The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Melbourne

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Showcasing exclusively Australian art, The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia boasts nearly 25,000 pieces by both indigenous and non-indigenous authors from the Colonial period to contemporary times. Sir Ian Potter, a businessman and philanthropist, founded the center, which occupies a landmark building on Melbourne's major cultural square. Paintings, sculptures, photographs, prints, drawings, fashion, textiles, and decorative arts are displayed across more than 20 galleries. Look for the iconic triptych "The Pioneer" by Frederick McCubbin. A modern cafe on the third floor offers views of the Yarra River. Put The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia and other Melbourne attractions into our Melbourne travel route builder app , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • A wonderful place to walk in the midst of a busy central city. The miniature Tutor Village and Fairy Tree are worth seeking out, as well as the conservatory. Not many formal gardens with perennial bed...  more »
  • Pleasant space with lots to see and admire. Would definitely recommend it. The gift shop has a good selection of cards etc.  more »
  • 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 t...  more »
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  • Best gallery I have ever been too. A must do in the CBD of Melbourne. Located next to Flinders St station and not far from the botanical gardens you cannot give this a miss. The staff are super helpful and the layout is well thought out. Always something new happening with exhibitions and not to mention live music. As a tourist you have to see this spot
  • Great gallery, I have visited many times. This time to see the Colony Exhibition, fantastic display of Aboriginal artifacts and art. Many European artworks in the exhibition as well. Highly recommended.
  • The gallery for Australian art. Not as great as the NGV International, but still pretty good. Some nice works in here and collected by era.
  • Amazing collection of art. Awesome to see iconic Australian paintings. Go and see when visiting Melbourne . Its great!
  • Came here for a school excursion. The tour guide we had was amazing, the funniest guy I know, and still informative. Even if you're not into art I can guarantee that you'll still love it. A must for locals and tourists alike.

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