In this issue we introduce the 2021 Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition French Impressionism from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and celebrate the French Impressionist artists who pushed the boundaries of convention to discover new and exciting modes of expression. We also feature the exhibition Big Weather, with essays by Hannah Presley, NGV Curator of Indigenous Art, Dr Jared M. Field and Siena Stubbs.

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After reading about the avant-garde prints in our Collection on page 64, watch Louise Wilson, NGV Conservator of Paper, in the studio as she shows the unique paper engineering and complex folding pages in the magazine USSR in Construction produced in 1935 and co-designed by two of the most significant practitioners in this field, Aleksandr Rodchenko and Varvara Stepanov.

Author Reading: Siena Stubbs

Listen to author Siena Stubbs read from her essay on the sustainable practices in her community in North-East Arnhem Land that are coming under threat because of the changing climate.


Gain a deeper understanding of the renewal of the fishtrap in Siena Stubbs’s Yirrkala community in North-East Arnhem Land in this film produced by The Mulka Project.


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