From our team here at NGV, we would like to express our very best wishes to our community at this time. We are currently closed to the public and will reopen on Saturday, 27 June, 2020.

In line with Victorian Chief Health Officer’s guidance, the NGV will implement a variety of public health and physical distancing measures including free timed ticketing, appropriate queue management and increased deep cleaning of facilities, as well as increased hand sanitiser stations.

We encourage you to continue to visit our website and follow #NGVEveryDay on social media for updates on our reopening and daily inspiration.

We are very grateful for the loyalty of the NGV community and look forward to welcoming you back soon.


Romance Was Born Crazy crochet dress, Del eye print leggings and crochet rooster beanie

ROMANCE WAS BORN, Sydney (fashion house)
 Luke SALES (designer)

Embracing craft and textile techniques such as appliqué, crochet and tie-dye in their practice, Sydney fashion house Romance Was Born have built a repertoire of dynamic, playful and engaging work that pays little heed to convention. Outfits in their early 2008 Garden of Eden collection featured printed textiles inspired by the work of artist Del Kathryn Barton, and were exhibited alongside her work at Kaliman Gallery, Sydney. This outfit was created for that collection and typifies the idiosyncratic, complex and frequently spectacular one-off works that regularly feature in their work.

Check out more works from Romance Was Born in  Express Yourself: Romance Was Born for Kids, now showing at NGV International.