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The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia

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The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia

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Kerryn72 wrote a review Jan 2021
Melbourne, Australia2,419 contributions934 helpful votes
Much quieter than NGV the Ian Potter Centre houses Australian art. Spread over 3 levels are many paintings including the Pioneers and Shearers which are iconic. The Tiwi exhibition was interesting. One room on 2nd floor focused on cattle and other livestock. I found that a bit nauseating as some images were graphic and confronting. It's more painting and photography than the stuff across at NGV. Free entry was a bonus.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Swisshen wrote a review Dec 2020
Melbourne, Australia2,060 contributions250 helpful votes
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I last visited this museum 3 years ago. Although the museum is free you still have to book your tickets online due to Covid restrictions. I was disappointed as some of the main galleries were close so I could not show him some important artworks. Pick up a floor map as there are lots of rooms which are round nooks, so that way you will be able to see everything on display. If you have young children be careful with the Ivan Durrant display, as the painting of the cows etc are beautiful but the butchered pig heads are rather distressing.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Mark G wrote a review Dec 2020
Melbourne, Australia1,593 contributions398 helpful votes
My wife was disappointed as the exhibits weren't as good as last time she went but I enjoyed my 1st visit. Despite the Covid rules there were some people without masks. Eclectic mixture of art, enjoyable.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Jeffry b wrote a review Nov 2020
Essendon, Australia6,717 contributions1,976 helpful votes
It is a while since I visited the NGV Potter Gallery and I was stunned. Almost the entire top floor is taken up by indigenous art, including Tiwi funeral poles. I have never seen anything of this depth before, I would say this exhibit is unique. The "dot painting' canvasses are represented extensively. The Australian Modernist paintings are quite beautiful, though I am not sure if including traditional Aboriginal artists is such a good idea. The inclusion of female artists in "the canon", such as Margaret Preston and Grace Cossington-Smith is long overdue, although I was disappointed I could find nothing by Joy Hester. In all, concentrating the collection shows how amazingly productive the Australian Modernists were.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Linda C wrote a review Aug 2020
Moorpark, California1,040 contributions583 helpful votes
Worth visiting for the unusual architecture alone; however, our tastes in art was better suited to the NGV across the river. The staff were excellent about giving us pointers for visiting lovely Melbourne, and they were right. We loved the NGV across the river. This building is right in the heart of everything.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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