Globally known as the NGV, the National Gallery of Victoria was founded in 1861. It is one of the oldest art museums in Melbourne, Australia with rich art history.
The gallery features over 70,000 encyclopedic art pieces across two famous sites: NGV International and The Ian Potter Centre.
Designed by Sir Roy Grounds, NGV International was opened in 1968 and reopened in 2003 after redevelopment. The gallery houses international art collections from different regions, such as Europe, America, and Asia.
NGV International houses both temporary and permanent art displays and exhibitions. The main entrance of the building features a prominent water wall that displays the artworks of Keith Haring, a famed pop art artist in American history.
The visual experience of exquisite art pieces, tours, exhibitions, and performance lead to extraordinary experiences for local and international visitors.
NGV International opens daily and houses several facilities, such as a picnic area, café, and parents’ room.
The Ian Potter Centre
Designed by Lab Architecture Studio, the Ian Potter Centre site opened to the public in 2002. It displays an art collection portraying the local chronological history of Australian art.
The gallery is a must-visit for local and international tourists for its representation of indigenous and non-indigenous collections from the colonial era.
NGV International also houses a café, restaurant, and a glass matrix for a magnificent city view.
The gallery opens daily from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm with free entry to the permanent collection. However, there is a certain fee applied to special exhibitions.
The Fox: NGV Contemporary
The Victorian Government announced the new addition to the National Gallery of Victoria – the Fox: NGV Contemporary in 2018. The site will be dedicated to the display of a contemporary art collection.
The government has spent USD 203 million to kickstart the project. Australia’s most extensive contemporary art gallery will open to the public in 2028.