Introducing the new world of video tours by the NGV

Dod Procter, 'In the strange land', 1919 (cropped)

Galleries around the world have been adapting to this new COVID world with the new lockdown laws, so accordingly, video tours have become a wonderful new addition. Here we list two of NGV's latest offerings.


Speaker: Dr. Maria Quirk, Assistant Curator of Collections and Research, NGV.

On Level 2 at NGV International, NGV Assistant Curator of Collections and Research, Dr. Maria Quirk leads the Women in Art: 17th – 18th Century tour exploring the history of female artists in Europe from the 1600s to the eighteenth century.

See significant NGV Collection works and new acquisitions by Mary Beale, Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun, Lady Elizabeth Templeton and The Birmingham Ladies Society for The Relief of Negro Slaves and find out the stories behind how they were made, and the artists who created them.

Take the video tour here!

'Jacket' from the 'Pirates' collection, 1981, installation view


Speaker: Danielle Whitfield, Senior Curator of Fashion and Textiles, NGV.

Join Senior Curator of Fashion and Textiles, Danielle Whitfield on an immersive video tour of Collecting Comme and discover works by visionary designer Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons.

Collecting Comme examines the radical concepts and design methods that have informed Kawakubo’s practice since 1981, the year she first presented in Paris. Showcasing more than 65 outfits by the visionary designer, drawn from more than 40 collections, the exhibition will also include 13 additional works designed by Kawakubo’s protégés Junya Watanabe and Tao Kurihara.

Photo: Tom Ross and Eugene Hyland

Featuring more than fifty examples drawn from the NGV’s significant Comme des Garçons holdings, generously gifted to the Gallery by Takamasa Takahashi, and supported by additional loans from his archive, the exhibition highlights key collections and recurrent themes in Kawakubo’s work.

Take the video tour here!


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