National Gallery Victoria – Cultural Diversity in Action

The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is a leading institution in Australia showcasing arts and culture in a stunning array – cultural diversity in action. It has two centres, NGV International, St Kilda Road and NGV Australia, Ian Potter Centre, Federation Square opp Flinders Street Station. You can mark Sorry Day and Reconciliation Week, by attending a thought-provoking week of conversation, film and performance. Programs will feature the talented artists who have work in the NGV’s collection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art. Starts 25th May and highlights include Floor Talk Series: Found Histories on Thursday 29 May, Thursday 5, 12 and 19 Jun, 12.30pm, Screening Showcase of Warwick Thornton’s films Saturday 31 May & Sunday 1 June, 2pm and Mabo Day Performance with Monica Weightman on Tuesday 3 June at 2pm –  NGV Australia, Fed Square, Ground Level – Entry is FREE

Mid-Century Modern: Australian Furniture Design starts 30th May NGV Australia (Fed Square) – Entry fees apply View exciting Australian designs from Grant Featherston’s iconic plywood Contour range to Gordon Andrews elegant designs for home and office. Find out how mid-century modern furniture design turned its back on the overstuffed and ornate examples of the previous decades and revolutionised the contemporary interior.

Become a Fashion Detective. Join Mitchell Oakley Smith, fashion journalist and author, for a keynote lecture examining the influence of narrative and storytelling in fashion and the museum’s role in representing fashion to contemporary audiences, followed by a Q&A led by Fashion Detective Curator, Danielle Whitfield. Presented in conjunction with the Emerging Writers Festival 2014. Free entry, bookings essential

Continuing a recent series of major commissions by leading international artists for Federation Court at NGV International, the National Gallery of Victoria is delighted to present a major suite of new sculptural works by Italian artist Paola Pivi. You started it…I finish it is an installation designed for Federation Court encompassing eight life-size sculptures of bears, adorned with neon-coloured feathers in Federation Court at NGV International.

View the Winter Masterpieces Exhibition Italian Masterpieces from the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid, the first time this exciting collection of art assembled by the Royal court of Spain from the 16th to the 18th centuries, has ever left Spain. Stunning works by great master artists such as Raphael, Tiepolo, Titian and Guido Reni to name a few. Admission Fees Bookings and Read More NGV Website

Join the Lecture Series Italian Art and Spanish Patronage 1500 – 1800 and uncover the stories of the artists in Italian Masterpieces and the fascinating history of Italian art and patronage in this weekly lecture series with local historians. Bookings Essential and Read More NGV Website

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