December 19, 2017 - National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne - NGV Triennial
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December 19, 2017
December 19, 2017

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Ron Mueck, Mass (detail), 2016–17. National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. © Ron Mueck. Generously gifted by the Felton Bequest, 2017.

NGV Triennial
December 15, 2017–April 15, 2018

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
180 St Kilda Rd
Melbourne VIC 3000
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The inaugural NGV Triennial presents an unprecedented, large-scale exhibition of international art, design and architecture from December 15, 2017 to April 15, 2018 at the National Gallery of Victoria.

Free and exclusive to Melbourne, the NGV Triennial showcases major works by more than 100 artists and designers from 32 countries, transforming all four levels of NGV International.

Traversing established, mid-career and emerging practitioners at the forefront of their fields, the NGV Triennial artists and designers are exploring some of the critical issues of our time through practices embracing cutting edge technologies, from 3D printing to robotics, as well as performance, film, painting, drawing, installation and fashion design, tapestry and sculpture.

Tony Ellwood, Director, NGV, said, "The inaugural NGV Triennial offers our audiences the opportunity to engage with some of the most vital and significant international contemporary art and design. An exhibition such as this offers artists and designers an invaluable platform to investigate the social, cultural, scientific and physiological questions of our contemporary world. We hope the NGV Triennial will become a critical and ongoing cultural asset for Victoria."

As part of the NGV Triennial, twenty large-scale new artworks have been commissioned by the NGV, creating a legacy for both the NGV Collection and wider community. These major NGV commissions include architecture, design, sculpture, installation, moving image and interactive works exploring new media and technology.

Further world-premiere highlights commissioned by the NGV and other major acquisitions include: Ron Mueck (Australia), Yayoi Kusama (Japan), Xu Zhen (China), Guo Pei (China), Sissel Tolaas (Norway), Alexandra Kehayoglou (Argentina), Candice Breitz (South Africa), Estudio Campana (Brazil), Yarrenyty Arltere Artists (Australia) and Elliat Rich (Australia), Formafantasma (The Netherlands), Nendo (Japan), Richard Mosse (Ireland), teamLab (Japan), We Make Carpets (The Netherlands) and the 2017 NGV Architecture Commission. 

Occurring every three years, the NGV Triennial is supported by the Victorian Government through the Creative State strategy.

The NGV Triennial will be on display at NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, from December 15, 2017 to April 15, 2018. Entry is free.

Further information and the full NGV Triennial program is available from the NGV website:

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