NGV launches studio visits with Australian designers and artists

Jun 12, 2020
  • Article by Online Editor

The National Gallery of Victoria has launched a live in-studio series with Australian artists and designers, giving viewers an insight into their life and practice while in isolation.

Artist and designers including Sydney artist Agatha Gothe-Snape, musician and artist Jon Campbell, iconic furniture designer Mary Featherston AM, and contemporary artist Yhonnie Scarce will invite viewers into their studios to discuss their practice and new ways of working during lockdown.

The in-studio visits will showcase Australian artists and designers, who have been exhibited at the Gallery or are in the NGV Collection, in-conversation with NGV curators.

The series has already streamed studio visits with Snape, Campbell, Featherston and Scarce, as well as Gunditjmara and Torres Strait Islander artist Lisa Waup. These visits are available on demand on the NGV Channel on NGV’s website.

Upcoming artists in series on Instagram Live include:

Darren Sylvester – June 17

Virtually opening his Brunswick studio, multi-disciplinary artist Darren Sylvester will share an insight into his work and practice, which is known for its commentary on pop culture, music, and consumerism.

Christopher Boots – June 24

Melbourne lighting designer Christopher Boots will take viewers into his Fitzroy studio where he works with a team of artisan makers handcrafting decorative lighting.

ADR chatted to Boots about his muses, his career journey and his upcoming studio visit recently.

Tune into @NGVMelbourne on Instagram Live every Wednesday at 6pm to watch the live in-studio visits.

Lead image: Jon CAMPBELL DUNNO (T. Towels) (2012) © Courtesy of the artist

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