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Final days


Paola Balla (Wemba Wemba, Gunditjmara)
The Mok Mok Cooking Show II, 2016
Digital pigment print on 188gsm Photorag
600 x 840mm
Collection of the artist.
Koorie Heritage Trust
23 Apr 2020 - 26 Jul 2020
Claire Bridge. Embodying the Ancestors, 2020. Archival pigment print on cotton rag paper, 70 x 55 cm. Courtesy of the artist
Counihan Gallery in Brunswick
27 Jun 2020 - 27 Jul 2020
left to right 

Junya Watanabe, Comme des Garçons, Japan (fashion house)
Japan est. 1992
Junya Watanabe (designer)
Japan born 1961

Coat, jumper, leggings and boots 2006 autumn–winter, 2006–07
cotton, wool, nylon, acrylic, leather, metal (embellishments)
69.0 cm (centre back) 42.0 cm (sleeve)
75.0 cm (centre back) 80.0 cm (sleeve)
22.0 cm (waist, flat) 92.0 cm (outer leg) 71.0 cm (inner leg)
25.5 x 10.0 x 29.0 cm (each)
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Promised gift of Takamasa Takahashi 

Tao, Comme des Garçons, Japan (fashion house)
Japan 2005–2011
Tao Kurihara (designer)
Japan born 1961
Dress 2009 autumn–winter 2009
polyester, rayon; cotton, polyester; polyester; wool, mohair, nylon
(a) 33.0 cm (centre back) 31.0 cm (waist, flat)
(b) 61.0 cm (centre back) 59.0 cm (waist, flat)
(c) 62.5 cm (centre back) 32.0 cm (waist, flat)
(d) 63.0 cm (centre back) 30.0 cm (waist, flat)
e-f) 11.0 x 9.0 x 26.0 cm (each)
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne 
Gift of Takamasa Takahashi through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, 2017 (2017.156.a-f)

Comme des Garçons, Japan (fashion house)
Japan  2005–2011
Rei Kawakubo (designer)
Japan born 1942
Dress 2003 Extreme Embellishment collection autumn–winter 2003–2004
cotton, plastic zipper, metal zipper, metal hook, fabric fastener
133.0 cm (centre back) 44.0 cm (waist, flat)
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Takamasa Takahashi through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, 2015 (2015.124)
Collecting Comme
National Gallery of Victoria (NGV)
31 Oct 2019 - 30 Aug 2020
1.Jacqui Stockdale
Jacqui Stockdale: The Long Shot
Linden New Art
9 Jun 2020 - 30 Aug 2020
2.Karla Dickens_Mother's little helpers III 2019_Inkjet print_67 × 120 cm
Karla Dickens: My Mother’s Keeper
Linden New Art
9 Jun 2020 - 30 Aug 2020
3. Robert Fielding
Robert Fielding: Routes / Roots
Linden New Art
9 Jun 2020 - 30 Aug 2020
Taniguchi Fumie
Preparing to go out 1935
six panel folding screen: ink and watercolour on silk,
lacquer on wood
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Kevin McDonald and Eunice McDonald Bequest and NGV Foundation, 2019
© Estate of Taniguchi Fumie
Japanese Modernism
National Gallery of Victoria (NGV)
28 Feb 2020 - 4 Oct 2020
Lee GRANT, Manal Tahir (Saudi Arabia) and her 3-year old son Fouad, Chadstone, Melbourne  2019, courtesy of the artist.
Portrait of Monash: the ties that bind
Monash Gallery of Art
15 Feb 2020 - 25 Oct 2020
Dusty Diddle
An Index of Childhood Memories, Anger
and Intervention 2019
fine-liner and calligraphy pen on
cardboard pieces inside a found set of
metal drawers
41.0 x 26.8 x 61.0 cm
Eltham High School
© Dusty Diddle
Top Arts 2020
National Gallery of Victoria (NGV)
13 Mar 2020 - 31 Jan 2021


June Madden 2006 The Sunlit Forrest
Looking Back, Looking Forward - The Art of Cardinia Shire
Cardinia Cultural Centre Gallery
12 Jul 2020 - 30 Aug 2020
Ivan Durrant 
Yellow cow 2001
synthetic polymer paint on composition board
92.0 x 120.0 cm
Collection of the artist
© Ivan Durrant
Ivan Durrant: Barrier Draw
National Gallery of Victoria (NGV)
1 May 2020 - 25 Oct 2020
eX de Medici
Red (Colony) 2000
watercolour on paper
Winner of National Works on Paper, purchased by Beleura - The Tallis Foundation, 2002
Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
1 Jul 2020 - 22 Nov 2020
Grace Lillian Lee, Body Armour – A Weave of Reflection Pink and Orange 2018. Photography by Wade Lewis. Image courtesy of the artist.
Piinpi: Contemporary Indigenous Fashion
Bendigo Art Gallery
5 Sep 2020 - 29 Nov 2020
Cristina de MIDDEL
Iko Iko  2012
From the series Afronauts
courtesy of the artist
Not standing still: new approaches in documentary photography
Monash Gallery of Art
17 Feb 2021 - 2 May 2021
RONE, Powerhouse Geelong, 2014. Photographer: Rone © RONE
RONE in Geelong
Geelong Gallery
27 Feb 2021 - 5 May 2021
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