National Gallery of Victoria Melbourne
The National Gallery of Victoria is Australia’s oldest and pre-eminent public art museum, hosting blockbuster exhibitions and one of the world’s finest art collections. The collection encompasses treasures from ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome and the pre-Columbian period, in addition to an Oceanic gallery dedicated to the indigenous cultures of the Pacific area.
The collection also includes nearly 16,000 international prints and drawings, a distinguished array of European and Asian decorative arts, and a gallery space dedicated to 4000 works representing the art of Asia.
You will also find an outstanding collection of European and British paintings dating from 1200 to today, fashion and textiles exhibits, photography, furniture and sculpture.
Victoria gained independence from New South Wales in 1850, and in the wake of the Victorian gold rush that began the following year. With Melbourne’s rapid growth came calls for the establishment of a public art gallery. Today the NGV holds the most significant collection of art in the region; a vast treasury of more than 70,000 works that span thousands of years and a wealth of ideas, disciplines and styles. It is a collection that is yours, and it’s free! We warmly welcome you to share in these riches and the many activities, exhibitions and events developed at the NGV for us all to enjoy.
180 St Kilda Road
Melbourne VIC 3004
National Gallery of Victoria | paintings in chronological order
1851 – 1875