ÁTHE FIELD REVISITED
Fifty years ago the National Gallery of Victoria opened its St Kilda Road building with a contentious exhibition. The Field featured 40 emerging Australian artists working at the cutting edge of contemporary art. To celebrate its anniversary, the NGV has recreated this exhibition featuring the work of Sydney Ball, Peter Booth and Janet Dawson. ÀNGV Australia, Federation Square, Melbourne 3000. 03 8620 2222. www.ngv.vic.gov.au. Daily 10am-5pm. Free. Until Aug 26.
THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME
Buxton Contemporary is Melbourne’s newest major gallery, designed by the architects behind Hobart’s MONA and showcasing property mogul Michael Buxton’s collection. He has an eye for Australasian art, and this first exhibition includes work by Patricia Piccinini, Mikala Dwyer, Emily Floyd, Marco Fusinato and Shaun Gladwell. àbuxton Contemporary, Cnr Southbank Blvd & Dodds St, Southbank 3006. 03 9035 9339. buxtoncontemporary.com. Fri-wed 11am-5pm; Thu 11am-8pm. Free. Until Jun 24.
MYURAN SUKUMARAN: ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE
This deeply affecting exhibition shows extraordinary paintings created by the convicted drug smuggler during his incarceration at Bali’s Kerobokan Prison and in the final 72 hours before his execution. It’s co-curated by artist Ben Quilty and Michael Dagostino. àbendigo Art Gallery, 42 View St, Bendigo 3550. 03 5434 6088. www.bendigoartgallery.com.au. Daily 10am-5pm. Jul 7-Sep 16.