The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia
(National Gallery of Victoria Australian collection)
|This is one of the buildings which will be open to the public as part of Melbourne Open House 2012. You can find full details of the buildings here. Because there so many buildings - far too many to hope to see in a weekend, we have compiles a list of suggestions at White Hat's Suggestions for Melbourne Open House 2012.|
Located in what White Hat regards as a stunning building in Federation Square and consisting of twelve galleries over three levels, this centre houses the finest and most comprehensive collections of Australian art in the world. The collection contains 20,000 works, and at any one time there are 1,800 on display in its 20 galleries.
The 19th and 20th Century section contains works by the Heidelberg School, Margaret Preston, Grace Cossington Smith, Sidney Nolan, John Perceval, John Brack as well as Fred Williams' Pilbara Series (recently donated by Rio Tinto). Other works include Fred McCubbin's The Pioneer (see above) and Tom Roberts' Shearing of the Rams (see below).