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Free exhibition at the NGV presents a powerful portrait of our world

From small robotic mice to 14-metre spheres, the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) Triennial explores the world from multiple angles.

27/02/24
Installation view of Petrit Halilaj’s work Very volcanic over this green feather on display as part of NGV Triennial from 3 December 2023 – 7 April 2024 at NGV International, Melbourne. Photo: Sean Fennessy
Installation view of Petrit Halilaj’s work Very volcanic over this green feather on display as part of NGV Triennial from 3 December 2023 – 7 April 2024 at NGV International, Melbourne. Photo: Sean Fennessy

The Triennial brings together 120 artists and designers who are working at the forefront of modern art. Spanning all four levels of NGV International, this free exhibition features more than 100 projects that invite you to reflect on our world.

The exhibition features intimate and thought-provoking work from well-known names, such as Yoko Ono and David Shrigley, and from artists across the globe. This includes an immersive video series titled Megacities. Suspended across 19 screens, the series presents ten of the world’s most populous cities and the people within.

Another stand-out is the NGV Kids Gallery, which artist Jean Jullien has transformed into an underwater sea adventure. The Triennial is a playful day of exploration for the whole family .

The NGV Triennial is free and runs until 7 April 2024.

Getting there

The Triennial exhibition is at NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne.

Public transport is the best way to get to NGV International. The closest train station is Flinders Street and an accessible tram stop is directly in front of the main entrance to the gallery. Visit Public Transport Victoria’s Journey plannerExternal Link to plan your journey.

Learn more about travel benefits for Seniors Card holders on the Public transport benefits web pageExternal Link .

Planning your visit

The NGV International has many facilities and programs on offer to help you have a smooth, enjoyable experience at the gallery.

Taking a break

  • The NGV provides plenty of seating throughout to take a break and enjoy the artwork.
  • Cafes are available on the ground floor and level 1 for refreshments and snacks.
  • If you are bringing a backpack or large bag with your own food and drink, you can cloak your bag for free at the entrance to the gallery.
  • All four levels of the NGV are accessible via lift and escalators.
  • The NGV provides a range of resources for visitors who are blind or have low visionExternal Link , including audio descriptions, large print labels, relaxed sessions and audio description tours.
  • Guide Dogs and other registered assistance dogs are welcome in all spaces at the NGV. Water bowls available on request.
  • All facilities wayfinding signage at NGV includes Braille and raised letters.

Facilities

  • Bathroom facilities are available on every level, with a wheelchair accessible bathroom on the ground floor.
  • A Changing Places bathroom is located nearby Arts Centre Melbourne’s Hamer Hall, approximately 300 metres from NGV

More information on accessibility at the gallery is available on the NGV websiteExternal Link .

Reviewed 04 March 2024