Visited the NGA yesterday for ‘Botticelli to Van Gogh’. The exhibition is not large and can be seen in an hour, although you may wish to stop longer at the highlights. We pre-booked the 11am session. The Gallery carpark was full by 10.50am, as was the National Photographic Gallery’s carpark. A one-hour maximum park was finally found in a government office carpark about 400 metres away. Thank goodness one of us is fit and mobile! The line for checking ticket barcodes was reasonably short and moved fast. We were socially-distanced at 1.5m intervals. This turned out to be pretty pointless, as there was little hope of social-distancing once in the exhibition. I felt uncomfortable at the overcrowding, and put on a mask because people were coughing. In one small dead-end side gallery, an attendant was counting us in and out. Meanwhile, a group of four people was having a nice chatty catch-up in the middle of that side gallery, totally oblivious that by doing so they were preventing others (who had to line up) from entering. We were relieved to get out of the crowd and did not bother with the shop. We felt the NGA is permitting too many visitors at one time. Nevertheless, there are superb works here. Reproductions of Sunflowers cannot capture the wonderful glowing yellows of the original. Other highlights are the Rembrandt self-portrait, Turner, Gainsborough, Canaletto, Gauguin, Titian and Tintoretto. It is not a Betty’s Blockbuster show, but very worthwhile, except for the crowding. I suggest wearing a mask if you’re not yet comfortable about being so close to others.