Melbourne Now is a whole bundle of wowness, and then some. Held across both the National Gallery of Victoria on St Kilda Road and the Ian Potter at Federation Square, Melbourne Now is a five month extravaganza of Australian art, sprawling across floors, gardens and courtyards. The project feels very ‘New York’ – being a grandiose presentation and celebration of local art, architecture, design, performance and cultural practice. There’s just so much darn creativity that our city’s bursting at the seams with it – as Melbourne Now attests too. Absolutely free and running over the Summer holidays – diarise to spend a day (or two) wandering the halls of our most beautiful cultural institutions exploring.
A central welcoming installation is a plastic-bucket dome (housing a DJ, natch) which intensifies the NGV courtyard’s beautiful natural light and features technology to better acquaint you with the Melbourne Now project. Wearing: Zara knit, Micky In The Van dress and Samantha Wills jewellery.
A disco-tastic version of Flinders Street Station? Outside the iconic waterwall at the NGV St Kilda Road.
These installation resound with me as influenced by Vivienne Westwood at her 1980’s tribal-colonial motif period. Perks & Mini.
Like giant Willy Wonka candies, the sculpture garden of the NGV.
Louise Paramor’s Noble Gorilla.
Director of the NGV Tony Ellwood opens Melbourne Now to both artists and the media…. and a sneaky peek of one of the neon light installations awaiting your presence at the gallery. Nowness!