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Sunday, February 02, 2014

Melbourne Now - a day at NGV

It was so hot that I decided to spend a whole day at NGV.

There were two guided tours both at International and Federation Square. 
I always enjoy these tours by volunteers.

The idea of featuring contemporary Melbourne artists in this exhibition, giving them precious opportunities, is a very noble one and certainly timely.

And the theme of this exhibition can be described as 'participation'.
There're many activities we can enjoy, and I think it's a great way to make us feel involved in what's going on in Melbourne art scene.

There're such a wide variety of styles and mediums, and one can easily spend a whole day even without 40 degree summer heat.

I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Mark Hilton. 
Breathtakingly evocative work. To me, this work is the highlight of the exhibition.

Lucy MaRae's 'Make Your Maker' is a brilliant video work that investigates relationship between body and food.

I've seen Julia deVille's work before. They're thought-provoking taxidermy work that deal with momento mori. They were displayed in a special room filled with rather dark paintings, creating eerily atmosphere.

Other artists I liked.

Richard Lewer, David Wadelton, Penny Byrne, Gareth Sansom, Sam Leach, Patricia Piccinini, Douglas McManus, Jess Johnson, Daniel von Sturmer, Elizabeth Gower, Joshua Petherick, Lorraine Connelly-Northey, Hotham Street Ladies, Starlie Geikie, Anne-Marie May, Sangeeta Sandrasegar, Rick Amor, Ross Coulter, Ash Keating, Brook Andrew, Slave Pianos, Daniel Crooks....

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