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Art Gallery of Western Australia

James Street Mall Via Roe St | Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge, Perth, Western Australia 6003, Australia
+61 8 9492 6644
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Great exhibition

Having participated in a free walking tour the friendly guide recommended a visit of the Gallery... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Very pleasant surprize

I went to this gallery this week. Enjoyed a coffee at the new coffee shop at the entrance, Very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Perth, Australia
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Founded in 1895, the Art Gallery of Western Australia has the pre-eminent holdings of Western Australian art, craft and design from 1829 to the present. Our collections and exhibitions offer visitors exciting encounters with the art of Western Australia, traditional and contemporary Australian Indigenous art and the art of the world. Entrance is free, donations are welcome. We’re located in the heart of the Perth Cultural Centre and easily accessible from the Perth Train Station.
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James Street Mall Via Roe St | Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge, Perth, Western Australia 6003, Australia
Perth CBD
+61 8 9492 6644
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Having participated in a free walking tour the friendly guide recommended a visit of the Gallery. Free admission, interesting temporary exhibition!

Thank 113dora
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to this gallery this week. Enjoyed a coffee at the new coffee shop at the entrance, Very nice, Till later November 17, they have a portrait exhibition. They had 400 entries and picked 40 to display. Really, really worth a visit and it...More

Thank davethegolfer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Main points 1) Well-structured building with sufficient space allocated for each exhibition 2) Plenty of really great art pieces by local artists. You can really see the influence from the world famous artists 3) If you love Australian landscape, there are many pieces that feature...More

Thank Steven C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went along mainly to see the Heath Ledger: A Life in Pictures, exhibition as art isn’t normally my thing. The Heath Ledger experience itself is definitely worth seeing if you are a fan of his work, very insightful, many pictures offering an insight into a...More

1  Thank Mark J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is the state art gallery - as such well worth a visit. Has something like 140 volunteers many of which give free tours but you can do well by yourself too. Outside the gallery is the state library a contemporary art gallery and plenty...More

Thank brenwebster
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found the exterior uninspiring. The interior needs updating and freshening up as it has an uncared for look. However the exhibits are excellent. I particularly liked the exhibits in the basement, and the Australian painters' exhibits. The Art Gallery is very conveniently located close...More

Thank 22Senior_travels
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the Heath Ledger exhibition. There are also some very famous artists’ work hung in the main gallery.

1  Thank MaryTTay
Art Gallery W, Marketing and Communications at Art Gallery of Western Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Great to read that you enjoyed the Heath Ledger: A Life in Pictures exhibition. We hope you visit the Gallery again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

BILL HENSON PHOTOGRAPHS AT WEST AUSTRALIAN ART GALLERY Bill Henson is one of Australia’s most acclaimed photographers. He is internationally renowned as an artist of the highest order. The 21 images currently on display at the Art Gallery of WA are taken from the National...More

Thank solosailorPerth
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to look at the Heath Ledger Exhibition. It was such an interesting exhibition, which was unfortunately ruined by the security. We were followed around by security like we were criminals. Meanwhile, little kids were screaming, throwing down headphones and touching all the displays....More

Thank megan_noonan
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Say Yes to Art Exhibitions! I’m not an Art Lover but Art Gallery is often invigorating and inspiring. Worth visiting. Plus Gallery Shop often has beautiful unique products. When I stepped into AGWA, I saw those words – “SEE THINGS DIFFERENTLY”. I simply love the...More

Thank Veron68
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14 September 2017|
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Response from 123curiousme | Reviewed this property |
I love to take my time and when I visited there were several spaces closed for change of exhibition, spent three or so hours. Sounds like when you visit they will all be open...I would allow minimum of three and if you are... More
Valma E
I remember seeing a painting in your gallery (2 years ago?) by one of the "Heidelberg School"... ?McCubbin, Roberts? ... I don't remember who! It was a "cottage" scene, in the kitchen. As I recall, it showed a fire, with kettle on the hob, etc, with mantlepiece above. On the mantlepiece was an "old" clock (by our modern standards). When I came home, I looked at the old clock we have here, and I thought, "This is the same (or close to it) as the one in that painting in the WA Art gallery!" I now regret not taking more notice of that painting. Perhaps I should have taken a photo? (Is that allowed these days?) I can't recall the details of the painting... not even of the artist. I have a particular interest in Roberts/Mc Cubbin et al. and would be interested in finding out more about this painting if I can. Are you able to help me please? Can you identify the painting I have described? I'm sorry I don't have the name of the paining or even of the artist... just the "impression" it left on me. (I would love to have a picture of the painting... perhaps you have one in your shop?) Thank you for taking the trouble to at least read this e-mail... and, I hope, being able answer my query, Sincerely, Allen Edwards Bayswater, Victoria ________________________
1 May 2017|
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Response from Art Gallery W | Property representative |
Dear Allen Thank you for your message and for visiting the Art Gallery of Western Australia. Based on your description we believe it may be the painting titled 'Breaking the News' by John Longstaff. We hope this is the... More