Read short-form essays by leading art curators and writers about key NGV works and exhibitions.
Serena Bentley (Assistant Curator, Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Victoria): How did you both meet? Kristi Monfries: I had known about Joel for many years as a result of his … More
Introduction In 1913 Merric Boyd’s parents bought him a plot of land in the newly formed suburb of Murrumbeena, on what was then the south-eastern fringe of Melbourne. The land was … More
David Hurlston, Curator, Australian Art, National Gallery of Victoria: Nostalgia for Obsolete Futures is an amazing exhibition. It includes work you have made between 2009 and the present, in a wide range … More
The exhibition Three Perfections: Poetry, Calligraphy and Painting in Chinese Art explores the interconnections between poetry, calligraphy and painting. In traditional China scholars and scholar-officials were cultivated in these arts as vehicles … More
Nature had not only painted there in all her hues But there the sweetness of a thousand scents Was blended in one fragrance strange and new. Dante Aligheri, The Divine … More
Negoro refers to simple and elegant red lacquer objects that were produced during Japan’s medieval period, between the twelfth and seventeenth centuries. Embodying the ancient sense of Japanese beauty, the minimalistic forms … More