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North Rotunda


Rick Amor, The city from Yarraville, 1999, oil on canvas, H2009.82/17. Gift of the artist under the Cultural Gifts Program, 2009
02 September 201902 September 2020
Location North Rotunda
The Gateway

Enjoy a selection of the Library’s 21st-century paintings of Melbourne cityscapes by living Australian artists. Works include depictions of Melbourne’s hallowed sporting grounds, with MCG, Josie Kunoth Petyarre’s view of the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground, the home of Australian Rules Football, and Shane Jones’s Flemington Racecourse, showing the birthplace of the internationally renowned Melbourne Cup horserace.

Rick Amor’s work shows some less familiar perspectives, with distant views of the city from remote hills and from the Yarra River and docklands, and across rooftops in Across the city. Tony Lloyd’s Skystone, William Mackinnon’s Exit and Louise Forthun’s Toffee and ice present abstracted views of urban sites and landmarks and provoke reflection on our interaction with the built environment.

Plan your visit

The North Rotunda is open Monday to Thursday 10am–9pm, and Friday to Sunday 10am–6pm.