You will be surprised what you find just behind the glass – below is is a recent piece by artist Artist – Ichwan Noo which was on display.
VW CARS COMPRESSED INTO PERFECT SPHERES AND CUBES
NATIONAL GALLERY of VICTORIA, INTERNATIONAL
– Since 1861, the National Gallery of Victoria has been displaying art works for the enjoyment of the community. In the mid-1990s, the gallery acknowledged that its St Kilda Road building could no longer successfully meet the demands of its growing collection and extensive exhibitions schedule.
The Collection is split between The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia at Federation Square, home of Australian art, and NGV International at St Kilda Road, the redeveloped building dedicated to the gallery’s magnificent international artworks.
Visitors have two wonderful NGV buildings dedicated to bringing art and people together.
If you have limited time, a suggestion is to choose one gallery and focus on that collection. But if nothing else walk into the building to look at the architecture. One must is to walk to the back of the building to look at the Great Hall, either lay on the carpet or stools and see if you can spot the Australian animals. In particular look for a turtle, wombat and rainbow serpent.
Founded in 1953, Melbourne Theatre Company is the oldest professional theatre company in Australia. It is a semi-autonomous department of the University of Melbourne. See the current season repetoire and productions – BOOK HERE or look at the subscription season. The MTC has a full education program and a studio program, it is not only Victoria’s major theatre company, but one of the major performing arts companies in Australia and one of the largest theatre companies in the English-speaking world.
In January 2009, the MTC Theatre, the Company’s new performance home, opened on Southbank Boulevard in the heart of Melbourne’s cultural precinct, allowing much of our season to be performed on the new 500-seat stage of the Sumner Theatre. There is also the 150-seat Lawler Studio, which will allow the Company to develop edgier works and new writers. With the Company continuing to stage works at the Arts Centre’s Playhouse (850 seats) and Fairfax Studio (350 seats), we have, for the first time in many years, access to the widest range of venue sizes to suit any play we might wish to produce.
The Company in 2009 has also moved its Headquarters from Ferrars Street, Southbank, where it has been since the 1970s, to new renovated offices and workshops in Sturt Street.
Despite all these exciting developments, the Company’s mission has not changed since the first season more than fifty years ago:
To produce classic and contemporary Australian and international theatre with style, passion and world class artistic excellence in order to entertain, challenge and enrich audiences in Melbourne, Victoria and Australia.
Hosier Lane is located between Flinders Lane and Flinders Street opposite the entrance to Federation Square Atrium, and well worth the walk across the road. The walls of this and adjacent laneway buildings form the canvas for the artists work. To some ‘Tagging’ as this art is frequently called, is frowned upon – even these folk I think may walk away thinking WOW!!.
If you are visiting at the weekend you may even catch some Melbourne’s newly weds in vintage cars using the laneway as the backdrop to their wedding photos.
At the end of the lane is located two Spanish Tapas Bars, the perfect place to end your walk and visit to this space.