It was a magnificent day in Melbourne, perfect for a day out to visit the gallery and wander the town.
The National Gallery of Victoria, NGV, currently has a terrific exhibition of work by David Hockney. Much of the work is created on an iPad and you could see the development of the work as it was created. Plus there was a collection of 82 portraits painted over two years and also a room with huge, painted landscapes created on smaller panels joined together.
The Ian Potter gallery in Federation Square is featuring the work of Australian artist John Olsen ‘You Beaut Country’. I love his work and you can really see the colours, shapes, rivers, landscapes of Australia. In the art works faces and creatures can be found. There was also two beautiful tapestries of Olsen’s work created by the Australian Tapestry workshop.
I would highly recommend both of these exhibitions