Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Gallery Colour and Splendour

A morning in the city took me to the National Gallery of Victoria to view several free exhibitions.
"NGV Kids Summer Festival". (All exhibitions are free)
There are other exhibitions that I will visit before the final date of April 15th.
"Victoria Amazonica"
by Esrudio Campana, Yarrenyty Arltere Artists and Elliat Rich
A collaboration of shared motifs from across cultures and geographies referencing waterways in a vividly colourful embroidered dome that greets visitors at the gallery entrance.


"Flower Obsession"
by Yayoi Kusama
She recreates a furnished domestic space, visitors are invited to apply their flower to the walls, floor and objects.

I placed my flower on the wallpaper.

 Dutch Art Collective.
The children are allowed to add their pieces to other carpets.
 Kitchen sponges.

 Laundry pegs.

 Shuttle cocks.

"Eternity - Buddha in Nirvana"
By Xu Zhen
Combining replicas of famous Western and Buddhist Classical sculptures.

 As part of the NGV Triennial, artist Hassan Hajjaj has transformed the Gallery Kitchen into a Moroccan tea house. Visitors can experience "noss noss", a term used in Moroccan cafe culture to order coffee and milk (half and half).

Guo Pei began sewing at a young age and quickly developed a passion for dressmaking.
In 1997 she launched her atelier, Rose Studio, with evening wear designs that attracted the attention of China's celebrities, royalty and political elite.
Today she employs nearly 500 skilled artisans, including 300 embroiderers and 200 pattern makers, designers and sewers.


  1. That is a lot of good exhibitions to see at once! Very inspirational.

  2. A rich variety of experiences, not sure about those shoes though. The tea house must have brought back memories.

  3. Love the new picture. Looks like you had fun at the gallery.

  4. What a great collection of art. I will never look at a kitchen sponge in the same way again!

  5. Oh my, what a great collection of inspiring designs. Glad I don't have to pick a favourite!

  6. That is a very interesting museum. I like that red flower room!

  7. Fabulous exhibitions. Thanks for sharing.