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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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  • While the displays are worth a five star review, the seating provided throughout the space is certainly NOT and is so low elderly and infirm will not only have trouble getting DOWN to the seating... 
    While the displays are worth a five star review, the seating provided throughout the space is certainly NOT and is so low elderly and infirm will not only have trouble getting DOWN to the seating...  more »
  • This is one place you need to visit when you are in Melbourne. You can appreciate the paintings and art work pieces from Australia artists, indigenous arts. Fee entrance fee as well. 
    This is one place you need to visit when you are in Melbourne. You can appreciate the paintings and art work pieces from Australia artists, indigenous arts. Fee entrance fee as well.  more »
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  • This place was truely amazing even for the ones who doesn’t like art. It is free to enter and one can get a taste of Australian Art in various forms right from the times before the colonisation until today’s century. My personal favourite was Joseph Brown’s Collection, particularly the “Continuity of Line”, which also carrier a deep meaning with it. Apart from it, the Indigenous collection gives insights of the true Australian culture and land. If you’re a tourist, add this place to your checklist.
  • Australia Portraiture is happening at the moment, I’m glad I was here witnessing the best Australian artworks. Human creatures are amazing, starting with simple ideas to very detailed artwork. I believe it’s how human beings will recognise themselves. It’s start how and what you can create….

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