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The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia

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Federation Square | Cnr Russell & Flinders Streets, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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+61 3 8620 2222
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All reviews australian art federation square modern art permanent collection great collection national gallery of victoria on display fed square interesting building st kilda road worth a visit couple of hours visiting melbourne aboriginal artists exhibits galleries
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Ian Potter Centre is part of NGV Australia displaying across a number of galleries Australian Art from 19th century to the present. Also had regular temporary exhibitions. Entry is free except for the temporary exhibitions. Located at Federation Square it's easy to get to.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank robertrA9626OM
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is the place to go to see some of Australia’s best early landscape painters through to the Australian Impressionist of the turn of the twentieth century. You will be able to see the famous "The Pioneer" painting by Frederick McCubbin. Other famous artists whose...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Chris T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love ngv, every exhibition is world class with the Escher exhibition no exception. We visited with a 5 year old and 2 teenagers, both were equally drawn to the works. Escher appealed to me with the “neatness” of his work, different dimensions were intriguing!...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank HallsGapApartments
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful gallery, located next to Federation square, in a gorgeous glass building. The gallery features numerous eclectic exhibits, both classic and modern, foreign and local, beautiful and ugly, and everyone can easily find something to love here. Entrance is free of charge....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TheShis
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pleasant space with lots to see and admire. Would definitely recommend it. The gift shop has a good selection of cards etc.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kalikome
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the finest Art Galleries in Australia and features some of Australia's very best early landscape painters and their classic works . Plenty of more modern artists are hung here too and the special exhibitions are of the highest standards .

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank guy b
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We took a guided tour with Graham .Very interesting very knowledgeable guide.The 19th and 20 th century paintings from Australian painters that we don't really know we're beautiful.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jacqueline11
Reviewed 6 November 2018

My recommendations: 1. Google first then try to spot "The Pioneer" painting by Frederick McCubbin (arguably the most visited painting in Australia? e.g. The golden statue of Johann Strauss in Vienna is the most photographed in Austria?). 2. Arthur Streeton, 3. Tom Roberts. 4. Arthur...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Loc N
Reviewed 31 October 2018

A perfect venue for when one of a couple wants to see art and the other would rather sprawl out watching the big screen (often sports). It is slap bang in the centre of Melbourne, on the river Yarra. Federation square is a space that...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BoardingPass566655
Reviewed 30 October 2018

This museum has an excellent collection of Australian Art. At the time we visited, it also had several really good special exhibits, including one on the sculpture of Ken Unsworth, which I highly recommend if it's still there.

Date of experience: October 2018
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5 April 2017|
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Response from SueW032016 | Reviewed this property |
No, both the galleries in Melbourne have free access if you want to come in and wander around their standard displays. If there are special exhibitions running, there is generally a charge for those. You can still enter... More