Making plans for the weekend? Book tickets to NGV Friday Nights and experience art and live music in the Gallery after hours. This week’s headline performer is Dave Graney ‘n’ The Coral Snakes. Book now: [ Link ]

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Recognised as among the most influential British artists of the past century, learn about David Hockney in this landmark publication exploring the artist’s contemporary works through illustrations and essays. Available at NGV design store: [ Link ]

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“It is critical that you understand deeply who you are and what's important to you, and don't compromise your integrity. This will provide an essential framing for making decisions, and will facilitate the successful navigation of difficult situations.”

Hear Helen Conway, a woman of many roles including Deputy Chair at Aon Superannuation Pty Ltd, Director at ReachOut Australia, and Chair of...
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Get ready. Brook Andrew: The Right to Offend is Sacred opens this Friday. See over 100 works by this Australian artist of considerable daring and flair and join a conversation with Andrew this Sat 4 Mar. Free entry at NGV Australia, Federation Square: [ Link ]

Photo: Michael Schwarz
Go behind-the-scenes with Pageant (Official) and NGV’s Curator of Fashion and Textiles, Danielle Whitfield, to take a look at some of their favourite fashion pieces in the NGV Collection: [ Link ]

Teens can also take part on Sat 4 Mar 12.30pm: [ Link ]
Claudia Moodoonunthi’s six handcrafted tables are eclectic in shape and size, each representing a personal connection for this young Aboriginal artist. Five tables pay homage to the senior members of her Kaiadilt family on Bentinck Island and the sixth, references Mickey Mouse because Moodoonuthi ‘always wanted to go to Disneyland’.

See Moodoonuthi’s tables in Who’s Afraid of Colour? − a...
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Often considered the father of modern sculpture, many of Auguste Rodin’s notable works were criticised during his lifetime. On the centenary of his death, NGV curators celebrate this world-renowned artist in a series of free talks throughout March: [ Link ]

Image: Installation view of Auguste Rodin, The thinker (Le Penseur) 1884. National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Felton Bequest,...
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Just announced! Our summer blockbuster – the 2017 NGV Triennial – will be a free exhibition traversing all four levels of NGV International. Featuring the work of 60 artists and designers from more than 30 countries around the globe, including Formafantasma, Yayoi Kusama, Guo Pei, Pet Lamp and Bula’bula artists, Ron Mueck and more: [ Link ]

Presented by Creative Victoria. Principal...
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The NGV began collecting Chinese art in 1862. Today, the Collection houses some 2,000 pieces including 17th-18th century Avalokiteshvara (pictured). Explore the Art of China on Level 1 of NGV International, free entry.

Image: Avalokiteshvara (17th century-18th century)
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1966
Contemporary jewellery collections. Shop in-store or online at NGV design store: [ Link ]
Planning a perfect end to the weekend? Grab a drink and a bite to eat while you enjoy live music from CAMP COPE in the final NGV Summer Sundays session. Free entry, 1–6pm: [ Link ]
Tomorrow is your last chance to see Viktor&Rolf: Fashion Artists. While you’re here, join a floor talk at 11am with Janice Breen Burns – fashion journalist and Editor of Free with exhibition entry: [ Link ]

Image: installation view of Viktor&Rolf: Fashion Artists at NGV International.
A world awaits you in David Hockney: Current. Go exploring this weekend at NGV International: [ Link ]

With thanks to Principal Partner, Mercedes-Benz Australia.

Image: David Hockney, The arrival of spring in Woldgate, East Yorkshire in 2011 (twenty eleven) – 31 May, No.1 (detail) at NGV International. Collection of the artist. © David Hockney
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Art moves from the walls to the floor in conceptual artist Lawrence Weiner’s latest installation OUT OF SIGHT. This interactive hopscotch features phrases relating to self-visualisation, self-awareness and visualisation, encouraging participants to navigate the path, both physically and intellectually: [ Link ]
At a time when gender equality is on the national agenda, how can female leaders facilitate positive change? On International Women’s Day (8 March), hear from key female figures – Talitha Cummins, Prof Jane den Hollander and Helen Conway – in discussion with ABC Radio National broadcaster, Amanda Smith. Book now: [ Link ]

Image: Ann Newmarch
Women hold up half the sky! 1978...
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Opening tomorrow: The Language of Ornament. Explore the evolution and reinterpretation of familiar design motifs including shells, scrolls, flowers and mythical creatures with more than 90 works from the NGV Collection. Free entry at NGV International: [ Link ]

Image: Italy, Apulia
The Konnakis Group (attributed to)
Squat lekythos (Apulian Gnathian ware) 350 BCE
National Gallery of...
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Children become fashion designers in Atelier: Viktor&Rolf for Kids. Come enjoy this immersive space inspired by the fantasy and storytelling of Viktor&Rolf before it closes on Sun 26 Feb. Free entry: [ Link ]

With thanks to the Truby & Florence Williams Charitable Trust, the Crown Resorts Foundation and the Packer Family Foundation, and the Spotlight Foundation for their support of...
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‘Italian design has a sense of elegance, a sense of modernity and some craziness thrown in the middle.’ Art Director Patrizia Moroso, of Moroso, speaks about Italian design in the Jan-Feb issue of NGV Magazine. Get your copy now at NGV design store and online: [ Link ]

You can also watch the full interview on NGV Channel: [ Link ]
What does suburbia mean to Australians and how have creatives captured its beauty, sadness and isolation? Hear from an artist, architect and writer as they each share their perspective with ABC Radio National broadcaster, Michael Mackenzie, on Sat 25 Feb, 3pm. Free entry: [ Link ]

Image: Haven’t you always wanted…? by M@ STUDIO Architects for the 2016 NGV Architecture...
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Art meets high fashion, live music and fine wine at NGV Friday Nights. Join the party from 6–10pm for your last chance to see Viktor&Rolf: Fashion Artists after hours: [ Link ]

Video from Chadstone The Fashion Capital, supporter of Viktor&Rolf: Fashion Artists. With thanks to Event Partner Yering Station.