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National Gallery of Victoria

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Address: 180 St. Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria 8004, Australia
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Opened in 1861, this is Australia's oldest art gallery.

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Viktor & Rolf & David Hockney

If you haven't been to the National Gallery recently take the time to call in & see either or both of these exhibitions. The David Hockney one is amazing sit down & watch as he... read more

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you haven't been to the National Gallery recently take the time to call in & see either or both of these exhibitions. The David Hockney one is amazing sit down & watch as he creates the most amazing art on an ipad!! Visit the Viktor & Rolf exhibition & take the time to go to the Atelier where they... More 

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Roxby Downs, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good art works from different cultures. The crowded wall of the European paintings was really good and you could spend a day just there. A bit crowded but it was a wet day in Melbourne. The exhibitions looked good but the lines were to long to wait. Highly recommended when in Melbourne.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

NGV is the best art gallery in Australia – easily! I often try to visit NGV when they have major collections available and they don’t disappoint. Even their everyday collection is amazing. I was there early slightly before the gallery was due to open and there were many art goers ready and waiting outside. We filed in orderly when the... More 

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The National Gallery of Victoria is typically Australian in that at first sight when I entered I thought I had come to a Pop concert. There was this band complete with singer and a milling crowd of young people all singing. But once on the escalators you ascend into a gallery of all kinds of art and some fabulous paintings,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The NVG really is massive! We only saw about a third of it (if that) and we were a bit brain overloaded! But what we did see was free! Well laid out in different sections for different parts of the world and the explanation cards are great (even had a special kid's explanation on a lot of them!).

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

AMAZING!!! The Gallery is easy to get to & easy to navigate! Staff are super friendly & helpful! The Exhibits are well set out & the building is really cool!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There is currently a show called "Who's Afraid of Colour" which features the work of contemporary aboriginal women. Many are modern interpretations of ancient art forms and some are political in their content. This is a very interesting show. Go through with a guide if possible as they can really explain the background of the artists and the significance of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were very limited as to where we could go a short there was a match on when we decided to visit. But what a stadium and a great day out I am sure can be had watching the cricket.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The gallery has a good collection of art, including paintings, sculptures and other, it is worth the visit if you are in Melbourne.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Some brilliant diverse temporary exhibitions which are quite unique in presentation and form, and always show the works to best effect - recents include Hockney, Viktor & Rolf. Great range of permanent displays too.

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