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Jack Meyer, Industrial Revolution

As you leave the retro cool of  mid-century Australian design and furniture pieces of the Mid-Century Modern  exhibition, you may be surprised by a last minute 3 meter long splash of the seventies that is more kamikazes and wine coolers …  More

Frederick McCubbin The pioneer 1904

McCubbin’s monumental painting The pioneer reflects the self-conscious nationalism of the years immediately following Federation. Each panel is ‘read’ to link the progress of toil on this land across time. The first panel shows a pioneering couple in their new …  More

Friday Nights at Italian Masterpieces – Teeth & Tongue

This week, Teeth & Tongue will take to the stage at Friday Nights at Italian Masterpieces. Here, we asked her a few questions about music and art.    Describe your sound in 5 words or less?   Experimental pop, hard …  More

2014 Victorian Primary School Philosothon

  On Friday 20th June, 120 young creative minds from 12 primary schools excitedly gathered in small groups around works of art throughout NGV International as part of the 2014 Victorian Primary School Philosothon.   This NGV Schools and Victorian Association …  More

Miss Geddes Sheet music, fancy dress 1906

This charming fancy-dress costume was acquired from a private collector. The following information was recorded at the time: ‘This dress was worn to a fancy-dress ball at Mena House, Cairo, in 1907 by a Miss Geddes. The dress is accompanied by …  More

Mick Turner – Friday Nights at Italian Masterpieces

This week, Mick Turner will be taking to the stage at Friday Nights at Italian Masterpieces. Here, we asked him a few questions about music and art.   Describe your sound in 5 words or less? post-rock rock-opera (not?)   …  More

An Experiment Gone Awry

The development of gas lighting transformed the streets and homes of 19th century England. The gas, distilled by burning coal in an anaerobic environment created large amounts of oily sludge known as coal tar. Coal tar was used in the …  More