Search results for: November 2013

Melbourne now countdown – day 5

Back in March, while interning here at the NGV,  I was sitting with some staff on the lawn in the NGV Garden at lunchtime. I was a little confused, as they were chatting about a series of art commissions and …  More

Melbourne Now countdown – day 6

On Top of the World: Flags for Melbourne is a public art project presenting artists’ flags designed for 16 flagpoles across the City of Melbourne, and concurrently displayed in the Great Hall at NGV International. Extending Melbourne Now into the …  More

Melbourne Now countdown – day 7

The pre-contact art system of South-East Australia, which is embodied in men’s shields and other ritual objects of material culture, finds powerful and explicit expression in Melbourne Now. The repeated incised or painted crosshatched, herringbone, zigzag, chevron, diamond, rhombic, parallel …  More

Melbourne Now countdown – day 8

Claire Lambe was born in the United Kingdom, studied at Goldsmiths College, London, and has lived and worked in Melbourne since the 1990s. Her playful work gently critiques conventional understandings of gender and sexual normality. Georgia spoke to Claire about her current installation for Melbourne Now. …  More

Melbourne Now countdown – day 9

Exhibiting the ideas behind the making of a piece of architecture is the most challenging of curatorial tasks. Yet, it can also be one of the most rewarding when those ideas are transformed into a compelling installation that gives insight …  More

Melbourne Now countdown – day 10

Damien Wright is the founder of Wright Studios, a Melbourne-based furniture design and craft studio. Bringing together a timeworn set of hand-crafting skills with a feel for modernist design, Wright realises his designs through the painstaking use of indigenous Australian …  More

Melbourne Now countdown – day 11

Sam Leach has been exhibiting his meticulously detailed oil paintings since 2003. He discusses his painting, Sebeok on safari (2013), which will be on display in Melbourne Now.   Sebeok on safari is a polyptych of 24 panels, each 50cm …  More