March 23, 2014
I went along to see the Melbourne Now exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria today. Itís the most comprehensive exhibition of contemporary artists and art practice in Melbourne ever staged and today was the last day. Iím glad I didnít miss it. Not everything was engaging but there were many really exciting works with some 170 artists represented. It was a real shot in the arm. I especially enjoyed some of the video installations. Given that weíre a cultural outpost as the bottom of the world itís encouraging to see weíre capable of such innovation, imagination and social commentary.