NGV receives $20 million grant towards new contemporary gallery

The Ian Potter Foundation pledges the largest grant in its long history of philanthropy with $20 Million to spearhead the NGV Contemporary project.

Coinciding with the launch of the NGV Triennial, the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) announced it has received a pledge of $20 million from The Ian Potter Foundation for the development of NGV Contemporary.

The gift is the single largest grant ever made by The Ian Potter Foundation in its 56 years of operation.

Plans for NGV Contemporary were first announced in announced June 2018, with the NGV claiming it would be Australia’s largest contemporary art gallery once completed.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina