Author Archives: Maggie Finch

Maggie Finch

About Maggie Finch

Assistant Curator, Photography at the National Gallery of Victoria.

Melbourne Now countdown – day 28

In Melbourne Now we are featuring a recent body of photographic collages by local artist Christopher Day, from his Permanent Deferral series of 2013.  I asked Christopher about the ideas and processes involved in making them.   MF: When we …  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 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 68

The multidisciplinary artist Andrew Hazewinkel will be exhibiting a new installation of works in Melbourne Now. Three large-scale prints depicting the backs of the heads of archaic and classical sculptures are positioned together giving the appearance of looking out together …  More

Melbourne Now countdown – day 90

Zoë Croggon: trial and error Zoë Croggon will present two recent works in Melbourne Now, entitled Fonteyn 2012 and Challenger 2012. Zoë completed a Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2011, and currently …  More

Rethinking an unknown carte-de-visite

While searching through the NGV’s collection of Australian cartes-de-visite recently we came across this image.  The intricate hairstyles, ornate fashion and curiously casual poses of the unidentified people caught our attention. Their intense gaze seemed to provoke further investigation.  Since …  More