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Vincent Van Gogh’s four seasons in one day in Melbourne


The National Gallery of Victoria’s annual ‘Winter Masterpiece’ series usually brings out the word ‘blockbuster’, but this year’s is more boutiquebuster. Its Van Gogh and the Seasons opening today at the St Kilda Road gallery is the largest collection of Van Gogh artworks to ever travel to Australia but its 50 paintings and drawing by the Dutch artist (1853-1890) make it

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Win tickets to NGV Friday Nights with Van Gogh and Toby Martin


Experience Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition Van Gogh and the Seasons after-hours, every Friday from 28 April – 7 July. Enjoy classical string quartet recitals, drop into exhibition talks, grab a bite to eat and wrap up your night with live performances by international and Australian acts in the Great Hall. On May 5, Australian singer-songwriter and

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New Bill Henson works at NGV Melbourne


Photographer Bill Henson shows 23 recent works including landscapes, portraiture and classical sculpture captured in museum settings in this new exhibition as part of the NGV’s “Festival of Photography” running all year. The festival coincides with the 50th anniversary of the NGV’s Photography Department. The show is at the NGV International, St Kilda Road, Melbourne

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WATCH: Curator’s guide to John Olsen’s ‘You Beaut Country’ blockbuster


John Olsen is regarded as one of Australia’s greatest living artists. He is among the last of the Australian greats who came to fame in the 1950s and 1960s for their abstracted way of looking at the Australian landscape. In the following video recorded by Daily Review, the National Gallery of Victoria’s David Hurlston (senior curator of Australian

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Win tickets to David Hockney and Tripod at NGV, Melbourne


Celebrate the closing weekend of summer blockbuster exhibition David Hockney: Current with a special Saturday Night at NGV event, featuring an exclusive live performance by ARIA award winners and musical-comedy legends Tripod. The evening will also offer visitors the final opportunity to experience David Hockney’s art after-hours, an illuminating exhibition talk and a live set in the

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Bali Nine member Myuran Sukumaran’s gut-wrenching debut exhibition opens


The title for the first major exhibition of art works by Myuran Sukumaran, Another Day in Paradise, came directly from the executed drug smuggler himself. Those words appeared in a subject line of an email sent to artist and Sukumaran’s mentor Ben Quilty, following a particularly violent riot at Bali’s Kerobokan Prison. For the last four years

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The National: Sydney’s major new biennial reveals 2017 line-up


The Art Gallery of NSW, the Museum of Contemporary Art and Carriageworks have this morning announced 49 artists who will be presenting work for the inaugural The National: New Australian Art.  The single curated program will be held across the three venues from March 30, 2017. It will be the city’s largest exhibition focused on contemporary

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