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Melbourne Design Week: NGV 2019 – Shaping the World’s Future

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Melbourne Design Week 2019 program is about business technology and community coming together to enrich Australian culture and society through design excellence

Detail of 17th-century portrait of Murasaki Shikibu, wearing the j?nihitoe, by Tosa Mitsuoki (1617–1691)

The Tale of Genji: A Japanese Classic Illuminated at The Met

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Written c1000 at the imperial court in Japan by the Lady Murasaki Shikibu The Tale of Genji has had a profound effect on the evolution of literature and romance

Tapestry by van Aelst, Designed by Pieter Coecke van Aelst (Netherlandish, Aelst 1502–1550 Brussels), ca. 1548. Story of Creation: God Accuses Adam and Eve after the Fall (detail). Woven under the direction of Jan de Kempeneer (Netherlandish, active 1540–56) and Frans Ghieteels (Netherlandish, active ca. 1545–after 1581), by 1551. wool, silk and gilt metallic thread

Tapestry: Thousands of Threads Weaving the Story of Life

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Tapestry is a hand-woven material with a ribbed surface created as the design is woven, the combinations of threads forming a picture, weaving the story of life

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The Pursuit of Pattern: David Roche, House Museum & Gallery

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TDRF Adelaide, presents The Pursuit of Pattern, exploring the fashion and ‘taste’ for inlaid surfaces in England and Europe from the late 17th – 19th centuries

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The Winter Show – 65 Years of Arts, Design and History

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Celebrating 65 years of helping others improve their lives is a ten day annual benefit, The Winter Show for the charitable East Side House Settlement, New York

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Escher and nendo: Between 2 Worlds – NGV World Premiere Show

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Escher and nendo: Between Two Worlds, a world premiere exhibition now open at NGV International, features dazzling 3 dimensional and immersive optical illusions

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NGV: 2018 Architecture Commission – Doubleground Unveiled

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My visit to the Grollo Equiset Garden at the NGV to view its 2018 Architectural Commission Doubleground was all in all an experience to both admire and treasure