The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia

The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia

The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia
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From our team here at NGV, we’d like to express our very best wishes to our community at this time. Due to the evolving nature of COVID-19 and after following closely the State and Federal Government’s advice, we have extended the NGV’s temporary closure until 30 June.
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  • Archaeobuff
    Sydney, Australia2,012 contributions
    Great Australian Landscapes
    Here I found the historic Australian landscape paintings i was looking for. It was a great collection with Glovers, Von Guerards, McCubbins, Streeton, Nolan, Drysdale and Roberts. A Brett Whitely sculpture provided a striking contrast. A laneway across Flinders Street provided another contrast in graffiti. A fine art gallery with lots to see of top quality.
    Visited November 2022
    Written 22 December 2022
  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia13,814 contributions
    Gallery displays work by Australian artists
    The Ian Potter Center is an offshoot of the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV). The Potter displays works by Australian artists, which overseas visitors often find interesting. It has one of the best collections of Australian Modernist artists in the country. Many paintings are Modernist icons. These days, the Potter Center also shows Contemporary art works The Potter Center also shows Aboriginal art, though the items from the collection on show are not extensive at the moment. The Modernists, dating from the early 20th century, are the gallery's strong suit. Many prominent Modernist artists live and worked in Melbourne.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 30 March 2023
  • C M
    Auckland Central, New Zealand757 contributions
    Good exhibitions but the building is the star
    What an amazing gallery space! We were visiting Federation Square and decided to have a look. So glad we did. What a great variety of artwork on display, from the classic to modern, with a selection of Indigenous art as well. It really has a bit of everything. And such a stunning space to house the art, reminiscent of the Berlin Jewish Museum. The building is beautiful with all those nooks and crannies and different light. So worth a visit, and it's free.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 October 2023
  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia13,814 contributions
    Potter Gallery is strong in Australian Modernism
    The Ian Peter Centre is allied to the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV). The Potter Gallery's collection is mainly composed of Australian Modernist painters, many of whom had their origins in Melbourne. The Potter is also strong in indigenous art. The NGV is strong in international art, especially European art.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 24 November 2023
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,814 contributions
Oct. 2023 • Solo
The Ian Peter Centre is allied to the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV). The Potter Gallery's collection is mainly composed of Australian Modernist painters, many of whom had their origins in Melbourne. The Potter is also strong in indigenous art. The NGV is strong in international art, especially European art.
Written 25 November 2023
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C M
Auckland Central, New Zealand757 contributions
Oct. 2023 • Couples
What an amazing gallery space! We were visiting Federation Square and decided to have a look. So glad we did.

What a great variety of artwork on display, from the classic to modern, with a selection of Indigenous art as well. It really has a bit of everything.

And such a stunning space to house the art, reminiscent of the Berlin Jewish Museum. The building is beautiful with all those nooks and crannies and different light. So worth a visit, and it's free.
Written 27 October 2023
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Paul L
Hallam, Australia940 contributions
Jun. 2023 • Solo
A centre packed with art of differing types and your experience will somewhat depend on the exhibitions on at the time of your visit.

However in broad terms this place has sculpture and painting as well as the occasional display that somewhat defies easy description. It is set over three levels so there is plenty to see here and the whole experience is wheelchair friendly.

There is a well stocked gift store on the ground level and a cloakroom - which is free and they'll insist you use if you have a backpack. Entry is free to the whole shebang too.

Given its central location this is a very easy place to get along to - so no excuses!
Written 20 June 2023
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Pegs
Bath, UK120 contributions
Apr. 2023 • Couples
It's a fab expedition and well worth a visit. There is lots to see and one can easily spend half a day tjere.
Best bit - there is something for everyone; young, old, traditional or futuristic.
Best bit - it's free!
Written 25 April 2023
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Lily M
Hong Kong, China65 contributions
Mar. 2023
It’s not grand as NGV but it’s easy to access. But there were plenty of halls still not available. Should escalators be proposed
Written 7 April 2023
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,814 contributions
Feb. 2023 • Solo
The Ian Potter Center is an offshoot of the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV). The Potter displays works by Australian artists, which overseas visitors often find interesting. It has one of the best collections of Australian Modernist artists in the country. Many paintings are Modernist icons. These days, the Potter Center also shows Contemporary art works The Potter Center also shows Aboriginal art, though the items from the collection on show are not extensive at the moment. The Modernists, dating from the early 20th century, are the gallery's strong suit. Many prominent Modernist artists live and worked in Melbourne.
Written 30 March 2023
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wombatdavid
Hobart, Australia2,481 contributions
Mar. 2023
We were disappointed this visit as they were setting up for another exhibition so most of the floors were not accessible. Perhaps better to close for a few days rather than stay half-heartedly open?
Written 19 March 2023
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Cousins H
1 contribution
Jan. 2023 • Family
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, they will find it virtually impossible to get back on their feet without assistance.

Gallery designers need to remember that function over style is sometimes preferable.
Written 12 January 2023
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123TEM
Jakarta, Indonesia126 contributions
Jan. 2023 • Friends
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.
Written 4 January 2023
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Archaeobuff
Sydney, Australia2,012 contributions
Nov. 2022
Here I found the historic Australian landscape paintings i was looking for. It was a great collection with Glovers, Von Guerards, McCubbins, Streeton, Nolan, Drysdale and Roberts. A Brett Whitely sculpture provided a striking contrast. A laneway across Flinders Street provided another contrast in graffiti. A fine art gallery with lots to see of top quality.
Written 22 December 2022
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