Search results for: 2013

Melbourne Now Design Residency #2

A&D Projects with designer Philippa Abbott   The A&D Design residency hosted in the Bolwell EDGE caravan at NGV International was an open studio project that explored the interface of design, craft and 3D printing in collaboration with designers and …  More

Brendan Huntley & Jess Johnson

In an new series of blog posts, we are asking pairs of Melbourne Now artists to consider each others work. First up is Brendan Huntley and Jess Johnson.   Jess Johnson on Brendan Huntley   This year Brendan and I …  More

Melbourne Now open studios

Melbourne Now is a pulse check of Melbourne’s art scene. As you wander through the galleries at both NGV International and NGV Australia you are met with some of our most prominent artists and discover some who will soon be …  More

Designing a Brighter Globe: Brightgreen LED lighting at Melbourne Now

When design curator Simone LeAmon contacted us on behalf of the NGV earlier this year, we were thrilled that the gallery was considering including Brightgreen LED lights as part of its diverse summer showcase. We have always prided ourselves on …  More

Behind the Scenes: creating the cover for Art Deco Fashion

The exhibition catalogue Art Deco Fashion has proved enormously popular, partly perhaps because of its striking cover. The cover references an Edward Steichen image, Mrs Robert Johnston in a Coat with mink collar, 1934, which showed a wool jacket with …  More

Edward Steichen & Art Deco Fashion

For  Edward Steichen & Art Deco Fashion, a beautiful Art Deco Jacket  c.1933 was bought by the NGV from Sydney vintage dealer and collector Clarence Chai. He collected actively from the 1960s and had sold an Art Deco dress c.1926 …  More

Young writers find inspiration at the NGV

How can we make the art of writing relevant and exciting for students?   Educators have been solving this problem through imaginative programs focussing on art at the NGV. Two recent highlights, described below, demonstrate the power of art to …  More