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Julian Opie

Towering skyscrapers, virtual carp and a urinating statue are all part of the NGV's latest (free) exhibition.
By Jasmine Crittenden
November 09, 2018
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Julian Opie

Towering skyscrapers, virtual carp and a urinating statue are all part of the NGV's latest (free) exhibition.
By Jasmine Crittenden
November 09, 2018
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Next time you visit the National Gallery of Victoria, you'll find yourself immersed in fish, farm animals and skyscrapers. Why? Because Julian Opie has moved in.

In his first major Australian exhibition, Julian Opie, the London-born artist has brought together more than 60 of his most-famous works. He's transformed the NGV water feature into an aquarium filled with virtual carp and Federation Court into a mini-metropolis, crowded with 13-metre high skyscrapers.

Head into the Grollo Equiset Garden to meet a menagerie of sheep, horses and crows and into the foyer to find city slickers on their way somewhere or other. Meanwhile, the NGV moat is now home to a version of the Manneken Pis, the famous statue of a little boy weeing in Brussels, Belgium.

Images: Tim Ross, courtesy of the NGV International.

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