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The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia Federation Square, Melbourne
Open daily 10am to 5pm
Thursday 10am to 9pm
Closed Mondays
Open all public holidays  except Good Friday and Christmas Day
Open 1-5pm Anzac Day (25 April)
Tel: (03) 8620 2222
Website: NGV


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 Indigenous Art section contains works by William Barak, Ginger Riley, Munduwalawala, Peggy Napangardi Jones an Lin Onus. It also includes Emily Kngwarreye's Big Yam Dreaming.

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 and Tom Roberts' Shearing of the Rams (see below).

  • George Lambert - self-portrait
    George Lambert - self-portrait
  • George Lambert - A Sergeant of the Light Horse
    George Lambert - A Sergeant of the Light Horse
  • Tom Roberts - Shearing the rams
    Tom Roberts - Shearing the rams

Some forthcoming events at NGV Australia:

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