Search results for: October 2013

Melbourne Now countdown – day 35

Born in New Zealand and based in Australia, Richard Lewer is a research- led artist whose work tackles recurring themes of sport, crime, and religion. Fascinated by the dark, mundane, and absurd elements of human existence, his is a unique …  More

Melbourne Now countdown – day 36

For Melbourne Now, we have invited multi-award winning choreographer Antony Hamilton to curate a dynamic program of dance performance, events and workshops that will span the opening weekend right through to the close of the exhibition in March 2014.   …  More

Melbourne Now countdown – day 37

Now that the walls are up, we begin the process of installing the art – but for Melbourne Now there is no common approach for how this should be done.   For a show with so much variety of format …  More

Collection Changeovers: From the Vaults

With over seventy thousand artworks in the NGV Collection, spanning from antiquity right through to contemporary art, we are fortunate to be the cultural custodians of some of the most exquisite and precious works of art. Therefore in an effort …  More

Melbourne Now countdown – day 38

Since 2010, the local Melbourne artist Phuong Ngo has been collecting and filing materials and images, sourced from all around the world, that relate to Vietnam in terms of both geography and also culture.  The artist describes how the collection …  More

Melbourne Now countdown – day 39

My work for Melbourne Now is titled Someday Soon, after the Ian Tyson song of the same name. Many artists have covered the song, but my favourite is Judy Collins’ version. At the time I made this work I think …  More

Melbourne Now countdown – day 40

The La Trobe University and NGV Melbourne Now Summer School is shaping up to be an immersive six day experience.   We have been working closely with Neil Fettling, Director of the La Trobe Art Institute and Vincent Alessi, Director …  More