Jewellery and Body Adornment from the NGV collection

NGV International, St Kilda Rd, until 12 June 2023

Works from many of our artists, including Benedikt Fischer, Manon van Kouswijk and Otto Künzli, are included in an important new exhibition of jewellery drawn from the NGV collection.

'Through the lens of personal adornment, Jewellery and Body Adornment from the NGV Collection presents a selection of works ranging from classical antiquity to contemporary practice that celebrate the diversity and richness of the Collection. The works – organised around four thematics – speak to the broader ideas of identity and place, status and aspiration, ceremony and ritual and values and sentiment.'

Excerpt from essay by Amanda Dunsmore, Senior Curator, International Decorative Arts and Antiquities, NGV