NGV Magazine

Features in this issue

COVER STORY Melbourne Design Week

Melbourne Design Week returns in 2020 with its most extensive program to date. In our cover story for this issue, we share our highlights of the program and feature some of the leading minds who will consider how design can shape our lives.

Exhibition DESTINY

‘There is humour in everything Deacon does. Her work makes sense of everything that is wrong with the world, by turning it back on itself, reclaiming it and turning it into a joke.’

by Myles Russell-Cook

LIFE & TIMES Her Story: A Closer Look at Women in the NGV Collection

‘When I first encountered the artist Lucy Kemp-Welch, I knew I had found a kindred spirit.’

By Dr Maria Quirk


‘When you spend a lot of time underwater, you start to see problems … you start to understand the ecosystems, you get to know the species living there and you develop a very different type of empathy towards that environment.’

Interview with Pirjo Haikola

MAKING WITH Yhonnie Scarce and Edition Office

‘We believed this dark and enigmatic body within the NGV’s Grollo Equiset Garden would provide an encounter with culture and Country.’

by Yhonnie Scarce and Edition Office

MAJOR STORY Unworldy Goods

‘Everywhere you look in design history, you will find the influence of religion. It is impossible to understand the objects the Shakers made without recognising their radical ideas about the very nature of reality and their own place in the divine order.’

by Glenn Adamson