Category: Exhibitions

StArt Up: Top Arts 2014 – behind the scenes

As with all exhibitions, bringing together Start Up: Top Arts 2014 is a lengthy process involving most departments of the Gallery. It all began in September 2013 when applications opened and by the closing date more than 3000 entries were received from …  More

StArt Up: Top Arts 2014

Being accepted into Top Arts was a dream come true, and even now, less than a week before the opening, it still scarcely seems real. The opportunity to be exhibiting amongst some of the best and brightest of Melbourne’s young …  More

StArt Up: Top Arts 2014

Having my work featured in Top Arts this year has been an amazing opportunity; i’ve been full of excitement from the moment I sent off my application. It has been a long time building up to the opening and I …  More

StArt Up: Top Arts 2014

“Mum,” I say quietly from the computer, “I got into Top Arts.” Every time I think of that moment it makes me laugh at the way she jumped right out of her chair, tears in her eyes.   Although it …  More

StArt Up: Top Arts 2014

Being selected for Top Arts has been something I aspired to since Year 11. It was a goal I upheld throughout Year 12 and it is with an immense sense of gratitude and privilege that my artworks have been chosen for …  More

Art as Therapy – I can’t be sexy

Philosophers Alain de Botton and John Armstrong of The School of Life have created the Art as Therapy Tour at the NGV. The self-guided tour of selected works from the NGV Collection includes special captions that challenge our assumptions about …  More

Melbourne Now was just the beginning

From speech given by Tony Ellwood at the Contemporary Now event, Tuesday 18 March 2014.   I would like to share some of our exciting plans for the future. Plans that signal a shift in the long term vision of …  More