Category: Melbourne Now

Melbourne Now countdown – day 3

Anticipation has been building for the unveiling of Community Hall, the dazzling purpose built space dedicated to Melbourne’s diverse communities designed by McBride, Charles, Ryan architects. Community groups, performers, hobbyists and fashion designers have emerged in force and will not …  More

Melbourne Now countdown – day 4

The Melbourne Now Design Residency: The Bolwell EDGE Caravan Studio is a highlight of the Melbourne Design Now presentation curated by Simone LeAmon. A design residency sited in the Garden at NGV International, the Bolwell EDGE caravan, designed by Vaughan …  More

Melbourne now countdown – day 5

Back in March, while interning here at the NGV,  I was sitting with some staff on the lawn in the NGV Garden at lunchtime. I was a little confused, as they were chatting about a series of art commissions and …  More

Melbourne Now countdown – day 6

On Top of the World: Flags for Melbourne is a public art project presenting artists’ flags designed for 16 flagpoles across the City of Melbourne, and concurrently displayed in the Great Hall at NGV International. Extending Melbourne Now into the …  More

Melbourne Now countdown – day 7

The pre-contact art system of South-East Australia, which is embodied in men’s shields and other ritual objects of material culture, finds powerful and explicit expression in Melbourne Now. The repeated incised or painted crosshatched, herringbone, zigzag, chevron, diamond, rhombic, parallel …  More

Melbourne Now countdown – day 8

Claire Lambe was born in the United Kingdom, studied at Goldsmiths College, London, and has lived and worked in Melbourne since the 1990s. Her playful work gently critiques conventional understandings of gender and sexual normality. Georgia spoke to Claire about her current installation for Melbourne Now. …  More

Melbourne Now countdown – day 9

Exhibiting the ideas behind the making of a piece of architecture is the most challenging of curatorial tasks. Yet, it can also be one of the most rewarding when those ideas are transformed into a compelling installation that gives insight …  More