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The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia

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WOW Art in a fabulous setting!!

Melbourne is a great ART city...but THIS is THE piece de resistance! LOVED everything in this... read more

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A great mix of old and new. Well set out with areas for children to play and comfortable spots to... read more

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

Melbourne is a great ART city...but THIS is THE piece de resistance! LOVED everything in this amazing building complex....if you are at all interested in contemporary art, do not miss this!

Thank Rosi W
Reviewed 4 days ago

A great mix of old and new. Well set out with areas for children to play and comfortable spots to stop and rest up. Cafe offers a great selection of food.

Thank cskelhorn1
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a treat! Art was amazing - diverse and very unique. We went on a Wednesday. No charge for the many of the exhibits. A delight. Plan to spend about 2-3 hours without the special exhibition halls.

Thank Ruth20904
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful collection, with all of my favourite masters represented. It was my first visit here and I only went into the free areas of the gallery, due to time constraints, but it was thoroughly enjoyable. I was so excited to see Picasso’s Weeping...More

Thank livingforthemomment
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Australian art is under appreciated because of our obsession with European and American artists with bigger names. We have some great examples at the NGV International which also brings in some exceptional travelling exhibitions. Do yourself a favour, though, and embrace the difference by visiting...More

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting building for architecture. Great Australian cultural art from the 'discovery' to current with very nice art from the founding and initial exploration of Australia. And some really nice modern art displayed too. When we visited in July there was a retrospective of the The...More

Thank Don P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take a stroll through the Ian Potter Centre and view some wonderful Aussie classics. Located in Federation Square, the tricky part is finding the entrance! But once inside you can roam around at your leisure looking at modern and classic Australian art in various forms....More

Thank MsLiz64
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This gallery located in Federation Square is a great base for viewing Australian Art from early times to the current. At times is also has "special exhibits" inclusive of Aboriginal art. It is well located close to the hub of Melbourne. Federation Square also gives...More

Thank McMillan46
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful collection of colonial to present day Australian art at Federation Square. There is a fantastic selection of 2D and 3D art on display including many renowned Australian artists and famous paintings. What a fabulous thing that you can go in for free to...More

Thank MeowWoofMeow
Reviewed 15 September 2018

The building is very modern and so is a lot of the art which may not appeal to all tastes. The whole gallery is well laid out and flows well. Worth visiting if you have ny interest in art, especially historical paintings of Victoria in...More

Thank Jacqui R
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Jen V
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