Ian Potter Gallery, Federation Square, Melbourne by Robert Dettman

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Ian Potter Gallery, Federation Square, Melbourne

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Just Lines – May 2010
Tunnel Vision – May 2010

Architects: Lab Architecture Studio (competition winner) in association with Bates Smart

I was intrigued by the repeating geometrical patters when looking up and enhanced the effect with the help of Photoshop.

As one element of Melbourne’s Federation Square, the Ian Potter Centre comprehensively presents the National Gallery of Victoria’s collection of Australian Art. A total of 7,250 m2 of gallery space showcases Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, historic and modern Australian collections and contemporary art. There are also galleries for special exhibitions.

The overlapping multi-level figure of eight composition of the galleries allows both a direct route through the building, or by the optional diverse pathways. The focus, however, always returns to the central area of the public foyers.

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  • Wayne  Pearson
    Wayne Pearsonover 4 years ago

    This is brilliant Robert, love it. Have you seen Julian Escardo’s work ?

  • Thanks Wayne. Since you are on my watch list, I especially appreciate your comment. Also thanks for the reference to Julian Escardo – his work is truly inspiring.

    Cheers! R

    – Robert Dettman

  • annibels
    annibelsover 4 years ago

    Fantastic perspective. I was just as intrigued at this location recently, so I really appreciate your work here; well composed and beautifully exposed.

  • Yes, the building is a photographer’s delight. Thank you Annibels for commenting.

    – Robert Dettman

  • wdphotografics
    wdphotograficsover 4 years ago

    Well spotted and nailed Robert. Some interesting shapes and light effects here.

  • Yes, it’s a magic building. On one occasion I tripped over a bench as I manoeuvred around while looking up at the ceiling. Fortunately more damage to pride than body :~(

    – Robert Dettman

  • Anne Staub
    Anne Staubabout 4 years ago

  • Thank you anne. It’s an honour.

    – Robert Dettman

  • Anna Goodchild
    Anna Goodchildabout 4 years ago

    terrific angles

  • Thanks Anna – glad you like it.

    – Robert Dettman

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonabout 4 years ago

    Oh WOW!!! amazing lines and angles! Well spotted.

  • I appreciate your comment almost as much as I appreciate you adding me to your watch list. :-)
    Cheers! R

    – Robert Dettman

  • blueeyesjus
    blueeyesjusabout 4 years ago

    Fantastic grab Robert

  • Thanks for the feature – appreciate it. Cheers! R

    – Robert Dettman

  • Elizabeth McPhee
    Elizabeth McPheeabout 4 years ago

    Great composition to bring all the geometric forms together so well Robert. I like the way we go deeper into the centre through the V.

  • The rhythm and harmony of the forms is what caught my eye Elizabeth.
    Cheers! R

    – Robert Dettman

  • Emilie Trammell
    Emilie Trammellabout 3 years ago

  • Rosehaven
    Rosehavenabout 3 years ago

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  • Oooh, two images in the same feature. Thanks so much.
    Cheers! R

    – Robert Dettman

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