National Gallery of Victoria.
Hotfoot it to Federation Sq. where you’ll find the first of the NGV’s twin sites / 8620 2222 / 10am-5pm / ngv.vic.gov.au. The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia / closed Mon / displays over 20,000 multimedia national works from indigenous to colonial and mod art. Grumbly tums can hop like Skippy over Flinders St. to MoVida (see Rest./Relaxed) for Spanny sips and snacks. Return to Fed Sq., cross the Yarra River at Princes Bridge and to the right you’ll spot sis NGV International / 180 St Kilda Rd. / closed Tue / home to Melbourne’s overseas art and design collection, plus a chilled garden, smart eatery Persimmon / 8620 2434, tea room and café. Finally, an easy peasy stroll right into Southbank Boulevard then second left into Sturt St. brings you to the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) / 111 Sturt St. / Southbank / 9697 9999 / 10am-5pm Tue & Thu-Sun, till 8pm Wed, by appt. Mon / accaonline.org.au, a horde of global and Oz names (see Art for commercial galleries).