Tag Archives: National Gallery of Victoria

John Olsen Exhibition

This well known artist had never been near the top of my most admired Australian artists, but after viewing his exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria, his work left a deep impression on me. Continue reading John Olsen Exhibition

Last Look in NGV’s Australian Section

After my Aboriginal tour through the National Gallery of Victoria, I had one more section to visit — the Heidelberg School, and in particular, Fred McCubbin. In the 1800s, the artist left the traditional method of indoor painting and ventured outside to embody the real Australia. Continue reading Last Look in NGV’s Australian Section

Aboriginal Stringy Bark Paintings

Nonggirrnga Marawila — Thunderman raining down

Along with rock paintings, bark paintings were among the original art works created by Aboriginal peoples of Australia. Continue reading Aboriginal Stringy Bark Paintings

The NGV’s Aboriginal Weaving

The National Gallery of Victoria is my favourite gallery in the world. That’s because I’ve never discovered a better gallery that displays some of the finest Aboriginal work. Every visit to Melbourne, I return to this free gallery and discover something new. Continue reading The NGV’s Aboriginal Weaving