Category: Exhibitions

Brendan Huntley & Jess Johnson

In an new series of blog posts, we are asking pairs of Melbourne Now artists to consider each others work. First up is Brendan Huntley and Jess Johnson.   Jess Johnson on Brendan Huntley   This year Brendan and I …  More

Melbourne Now open studios

Melbourne Now is a pulse check of Melbourne’s art scene. As you wander through the galleries at both NGV International and NGV Australia you are met with some of our most prominent artists and discover some who will soon be …  More

Designing a Brighter Globe: Brightgreen LED lighting at Melbourne Now

When design curator Simone LeAmon contacted us on behalf of the NGV earlier this year, we were thrilled that the gallery was considering including Brightgreen LED lights as part of its diverse summer showcase. We have always prided ourselves on …  More

Behind the Scenes: creating the cover for Art Deco Fashion

The exhibition catalogue Art Deco Fashion has proved enormously popular, partly perhaps because of its striking cover. The cover references an Edward Steichen image, Mrs Robert Johnston in a Coat with mink collar, 1934, which showed a wool jacket with …  More

Edward Steichen & Art Deco Fashion

For  Edward Steichen & Art Deco Fashion, a beautiful Art Deco Jacket  c.1933 was bought by the NGV from Sydney vintage dealer and collector Clarence Chai. He collected actively from the 1960s and had sold an Art Deco dress c.1926 …  More

Three Thousand DIY workshops

The ability to adroitly sketch a little comic illustration is a skill with myriad uses. A back-of-a-napkin sketch slid facedown towards someone attractive in a bar. A pithy scrawl in the margin of a book then gifted to a prospective …  More

Growing Food Project: local, fair and sustainable

Most of us living in congested cities feel disconnected to where our food comes from. Shopping at supermarkets and relying on food that comes from far away contributes to unethical consumptions, unequal distributions and ecological damage. What if food is …  More