Category: Exhibitions

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

Friday Nights at Italian Masterpieces – Owl Eyes

A standout line-up of musical acts will take the stage in the NGV’s Great Hall for Friday Nights at Italian Masterpieces. We caught up with Owl Eyes who will be performing this Friday. Book tickets now.   Describe your sound in 5 …  More

Friday Nights at Italian Masterpieces – Kirin J Callinan

A standout line-up of musical acts will take the stage in the NGV’s Great Hall when the enormously successful Friday Nights series returns for Italian Masterpieces. We caught up with Kirin J Callinan who will be kicking off the series …  More

Australian Home Beautiful

As part of a ‘capstone’ subject to complete my University of Melbourne Master of Art Curatorship, I have been an Intern at the National Gallery of Victoria assisting the curator Kirsty Grant with Mid-Century Modern: Australian Furniture Design.   Much …  More

Ulanda Blair on Top Arts

‘Big Fish, Little Fish’ (Top Arts, 1997) was inspired by my move as a teenager from a tiny desert town in remote North West Victoria, to the Mornington Peninsula. It was a mixed-media work containing large-scale photographic prints, bleached fish …  More

Italian Masterpieces – Young Researchers

Imagine if you could spend two whole days in a gallery discovering the tricks of the trade of master artists such as Raphael and Michelangelo and understanding what they did that forever changed how people saw their world!   Well …  More

Grant Featherston’s R152 Contour chair

It was sometime in 1950, while playing with a tram ticket, that Grant Featherston came up with the idea to bend and join two pieces of plywood to form the shell of a chair.  He patented this method in 1951 …  More