Search results for: September 2013

Melbourne Now countdown – day 53

Senior Curator, Indigenous Art, Judith Ryan, spoke to Kent Morris about the Indigenous Arts in Prisons and Community Pilot Program. Two of the artists who have been nurtured by this program have produced innovative works that will be featured in Melbourne Now. …  More

Melbourne Now countdown – day 54

One of the most exciting yet nerve racking times is when drawings are finally translated into built form. Even as the authors of the drawings having studied them for days, weeks and months we are still surprised at the transformation …  More

Melbourne Now countdown – day 55

It has been exciting working with the multi-disciplinary artist Darren Sylvester this year on a major new commission for Melbourne Now.  Among many ideas for new projects, Darren proposed the extraordinary concept of creating a large-scale illuminated dance floor within …  More

Melbourne Now countdown – day 56

Hotham Street Ladies (HSL) are a group of five women whose work is rooted in their experiences of sharing a run-down but much-loved house in Hotham Street, Collingwood. The collective’s members are Cassandra Chilton, Molly O’Shaughnessy, Sarah Parkes, Caroline Price and …  More

Melbourne Now countdown – day 57

Michelle Hamer is an architect turned textile artist whose work interrogates the vernacular of Melbourne’s civic landscape. Since 2005 Hamer has made small-scale needlepoint tapestries that reference forms of text and signage in the urban environment. Interested in language and meaning, …  More

Melbourne Now countdown – day 58

Commissioned to produce a large-scale drawing for Melbourne Now, Jan Senbergs has created a panoramic four panel work Extended Melbourne labyrinth that presents a birds-eye view of our sprawling metropolis. Cathy Leahy, Senior Curator of Prints and Drawings, caught up …  More

Melbourne Now countdown – day 58

Sampling the City: Architecture in Melbourne Now aspires to reveal the complex web of personalities, factions and trajectories that make up Melbourne’s vibrant contemporary architectural culture.   The display – presented on Level 2 of The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia – provides …  More