Category: NGV Collection

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

BALENCIAGA Sandals 2007

Nicolas Ghesquière was creative director of French fashion house Balenciaga from 1997 to 2012, where he frequently used elements drawn from active sportswear. The inspiration for these sandals comes from snowboarding boots, their multicoloured components forming a detachable ‘cage’, and …  More

You loved it, help us keep it.

We weren’t surprised to find that Anne-Marie May’s RGB (Mobile) was popular with our visitors, and we’ve enjoyed watching it pop up again and again in photos on the Melbourne Now Social Hub. It’s also been the most visited, liked, …  More

Jeff Wall Untangling (1994)

Jeff Wall is one of the most influential and outstanding photographers working today. He has frequently been described as a modern storyteller, and his work is shaped by a profound awareness of Western art and literature. Wall produced highly conceptual …  More

Spotlight on Surrealism

The Department of International Painting and Sculpture in collaboration with the Departments of Photography and Prints and Drawings have recently opened a dynamic new installation of Surrealist Art on Level 2 in the Gallery of 20th Century Art and Design. …  More

Young writers find inspiration at the NGV

How can we make the art of writing relevant and exciting for students?   Educators have been solving this problem through imaginative programs focussing on art at the NGV. Two recent highlights, described below, demonstrate the power of art to …  More

VALE Val d’Aosta: Turner painting relocated to Switzerland

Turner regularly sent incomplete canvases to the Royal Academy or the British Institution exhibitions, and then finished the pictures in a last-minute frenzy, often using the so-called Varnishing Day prior to an exhibition’s opening to add vital details that made …  More