Guest Curator: Nick Mitzevich, Director, National Gallery of Australia

Nick Mitzevich became the sixth director of the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) in July 2018. Nick is a passionate believer in art as a driver for change and is leading an enhanced program of education for all ages and community engagement at the NGA. His mission is to have the NGA recognised as a truly national institution, leading the national cultural agenda and delivering its mandate for all Australians through the expansion of its online presence and its travelling exhibitions program.

Art + Soul

Hetti Perkins is one of Australia’s leading curators. She has worked closely with Indigenous communities across the country and is a powerful advocate of Indigenous art in Australia.

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Blue Poles

This documentary looks beyond the sensationalism of the global headlines of the day, exploring how the purchase of this masterpiece heralded a new era of art in Australia, positioned the national collection on an international stage and contributed immeasurably to Australia’s cultural heritage.

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The Art of Australia

Even though he was an Englishman, Edmund Capon was a passionate support of Australian art and artists during his influential tenure at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

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Harry Seidler – Modernist

Austrian-born, Harry Seidler was one of Australia’s greatest architects. He was extremely influential in bringing an international perspective to architecture in Australia and designed many of Australia’s most important modernist buildings.

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Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, the Mistress and the Tangerine

In 1973, the National Gallery of Australia was the first major public institution to acquire Louise Bourgeois’ work. She is an artist that redefined the later part of the 20th century through the sheer ambition of her work.

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