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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.

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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.

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A disco-tastic version of Flinders Street Station? Outside the iconic waterwall at the NGV St Kilda Road.

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These installation resound with me as influenced by Vivienne Westwood at her 1980’s tribal-colonial motif period. Perks & Mini.

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Like giant Willy Wonka candies, the sculpture garden of the NGV.

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Louise Paramor’s Noble Gorilla.

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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!

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