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Melbourne Now countdown – day 39

My work for Melbourne Now is titled Someday Soon, after the Ian Tyson song of the same name. Many artists have covered the song, but my favourite is Judy Collins’ version. At the time I made this work I think …  More

Melbourne Now countdown – day 44

Melbourne artist Tomislav Nikolic (b. 1970) is known for luminous abstract paintings that draw on a wide range of references from classical art to Minimalism, from popular culture to esoteric colour theory.   JD: For Melbourne Now you are presenting …  More

Melbourne Now countdown – day 51

Stephen Bram (born Melbourne 1961) is renowned for works that investigate relationships between painting, the representation of architectural space and the everyday world.  Since the late 1980s his abstract geometric paintings, drawings, large-scale wall-based works, light installations, films and spatial …  More

Melbourne Now countdown – day 53

Senior Curator, Indigenous Art, Judith Ryan, spoke to Kent Morris about the Indigenous Arts in Prisons and Community Pilot Program. Two of the artists who have been nurtured by this program have produced innovative works that will be featured in Melbourne Now. …  More

Melbourne Now countdown – day 55

It has been exciting working with the multi-disciplinary artist Darren Sylvester this year on a major new commission for Melbourne Now.  Among many ideas for new projects, Darren proposed the extraordinary concept of creating a large-scale illuminated dance floor within …  More

Melbourne Now countdown – day 57

Michelle Hamer is an architect turned textile artist whose work interrogates the vernacular of Melbourne’s civic landscape. Since 2005 Hamer has made small-scale needlepoint tapestries that reference forms of text and signage in the urban environment. Interested in language and meaning, …  More

Melbourne Now countdown – day 58

Commissioned to produce a large-scale drawing for Melbourne Now, Jan Senbergs has created a panoramic four panel work Extended Melbourne labyrinth that presents a birds-eye view of our sprawling metropolis. Cathy Leahy, Senior Curator of Prints and Drawings, caught up …  More