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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
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"permanent collection"
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"fashion exhibition"
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"on display"
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"interesting building"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I went to see Australian art but that room was under repair. The atrium and the 3rd floor Aboriginal art was my favorite. It is not a large museum and there was no charge. I enjoyed my visit.

Thank Kciff
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stunning architecture, exhibits good but somehow does not engage us as some of the best museums. But it is free (except for some special exhibitions and So definitely worth a visit) particularly since it is so centrally located. Not very browsed either.

Thank ECWorld
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Ian Potter Center is part of the NGV that focuses on Australian art. This time I saw a comprehensive exhibit about the Colonial period and the aboriginal reaction to it.

Thank EZNana
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a huge museum and that is a good thing. We really liked the overview of Australian art and Joseph Brown collection; after all, that's why we were there. Paintings but also ceramics/pottery, furniture, clothing, jewelry made it very interesting.

Thank annivcoupleGeorgia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely new building in the federation Square complex. Excellent exhibitions, several visiting Australia's ugly past in regard to the first peoples. Well worth a visit. Right on the tram lines beside Flinders St Station

Thank samandhenry
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The exhibits were spread over 3 floors and contained some of the most iconic artworks by a good selection of Australian artists. Definitely worth a visit and even the free exhibits are wonderful.

Thank Travelwellhk
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

We saw the Triennale in the National Gallery on St Kilda Road, but were not aware there was a second location, the Ian Potter Center. Luckily, we bumped into it. A great collection of Australian art, both contemporary and somewhat older. Also loved the building,...More

Thank Alfred V
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

The Australian side of the NGV and much more interesting than the European side. A broad collection but very strong on post-1900 getting stronger as the century goes on. Make sure you give yourself plenty of time. Temporary exhibitions were good but the collection is...More

Thank OldAccountant
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Interesting modern art, open mind required but worth exploring. The aboriginal art was good. the security staff were inconsistent. My wife was asked to leave her back pack at reception, I was not, both the same sized bag? We then saw people with huge bags...More

Thank John L
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

I loved the exhibits and the ease of getting through all tthere is to see. We saw amazing things. The maps were easy to following and above all it was free to all.

Thank Lois K
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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
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