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The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia

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A great side of the NGV. The Ian Potter Centre often showcases Australian and the more modern... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2014
Melbourne, Australia
Such a good gallery

Really enjoyed the NGV. Great free exhibitions. Paid $10 to see the Australia Modern furniture... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2014
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

A great side of the NGV. The Ian Potter Centre often showcases Australian and the more modern pieces. It lacks the class of the NGV International but it has its own comfortable vibe.

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Reviewed 16 June 2014

Really enjoyed the NGV. Great free exhibitions. Paid $10 to see the Australia Modern furniture exhibition and it was worth it – comprehensive and interesting. Next time, I'll split my viewing over two visits to get the most out of it!

Thank jo_welly
Reviewed 12 June 2014

Located at the back of Federation Square, its not the most prominent spot for an art museum. If you're pushing a pram or in wheel chair, its best to enter via the ground level cafe/food court area off Flinders St. The permanent collection is free...More

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Reviewed 11 June 2014

Set in the modern Federation Square complex, this is the National Gallery of Victoria's Australian collection. NGV International is the other side of the river on St Kilda Road. Here you will find three floors devoted to Australian artists. There is a regular program of...More

Thank Jolyon67
Reviewed 8 June 2014

Didn't expect finding the interior that interesting but it was. Didn't know it was free either but the guide on the free Fed Square tour recommended to me to go. At the moment there's an exhibition with sculputures by Inge King which is very impressive....More

Thank Mareike S
Reviewed 6 June 2014

We really enjoyed the David McDiarmid exhibition on gay culture and art in Australia. It's running till Aug 31 so do check it out. No photography or videoing permitted though.

Thank hulintay
Reviewed 29 May 2014

This is a great repository of some significant Australian art. The permanent exhibit's give an overseas visitor an excellent history lesson and an understanding of Australia's relationship with the land, aborigines and Europe. In about an hour you can see how a distant country grew...More

Thank Ian B
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Very good exhibits and ever changing in some galleries keeps the interest up.The present Fashion Detective exhibit is very interesting, with stories told about the clothes displayed. Unfortunately the volume is quite low and over taken by a video of Sherlock Holmes. This has been...More

Thank 740Elly48
Reviewed 28 May 2014

A well laid out art gallery in the heart of the city. Some amazing exhibitions and always something worth a look at.

Thank jennifer w
Reviewed 27 May 2014

The gallery exhibits Australian art. Much as I love the NGV this is the best place to take your o"seas visitors. It is easy to get to as it it is situated just behind Fed Square so you can catch a train or bus.

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Jen V
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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