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.


Miso and the Crossbar Café at NGV Australia

Miso (Stanislava Pinchuk)
born Ukraine, 1988, lives and works Melbourne

Miso is a Melbourne street artist who has risen to international prominence through her distinctive Art Nouveau inspired depictions of women. Her work, which is often presented framing doorways, typically combines cut-paper paste-ups with intricate hand-painted patterning.

While Miso’s practice has its origins in the streets and laneways of Melbourne her work has, more recently, been appearing in more traditional gallery settings. She was represented in the National Gallery of Australia’s ground-breaking exhibition Space Invaders in 2010 and was a contributor to the Everfresh mural that helped launch NGV Studio in 2011.

Over the next few weeks Miso will be in residence at the Crossbar Café on Level 3 at NGV Australia where she will be undertaking a major site specific mural that promises to completely transform the look and feel of the café. Make sure you drop by to witness one of our most significant young street artists at work. The Crossbar Café  has great coffee, a range of delicious snacks and meals and a stunning view of the Yarra River so why not stay for a while and enjoy the hospitality!