The National Gallery of Victoria is the largest and most visited art institution in Australia, founded in 1861.
The collection is split across two contemporary buildings; NGV International in the Southbank arts precinct, which houses its impressive international art collection, and the Ian Potter Centre at Federation Square, home to a stunning Australian Indigenous and non-Indigenous art collection dating from the Colonial period to present. The collections of both venues amass some 90,000 pieces, rotated regularly for the public to enjoy.
Both gallery spaces are free to enter, with special exhibitions sometimes occurring a small fee, making the venues both a mecca for art aficionados and families keeping an eye on their budget. Be sure to visit their design stores for a range of unique products created in collaboration with leading artists and designers.