This fascinating gallery, featuring 20 rooms dedicated to Australian art, opened in 2002 in the heart of Federation Square. Part of the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), it contains the largest collection of Australian art in the country, including works by Sidney Nolan, Russell Drysdale, and Tom Roberts, as well as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. Some 20,000 objects are stored here, but only about 800 are on display at any one time. Aboriginal art and colonial art collections are the centerpieces of the gallery, but you will find modern paintings here, too. Temporary exhibitions include anything from ceramics to shoes.
The Ian Potter Centre
Federation Sq (corner of Flinders St and St Kilda Rd)
Our Rating Hours Tues–Sun 10am–5pm. Closed Mon (except public holidays), Good Friday, Christmas Day, and until 1pm on Anzac Day (Apr 25) Transportation Bus: City Explorer, . Tram: City Circle Phone 03/8660 2222 Prices Free admission Web site The Ian Potter Centre