The NGV Just Opened Its Doors To A Captivating New Exhibition

By Rick Stephens
7th May 2021

A woman looking at a large painting.

The Triennial may have just wrapped up, but the NGV’s stacked winter season has only just begun across the two renowned galleries. Their Winter Masterpieces exhibition is, no doubt, slated to be the blockbuster of the year, but there are several others that should be on every culture vulture’s radar coming into the cooler months, like the just-opened We Change The World at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia.

We Change The World features works from local and international all-stars of the arts like Ben Quilty, the Guerrilla Girls, Delissa Walker, Marlene Gilson and Ai Weiwei to name a few.

While the big names are of course a drawcard, like everything the NGV does, there is of course a deeper context to the show. We Change The World has been curated to explore the way art and design can not just create—but inspire—change at a local and global societal level. Through this, it encourages the audience to consider the ways they can create change as an individual. 

Tony Ellwood AM, Director, National Gallery of Victoria said: ‘We Change the World invites audiences – both young and old – to explore their own potential for create change through the work of leading artists and designers from the NGV Collection. Change, at its heart, is a creative gesture; and this exhibition celebrates the power of art and design to inspire us all to be creative, to celebrate uniqueness, to find our own voice and to think differently.’

While We Change The World unpacks topics of significance, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t expect an aesthetic treat fit for all of your senses. Along with more traditional works, visitors can expect installations, moving image and digital interactive content alike at this free exhibition. 

The Details 

What: We Change The World
When: Until Sunday 19 September, 10am to 5pm daily
The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Fed Square, Level 3, Melbourne

Check out everything else happening at the NGV this year here.

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