NGV MAG 43 v2

Welcome to the final issue of NGV Magazine for 2023.  In this first of three issues, we commence our coverage of the third NGV Triennal with highlight projects and introduce you to the first of the three thematic pillars for the exhibition – Matter.


MECCA x NGV Holiday Collaboration: Kaylene Whiskey

Accompanying the interview on page 68 of your NGV Magazine with NGV curator Sophie Gerhard, watch 2023 MECCA Holiday Collaboration artist, Kaylene Whiskey, whose vivid paintings show Hollywood actors, famous divas and pop icons interacting with Whiskey’s daily life in Indulkana, north-west of Adelaide.

As part of this collaboration with MECCA and the NGV, Kaylene Whiskey’s work is currently on display at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia until February 2024.


This year marks the 400th anniversary of the book that gave us Shakespeare: the First Folio of 1623.

To celebrate the occasion, we have enabled NGV Members first access to the recording of recent NGV Scholars Series event – Shakespeare in Art with Dr David McInnis.

Also, watch NGV Senior Curator of International Art, Dr Ted Gott introduce Edwin Landseer’s Scene from a Midsummer Night’s Dream, perhaps the most celebrated example in which artists have sought to animate Shakespeare’s playtexts.

‘Look Here, Upon This Picture’ – Shakespeare in Art

Hear Dr David McInnis, Associate Professor of Shakespeare and Early Modern Drama, University of Melbourne as he turns to the NGV’s rich Shakespeare holdings from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries to explore the ways in which artists, not actors, have sought to animate Shakespeare. How do these artists breathe new life into Shakespeare’s words through paint and ink, imagining scenes and characters that had once enthralled early modern playgoers during Shakespeare’s own lifetime?

Edwin Landseer’s Scene from A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Landseer’s work depicts the moment in which Shakespeare’s Titania, drugged by a love potion, falls in love with Bottom. Not only is this… Read more


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