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J. M. W. TURNER Falls of Schaffhausen (Val d’Aosta) (c. 1845)

It is unknown whether this painting is a study of atmospheric effects, complete in itself, or a background field of colour and texture awaiting finishing touches. Turner regularly sent incomplete canvases to the Royal Academy or British Institution exhibitions, then …  More

The Telepathy Project at White Night 2014

The final part of our Melbourne Now project “Dreaming the Collection” will occur during White Night 2014 and you are invited to send us your dreams and to join us for a dusk-till-dawn dream recital from 7pm to 7am on …  More

Edvard Munch Towards the forest II (Mot skogen II) (1915)

The Norwegian artist Edvard Munch was interested in the expression of fundamental human emotions, such as despair, fear, melancholy and jealousy. In this image the forest is not so much a representation of nature as a psychological landscape. It is …  More

Melbourne Now February program highlights

Community Hall has been graced by countless collectives, artists, cultures and communities since its inception in November. As we draw close to a busy January we look forward to a jam packed schedule of programming throughout February. As part of …  More

Samantha Hobson Bust ‘im up 2000

This landmark work from Samantha Hobson’s first solo exhibition rages against the problems of alcohol abuse and domestic violence that beset the lives of young women in the Lockhart River community, Queensland. Disinterested in the minutiae of dots and lines …  More

WIN a night at Melbourne Now for you and your friends

This is your chance to host your own private party at the NGV. You and up to 30 friends will have exclusive access to Darren Sylvester’s dance floor plus a highlights tour of Melbourne Now at NGV International. Drinks and …  More

Max Dupain Sunbaker 1937

Max Dupain’s Sunbaker is Australia’s best known photograph and was printed by the artist in two versions. Although it was taken many years after the First World War, memories of bronzed Anzacs were still strong enough to give this image …  More