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FIELD WORK podcast, on Stelarc

I have contributed some thoughts on reading the practice of iconic Australian artist Stelarc to an episode of the FIELD WORK podcast, also featuring the artist and the…

Awards for NGV Triennial

The inaugural NGV Triennial was a wild ride, an exhibition of over 100 artists and designers from 32 countries that attracted 1.23 million visitors to the National Gallery…

Agency and affect: curating political change

PhD thesis now available online via the University of Melbourne repository. Undertaken at the Centre for Ideas, Faculty of the Victoria  College of the Arts, University of Melbourne….

NGV Triennial 2017 publication

Featuring more than 100 artists and designers from thirty-two countries, NGV Triennial 2017 surveys the world’s best art and design. Their cutting-edge work represents a diversity of cultures,…

NGV Triennial 2017-18

NGV INTERNATIONAL 15 DEC 2017 – 15 APR 2018 Featuring the work of over 100 artists and designers from 32 countries, the inaugural NGV Triennial surveys the world of art and…

Gareth Sansom: Transformer catalogue

Gareth Sansom: Transformer, edited by Simon Maidment, accompanies the solo exhibition at NGV Australia of Gareth Sansom. It includes 130 works from the artist’s sixty-year career, as well…

Gareth Sansom: Transformer

NGV AUSTRALIA 15 SEPT 2017 – 28 JAN 2018 Victorian artist Gareth Sansom is one of Australia’s most highly regarded painters. A pre-eminent figure of the Australian avant-garde for…

Curators episode, ABC iView

For Simon Maidment, Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Victoria, artist Brook Andrew’s Vox Beyond Tasmania has an inexhaustible power similar to that of many…

David Hockney: Current publication

David Hockney: Current is a new landmark publication exploring the artist’s oeuvre and works over the past decade, edited by Simon Maidment. This major and illustrated volume includes…

David Hockney: Current

NGV INTERNATIONAL 11 NOV 2016 – 13 MAR 2017 The NGV presents a major solo exhibition of one of the most influential living artists, David Hockney: Current. The…