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Fox and Freeze FF1, chair 2009

FF1, chair was the first product produced by design cooperative Fox and Freeze and was nominated in 2012 for the OVAM Ecodesign Award, the leading European prize for sustainable design innovation. The apparent simplicity of the chair’s execution belies its …  More

Nun at Friday Nights at Jean Paul Gaultier

This week at Friday Nights at Jean Paul Gaultier, Nun will take to the stage. Ahead of their performance, we asked them a few questions about art, fashion and music. Book tickets now.   Describe your sound in 5 words or less?   Synthesised, improvised, …  More

Win an excursion to The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier

One lucky class will win a special excursion to the NGV and discover The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier, thanks to official learning partner, La Trobe University. Celebrate the end of school year by exploring Gaultier’s stunning couture fashion, …  More

New acquisitions: Pat Brassington

The NGV has recently acquired four photographs by the Tasmanian-based artist Pat Brassington: Quiescent, Blush, Rosa and Major Tom, all from 2014.Characteristic of much of Brassington’s recent practice, the photographs are highly experimental and present an intriguing cast of characters …  More

André Masson’s Ecstacy 1938, 1987 (cast)

André Masson’s Ecstasy, a major new acquisition for the NGV’s sculpture collection, encapsulates the Surrealists’ determination to challenge conventional morality by embedding frank depictions of violence, sexuality and sex within their art. These themes preoccupied Masson throughout the 1930s, during …  More

Cumbia Cosmonauts at Friday Nights at Jean Paul Gaultier

This week at Friday Nights at Jean Paul Gaultier, Cumbia Cosmonauts will take to the stage. Ahead of their performance, we asked them a few questions about art, fashion and music. Book tickets now.   Describe your sound in 5 words or less? Fun, bass-heavy, …  More

Margaret Preston Stenocarpus – wheel flower c.1929

When Margaret Preston returned to Australia in 1919 after living in Europe, she called for a truly ‘national art’ founded on the imagery of Australia’s Indigenous peoples. Preston was influenced by Indigenous art as well as by international contemporary art …  More