Creative Shifts in Cultural Cities

A series of lectures about cities, art and the concept of place, part of the NGV’s Melbourne Now ‘Talk Now’.

There are numerous reasons cities become social and creative centres at any given time in history. As we celebrate contemporary art and culture in our city, Melbourne Now provides a great opportunity to present a lecture series that explores the concept of ‘place’ and the how, why and when that contribute to making a city an artistic mecca.

Rome: From Antiquity to Mussolini  | Sylvia Sagona, Independent scholar

Saturday 25 January, 2pm

Nineteenth-Century Paris | Dr Ian Coller, La Trobe University

Saturday 1st February, 2pm

Twentieth-Century New York | Dr Damian Lentini, The University of Melbourne

Sat 8 Feb, 2pm

Biennale’s Part 1: 1960s San Paolo Biennale and the Istanbul Biennale | Dr Rebecca Coates, The University of Melbourne

Saturday 15th February, 2pm

Biennale’s Part 2: Post 1895 Venice Biennale and Post 1989 Berlin | Prof Charles Green, The University of Melbourne

Sat 22 Feb, 2pm

Art Festivals: Asia-Pacific | Dr Larissa Hjorth, RMIT University

Sat 1 Mar, 2pm

All lectures take place in the Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road, Ground Level

Free Entry. No bookings required.


Supported by Learning Partner La Trobe University