Coming a long way from a small exhibition space at the Victorian State Library in 1861, the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) now boasts two architecturally renowned galleries, a $3.3 billion collection value, and a place in the world’s Top 20 Most Visited Galleries list. This year it turns 150 years young.
To celebrate this epic milestone in the history of Australia’s first public art gallery, NGV are planning a pretty solid soiree dubbed the NGV 150 pARTy in Melbourne on May 28th & 29th. More details on the rendezvous will be available in February, but in the meantime why not pop round and make your mark in Australian art history?
Pictured, an installation from a forthcoming exhibition at the NGV ‘ManStyle’ that runs from March 11th to November 27th. NGV is situated in Federation Square, and NGV International in St Kilda Road, Melbourne.
(Image from Melbourne fashion house 1983-1985 by Sara Thorn, designer, Australia born 1961, and Bruce Slorach, designer Australia born 1961. Jacket and kilt 1985. Presented by the National Gallery Women’s Association, 1995).