Melbourne Now Exhibition NGV – Guest Curator of Design

Melbourne Now Exhibition NGV – Simone is currently working with the NGV curatorial team to deliver the design component of the NGV’s major exhibition for 2013 – ‘Melbourne Now‘ opening on the 22 November and running through to 23 March 2014.

The Melbourne Now exhibition represents a new direction for the NGV in its collaborative curatorial approach with artists and audiences, through ground breaking artists projects, commissions for kids and families, architecture and design initiatives, and curatorial engagement with dance, performance, music and sound.

The Minister for the Arts, Hon Heidi Victoria MP said: “Melbourne Now is set to be a stunning showcase of the creativity of our city and state – and the diversity of our artistic talent – right here, right now. I can think of no better focus for the largest exhibition the NGV has ever staged in its 152 year history. It is an ambitious undertaking and one that the Victorian Government welcomes and is delighted to support.”

The design component of Melbourne Now looks at who is contributing, who is designing, and who is thinking about ‘what now’ and ‘what next’ in design in Melbourne. The exhibition aims to present design projects that are telling interesting stories – demonstrating and/or displaying difference in thinking, doing or applying design.

The exhibition will deliver a contemporary landscape of localised creative intelligence in the field of design and present design projects in the form of: models and prototypes, finished products, video and digital documentation.


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