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Australian art at the Ian Potter Centre

If you only have time to visit one art gallery in Melbourne, make it the NGV’s Ian Potter Centre.

Located in the large buildings at the back of Federation Square, this is the first major gallery in the world to be dedicated exclusively to Australian art. There’s a gorgeous collection of Indigenous art here, as well as some brilliant works from artists such as Sidney Nolan, Fred Williams, Tom Roberts, Frederick McCubbin, Arthur Streeton, Albert Tucker and Arthur Boyd.

The permanent exhibition is free to enter, so come back as many times as you like.

The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia

Address: Federation Square, Melbourne

Open: Tuesday–Sunday 10am–5pm (closed Mondays)

Tel: 8620 2222


Damage: Free

Fed Square map_The Melbourne Local




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    • the melbourne local says

      Agreed. I’ve walked through countless times, and it’s one of the first places I take international visitors. It’s one of Melbourne’s most beautiful features, methinks.

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