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The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia

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Federation Square | Cnr Russell & Flinders Streets, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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All reviewsaustralian artfederation squarejohn olsengreat collectionpermanent collectionmodern artnational gallery of victoriaexcellent galleryfed squareon displayinteresting buildingst kilda roadworth a visitcouple of hoursfew hoursvisiting melbourneaboriginal
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the first half of our time here.....but then we were mobbed by children (without parent's or guardians) :(

Thank tommy W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Must say I wasn't sure if I was going to enjoy the Alice in Wonderland exhibit, but I have to say that it was brilliantly done and I enjoyed every moment I had in there. Full of surprises!

Thank Kylie M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this gallery. Big enough for some amazing and changing collections, small enough not to be overwhelmed or exhausted by it. I pop in here little an often because its easy and always great. Poorly marked and hard to find from Fed Sq, easier...More

Thank Cathatcbd
Reviewed 1 week ago

Has an extensive and interesting collection of Australian art especially the Heidelberg School artists, wonderful. The building and interior spaces are architecturally interesting.

Thank brysc01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not as good as the NGV International, but still quite enjoyable. Has some interesting art works here, though also has a lot of annoying modern art stuff as well.

Thank MrDavetheSarks
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love this gallery its a hidden gem. We saw a fab exhibition called "The Field". If you love modernist colour works head along for a visual feast and its FREE!

Thank Louise A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Ian Potter Centre is easy to get to (Federation Square) and lovely to wander around - not too big but big enough - worth the visit for special exhibitions and the enjoy the iconic Australian paintings by our famous painters. The Centre is less...More

Thank AngelinaG007
Reviewed 11 July 2018

A little hard to find and work out how to get around but I took my three kids aged 12, 10 and 7. They enjoyed it for a while but hated the abstract stuff!

Thank MeMock
Reviewed 11 July 2018

I visited this exhibit when in Melbourne last - I found it very confronting and educational. I'd strongly recommend a visit

Thank Virginia R
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Recently attended exhibition of Early Australia. There were many old documents, maps, books and some paintings from the time. The old hand drawn maps, and paintings of birds were amazing. I thought paintings representing this era was light on and was disappointed.

Thank 227suzie
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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