Winning design for NGV Contemporary revealed

Australian architects Angelo Candalepas and Associates have designed the centrepiece of the $1.7 billion renewal of Southbank arts precinct.

Described as architecturally ‘uplifting and generous’, the design for what will become Australia’s largest art gallery – NGV Contemporary – was revealed on Tuesday.

The centrepiece of the $1.7 billion renewal of Melbourne’s Southbank arts precinct, NGV Contemporary has been designed by Australian architectural firm Angelo Candalepas and Associates.

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts