In this work, Sally Gabori represents Dibirdibi, her husband’s Country on Bentinck Island. Dibirdibi is the story place of Dibirdibi, the Rock Cod ancestor who thrashed about, cutting out channels with his ventral fins and carving up the South Wellesley Islands. The artist remembered sheltering from cyclones there, drinking from the freshwater spring and gathering the long grass to weave into string bags and nets. • • • Image: Installation view Sally Gabori Dibirdibi Country 2007 Gununa, Mornington Island, Queensland National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Gift of Dr Terry Cutler, 2017
In 1946, Escher created the lithograph ‘Three Spheres II’, which is devoted to one of his biggest passions: reflection. This beautiful visual paradox showcases three spheres made from different materials arranged next to each other, each perfectly reflecting light. Swipe for detail #NGVEXN • • • Image 1: M. C. Escher Three spheres II April 1946 lithograph Escher Collection, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, the Netherlands © The M. C. Escher Company, the Netherlands. All rights reserved Image 2: Detail
This summer, @ngvdesignstore has invited Melbourne ceramist @jameslemon and fashion house @alpha60thelabel to create two exclusive ranges in response to the Escher X nendo | Between Two Worlds exhibition. James Lemon’s handmade ceramics offer a surprising counterpoint to the mathematical precision of Escher’s work while Alpha60’s garments and accessories draw inspiration from Escher’s love of pattern. Shop in-store and online @ngvdesignstore.
Julian Opie’s exhibition was created specifically in response to the NGV. A city of skyscrapers takes over Federation Court; a shoal of carp swim behind the waterfall facade; stone sheep graze in the gardens and a crowd of sculptures of people walking are caught mid stride in the lobby. View Julian Opie tonight at #NGVFridayNights. #NGV • • • Image: Installation views of Julian Opie on display at NGV International The NGV warmly thanks Emily and Michael Tong for their generous support of Julian Opie.
A heartfelt thank you to all of our visitors and followers, it’s because of you that NGV was just named the number 1 most-tagged location in Victoria on Instagram in 2018, and the 5th in Australia overall. We love seeing everyone's posts from their visit to the Gallery ♡ #NGV
Experience this summer’s major exhibition Escher X nendo | Between Two Worlds after hours at #NGVFridayNights with live music, guest DJs, pop-up bars, food and architecture taking over the Ground Floor and NGV Garden. Friday 14 December will feature a DJ Set by Hoodlem. Book your session via link in profile. • • • With thanks to Principal Partner @mercedesbenzau Major Event Partners @americanexpress @bombaysapphire Event Partners @asahibeer_au @yeringstation
Visions of Paradise presents the NGV’s collection of Indian court paintings and takes exhibition visitors on a journey to the opulent palaces, sumptuous lifestyles and cultural activities of the famed Indian Maharaja and Maharana of Rajasthan. Now open. #NGV • • • Image: TARA Maharana Shambhu Singh riding a young elephant 1864 National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Felton Bequest, 1980
Escher’s work, unlike that of the old masters, did not incorporate symbolic meaning; in fact, Escher deliberately steered clear of symbolism. Many prints potentially lend themselves to symbolic or philosophical interpretation, but the artist preferred to leave interpretation to the viewer. View ‘Reptiles’ on display in Escher X nendo | Between Two Worlds #NGVEXN #NGV • • • Image: M. C. Escher Reptiles March 1943 lithograph Escher Collection, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, the Netherlands © The M. C. Escher Company, the Netherlands. All rights reserved