemented by full-colour reproductions of works by artists, designers and practitioners represented in the exhibition.

Interspersed are contributions by prominent Melburnians on the city’s culture and landscape: ‘My Melbourne’ according to Jon Faine, Sophie Cunningham, Andrew McConnell and many other personalities – each presented as individually designed four-page booklets.

In recognition of Melbourne's strong design community and talent, this stunning publication has been designed by a number of leading Melbourne graphic design firms in collaboration with the NGV, including Hofstede Design, Fabio Ongarato Design, Cato Brand Partners and Ortolan. Additionally, the Melbourne Now title font was designed by Niels Oeltjen for Letterbox, a typographic studio founded by Stephen Banham. This limited-edition volume also includes an exclusive fold-out Melbourne Now poster by artist Brent Harris and designer Jenny Grigg.

Sumptuously illustrated, and unique in concept, this limited-edition volume is an outstanding overview of current Melbourne art and design practice, and a must-have for the culturally inclined.

List of authors

Major essays:
Max Delany, Fleur Watson, Nikos Papastergiadis

Thematic texts:
Isobel Crombie, Judith Ryan, Jane Devery, Simon Maidment, Maggie Finch

‘My Melbourne’ contributors:

Phillip Adams, Tony Birch, Daniel Browning, Karen Burns, Alex and Georgie Cleary, Justin Clemens, Santo Cilauro, Sophie Cunningham, Jon Faine, Rebecca Forgasz, Lisa Gorton, Helen Hughes and Nicholas Croggon, Andrew McConnell, Gus Nossal, Khalid Osman, Josephine Rowe, Dan Rule, Peter Singer, Anouk van Dijk, Andrew Walsh

The Melbourne Now Limited Edition Book, Exhibition Guide and ebook have been generously supported by The Vizard Foundation. Hotham Street Ladies: A Book for Kids has been generously supported by Melbourne Now Champions the Dewhurst Family

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