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NGV Teens

See, Create, Meet, Inspire.

About NGV Teens

See art, make art, meet artists, be inspired.

NGV Teens offers specially tailored programming that connects young people with art and artists at the Gallery. We aim to offer the NGV as a space for young people from all backgrounds to express themselves through creative projects and discussions of the big ideas behind great art. Young creatives aged 13-17 can get involved to gain special access to the NGV, and to the broader creative community of visual artists, designers and performers in Victoria.

The NGV Teens program is supported by a grant from The Truby & Florence Williams Charitable Trust, managed by Equity Trustees. The NGV also wishes to acknowledge The Ullmer Family Foundation for their generous support of NGV Teens.

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Art Party


Enjoy a summer’s night out as teens take over the NGV during Art Party. Your ticket will get you exclusive after-hours access to the blockbuster exhibitions Escher X nendo | Between Two Worlds and Julian Opie, and includes an appearance by Triple J’s Stacy Gougoulis, hip-hop performances by Krown & Adrian Eagle, DJ sets by DJ Slymewave, plus free snacks.

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Teen Council


Applications for the 2019 NGV Teen Council are now live! Do you want to contribute to events for teens at NGV? Looking to learn about art and museum work while building your resume? Interested in connecting with like-minded teens from around Melbourne? You may be a great fit for NGV Teen Council.

Apply before 18 February.

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Fantastic, ambitious, angry, mysterious: take a step inside the extraordinary lives and times of twenty-five artists who have made an impact, and told a good story along the way. You’re invited to join author Ronnie Scott and guests on a journey through twenty-five of the most dramatic and exciting stories about artists and artworks in new NGV teen publication 25 International Artists Who Have Made an Impact.

We are extremely thankful to Mrs Krystyna Campbell-Pretty and the Campbell-Pretty Family for their generous support which has made this publication possible and has broadened access to the NGV Collection through ongoing programming for young visitors.

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Share your experiences with your friends on instagram, and tag your photos with #NGVTeens

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Browse through the NGV education resources online to find helpful hints and tips on completing curriculum assignments. NGV Education Resources are designed to help enhance an understanding of art methods, movements, and the world in which we live. Education Resources


Celebrating 25 years at the NGV in 2019, the annual Top Arts exhibition is a significant part of the NGV calendar, offering students an opportunity to exhibit their technical brilliance and innovation.

Top Arts 2019
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