There is no better time to be in Melbourne city than now to experience the exhibitions at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV). Within walking distance from Treasury on Collins, you can enjoy a day or a weekend viewing international works at our doorsteps.
Here are our picks
#1 Terracotta Warriors ‘Guardians of Immortality’ and Cai Guo Qiang
Discovered accidentally by farmers in Xian, China in 1974, this phenomenal discovery is one of wonderment and craftsmanship. The 8,000 individually crafted soldiers are considered the 8th Wonder of the world. Read more interesting facts about the Terracotta Warriors here.
In parallel with the Terracotta Warrior exhibition is the work of Cai Guo Qiang. Murmuration (landscape) is the installation of 10,000 pigeons each pigmented in Qiang’s signature gunpowder explosion. it is also the goal of the NGV to acquire this installation as a permanent piece for the gallery.
Opens 24 May, ticket can be purchased here
The NGV and philanthropist Judith Nielson present ‘A Fairy Tale in Red Times: Works from the White Rabbit Collection’ of 26 Chinese artists. Entry is free.
#3 The Krystyna Campbell-Pretty Fashion Gift exhibition
The NGV just got a lot more stylish with The Krystyna Campbell-Pretty Fashion Gift exhibition. There are over 200 garments on display that outlines Parisian fashion from the late 19th century to now. Currently on display until 14 July and is a free exhibition.
American artist Alexander Calder is renowned for changing the art of sculpturing by making them move. On display are 100 sculptures and pictorial exhibitions. Tickets are required.