The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Melbourne

4.6
#10 of 46 in Museums in Melbourne
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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  • Firstly - free entry - tick. Secondly - award winning artists - tick. Thirdly - indigenous artists - tick. 3 big ticks. Make sure you visit.  more »
  • The Ian Potter Centre always showcases excellent quality artworks, often a little quirky and truly representative of Australian art and creativity. The indigenous artworks are always fascinating to vi...  more »
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  • A must to go see this Ian Potter Centre for contemporary Australian art. An impressive permanent collection and regular impressive exhibitions. Very impressive designed building and gallery spaces that represent individual artists, and Australian art in general, exceptionally well. If you can visit the Ian Potter Centre as well as the main National Gallery of Victoria location 10 minutes walk away, you're doing your Melbourne visit right.
  • Terrific Australian Art Gallery in Federation Square. Some wonderful examples of indigenous art - brilliant piece by Clifford Possum - worth the visit just to see it. Also loved the early colonial painters and the early Australian impressionists. Only had a couple of hours here sadly. Make sure you allow a good half day.

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