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The House of Dior | Making of Essence d’Herbier
 
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In 2017, to coincide with the NGV’s House of Dior: Seventy years of Haute Couture, two new couture works were commissioned for the fashion and textiles collection with funds donated by the David Richards Bequest and the F&T Supporters Group. Essence d’Herbier was commissioned by the NGV after Katie Somerville, Senior Curator Fashion and Textiles attended Maria Grazia Chiuri’s first Dior Couture show in Paris in January 2017. In July 2016, Chiuri became the seventh designer and first female artistic Director at Christian Dior and her couture debut coincided with the 70th anniversary of the house. As part of the acquisition process, documentary photography and film footage was taken in order to reveal some of the specialist techniques, tools and production methods specific to the making of couture garments and to give a behind-the-scenes-glimpse into the Dior ateliers.
Views: 1000427 NGV Melbourne
The House of Dior | Making of Red Bar Coat
 
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In 2017, to coincide with the NGV’s House of Dior: Seventy years of Haute Couture, two new couture works were commissioned for the fashion and textiles collection with funds donated by the David Richards Bequest and the F&T Supporters Group. The first, Look 10, Bar Coat, 2012, was from Raf Simons debut couture collection for Dior. As part of the acquisition process, documentary photography and film footage was taken in order to reveal some of the specialist techniques, tools and production methods specific to the making of couture garments and to give a behind-the-scenes-glimpse into the Dior ateliers.
Views: 262665 NGV Melbourne
Between Two Worlds: Interview with nendo Founder, Oki Sato
 
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Oki Sato, founder of nendo, explains how the Japanese design studio borrowed M. C. Escher’s artistic tool set to create an otherworldly spatial installation inside Escher X nendo | Between Two Worlds. nendo created their installation designs according to a set of rules inspired by Escher’s own mathematical approach and a house motif was adopted to guide visitors throughout the gallery spaces. Escher X nendo | Between Two Worlds is open from 2 December 2018 until 7 April 2019 at NGV International, Melbourne.
Views: 21012 NGV Melbourne
Exquisite Threads English Embroidery 1600s–1900s
 
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We interviewed our Curators and Conservation team about the history and detail behind the Exquisite Threads exhibition. Now showing at NGV International. More details: ngv.vic.gov.au
Views: 12804 NGV Melbourne
David Hockney reflects on the exhibition DAVID HOCKNEY: CURRENT
 
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This wide-reaching interview with David Hockney has been filmed especially for the exhibition: David Hockney: Current Displaying his characteristic wit, the artist himself provides critical insights into the experience of the exhibition and reflects on his working methods, his views on art and art history and on the many bodies of work on display.
Views: 74143 NGV Melbourne
NGV Triennial | Alexandra Kehayoglou
 
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Commissioned and acquired by the NGV, Alexandra Kehayoglou’s major new work Santa Cruz River 2016–17 will premiere at the NGV Triennial, immersing viewers in a lavish interior installation of hand-tufted rug and tapestry.
Views: 10565 NGV Melbourne
The House of Dior | Odile on Modelling for Dior
 
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Odile was a house model at Dior from 1953 until 1958, Odile’s career began when she fortuitously stepped into a lift with Monsieur Dior. Asking her what she was doing, Odile replied, “I work for (the designer) André Levasseur”, to which Dior countered, “Not any more, you work for me now”. Odile’s classic figure meant that more than twenty outfits in each collection were made just for her and she travelled with several of the collections to New York, South Africa and England and was one of seven mannequins sent to Australia with Dior’s final collections in 1957. During the 1950s house mannequins were integral to the running of a couture house, assisting in the development and sale of each garment. Every design in a collection was fitted on the girl chosen to model it in a process that took up to six weeks. Dior recognised the critical role mannequins played in successfully conveying his designs and played an active role in their selection, stating, ‘they are the life of my dresses and I want my dresses to be happy’. He also aimed for a variety of ages, personalities and figures so that clients could envisage themselves in the dress. Each season, his house mannequins presented upwards of 150 dresses in salon shows of close to two hours’ duration that were repeated multiple times over successive days for the press, buyers and clients. They also modelled the collection during private appointments for individual clients.
Views: 13316 NGV Melbourne
Exquisite Threads - Textile Conservation
 
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Textile Conservation Fellow, Kate McLaren explores the importance of embroidery in the 18th Century and its place in English life. In this video she demonstrates some of the new technology that is helping conservationists investigate these materials. See these historic pieces in Exquisite Threads, now showing at NGV International. Free.
Views: 4865 NGV Melbourne
Interview with Krystyna Campbell-Pretty
 
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Step inside the truly remarkable world of The Krystyna Campbell-Pretty Fashion Gift. The works have been generously purchased by Krystyna Campbell-Pretty, NGV Foundation Board Member and Philanthropist, for the NGV Collection in memory of her late husband, Harold Campbell-Pretty. Since 2015, Krystyna has purchased and gifted more than 250 garments, working closely with the NGV to strengthen its holdings in key areas. The Krystyna Campbell-Pretty Fashion Gift is open from 21 March – 14 July 2019 at NGV International.
Views: 3624 NGV Melbourne
NGV Triennial | Guo Pei
 
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In her installation for the NGV Triennial, Guo Pei presents ensembles from Legend, 2017, her 2017 spring-summer couture show in Paris. The collection was inspired by the Cathedral of Saint Gall in Switzerland. NGV Triennial 15 December 2017 — 15 April 2018
Views: 8665 NGV Melbourne
The House of Dior | Stephen Jones
 
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Celebrated British milliner Stephen Jones is restoring and creating more than 160 unique headpieces for the fashion exhibition The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture at the National Gallery of Victoria. For more details visit: https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au
Views: 3004 NGV Melbourne
Interviews with Ron Brooks, Alison Lester, Leigh Hobbs and Shaun Tan 2015
 
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The artists discuss their working process and why children’s literature is important to them.
Views: 7035 NGV Melbourne
David Shrigley Interview
 
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Views: 15859 NGV Melbourne
NGV Triennial | We Make Carpets
 
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In an Australian premiere, Dutch art collective We Make Carpets has created a spectacular exhibition for children and families, as part of the NGV Triennial. Hear the artists introduce their participatory installation and talk about how they find creative possibilities in the most common objects.
Views: 4805 NGV Melbourne
Del Kathryn Barton | The Highway is a Disco
 
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Hear an interview with one of Australia's most popular artists, Del Kathryn Barton. Del Kathryn Barton: The Highway is a Disco reveals the artist's imaginative and deeply sensuous world, where ornately decorated species - both human and animal - are rendered in seductive line and colour.
Views: 2608 NGV Melbourne
Interview with Alex Prager
 
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While in Melbourne installing her exhibition at the NGV, Alex Prager took some time out to speak about how she first became interested in photography, the natural transition into filmmaking, her love of and fascination with her hometown of Los Angeles, and her continued passion for constructing human melodramas.
Views: 8416 NGV Melbourne
NGV Triennial | Richard Mosse
 
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Using a new long-range thermal imaging camera developed for military use, with the ability to record subjects up to 50 kilometres away in total darkness, Irish artist Richard Mosse has created a suite of new works that take as its subject the Syrian Civil War and resulting flood of refugees from that country. NGV Triennial 15 December 2017 — 15 April 2018
Views: 4132 NGV Melbourne
NGV Extra: Arthur Streeton: the artist
 
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Celebrated, praised and loved. Find out how Arthur Streeton achieved artistic greatness with virtually no formal training. National Gallery of Victoria Acting Curator of Australian Art, Humphrey Clegg, discusses Streeton's art and career.
Views: 2727 NGV Melbourne
Julian Opie: An influential British artist
 
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One of Britain’s most influential living artists, Julian Opie, talks about drawing the world and shares some surprising sources of artistic inspiration including ancient Egypt and his daughter’s wooden toys. Julian Opie is open from 9 Nov 2018 until 17 Feb 2019 at NGV International. Free entry.
Views: 2146 NGV Melbourne
A shared history | Viktor & Rolf
 
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On the occasion of their 25th anniversary, Viktor & Rolf talk about their most sculptural and extreme fashion creations, and the significance of seeing over 40 of their signature ensembles bought together in a comprehensive survey that captures not just the duo’s work but the history of their lives.
Views: 2575 NGV Melbourne
Interview with Jamie North
 
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The artist discusses the influence of plants and industrial processes on his practice and how they manifest in his Federation Court commission Rock Melt.
Views: 1937 NGV Melbourne
Interview with John Wolseley
 
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The artist discusses his work featuring the variety and unique nature of water forms in Australia for the exhibition "Heartlands and Headwaters". Now showing at NGV Australia.
Views: 21853 NGV Melbourne
Jeff Wall & Thomas Demand: In Conversation
 
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On the eve of opening their respective exhibitions, Jeff Wall and Thomas Demand in conversation about their work and process
Views: 9261 NGV Melbourne
Unplugged Live: Portrait of an Artist with Glenn Richards
 
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A live performance and in conversation with Jae Laffer and Glenn Richards exploring the theme 'Australians Abroad'.
Views: 1500 NGV Melbourne
ARTISTS IN ACTION: Eko and Jompet
 
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Jompet Kuswidanato installs his works for Rally: Contemporary Indonesian Art – Jompet Kuswidanato & Eko Nugroho
Views: 3185 NGV Melbourne
Portrait of the artist's mother by James McNeill Whistler
 
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James McNeill Whistler's painting: Portrait of the artist's mother, 1871, is one of a handful of paintings that are universally known and admired. In this short documentary created especially for the exhibition at NGV, Dr Isobel Crombie, Assistant Director, NGV and curator of the exhibition, explores how and why this work came to be recognised as an icon. http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/exhibition/whistlers-mother/
Views: 23160 NGV Melbourne
Escher X nendo: Benno Tempel and Cathy Leahy
 
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Benno Tempel, Director of Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, and Cathy Leahy, NGV Curator, discuss the legacy and popularity of Dutch artist M. C. Escher alongside an immersive exhibition installation created by Japanese design studio nendo. Escher X nendo | Between Two Worlds is open from 2 December 2018 until 7 April 2019 at NGV International.
Views: 3434 NGV Melbourne
The History of Women’s Fashion: Interview with Katie Somerville and April Calahan
 
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Haute couture garments showcased in The Krystyna Campbell-Pretty Fashion Gift reflect the major social and economic shifts in society, and in particular highlight the way in which women’s roles have evolved. Join Katie Somerville, NGV’s Senior Curator of Fashion and Textiles, and April Calahan, New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology’s Curator of Special Collections, as they unpack the significance of key garments, including designs by Elsa Schiaparelli and Alexander McQueen The Krystyna Campbell-Pretty Fashion Gift is open from 21 March 2019 until 14 July 2019 at NGV International, Melbourne.
Views: 1755 NGV Melbourne
Pictures of the Floating World: Traditional Japanese printmaking
 
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This video presents the techniques and tools used in Ukiyo-e, traditional Japanese printmaking.
Views: 6912 NGV Melbourne
NGV Extra: Frederick McCubbin: the artist
 
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Ironically, the money made from the sale of his Australian Historical Painting ‘The Pioneer’ allowed Frederick McCubbin to leave the country for the first time. National Gallery of Victoria Curator of Australian Art, Elena Taylor, discusses McCubbin and his art.
Views: 4005 NGV Melbourne
The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier at the NGV Full Video (directed by Stéphane Sednaoui)
 
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The National Gallery of Victoria is the only venue in the Asia Pacific region to host The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, the first international exhibition dedicated to the groundbreaking French couturier. Playful, poetic, and transformative, Gaultier's superbly crafted and detailed garments are inspired by the beauty and diversity of global cultures.
Views: 7427 NGV Melbourne
Ryan Trecartin: Re'Search Wait'S promo
 
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Ryan Trecartin: Re’Search Wait'S, 15 May – 13 Sep 15 at NGV International.
Views: 3592 NGV Melbourne
Amedeo Modigliani
 
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During a six-month conservation process, one of the great masterpieces of our 20th century Collection, Amedeo Modigliani’s Portrait of the painter Manuel Humbert 1916, has been restored to its original condition. See one of the most beloved paintings in the NGV Collection on display, Level 2 at NGV International.
Views: 6724 NGV Melbourne
NGV Extra: Grace Cossington Smith: the artist
 
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One of the most remarkable stories in Australian art – how an artist who struggled to have her work accepted for exhibition went on to paint one of the most celebrated depictions of the modern Australian city. National Gallery of Victoria Curator of Australian Art, Elena Taylor, discusses Cossington Smith and her art.
Views: 2305 NGV Melbourne
Vernon Ah Kee: Investigating "Ideas of Barak"
 
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Vernon Ah Kee explores our awareness of the complexities of William Barak's art, life and position in history through the process of creating this installation.
Views: 2886 NGV Melbourne
NGV Extra: John Glover: the artist
 
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What would make a successful English artist throw in his lot and sail across the world to start a new life in 1830s Van Diemen’s land? National Gallery of Victoria Acting Curator of Australian Art, Humphrey Clegg, elaborates.
Views: 1916 NGV Melbourne
The making of Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei
 
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What does it take to install the NGV's largest exhibition? Discover the making of Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei, now on display at NGV International. Tickets: http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/exhibition/andy-warhol-ai-wei-wei
Views: 2034 NGV Melbourne
John Olsen | A great Australian artist
 
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John Olsen, is a lover of many things: people, food, literature, and the natural world. Above all, Olsen is a lover of art and life. Listen in as Olsen tells stories of his life, work and an enduring passion for capturing the spirit of the Australian landscape.
Views: 1579 NGV Melbourne
Interview with Brodie Neill
 
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London based Tasmanian designer Brodie Neill, talks about the materials and processes of his design practice. Brodie was nominated for the 2015 RIGG Award.
Views: 689 NGV Melbourne
Interview with Shaun Tan for the exhibition Bunyips and Dragons
 
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Illustrator Shaun Tan discusses his working process and why children’s literature is important to him. Bunyips and Dragons at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia 25 Jul – 4 Oct 15, presents an overview of children’s picture books produced over the past 40 years.
Views: 2105 NGV Melbourne
Contemporary design | Patrizia Moroso
 
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Art Director Patrizia Moroso of Italian furniture brand Moroso, speaks about her contemporary outlook on design and comfort, and her ongoing collaboration with an international range of artists. Opening in March 2017, Moroso’s work will be included in the NGV Collection exhibition Creating the Contemporary Chair: The Gordon Moffatt Gift, generously supported by Gordon Moffatt AM.
Views: 1508 NGV Melbourne
The House of Dior | Svetlana Lloyd
 
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Svetlana Lloyd was 23 when she began working as a house model at Dior. In 1957, after only two seasons Lloyd was one of seven mannequins sent to Australia with Dior’s final collections. As the only English speaker, Lloyd was interviewed extensively by local newspapers. During the 1950s house mannequins were integral to the running of a couture house, assisting in the development and sale of each garment. Every design in a collection was fitted on the girl chosen to model it in a process that took up to six weeks. Dior recognised the critical role mannequins played in successfully conveying his designs and played an active role in their selection, stating, ‘they are the life of my dresses and I want my dresses to be happy’. He also aimed for a variety of ages, personalities and figures so that clients could envisage themselves in the dress. Each season, his house mannequins presented upwards of 150 dresses in salon shows of close to two hours’ duration that were repeated multiple times over successive days for the press, buyers and clients. They also modelled the collection during private appointments for individual clients.
Views: 1127 NGV Melbourne
NGV Triennial | Formafantasma
 
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For NGV Triennial, Amsterdam-based Studio Formafantasma presents Ore Streams, an ambitious investigation into the recycling of precious electronic waste offering an insight into how design can be an invaluable agent for change. Ore Streams explores the complex processes related to sourcing and transforming metals. The work proposes a new future of ‘above ground mining’, heralding the end of mining as we know it and a new language for the design of electronics. Supported by Nicholas Allen and Helen Nicolay, Deakin University and travel support from The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
Views: 1170 NGV Melbourne
The First Cloud
 
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Susie May, Educator, sits down with Dr Ted Gott, Senior Curator, International Art, as he unlocks the secrets of this fascinating work by William Quiller Orchardson.
Views: 841 NGV Melbourne
Live Conservation – NGV International part 4
 
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Holly McGowan-Jackson, Senior Conservator describes the restoration treatment of the frame and completion of the Herbert Live Conservation Project with the assembly of the frame to rehouse and secure the painting and the finale of hanging the massive work on the wall for display. See it at NGV International. Free.
Views: 1588 NGV Melbourne
NGV Triennial | Sissel Tolaas
 
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Sissel Tolaas is a smell designer, artist, chemist, researcher and odour theorist working across research, commercial and creative innovation. While smell is Tolaas's medium, her approach to scent is anything but conventional; for the artist, smell is information. For NGV Triennial, Tolaas has created a 'smell landscape' of Melbourne composed of twenty unique smells for you to touch and smell - building a picture of the city in your mind, made up by smells both pleasant and unpleasant.
Views: 1356 NGV Melbourne
NGV Extra: Tom Roberts: the artist
 
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One of the most significant Australian artists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Tom Roberts was committed and dedicated to his practice of painting in the open air. National Gallery of Victoria Assistant Curator of Australian Art, Beckett Rozentals, discusses the artist and his practice.
Views: 4042 NGV Melbourne
The making of the 2015 Summer Architecture Commission
 
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The 2015 Summer Architecture Commission has been designed by John Wardle Architects for the NGV International gardens. The vibrant pink structure was a hub for talks, programs and initiatives throughout the summer of 2015–16.
Views: 1616 NGV Melbourne