Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia

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The Federation Square branch of the National Gallery of Victoria is devoted to Australian art. This gallery features a programme of temporary exhibits plus a permanent collection that includes many of the most well-known examples of early Australian art including Frederick McCubbin’s The Pioneer (1904), Tom Roberts’ Shearing the Rams (1890) and John Brack’s The Bar (1954) and Collins Street, 5pm (1955).

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Federation Square, Melbourne VIC 3000
Tram 35, 70, 71, 75 (stop: Russell Street/Flinders Street), 1, 3, 3a, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67, 72 (stop: Swanson Street/Flinders Street) Train Flinders Street
Telephone (03) 8620 2222
Website www.ngv.vic.gov.au
Admission free
    Open Tue–Sun 10am–5pm

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  • Boon, 25 Jan 2020

    free guided tours available, it was very good!

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  • Mike, 05 Oct 2019

    Great exhibition space

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  • Lisa, 19 Oct 2018

    One of the must see in Melbourne - I love the mix of paintings, photography, design furnitures and sound systems. You got all your senses engaged. The building itself is already a reason to see it.

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  • Homayoun, 17 Apr 2017

    The Great Exibition by Patrick Pound was actually more than great. Some navigation guides within the gallery, especially for the 2nd floor, will make the experience much more pleasant.

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  • J, 09 Sep 2016

    The best collection of Australian contemporary art I've seen yet! Changed my previously dismissive view of Aus contemp art

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  • Uglychase, 16 Jul 2016

    The 200 years australian fashion was great!

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  • John, 13 Mar 2016

    Great art location just off federation square.

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  • Pedro, 11 Oct 2015

    Awesome place to spend some of your Sunday afternoon.

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  • prima, 27 May 2015

    Good collection of national artists on lower floors, though I preferred the modern works on the upper floors. Impressive building architecture too —modern yet not overwhelming.

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  • DAVID, 12 May 2015

    The modern art and changing special exhibitions

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  • Candice, 14 Apr 2015

    Has a few iconic Australian pieces but enjoyed the other modern exhibits much more.

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  • Rico, 26 Oct 2014

    go to The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier...

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  • Julia, 02 Jul 2014

    For free exhibitions arrive at about 4pm you'll have plenty of time and there'll be less people :)

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  • James, 09 Feb 2014

    Get yourself the to 3rd floor, Melbourne Now brilliance.

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  • Sherlynn, 05 Feb 2014

    amazing place with great pieces of art, a must come!

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  • Matthew, 27 Dec 2013

    The home of the NGV's Australian art collection. Enjoy yourself a Boyd, Drysdale, Russell and perhaps some Shearing of the Rams

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  • Rob, 24 Nov 2013

    The Melbourne Now exhibition is free and worth a look

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  • Marc, 26 Oct 2013

    Free WiFi and it works! Very rear in Australia!

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  • The Hotel Windsor, 11 Sep 2013

    Admire the works of Frederick McCubbin, Sidney Nolan, Tom Roberts and Albert Tucker at the Ian Potter Centre, which is open and free to the public everyday until 5pm

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  • Todd, 05 Jan 2013

    A ticket for the Jeff Wall Photography exhibition also gives you entry to Thomas Demand's show at NGV International.

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  • Amy, 10 Nov 2012

    Don't skip the Joseph Brown Collection on Level 2. Filled with beautiful Australian Art - great to see John Brack, Sidney Nolan, Fred Williams, Rupert Bunny, Margaret Preston, E.Phillips Fox etc..

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  • Fed, 21 Dec 2011

    Entertain the kids this summer school holidays with the ArtCart at The Ian Potter Centre - Find more info at fedsquare.com/schoolholidays

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  • Geert, 11 Dec 2011

    Take the free guided tours. You'll see more and the knowledgeable enthusiasm makes one really happy!!

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  • Kate, 03 Oct 2011

    Closed Mondays. :-(

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  • Luciano, 15 Apr 2011

    Great place, free.

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  • Melbournewritersfestival, 03 Aug 2010

    Whether you're looking to join one of our Walking Tours, see MyStory (unrelated to MySpace, we believe), or do some Artist's Talk, it's all here.

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  • Suzanne, 29 Apr 2010

    Check out Brisbane>

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  • Glenn, 18 Feb 2010

    Good place to see paintings.

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  • Rebecca, 27 Nov 2009

    See the Ricky Swallow exhibition.

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