Melbourne Now 2023 – An overview of the sprawling exhibition at the Ian Potter Centre @ NGV, including chats with artists and curators

Coming for you: Troy Emery’s sculpture ‘Mountain Climber’ prowls the halls of the Ian Potter Centre as part of Melbourne Now exhibition.

On now until Sunday 20 August, Melbourne Now is a huge, triple-decker exhibition of more than 200 artworks from Melbourne-based artists working across a wide range of forms and media.

To give you a feel for the breadth and depth of the show, here is a grazing platter of short videos filmed at the media preview on Thursday 23 March, from the formal opening of the show by NGV director Tony Ellwood AM to interviews with some of the artists and curators responsible for works that seek to engage and immerse you with their concepts and scale.

It’s a huge exhibition and is absolutely free to see, making it the best gig in town. Don’t let it slip.

Please enjoy the vids. (A proper review and possibly more vids to come. Stay tuned.)

Big thanks to all the participants for their great comments, for being so generous with their time and for putting up with the babbling, semi-coherent questioning, most of which has been judiciously excised for the public good.