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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

Pablo Picasso Portrait of a young woman, after Cranach the Younger, II 1958

Portrait of a young woman, after Cranach the Younger, II is Picasso’s interpretation of a painting by Renaissance artist Lucas Cranach the Younger. The extraordinary five-colour print was Picasso’s first published linocut, made when the artist was seventy-seven years old. …  More

Katsushika Hokusai The great wave off Kanagawa (c.1830)

With his unique social observations, innovative approach to design and mastery of the brush, Katsushika Hokusai created some of the most iconic, engaging images in the history of Japanese art. The Great wave off Kanagawa, from Hokusai’s Thirty-six views of …  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

Tully Moore & Tony Garifalakis

TG: Your work in Melbourne Now utilises an array of visual fragments in its compositional structure, what are the sources of these elements and is it important to you that they are recognisable to the viewer?   TM: I guess this …  More

Ash Keating & Steaphan Paton

    AK: In Melbourne Now, one half of your artwork, Cloaked Combat, hangs directly next to my video West Park Proposition, and it strikes me as a wonderful and unexpected connection and interplay. It has been great learning more about …  More

A poetic engagement in reproduction #1

For my Melbourne Now installation, A poetic engagement in reproduction #1, I was drawn to a group of eighteenth Century brocade fragments from the NGV’s Fashion and Textiles Collection. These works were a reference point for the production of a …  More