National Gallery of Victoria

The Golden Age on St Kilda Road

Patrick McCaughey
16 May 2019

A shift in the European mind is taking hold. The stable democracies of Germany and the Netherlands contrast sharply with an unstabl More

Māori markings: Tā moko (National Gallery of Australia)

David Hansen
25 March 2019

The traditional Western art museum is struggling a bit. Its former role as a repository of national valu More

Escher X nendo | Between Two Worlds (National Gallery of Victoria)

Sophie Knezic
13 December 2018
The Dutch printmaker M.C. Escher is one of the few twentieth-century artists who became almost universally known by the general public from the 1960s on. Constructed as visual paradoxes with More

'Making the Australian Quilt: 1800-1950' (NGV Australia)

Margaret Robson Kett
25 July 2016

With a needle on cloth, Mary Jane Hannaford preserved her sharp observations of people as stout appliquéd figures set amidst interpretative renditions of Australian animals. Late in life More

Degas: A new vision (National Gallery of Victoria)

Grazia Gunn
25 July 2016

Degas: A new vision is an exhibition of 206 works selected and presented by Henri Loyrette, the distinguished Degas scholar, former director of the Musée d'Orsay and subsequently More

Jan Senbergs: Observation–Imagination (National Gallery of Victoria)

Grazia Gunn
04 April 2016

Jan Senbergs: Observation-Imagination is a major retrospective survey of this artist's long career. The 120 works selected for exhibition range from his formative years in th More

Bunyips and Dragons (NGV)

Margaret Robson Kett
17 August 2015

The pleasures of looking at pictures from a young age inspired Albert Ullin. At the opening of this exhibition to mark his donation of eighty works by Australian children’s book illustrators to National Gallery of Victoria, he expressed the hope that they would be recognised as mainstream art.

In 1960, Ullin established the More

Peter Hill reviews 'Order and Variation' by Kirsty Grant

Peter Hill
02 March 2015

It was the great American Conceptual artist Sol LeWitt who organised Melbourne artist Robert Jacks’s first show in Manhattan. This was held at the New York Cultural Centre in 1971, part of a program where each exhibited artist nominated his successor. Jacks had been enjoying a stellar rise since his début solo exhibition at Gallery A in Melbourne in 1966, when he ... More

Napoleon rules at the NGV

Robert Aldrich
10 July 2012

Triumphalist march on St Kilda Road

Robert Aldrich


Napoleon: Revolution to Empire
edited by Ted Gott
National Gallery of Victoria, $49.95 hb, 327 pp, 9780724103560


Napoleon came to power as First Consul in 1799 after a coup d’état, having recentl ... More