Epic showcase of local creativity in Melbourne Now

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Melbourne Now at the NGV puts Victorian creativity on show in a spectacular free exhibition that celebrates the work of more than 200 of the state’s most exciting artists and designers.

This second edition of the ground-breaking exhibition highlights the extraordinary work of Victorian-based artists, designers, studios and firms whose practices are shaping the cultural landscape of Melbourne and Victoria, including more than 70 world-premiere works commissioned especially by the NGV for this major presentation.

Bold in scope and scale, Melbourne Now highlights the vibrant creativity of local emerging, mid-career and senior practitioners and collectives – including many who are presenting at the NGV for the very first time.

The exhibition traverses all levels of  The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, including contemporary interventions across the Australian Art and First Nations permanent collection displays, and highlights a diverse range of contemporary disciplines across fashion, jewellery, painting, sculpture, architecture, ceramics, video, virtual reality, performance, photography, printmaking, product design and publishing.

Melbourne Now is on display from 24 March to 20 August 2023 at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia at Fed Square, and entry is free.