'Installation view of Farrokh Mahdavi’s work Untitled on display in NGV Triennial from 3 December 2023 – 7 April 2024 at NGV International, Melbourne. Photo: Sean Fennessy'<br/>

Explore the Big Ideas

The eight ‘Big Ideas’ listed in this resource emerge from works in Triennial and are some of the key concepts contemporary artists explore. This is, of course, not an exhaustive list and teachers may identify other key themes and concerns of contemporary artists. The Big Ideas are a useful way to introduce and engage with the work of contemporary artists in Triennial and beyond. You may notice some key terms are in bold text; hover your mouse over them to see the term’s definition. The concepts included in the resource are: