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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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  • Perfect place to introduce young children to art and culture. Many exhibits available here to teach history as well. 
    Perfect place to introduce young children to art and culture. Many exhibits available here to teach history as well.  more »
  • New exhibition gallery. Lots to see as there are 3 floors with lift and escalators so those who are in wheelchairs are welcome. Don’t miss 3rd floor - Ron Muscek Mass and other exhibition Good... 
    New exhibition gallery. Lots to see as there are 3 floors with lift and escalators so those who are in wheelchairs are welcome. Don’t miss 3rd floor - Ron Muscek Mass and other exhibition Good...  more »
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  • 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….
  • I went to visit the exhibition to see the school kids artwork and it really is incredible just how much work and dedication they have put into their art, especially given the time in which their work was produced during lockdown.

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