The National Gallery of Victoria is currently showing the power of art through a range of new virtual art programs. See here a selection of events on offer!
VIRTUAL TOUR: CAMILLE HENROT: IS TODAY TOMORROW
Experience the Camille Henrot: Is Today Tomorrow exhibition from home through the 3D interactive self-guided tour.
Camille Henrot is one of the most compelling contemporary artists working today. Born in Paris in 1978, the Berlin-based artist works across diverse media including sculpture, drawing, video and installation. Henrot references self-help, online second-hand marketplaces, cultural anthropology, literature, psychoanalysis, and social media to question what it means to be at once a private individual and a global subject.
In the 3D tour audiences can view key works from the past decade of Henrot’s practice including the blue, room-scale installation The Pale Fox 2014; Jewels from the Personal Collection of Princess Salimah Aga Khan 2011-2012 incorporating pressed flowers and the pages of a Christie’s auction catalogue; and a group of never before exhibited new works paper from the ongoing System of Attachment series.
NGV KIDS: UNDER 5s | MEMORY GAMES
Fri 10 Sep, Thu 16 Sep, Tue 21 Sep & Thu 30 Sep, various times | Virtual event, free, booking recommended.
In this online art making program for children aged 2 – 5, children will go back in time to the Edo period in Japan where people played memory games with golden clam shells.
Inspired by NGVs upcoming exhibition Golden Shells and the Gentle Mastery of Japanese Lacquer, children will practise counting and comparing while learning some of the stories behind traditional Japanese games. Children then watch an art-making demonstration so that they can create their own memory game using an NGV Kids activity sheet.
CURATOR GUIDED TOUR: AUSTRALIAN IMPRESSIONISM
Join guest curator Dr Anne Gray AM and NGV curators Dr Angela Hesson and Sophie Gerhard for a guided tour of She-Oak and Sunlight: Australian Impressionism. Throughout the tour you will hear about the highlights of the exhibition and the defining moments in Australian Impressionism.
She-Oak and Sunlight: Australian Impressionism features some of the most widely recognisable and celebrated works by Tom Roberts, Frederick McCubbin, Jane Sutherland, Arthur Streeton, Charles Conder, Clara Southern, John Russell and E. Phillips Fox, and brings to light lesser-known paintings by Iso Rae, May Vale, Jane Price and Ina Gregory. The exhibition presents these works in new and surprising contexts, exploring the impact of personal relationships, international influences and the importance of place on the trajectory of the movement.
VIRTUAL EVENT: WOMEN IMPRESSIONISTS: MARY CASSATT AND BERTHE MORISOT
Sat 28 Aug, 2pm – 2.40pm (AEST) | Virtual event, free
Join Meg Slater, Assistant Curator of International Exhibition Projects, NGV for a live program about artists Mary Cassatt and Berthe Morisot, who were central members of the Impressionist circle of nineteenth century France.
Learn more about the artist’s contributions to the Impressionist movement, the social and political context in which they worked and lived, and the legacy they leave both on and beyond the canvas.
The work of both Mary Cassatt and Berthe Morisot can be seen in NGVs French Impressionism from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston exhibition, including well-known works Ellen Mary in a white coat 1896 by Cassatt and Morisot’s still life White flowers in a bowl 1885.
IN CONVERSATION: ANCESTRAL CONNECTIONS
Thu 16 Sep, 6.30pm–7.30pm (AEST) | Virtual event, Booking required
Maree Clarke is a Yorta Yorta/Wamba Wamba/Mutti Mutti/Boonwurrung artist and designer who has played a pivotal role in reviving south-east Australian Aboriginal art and cultural practices. Clarke has a passion for reviving and sharing elements of Aboriginal culture that were lost – or lying dormant – as a consequence of colonisation, and placing them in conversation with contemporary art practices and ideas.
Join Maree Clarke, Myles Russell-Cook, Curator of Indigenous Art, NGV and Claire G Coleman, author of Terra Nullius, The Old Lie and Lies, Damned Lies for this virtual panel discussion around ancestral connections. Discussing lost or dormant elements of Aboriginal culture, panellists will explore the resilience of traditional Indigenous art and storytelling practices, the role of creatives in reviving culture, and how research, interpretation and curation of Indigenous art can ensure that knowledge continues to be protected from colonisation.
This program is presented in collaboration with the Wheeler Centre.
Find out more about all these programs on the NGV website here!