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'Shearing the Rams', Tom Roberts 1890
Photograph: National Gallery of Victoria 'Shearing the Rams', Tom Roberts 1890

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The NGV is taking a deep dive into some of its most famous artworks in this online series

There are countless (well, more like 75,000) works of art within the National Gallery of Victoria’s collection. As part of its online programming, the NGV is taking a deep dive into some of the most significant works held within its collection.

Art in Focus will explore the stories behind some of the gallery's best known and most important works through an online video series. Each episode will feature a specific artwork and be hosted by the NGV’s curators, who’ll take you through the work’s meaning, interesting facts and more about the artist’s creative practice. 

The first episode will shine a spotlight on Tom Robert’s pre-Federation bucolic masterpiece ‘Shearing the Rams’ and it will be available to watch at 1pm on Tuesday, May 12. It will be followed by a dive into the story behind the 15th-century cassone (gilded Italian marriage chest) panel ‘Trajan and the Widow’ on Tuesday, May 19.

The Art in Focus talks are free, but you are required to book your spot.

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