Inspiration by Design: Word and Image from the Victoria and Albert Museum

See stunning art, graphics, photography and illustration from the renowned Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Yohji Yamamoto womenswear catalogue 1986, © Victoria and Albert Museum, London/Nick Knight/Trunk Archive
20 March 201514 June 2015
Location Keith Murdoch Gallery
Accessibility Has wheelchair access

Premiering at State Library Victoria, this free exhibition showcases some of the world’s finest book art, graphics, photography and illustration.

From London’s acclaimed Victoria and Albert Museum, Inspiration by Design celebrates 150 years of collecting by the National Art Library. Immerse yourself in the book beautiful, from historic illustrated manuscripts and rare artists’ books to modern graphic design and fashion photography.

See over 100 treasures including original hand-drawn illustrations from Beatrix Potter, a Pablo Picasso artist book, fashion sketches from Dior and Comme des Garçons, rare medieval manuscripts and much more.

This exciting international exhibition is accompanied by a host of free public programming, including exhibition tours, film screenings, creative workshops and illuminating discussions.

Opening hours

This free exhibition is open 10am–5pm (until 9pm Thursday).

Exhibition organised by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.