One of the oldest galleries of art in Australia, the NGV is an unmissable attraction featuring striking design, many quality restaurants, a huge and diverse selection of art from around the globe, a great shop and regularly changing temporary exhibits that actively seek to engage with those who may not consider themselves art lovers. A recent visit took in a temporary exhibit of photographer Thomas Demand's works (where he creates lifelike scenes from paper), costumes from the Victorian Ballet, several multimedia exhibits, brilliant and challenging contemporary works from the rising art scene in Indonesia and a selection of collectable sneakers & high tops. Also worth viewing is the collection of designer furniture, the breathtaking great hall with its intricate stained glass ceiling, the 'water wall' at the NGVs entrance and the outdoors sculpture garden. Whether a visitor or local, there's always something to see at the NGV.
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