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A bonanza of art as NGV Triennial opens its doors

The NGV Triennial of 2023 has arrived in Melbourne and runs until April 2024 with a wide-ranging display of works.

A bonanza of art as NGV Triennial opens its doors

Installation view of Ashley Jameson Eriksmoen’s Fell.

The much-anticipated event that occurs every three years at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) the NGV Triennial 2023 is now open for viewing and is bigger and better than ever.

With nearly 100 projects by more than 120 artists designers and collectives from over 30 countries and regions on display, there is literally something for everyone to enjoy at this incredible exhibition.

The NGV Triennial for 2023 brings together contemporary art, design and architecture across all four levels of the NGV International with some 100 projects led by creatives that include Yoko Ono (Japan), Sheila Hicks (USA), Tracey Emin (UK), Betty Muffler (Australia), David Shrigley (UK), Maison Schiaparelli (France), Maurizio Cattelan (Italy), Shakuntala Kulkarni (India), Lin Fanglu (China), Ivan Navarro (Chile), Petrit Halilaj (Kosovo), Ihor Okuniev (Ukraine), Farrokh Mahdavi (Iran), Hugh Hayden (USA), Elmgreen and Dragset (Denmark, Norway), to name just a few.

There are also more than 25 projects that have been commissioned by the NGV that will make their world premiere at the NGV Triennial and these span many artforms and disciplines from robotics to AI, sculpture to textiles and animatronics to conceptual art.

This year, Magic, Matter and Memory is the overarching theme of the Triennial. Magic, delves deep into belief systems and symbolism, Matter, encompasses nature, making and material while Memory, illuminates the histories of people, places and objects within our contemporary world. These three thematic pillars are investigated and discovered within the wealth of projects, objects and installations on display and are both thought provoking and inspirational.

Related: The 2023 NGV Architecture Commission

Beautifully curated, the NGV Triennial 2023 is a showcase, a snapshot of life today seen through the eyes of many of the world’s leading creatives. It is not to be missed and will raise the spirit and interrogate curiosity through the many new and exciting perceptions of life through the lens of art and makers.

Tony Ellwood AM, Director, NGV, says, “In the three years since the last NGV Triennial, the world has experienced a great many structural shifts, including a global pandemic. Through the work of more than 100 artists, designers, architects and collectives from Australia and around the world, the NGV Triennial offers a powerful insight into the ideas and concerns empowering creative practice in 2023.”

NGV Triennial runs from 3rd December 2023 to 7th April 2024 at NGV International, Melbourne.

NGV Triennial

Sean Fennessy

Installation view of Agnieszka Pilat’s work Heterobota.
Installation view of Aunty Kim Wandin’s work Luk Burgurrk Gunga.
Installation view of Betty Muffler’s work Ngangkari Ngura (Healing Country).
Installation view of Yoko Ono’s work My Mummy is Beautiful.
Installation view of Yoko Ono’s work I LOVE YOU EARTH.

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