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The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia

Federation Square | Cnr Russell & Flinders Streets, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 8620 2222
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Federation Square | Cnr Russell & Flinders Streets, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Central Business District
+61 3 8620 2222
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I am a fan of Australian art especially impressionists and this gallery has some fabulous famous artists - Streeton, McCubbin, Tom Roberts, Hans Heysen, you name them, they are there as well as the more modern artists of note.

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love to come here when we visit Melbourne. Lots of variety. The Del Kathryn Barton exhibition was fabulous, quite raunchy and very out there in subject matter. The main gallery across the bridge was fabulous and dont miss the Triennial exhibitions!! Fantastic and really...More

Thank chris G
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was interesting to see examples of the art of European immigrants to Australia and learn how from their experience and also Australian born artists who visited Europe the art here followed the genres we know in Europe. Also helped by the Great Exhibition.

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent display of classic and modern art for free in a lovely setting...great way to spend a few hours in Melbourne!

Thank Tamasine W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visit Melbourne every year and never miss a visit. Good exhibitions, always something new and different to look at. Interesting building, nice helpfull staff and last but not least, it is for free....!

Thank Hugo H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best place in melbourne to see colonial aussie art and an amazing collection of aboriginal art.. and it’s free

Thank JohnG3121
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I appreciate that not everyone shares my taste in art and that many may therefore disagree with my assessment. I found that many of the exhibits were somewhat pretentious.

Thank KBofLB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Ian Potter Centre in Federation Square is part of the NGV and contains quite a lot of interesting Australian art. We've seen several diverse exhibitions here over the years on visits to Melbourne. Well worth a visit.

Thank Jane and Kim M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a hot day the air conditioned gallery is a centrally located venue with the added bonus of free admission and plenty of artworks to admire. If modern contemporary art is not your thing, enjoy the traditional classics of Mc Cubben or Streeton instead. And...More

Thank Kath F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful presentation space for visual arts. Extremely well run. Part of NGV and the quality shines through because of this. Coffee shop cafe very disappointing though. Needs a serious rethink. Always feel uplifted and stimulated after visiting here. A word of warning; restaurants outside but...More

Thank John K
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even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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Jen V
4 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