Join us at NGV Australia over five weeks, in this engaging exploration of Australian art from the Colonial period to the present day. Each week this program series will begin with a brief contextualising introduction to a particular period, followed by lectures and floor talks drawing on the research expertise of leading curators, writers and academics to offer a focused and fresh contemporary perspective on the period. Particular emphasis will be given to illuminating works in the NGV Australian art collection.
Special package offer available if booking all five weeks.
Grace Cossington SMITH The Bridge in-curve (1930) (detail). Presented by the National Gallery Society of Victoria, 1967. © Estate of late Grace Cossington Smith
William Barak Figures in possum skin cloaks 1898 (detail). Purchased, 1962
Tom ROBERTS The artists’ camp (1886) (detail). Felton Bequest, 1943
Grace CROWLEY Girl with goats 1928 (detail). Presented by the National Gallery Society of Victoria, 1967. © National Gallery of Victoria
Grant FEATHERSTON (designer), Mary FEATHERSTON (designer), FURNITURE MAKERS OF AUSTRALIA, Glen Waverley, Melbourne (manufacturer) Stem dining chairs (1969). Purchased, 1974. © Grant Featherston/Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia
Mira GOJAK Sung out of sight (2008) (detail). Purchased, Victorian Foundation for Living Australian Artists, 2009. © Mira Gojak. Photo: John Brash courtesy Murray White Room, Melbourne