Asian art

Visit our newly refurbished Asian art galleries dedicated to displaying the art and culture of Chinese, Japanese and South and Southeast Asia. Our Asian Art collection holds almost 5,000 works dating from the second millennium BC to the twenty-first century.

Art Exhibition previously on at NGV International in Melbourne precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Tuesday 01 January 2013 to Tuesday 31 December 2013

CHINESE: Wine jar (late 14th century-15th century) image Flowers and eccentric rock 1886 image INDIAN: Tree goddess, Salabhanjika (1150-1200) image CHINESE: Basin Ming dynasty, Wanli period image CHINESE: Dish Qing dynasty, Qianlong period image TIBETAN: Wheel of the Law (18th century) image JAPANESE: Noble lady's carriage and a flower cart (early 18th century) image

Published by National Gallery of Victoria - International on Thursday 13 June 2013.
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Thanks to the support of the Felton Bequest, The Art Foundation of Victoria, the Supporters of Asian Art and many generous donors, the NGV’s Asian Art collection has grown to be one of the most revered collections in Australia.

The NGV has been collecting Asian art since 1862. The Asian Art collection reflects the rich diversity of Asia’s artistic traditions as well as artistic, cultural and spiritual links brought about by cross-cultural contacts and interactions.

Media represented include paintings, calligraphy, prints, bronzes, sculptures, ceramics, lacquer, jade, glass, furniture, textiles and video.

The redesign has allowed for distinct areas to be dedicated to Chinese, Japanese and South and Southeast Asian art.

Art of China.
Art of South and Southeast Asia.
(The Myer Family Gallery)

Art of Japan.
(The Pauline Gandel Gallery)