What is Top Arts?
Top Arts is an exhibition of photography, drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed media, ceramics, textiles, film and printmaking produced by VCE Art and VCE Studio Arts students, held at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia.
Top Arts is curated and administered by the National Gallery of Victoria.
Top Arts 2022
Applications for Top Arts 2022 have now closed.
For all Top Arts enquiries, please email
Ticketing and venue information
Top Arts 2021 took place at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia from Friday 26 March to Sunday 11 July 2021.
A listing of Top Arts education programs is made available on the
NGV Learn website.
A range of informative and interactive education programs supporting student and teacher professional learning, including introductory talks, folio viewings and sessions with exhibitors, educators and gallery professionals are offered in conjunction with the exhibition.
A range of public programs are available on selected dates.
Top Arts is held at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Fed Square, Melbourne.
Public transport near The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia
The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia is located across the road from Flinders St Railway Station, as well as
multiple tram services.
Flinders St Railway Station
Flinders St Railway Station is located across the road from Federation Square, a five minute walk from The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia.
Swanston St/Flinders St trams
Tram routes 1, 3, 3a, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67, 72 stop directly outside Federation Square at stop 13, or routes 70 and 75 stop on Flinders St directly outside The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia at Stop 6.
City Circle trams
City Circle Tram to Russell St intersection, across the road from The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia.
A taxi rank is located across the road from Federation Square outside Flinders Street Station on St Kilda Rd.
For more information about visiting NGV: Australia, please visit the
The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia has wheelchair access.
Audio described tours are available at the NGV. Please contact the NGV for a booking request on the website below. The Top Arts exhibition space has good lighting. Object labels adhere to larger print/clearer font/colour contrast requirements
Auslan-interpreted tours are available upon request. Please visit
NGV Access Services for more information.
For further detailed information about venue accessibility at NGV: Australia and special needs tour booking forms, visit
NGV Access Services.