Category: Programs

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

Melbourne Now countdown – day 15

As the entree to Melbourne Now, the NGV is hosting Melbourne’s Most Liveable Lunch, an iconic Melburnian culinary experience from 11–22 Nov. Chef Shane Delia has curated an incredible food experience.   What makes Melbourne the World’s Most Liveable City for the third year running? I suppose you would get a …  More

Collection Changeovers: From the Vaults

With over seventy thousand artworks in the NGV Collection, spanning from antiquity right through to contemporary art, we are fortunate to be the cultural custodians of some of the most exquisite and precious works of art. Therefore in an effort …  More

Melbourne now countdown – day 50

Calling all passionate collectors, enthusiasts and hobbyists of Melbourne!   Got an inkling for ink bottles? Crazy for cacti? A penchant for tin wind-up toys, vintage vinyl, swap cards, snow domes, Victorian-era electric shock therapy apparatus? The NGV would love …  More

National Reconciliation Week

Senior Curator, Indigenous Arts, Judith Ryan, explains the significance of Reconciliation week.   National Reconciliation Week was initiated in 1996 by Reconciliation Australia to celebrate Indigenous history and culture in Australia and foster reconciliation discussion and activities. It is held …  More

John Harding on Sorry Day

Respected Indigenous playwright, poet and bureaucrat, John Harding, will be giving a talk at the NGV on Sorry Day to discuss sorry business, and how all Australians can move forward in reconciliation. Here, John explains what Sorry Day is.   …  More

Michel Blazy’s ‘Bouquet final 2′ as part of White Night Melbourne

While so many exhibitions and programs in the NGV’s large calendar of events are organised months, if not years in advance, occasionally great opportunities present themselves at comparatively short notice. A wonderful example of this is Michel Blazy’s fantastical, and …  More