TERRACOTTA WARRIORS MARCH INTO MELBOURNE
Discovered in 1974 in China’s Shaanxi province, one of the greatest archaeological finds of the twentieth century and often described as the eighth wonder of the world, The Terracotta Warriors have marched into Melbourne apart of the National Gallery of Victoria's Winter Masterpieces series.
The Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality is a large-scale presentation of the Qin Emperor’s Terracotta Warriors, The exhibition features eight warrior figures and two life-size horses from the Imperial Army, as well as two half-size replica bronze chariots, each drawn by four horses.
Pictured above the Western Han dynasty belt plaque is one of more than 150 Chinese artefacts on show.
Alongside the Warriors visitors will find world exclusive pieces from one of China's best contemporary artists in Cai Guo-Qiang: The Transient Landscape. Inspired by Chinese culture and traditions, Cai Guo-Qiang is well known for his use of traditional Chinese materials, paper, porcelain and silk to gunpowder in many of his works.
Be blown away by the new art works inspired by the history, places and culture that served as the backdrop to the reign of China’s first emperor Qin Shihuang, and the creation of the terracotta warriors. Including a monumental installation of 10,000 suspended porcelain birds.
Spiralling over yout head, the birds create a three-dimensional impression of a calligraphic drawing of the sacred Mount Li, the site of the ancient tomb of China’s first emperor, Qin Shihuang, and his warriors. Cai has created breathtaking immersive environments for the presentation of both his work and the Terracotta Warriors.
Don’t forget to check out the NGV Designer Store where you can purchase unique and contemporary products including your very own tasty terracotta warrior that you can paint with real chocolate paint.
Another Melbourne with kidz favourite is the NGV Book for kids, kids can Can go on a self guided tour with Chick and Ding, learn about the terracotta warriors and the First Emperor’s incredible achievements. Along the way, take part in activities and record their achievements for future generations to discover!
Available at the NGV Design store the book can be purchased for $19.95
To Celebrate the Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality exhibition at the NGV, for a limited time Sofitel Melbourne is unearthing the love of culture and art with an Asian-influenced high tea.
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Don’t miss this monumental exhibition here in Melbourne for a limited time.
24 May – 13 Oct 2019
Open 10am–5pm daily
Adult $30 | Concession $25
Child (5-15 years) $10
Family (2 adults + 3 children) $65
start spreading the news new york's mOma has landed in melbourne.
The National Gallery of Victoria, in partnership with The Museum of Modern Art, New York, presents MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art as the 2018 Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition.
Over nine decades, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York has built one of the largest and most influential collections of modern and contemporary art in the world.
Now for the first time ever NGV is bringing some of that collection to Melbourne with this highly anticipated exhibition an international exclusive featuring more than 200 works from New York’s iconic Museum of Modern Art.
The collection including works which have never been seen in Australia – from a line-up of nineteenth and twentieth-century artists, including artworks by Pablo Picasso, Frida Kahlo, Vincent van Gogh and Andy Warhol.
"This exciting exhibition will showcase an unparalleled collection of modern and contemporary art and design,” NGV director Tony Ellwood said.
9 June 2018 – 7 October
10am – 5pm Daily
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