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National Gallery of Victoria

180 St. Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria 8004, Australia (Southbank)
61 3 8620 2222
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Ranked #5 of 160 Attractions in Melbourne
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: Opened in 1861, this is Australia's oldest art gallery.
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Opened in 1861, this is Australia's oldest art gallery.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

The NGV is divided into two buildings. The Potter Building is dedicated to Australian art and is one of the countries' strongest collections of native art and art by the natives. Interesting modern building in Federation Square so easy to find.

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Perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Outstanding exhibition. Visited with family twice. Extraordinary creativity of JPG and fabulous quality of garments displayed, including multi-media presentations. Inspirational to understand fashion trends in the last two decades with plenty of stimulus for your own creativity in the years to come.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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136 reviews 136 reviews
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94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Our Melbourne gallery is great, don't go just to see the water windows, right now Madonna's favourite designer JPG is exhibited. Don't miss it.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Was amazing in London, possibly better in Victoria! Brilliant opportunity to get close to the clothes (works of art!) and see some really inventive and engaging display techniques. Loved it!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

This is a 'brilliant' exhibit.....do go and see it even if you're not a huge fashionista. It just makes you you smile!

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Well worth a few hours while in Melbourne. Right next to tram stops and walking distance from the Flinders Street. Do yourself a favour and look in.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Loved the Aboriginal art section. The woven people telling a dream story were outstanding, and the barbed wire artwork next to it was eye catching. A short walk away we learned about the history an iconic T shirt brand in Australia which brought back some happy memories growing up.

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Newcastle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

JPG's clothing is often performance-art, and the NGV's exhibition was like-minded & fascinating - not the least because some of the mannequins faces had internal video projections that allowed them to talk, sing, smile, blink. Even without that, the exhibit is very worth seeing: the social commentary about the designs both in wall-script and on the tour gives perspective on... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

If into art or history, the gallery is a must for any new visitor. Entry is free. Some special exhibitions their a cost.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

It was an amazing exhibition. A great facility for such an exhibition. Very impressive display which takes the viewer on an informative journey of Gaultiers work. Well worth the visit.

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