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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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Reviewed 27 April 2014

This great gallery is so convenient to Melbourne CBD. Sited opposite Flinders Street Station and on the main Tram hub. The bookshop has reasonably priced gifts, a few postcards, many books and keeps gallery hours. The gallery itself is most interesting. It focuses on Australian...More

Thank I P
Reviewed 24 April 2014

The Ian Potter Centre is worth a visit when the Art Centre is closed as it usually is on Mondays. It is free apart from certain exhibitions and is worth a visit but as I am no artist and maybe do not appreciate paintings I...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 17 April 2014

Even if you're not a regular visitor to art galleries (because they are either pretentious or just plain dull) a visit to the Ian Potter Gallery is definitely worth the effort. Level 2 is where they house the Australian 19th Century collection and it's magnificent....More

Thank MelbourneMacca
Reviewed 17 April 2014

My partner and i had our first date here.. we wandered through and talked and laughed... we even had our first kiss on the escelator. so it is a special place for me.... and he doesnt even like art... :D There is always something new...More

Thank emma b
Reviewed 16 April 2014

Colonial art work is different from European in so many ways. Landscapes are often dry and brittle but with a harsh beauty. They recreate for the viewer the hardships many first settlers endured and they tried to depict aboriginal life from the British perspective. They...More

Thank 54clare
Reviewed 16 April 2014 via mobile

A great way to spend time appreciating art and it was FREE! Went with our teenage boys during school holidays. One of my sons went on a school excursion and wanted to go back and see some of the exhibits he didn't get to see....More

Thank GoranYag70
Reviewed 16 March 2014

The Australian focused part of the National Gallery of Victoria north of the Yarra River (Ian Potter Centre) was wonderful. The Indigenous galleries were very enjoyable, as was the extensive collection of 19th and 20th century Australian art. We were hoping to see historic and...More

Thank pactrip09
Reviewed 12 March 2014

While I prefer the original NGV in St Kilda Road (the international collection) The Ian Potter Centre has some great exhibits... and sits as a core of Fed Square... a key part of Melbourne life today.

Thank Kram R
Reviewed 8 March 2014

In the heart of Melbourne, opposite Flinders Station and underground at Federation Square next to Tourist Information. Very interesting and it is FREE to come here. Well worth your time, energy and visit.

Thank Tweetcoz
Reviewed 4 March 2014

We had only time to do the Australian Arm of the NGV. The International NGV building is a treasure chest we will open in a future year. The Australian NGV is a large building which has many floors of well displayed Australian art. The art...More

Thank SHShaw
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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