2021 NGV Architecture Commission pond[er]
A beautiful architectural installation, replete with a pink pond evocative of Australia’s inland salt lakes is OPEN & FREE for visitors from 10am to 5pm daily at the National Gallery of Victoria
This eye popping creation has been selected as the winner of the NGV’s 2021 Architecture Commission in the Grollo Equiset Garden at NGV International.
Designed by a Melbourne-based team comprising architecture firm Taylor Knights in collaboration with artist James Carey, the installation, entitled pond[er], offers a space for visitors to cool off during the summer months and reflect on their relationship with the environment.
Referencing Sir Roy Grounds’s open-air courtyards in the original design of NGV International, this architecture and landscape installation comprises two key design elements: a body of indigenous plants and a body of water. The body of water is coloured pink, making direct reference to the many inland salt lakes in Victoria and highlighting the scarcity, importance and political implications of water as a natural resource.
This amazing experience can be found at 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne and is available for your viewing and wading pleasure until the 28th of August 2022!
PLAY & STAY with us here at The Jazz Corner Hotel Melbourne, a short tram ride to/from NGV!