C&G’s Guide to September NGV exhibitions

The National Gallery of Victoria is bustling with visitors keen to see the Terracotta Warriors and Cai Guo-Qiang exhibit, but if you’ve already been you may be interested in some of the other shows the gallery currently has on offer. In this C&G blog, we highlight several superb exhibits that will shortly be closing. Make sure to check them out before they leave Melbourne!

SO-IL: Viewing China

Solid Objects – Idenburg Liu is a New York architectural design firm presenting several items from the NGV’s collection within vibrant geometrically shaped acrylics. It complements the gallery’s current engagement with Chinese art and design, and seeks to establish a connection between historical artefacts and contemporary design. You can enjoy free entry, but hurry as this exhibition is the first to end on September 3! All the details can be found here.

Designing Women

This extraordinary exhibition showcases nearly 40 years of dynamic designs from prominent female artists. Enjoy works from the fashion, jewellery, architecture and digital industries and admire the impact that women have made on contemporary culture. You will be able to gain free entry until the exhibition closes on September 29. All the details can be found here.

Julian Rosefeldt: In the Land of Drought

Lie down and relax to this 43-minute feature on the current issues of climate change and environmental damage. This is the latest work from German artist and filmmaker Julian Rosefeldt, and was shot entirely by drone in Morocco and Germany. More information can be found here, but until 29 September you will be able to enjoy this short film for free.

Imari Porcelain: Brocades of Translucent Colour

This is the first time Imari ware has been showcased in Australia, and many works are the only example of their design in existence! Imari is a highly valued Japanese porcelain that was very popular in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Their designs align with Japan’s admiration of nature and belief in the supernatural. This exhibition showcases over 130 pieces of Imari designs and is only available until 29 September so don’t miss out! Click here for more information.

If you would like to see what other exciting works the NGV is showcasing, make sure you check out the full program here.



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