Identity, community, the precariousness of life and the ties that connect us to place are all themes in this issue of NGV Magazine, as we continue to profile the NGV Triennial, and introduce a new exhibition, She-Oak and Sunlight: Australian Impressionism, with insights including a feature essay by guest curator Dr Anne Gray.
The NGV is a museum for all of the community and the NGV Triennial, with more than 80 works from around the world, offers a diversity of viewpoints, stories, experiences and messages. Members of the NGV team share their personal reflections on the works that resonate most for them.Read
Learn how Japanese architect Kengo Kuma used traditional Japanese wooden techniques and timber collected from Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens to create Botanical pavilion, 2020.
Glenda Nicholls, a Waddi Waddi, Ngarrindjeri and Yorta Yorta artist, is a master weaver who constructs elaborate sculptural works that connect the present with her ancestral past. Watch the artist speak about the creation of Miwi Milloo (Good Spirit of the Murray River), 2020.
Learn more about American artist and poet Diamond Stingily and how she examines childhood memories which speak of the systemic racism and violence in US-American culture in her work.
Through the inclusion of letters and sketchbooks, the exhibition She-Oak and Sunlight: Australian Impressionism provides new insight into the relationships between key artists in the Australian Impressionism movement, with glimpses into the artists’ lives, their processes and personal relationships. More than one hundred years later, Australian author Michelle Wright responds to one of these correspondencesRead
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Take an audio journey through NGV Triennial 2020 with a new podcast produced in collaboration with NGV and daily news podcast, 7am. Hosted by Erik Jensen, founding editor of The Saturday Paper and editor-in-chief of Schwartz Media, the three-part series takes you closer to the people, ideas and themes behind key artworks in the exhibition.Listen