Monday 20 February 2023


The National Gallery of Victoria, popularly known as NGV, is an art gallery and museum in Melbourne, Australia. Founded in 1861, it is the oldest and the largest public art gallery in Australia. The NGV operates across two sites: NGV International, located on St Kilda Road in the heart of the Melbourne Arts Precinct of Southbank, and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, located nearby at Federation Square.

The St Kilda Road building, designed by Sir Roy Grounds, opened in 1968, and was renovated by Mario Bellini and reopened in 2003. There is a beautiful sculpture garden in the Gallery, in which this mosaic mural is found. Henry Moore's "Draped Seated Woman" of 1957-58, with the mosaic in the background, a recreation of Fernand L├ęger's "Grand Parade with Red Background" made in 1985.

In my mosaic below, there is the "Standing Figure 1969"; cast 1984 by Willem de Kooning and also the "Temple of Boom", designed by Melbourne-based architects Adam Newman and Kelvin Tsang, as an evocative homage to the Parthenon of Athens.

This post is part of the Mosaic Monday meme,
and also part of the Blue Monday meme,
and also part of the Seasons meme.


  1. I am wondering why I didn't see it?? Or maybe I did but didn't notice it. Who knows!

  2. Interesting. There’s a lot going on in that mosaic!

  3. Looks like there are some sculptures there worth checking out.

  4. Wow, I would visit at once, if I could. NSG is very interesting for me. Hope, you show more ... maybe?

    Thank you being part at

    Have a wonderful week.


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