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Tabor Robak's Megafauna installation at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

10 February 2021

Immerse yourself in a stunning alternate reality with Tabor Robak’s NGV installation

Step into the darkened space dedicated to US artist Tabor Robak’s glowing Megafauna installation and you’ll be immediately drawn to the numerous fluorescent projections which respond to your presence. Housed in a large dedicated room in the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Megafauna’s projections surround you and inspire feelings of being in an environment buzzing with energy and natural life, albeit one comprised of advanced technology.

Commissioned by the gallery for its NGV Triennial 2020 exhibition in Melbourne, Megafauna invites us to reflect on the hallowed status we assign to modern technology, our current place within society and our future aspirations. Described as a ‘New Media’ artist, Tabor Robak’s work has received worldwide attention for his provocative insights into the relationship between humanity, nature and technology.

Unreal: experience Megafauna for yourself!

Deakin is a proud supporter of Tabor Robak’s Megafauna installation at the NGV Triennial 2020 exhibition, and we encourage you to visit this compelling exhibit in person for an unparalleled imaginative experience.

‘The opportunity presented by immersive environments through design is a shared interest in both Robak’s work and Deakin’s suite of creative and design programs, and research innovations. The fusion of design, creativity and technology is found in many Deakin initiatives and exemplifies why we are so pleased with this project,’ said Vice-Chancellor Professor Iain Martin of the University’s partnership with Megafauna.

‘Our coming together presents exciting opportunities to use design to rethink our future.’

While the Triennial is free for you to enter, you must book a day and time in advance to be able to enter the Megafauna exhibit via the registration link below.

Megafauna by Tabor Robak
NGV Triennial 2020, 19 December 2020–18 April 2021

To find out more about Tabor Robak’s Megafauna 2020 installation and have a virtual 3D sneak peek, head to the NGV Triennial 2020 website.

Win a NGV Triennial 2020 program and ‘anytime’ tickets!

Go into the running to win one of two NGV Triennial 2020 publications (each valued at AUD $79.95) plus an ‘anytime’ double-pass – meaning you and a friend can skip the registration queue and see Megafauna whenever you like!

NGV Triennial 2020 is richly illustrated with images of works in the exhibition, photographic essays, and source and research material from featured artists and designers.

To enter, simply enter your details in the form below. Entries close at 5pm on Wednesday 24 February. Good luck and enjoy the exhibition!

This competition has now closed. Congratulations to the winners, Shannon Alice Preddy and Joel Prince!


Terms and conditions

The promoter of this competition is Deakin University ABN 56 721 584 203 of 1 Gheringhap Street, Geelong VIC 3220.

  1. Information on how to enter forms part of these Terms and Conditions. By entering, entrants agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions and entries must comply with these Terms and Conditions to be valid.
  2. This competition is governed by the laws in force in the State of Victoria, Australia.

The Competition

  1. The competition is free to enter and is strictly open to current Deakin students. Students must complete and submit an entry in the manner set out in the Terms and Conditions.
  2. Staff employed by Deakin and their immediate family members are not eligible to enter the competition.

Competition period

  1. The competition period for all campuses is from 9am on Wednesday 10 February 2021 until 5pm Wednesday 24 February 2021.


  1. There are two prizes. Each prize consists of a NGV Triennial 2020 publication valued at AUD$79.95 each plus two ‘anytime’ tickets to enter the NGV/Megafauna exhibit without prior registration.
  2. The total prize pool is $159.90.

How to enter

  1. Entrants must fill in the form, providing their full name, Student ID, and campus.

Selection and notification of winner

  1. Winners will be selected at random after the close of the competition.
  2. Winners will be contacted via email by Friday 26 February 2021.
  3. Winners will be published on the Deakin Life blog by Monday 1 March 2021.
  4. All winners must be 18 years and over.
  5. Prizes are not transferable and are not redeemable for cash. Deakin’s decision is final and binding – no correspondence will be entered into. Deakin accepts no responsibility for late, lost or misdirected entries or other communications. Entries will be deemed void if forged, manipulated or tampered with in any way.
  6. Entrants consent to Deakin using their name, image or voice for promotional purposes. Entrants agree to make themselves available for a photograph and interview in the event that theirs is the winning entry and if requested by Deakin.
  7. Winners consent to posting images and video of the event to their social media feeds via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and tagging #deakinlife or @DeakinLife.
  8. Winners consent to their name and photograph being published on Deakin social media and other digital channels if requested to in any and all forms as determined by the Division of Student Life.

Privacy collection, use and disclosure statement

Personal Information provided to Deakin University by entrants will be used to notify the winner of the competition. A photograph of the winners may be published on Deakin University’s social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, WordPress and Instagram and other digital channels such as the Deakin Life blog.

Deakin University complies with the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic) in its treatment of personal information. Entrants have a right to access their personal information held by the University. Requests for access to personal information are managed under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Vic).

The University’s information privacy policy may be viewed at or by contacting the Privacy Officer at [email protected].

Image credit
Installation view of Tabor Robak’s Megafauna 2020 on display in NGV Triennial 2020 from 19 December 2020–18 April 2021 at NGV International, Melbourne
© Tabor Robak
 Photo: Tobias Titz Photography

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