Category: NGV Collection

Tara Maharana Sarup Singh hunting at Haridas ki Magri 1844-45

Maharana Sarup Singh ruled the Rajput kingdom of Mewar, centred on Udaipur, between 1842 and 1861. Courtly activities were recorded by artists including Tara and his son Sivalal, who faithfully documented hunting scenes, religious festivals and political meetings, complete with …  More

The conservation of Kore (Acc.No.1045A-D4)

Following my last blog post  on the conservation work on the NGV’s Kore (Acc.No.1045A-D4) I have some updates to share.   After one of the previously mended breaks came apart, all remains of the old adhesive needed to be removed. …  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

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