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 Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia

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The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) displays its Australian collection of artworks at the Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, in Federation Square.

The country’s first public art museum dedicated to Australian art, the centre has a collection numbering almost 25,000 works, including paintings, sculpture, prints, photography, fashion and textiles.

The Ian Potter Centre presents the story of Australian art through a comprehensive program of temporary exhibitions and extensive displays. The collection includes some of the genre’s most iconic paintings, like Frederick McCubbin’s poignant triptych ‘The Pioneer’, Tom Roberts’ ‘Shearing the Rams’ and works by Arthur Streeton, Sidney Nolan, Arthur Boyd, Albert Tucker, Margaret Preston, Fred Williams, John Perceval and Howard Arkley.

The collection also acknowledges the power, primacy and cultural diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, and represents some of Indigenous art’s major historical and contemporary works. The collection includes works in a range of media by male and female artists, including Barak, Judy Watson, Emily Kngwarray and Uta Uta Tjangala.

The Crossbar Cafe on level 3 provides a modern and bright area for you to take a break during your visit to the gallery, with lovely views of the Yarra River.


Federation Square
Cnr Russell and Flinders streets
Melbourne VIC 3000

Contact details

Phone: 8620 2222

Opening hours

Mon: 10am – 5pm
Tue: 10am – 5pm
Wed: 10am – 5pm
Thu: 10am – 5pm
Fri: 10am – 5pm
Sat: 10am – 5pm
Sun: 10am – 5pm

* Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday

* Free


Wheelchair accessible

Payment method accepted

All payment types

How to get there

Public Transport Victoria


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