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“A must see in Canberra” 4 of 5 stars
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National Gallery of Australia
Parkes Place, Canberra 2601, Australia
61 2 6240 6502
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Ranked #8 of 96 Attractions in Canberra
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Owner description: The collection of over 100,000 pieces contains Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, as well as Australian, Asian and international works.
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“A must see in Canberra”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012 via mobile

I enjoyed visiting the gallery for the iconic paintings in its collection but without a doubt, NGV in Melbourne has a larger and more impressive collection.

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“Amazing variety”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

We loved the gallery - lots to see, and a great shop. Can be hard to park - we used the car park across the road at the National Portrait Gallery, where we also ate as the catering was closed as it was chnaging suppliers at the NGA. Now completed!

Visited October 2012
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Perth, Australia
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“worth visiting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Art across the spectrum. Enjoyed the new collection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Art. The galleries are well set out with plenty of room to view large works. Tours are available with volunteer guides.

Visited October 2012
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“Very good for native art”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Collection is not surprisingly mostly modern with some good work but the section on aboriginal art is particularly good

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“Canberra Art Gallery”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Really interesting, make sure you see the sculture thing outside, with the infinity water pool around it. They tell me it is great to see at dawn or dusk. The only place to gte a drink of water in the gallery is the cafe on the higher floor. No water can be taken in to the building.

Visited October 2012
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