Art & Design

An 11 Metre Pool Opens At NGV This Week

By Ben Tyers
16th Aug 2017


The NGV just keeps on keeping on, giving us great exhibition after great exhibition. No doubt over the past 12 months you’ve managed to check out Ai Wei Wei, Andy Warhol, Van Gogh and the current Hokusai exhibition—and this week an exhibition of a different kind opens in the hallowed halls.

The Pool: Architecture, Culture and Identity is an exhibition that celebrates and explores one of Australia’s greatest cultural symbols, and the 11-metre long pool is the star of the show.

The Pool is an interactive space that hits the senses with water, light, scent and sound. You can also interact with the space, get wet, stroll on the wooden decking and take a load off in the lounge chairs.

The exhibition’s move to the NGV follows a successful showing at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale where more than 100,000 visitors came through.

The Details

When: Friday 18 August, 2017 – February 2018
Where: National Gallery Of Victoria, 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
For more info head to the NGV website.

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Image credit: NGV

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