NGV Magazine
Issue 12 September – October 2018

In the Sep/Oct issue of NGV Magazine, read about American photographer William Wegman and his muse Weimaraners, a new display connecting Australian artists George Baldessin and Brett Whiteley, and an interview with celebrated artist Polly Borland. The issue also features the triennial Rigg Design Prize shortlist, stories from an East Melbourne mansion, and more.

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William Wegman American born 1943 Constructivism 2014 pigment print Collection of the artist

WILLIAM WEGMAN: BEING HUMAN

‘Much in Wegman’s oeuvre deals with issues of interest to art and artists. Cubism and other early twentieth-century art forms are constant motifs.’
William A. Ewing on Wegman’s influences and intent.

Brett WHITELEY Evening coming in on Sydney Harbour 1975  oil on cotton on canvas 228.2 x 190.0 cm National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Presented by Mrs Adrian Gibson as the winner of the 1975 Sir William Angliss Memorial Art Prize, 1976 A8-1976 © Wendy Whiteley

BALDESSIN/WHITELEY: PARALLEL VISIONS

‘Like Whiteley, Baldessin explored a duality in his art, where one figure may carry a number of different identities, different states of mind.’
Sasha Grishin AM explores Baldessin/Whiteley: Parallel Visions.

Polly BORLAND Untitled (Nick Cave in a blue wig) 2010 type C photograph 1815.0 x 1500.0 National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Purchased NGV Foundation, 2012 2012.333 © Polly Borland

POLLY BORLAND: POLYVERSE

‘The new series was an endeavour to reduce visual language. I was aiming to abstract but at the same time conjure a kind of mythical dreamlike state.’
Polly Borland on her new series MORPH.

Amber Road designers Yasmine Ghoniem and Katy Svalbe

RIGG DESIGN PRIZE 2018

‘The shortlist for the Rigg Design Prize 2018 includes ten Australian studios working in the field of interior design and decoration invited to design a purpose-built interior that responds to the exhibition theme of ‘Domestic Living’.’
Simone LeAmon on the Rigg Design Prize 2018.

Maria Margaretha LA FARGUE The shrimp seller 1776  oil on wood panel 29.9 x 24.6 cm National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Purchased with funds donated by The Andrew & Geraldine Buxton Foundation, 2017

LIFE AND TIMES

‘The works by the amateur artist Maria Margaretha la Fargue, dating from 1761 to 1792, are limited in number, and this is likely why she is largely unknown to the greater public.’
Charles Dumas investigates The shrimp seller 1776.

Designer Mimi Jung with her work Fallen Fence 2018

CREATIVE SPARKS

'My work Fallen Fence is an evolutionary step, sitting between my two dimensional weavings and the sculptural glass forms.’
Broached Commissions designer Mimi Jung

ART, INTERNATIONALLY: WILLIAM WEGMAN IN NEW YORK / POLLY BORLAND AND MIMI JUNG IN LA / WES ANDERSON IN VIENNA / THE STORY OF A YOUNG ARTIST IN EIGHTEENTH CENTURY NETHERLANDS / SYDNEY AND MELBOURNE: BRETT WHITELEY AND GEORGE BALDESSIN / PLUS NEW YORK CITY JAZZ

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