What to see at the NGV – 5 excellent exhibitions to not miss

NGV Gallery Melbourne

This year, the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) has a quality spread of art and culture to keep you occupied all autumn-winter long.

Comprising the autumn-winter 2022 program, the NGV will kick things off with an homage to Picasso before embarking on the rest. Scroll down for more…

The Picasso Century

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This exhibition opens June 10 at NGV International. The Picasso Century charts the extraordinary career of Pablo Picasso in dialogue with the many artists, poets and intellectuals with whom he intercepted and interacted throughout the 20th century, including Guillaume Apollinaire, Georges Braque, Salvador Dalí, Alberto Giacometti, Françoise Gilot, Valentine Hugo, Marie Laurencin, Dora Maar, André Masson, Henri Matisse, Dorothea Tanning and Gertrude Stein. Get tickets here

WHO ARE YOU: Australian Portraiture 

This exhibition opens on 25 March and will unite collections of the NGV and the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, for the very first time. Featuring more than 200 works by the likes of Patricia Piccinini, Howard Arkley, Vincent Namatjira and more, and depicting sitters such as Cate Blanchett, Queen Elizabeth II and Eddie Mabo, this exhibition will be one of the largest presentations of portraiture ever mounted in Australia. Get tickets here

Queer: Stories from the NGV Collection 

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Because equality is key! This exhibition is a celebration of the queer and LGBTIQA+ stories embedded in the NGV Collection – and is one of the most historically expansive exhibitions ever dedicated to this diverse subject opening March 10. Get tickets here

Melbourne Design Week 2022 

Australia’s leading annual international design event, returns for its sixth edition from 17–27 March 2022, a key highlight this year will be the inaugural Melbourne Design Fair (16 – 20 March 2022), a commercial showcase of limited edition, rare and one-of-a kind collectable design by Australia’s leading emerging and established contemporary designers and designer-makers. See more here

New Australian Printmaking

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This exhibition at the Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia opening 13 May, is the first presentation to feature all 68 prints created as part of this Fellowship and reveals the many ways in which the print medium can dynamically enhance the practice of leading contemporary artists. Here’s more info