From our team here at NGV, we’d like to express our very best wishes to our community at this time.

Due to the evolving nature of COVID-19 and after following closely the State and Federal Government’s advice, we have extended the NGV’s temporary closure until 30 June.

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We are very grateful for the loyalty and understanding of the NGV community and wish everyone well during this time.

Melbourne Design Week

Deep Dive: Sea Urchin Snorkel Tour

Presented by Open House Melbourne

Sorry you missed this one!
Booked out
Free entry Sat 14 Mar, 10.30am–12.30pm
Port Phillip Bay, see for details

The exploitation of marine resources is causing imbalances in aquatic ecosystems. Many types of seafood and materials originating from the ocean are unsustainable. We must shift towards resources that do not harm, and can regenerate, the ecosystems; such as sea urchins and farmed seaweed.

Sea urchins thrive in the changing ocean with few predators and too many nutrients. They devour the seaweed habitats leaving behind underwater deserts. There are millions of sea urchins in Victoria alone, turning vast areas of a thriving marine ecosystem barren. Can we turn this problem into a resource?

Join Pirjo Haikola from RMIT University on a snorkel tour of Port Phillip Bay.

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Free entry Sat 14 Mar, 10.30am–12.30pm
Port Phillip Bay, see for details

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