Exploring the history of ornament in Western design tradition, NGV International will host The Language Of Ornament, opening February 24th.

The Language Of Ornament will exhibit the origin and evolution of design motifs through a range of mediums and art movements throughout history.

The exhibition will feature more than 90 works from the NGV Collection, including 18th Century Wedgewood ceramics, classic antiques and modernist ornaments from the 20th and 21st Centuries.

NGV Director, Tony Ellwood, says the exhibition “offers a reflection of historical and cultural shifts that have shaped the Western World through art and design elements”.

The exhibition will be on display from 10am – 5pm with Free Entry, running until December 2017.