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National Gallery of Victoria  The oldest and most visited Australian art gallery. Two locations: NGV International & NGV Australia. Tag #NGV to be featured.

Australian troops parading down Collins Street in 1939, as captured by E. G. Adamson.
NGV is open from 1–5pm today.

Image: E. G. Adamson
No title (Troops parading in Collins Street)
(c. 1939)
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Mr E. V. C. Adamson, 1982

When you visit Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor, look up. You will find yourself walking beneath some of Calder’s quintessential mobile forms. #NGV #Calder

Image: Installation view Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor at NGV International
© 2019 Calder Foundation, New York / Copyright Agency, Australia.

"Transparency is inspired by the theme of individuality. Following a conversation with my mother, I explored the topic through Dan, both in and out of his drag costume. Dan and Nancy are represented through large, drawn, red-and-blue opposing portraits. The use of anaglyph 3D glasses in the making and viewing demonstrates the separation of the two personalities and the fundamental complexity and richness of human identity." – Brianna Burns. Swipe to see Transparency's subject Nancy viewing this piece, on display in Top Arts, NGV Australia. #NGV #TopArtsNGV

Image 1: Brianna Burns
Transparency 2018
Beaconhills College, Pakenham
© Brianna Burns

Do any Melburnians recognise this scene? Autumn in the Fitzroy Gardens, as painted by John Mather in 1894. #NGV #Melbourne

Image: John Mather
Autumn in the Fitzroy Gardens
1894
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased 1895

We hope your long weekend is looking something like this. NGV is open 10–5 both Easter Sunday and Easter Monday. #NGV

Image: Rupert Bunny
Shrimp fishers at Saint-Georges
(Pêcheurs de crevettes à Saint-Georges)
(c. 1910)
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1946

Calder’s fascination with the movement of seals dates back to his 1925 circus and zoo drawings. In his 1926 book, Animal Sketching, Calder wrote that ‘mental and physical processes … must be in perfect coordination in order to transmit even something of the extravagant rhythmic movement of this graceful animal.’ This abstract standing mobile titled Performing Seal (pictured right) demonstrates a similar animating fluency with its purely geometric metal shapes and contours. Its descriptive title was likely chosen by Calder’s dealer because the upward curve of the base and balancing array of discs resembles a performing seal. #NGV #NGVCalder

Kids can see this exhibition for free these school holidays | Until 22 April

Image: Installation view Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor at NGV International
© 2019 Calder Foundation, New York / Copyright Agency, Australia.

We are open 10–5 today, and regular hours throughout the long weekend. Enjoy the sunshine Melbourne #NGV #Melbourne

Warm up this winter at #NGVFridayNights and discover China’s ancient terracotta warriors alongside new works by one of the world’s most exciting contemporary artists, Cai Guo-Qiang. Dine at the Hutong Dumpling Bar, enjoy after-hours access to the exhibition and see some of Australia’s best bands and performers play live in NGV’s Great Hall. Book now via link in profile.

With thanks to Principal Partner @goldenagegroup Major Partner @amexau Event Partners @asahibeer_au @yeringstation

We are open right throughout the Easter long weekend. Check out the exciting range of programs, exhibitions and free activities happening at the Gallery. Link in profile for details. #NGVKids #Melbourne

In an unprecedented, world premiere exhibition, the National Gallery of Victoria will present the work of two of the most significant and influential artists of the late twentieth century in Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines. Exclusive to Melbourne, the exhibition will offer new and fascinating insights into their unique visual languages and reveal, for the first time, the many intersections between their lives, practices and ideas. Opening December 1, 2019. #NGV #HaringBasquiat

With thanks to Principal Partner @mercedesbenzau

Image 1: Keith Haring
Untitled 1982
acrylic on vinyl tarpaulin with metal grommets
308.6 x 301.6 cm
Private collection
Keith Haring artwork © Keith Haring Foundation
Image 2: Jean-Michel Basquiat
Untitled 1982
oilstick, acrylic, and spray paint on canvas
183.0 x 173.0 cm
Private collection
© Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Licensed by Artestar, New York

Get ready Melbourne, KAWS is coming to NGV, September 2019. #NGV #Kaws

Image: (foreground)
KAWS
CLEAN SLATE 2015
bronze, paint
180.0 x 98.0 x 87.0 cm
(background)
KAWS
SURVIVAL MACHINE 2015 (detail)
acrylic on canvas
284.5 x 233.7 cm (each) (5 parts)
Photo: Jonty Wilde

We are deeply saddened by the fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral and send our support to the people of Paris who are working tirelessly to save this cultural and historical icon.

Image: Edouard BALDUS
Notre Dame, Paris
(c. 1852-1853); printed (1880s)
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented by the National Gallery Women's Association, 1995

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