NGV Staff Picks: Triennial Closing Weekend

Past program
Sat 6 Apr, 1.30pm–2.45pm

Free entry

Ground Level

Celebrate the closing weekend of NGV Triennial 2023 with NGV Curators as they introduce a selection of their favourite works.

1.30pm – Michael Gentle on Mun-dirra (Maningrida Fish Fence)

Mun-dirra is an immense, 100-metre-long, multi-panel woven artwork that symbolises the extraordinary possibilities of the human mind and spirit. The beauty and ambition of this major installation, having taken almost two years to produce, reflects the creativity and collaboration that underpins Burarra art and culture.

Speaker: Michael Gentle, Curator, First Nations Art
Location: Ground Level, NGV International

2.00pm – Myles Russell-Cook on Elmgreen & Dragset – please note this talk has been cancelled

Please note this talk has been cancelled.

Elmgreen & Dragset’s work explores how sexuality interacts with social and architectural settings. Initially, Elmgreen & Dragset’s work centered of the body via performance. Although moving away from performance and into larger-scale installation work using materials typically associated with construction and masculinity, many of their works continue to evoke the performative.

Speaker: Myles Russell-Cook, Senior Curator, Australian and First Nations Art
Location: Ground Level, NGV International

2.30pm – Imogen Mallia-Valjan on Ashley Eriksmoen

Taking the form of a felled tree and its stump, Ashley Jameson Eriksmoen’s Fell is constructed from timber elements salvaged from a diverse array of discarded domestic furniture. Examining the relationship between humans, furniture and the natural environment, the work conveys a potent message on resource extraction.

Speaker: Imogen Mallia-Valjan, Curatorial Project Officer, International Decorative Arts and Design
Location: Level 2, NGV International

Talks and discussions Triennial