The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Melbourne

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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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  • Just go there and walk around, entering from various angles to get a feel of the place. The architect(s) must have had a ball! We didn't have enough time to enter the buildings. But what a beautiful, ...  more »
  • If you are a lover of cinema and digital technologies, you will especially enjoy your visit to the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, as it is a museum exclusively dedicated to exhibition of audiovisual art. Ali you can enjoy the Screen Worlds: The Story of Film, an interactive exhibition that allows you to discover the development of the shapes of the moving image in the country; you'll be able to play classic video games to try out the latest innovations. In addition, you should keep in mind that on the lower floor of the building there are free exhibitions that are worthawhile. Without a doubt, it is one of the must-see places to see in Melbourne.
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  • Amazing museum. Lot of classic and modern Australian Aboriginal art. I spent there few hours because they have lot of very interesting expositions that I wanted to see on detail. People at the museum are very professional and polite and always available to help you. Very tidy and clean museum. It's for free (unless specific temporary expositions) and it's a must if you are visiting Melbourne ❤️
  • The Potter Gallery has most major Australian artists on display, from Nolan to Smart. The collections are rotated frequently, allowing many revisits. Contemporary artists can occasionally be confronting, and exhibitions are a mixed bag, and should be considered based on your tastes. The gallery itself is spacious, well lit, and has plenty of seating if your feet and or hips get a bit tired. There is also a cafe on the top floor, plus a gift shop on the ground floor. Highlyrecommended, and it's free 😁👍
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