Tag Archives: artists

Brendan Huntley & Jess Johnson

In an new series of blog posts, we are asking pairs of Melbourne Now artists to consider each others work. First up is Brendan Huntley and Jess Johnson.   Jess Johnson on Brendan Huntley   This year Brendan and I …  More

Melbourne Now open studios

Melbourne Now is a pulse check of Melbourne’s art scene. As you wander through the galleries at both NGV International and NGV Australia you are met with some of our most prominent artists and discover some who will soon be …  More

Melbourne Now countdown – day 1

On the eve of the opening of Melbourne Now I have butterflies. Not because I am an exhibiting artist about to celebrate with everyone involved in this extravaganza, but because I am about to create a large-scale billboard painting intervention …  More

Melbourne Now countdown – day 7

The pre-contact art system of South-East Australia, which is embodied in men’s shields and other ritual objects of material culture, finds powerful and explicit expression in Melbourne Now. The repeated incised or painted crosshatched, herringbone, zigzag, chevron, diamond, rhombic, parallel …  More

Melbourne Now countdown – day 11

Sam Leach has been exhibiting his meticulously detailed oil paintings since 2003. He discusses his painting, Sebeok on safari (2013), which will be on display in Melbourne Now.   Sebeok on safari is a polyptych of 24 panels, each 50cm …  More

Melbourne Now countdown – day 14

This week the installation of Patrick Pound’s Melbourne Now work, The Gallery of Air, began. The project brings together more than 100 works from across the NGV Collection and around 300 works from the collection of the artist. Comprising artworks …  More

Melbourne Now countdown – day 18

The public programs team having been gearing up for Melbourne Now by organising numerous programs.  What better way to open the first three days then with 23 floor talks presented by various contemporary artists, designers and architects represented in the …  More