DESIRE x DESIGN

Useful Objects 15.05.2024 – 13.07.2024 Desire is the subject of the first thematic exhibition at Useful Objects, curated by Simon Maidment. The drive to attain and consume is itself consuming,…

480 Swan Street, Burnley

Australia Post will move their Melbourne Support Centre to a new Charter Hall building in Burnley, 480 Swan Street, designed by Cox Architects. As part of the development,…

Emerald Place

Through Broached Consulting, a Public Art Commission for Lowe Living resulted in artist Lisa Young, and her collaborators Kerry Kounnapis and Huw Smith, being engaged to create a…

Green Square

Conceived a Cultural Strategy for Mirvac, for the commissioning of public artwork at Green Square, which will complement a wonderful building designed by Furtado Sullivan. The site is…

332 St Kilda Road

Positioned in the exclusive end of St Kilda Road’s northern precinct, 332 St Kilda Road is the boulevard’s newest A Grade commercial tenancy offering.  Architecturally designed by Gray…

Peter Tyndall

Buxton Contemporary, The University of Melbourne 9 December 2022 – 16 April 2023 The first major retrospective exhibition of one of Australia’s most influential artists, Peter Tyndall. Maintaining…

Camille Henrot monograph

With a diverse creative practice combining film, drawing and sculpture, and taking inspiration from subjects as varied as literature, mythology, cinema, anthropology, evolutionary biology, religion and the banality…

Triennial Conversations: A DARK HORIZON

Explore the implications of human extinction and the possibilities of AI with guest speakers and a video provocation by Triennial artist Tabor Robak who examines the relationship between…

NGV Triennial 2020

NGV INTERNATIONAL 19/12/2020 – 18/04/2021 The NGV Triennial brings contemporary art, design and architecture into dialogue, offering a visually arresting and thought-provoking view of the world at this…

NGV Triennial 2020 publication

This five-volume publication features contributions by over eighty authors from around the globe and casts a wide gaze across themes that are drawn from the works in the…

Mel O’Callaghan NGV virtual studio visit

Join Simon Maidment on the @ngvmelbourne Instagram account for a live virtual studio visit with artist Mel O’Callaghan, Wed 21 Oct, 6pm AEST. Maidment and O’Callaghan be talking…

Nikos Pantazopoulos NGV virtual studio visit

Wednesday 9 Sept 2020, 6pm AEST join Simon Maidment for a virtual studio visit with Nikos Pantazopoulos via the @ngvmelbourne instagram account. Dr Nikos Pantazopoulos explores LGBTIQ+ politics through an…

KAWS: Companionship in the Age of Loneliness publication

KAWS is one of the most prominent and prolific artists of his generation.  Working across art, fashion and design, he creates colour-filled paintings, murals, large-scale sculptures, street and…

Shirin Neshat: Dreamers

NGV International 14 Nov 19 – 19 Apr 20 Shirin Neshat (1957– ) is an Iranian-born artist and filmmaker living in New York. Since the early 1990s, her…

KAWS: Companionship in the Age of Loneliness

NGV INTERNATIONAL 20/09/2019 – 13/04/2020 Brian Donnelly (born 1974), aka KAWS, is one of the most prominent and prolific artists of his generation. His body of work straddles…

THE CENTRE: ON ART AND URBANISM IN CHINA

It is without question that China is today synonymous with change. The past forty years in China – whether in terms of its geopolitical influence and economic position,…

Taryn Simon in conversation

Tue 28 May, 6pm–7pm Clemenger BBDO Auditorium NGV International Taryn Simon is widely recognised as one of the most exciting and renowned conceptual artists of her time, working…

Inspecting the foundations: a guide to framing histories of the peripheral

Free public talk, 3:30pm Saturday 16 March 2019, NGV International, Melbourne Art Book Fair. Garage Museum of Contemporary Art has emerged as a significant and leading voice in…

9 Stories / 9 Histoires / 九則故事 Lee Mingwei

This catalogue results from nine conversations between Lee Mingwei and nine curators or institutional directors—Adeline Lépine, Christine Macel, Limor Tomer, Suhanya Raffel, Kathryn Weir, Eugenie Tsai, Stephanie Rosenthal,…

Julian Opie publication

Published to accompany the exhibition Julian Opie at the National Gallery of Victoria, and edited by Dr Simon Maidment, this 264-page title features a wide range of works, each distilling…

Julian Opie

NGV INTERNATIONAL 9 NOV 18 – 17 FEB 19 The NGV presents the work of Julian Opie, one of Britain’s most influential living artists. Since graduating art school…

Alicja Kwade in conversation

In conversation with Dr Simon Maidment (NGV) and Dr Simone Slee (VCA), Berlin based artist Alicja Kwade provides insights into her artistic practice and recent international projects, including her participation in the 57th…

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…