Art Gallery of Western Australia

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Art Gallery of Western Australia

Art Gallery of Western Australia
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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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LMCM111
Perth, Australia599 contributions
All but closed
Aug. 2021
Was disappointed to find nearly all the gallery closed and only a small display open, and accessed from a different entrance point. Was not well advertised.
Written 19 August 2021
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Andrew L
Perth, Australia130 contributions
Generally a good experience
Apr. 2021
We normally have half a day at the gallery but when we called the main part had been closed for refurbishment and there was a limited display in the old court house. I know that the Gallery needs renovation but it was not widely publicised and we wasted a morning going into town to find it shut.

Very disappointing
Written 2 August 2021
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Jeff M
Perth, Australia62 contributions
Worth your time!
Mar. 2021
I've only been to a handful of art galleries in my lifetime, but I've seen enough of them in Italy to know that this gallery is on par with some of the European ones. Without mentioning the art, as it frequently gets replaced by newer works, the layout of the building makes it convenient to walk around and pushes you to explore all its corners. The staff was helpful to me when asking for directions and in general attending this gallery was a nice and refreshing experience from the daily routine of home-work life, especially during the lockdowns..

Anyhow, if you're unsure about it, read some of the other reviews and go for it, the 1-2 hours spent in there will be worth it
Written 19 July 2021
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Cebita
Canberra, Australia4 contributions
Truly beautiful
May 2021 • Solo
such an amazing art gallery!! The art works are truly incredible and so moving. Would recommend you check out this art gallery. Year 12 exhibition is mind blowing!
Written 15 June 2021
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Tailor
5 contributions
Limited viewing
May 2021
All but one section is closed and access is from around the back. There are no activities or talks or tours, just a tiny display of student work. Not really worth working out how to get in, especially if it's raining.
Written 7 June 2021
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Jean M
Moama, Australia91 contributions
Another time
Mar. 2021
On our visit in March renovations were in place’ so the gallery was very. limited which was disappointing.

Staff were very helpful & pointed out aspects of the displays on view
Written 19 April 2021
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia8,416 contributions
WA Modernists are well represented
Mar. 2021
Western Australia is a long way from the Eastern States and WA people often feel insecure when confronted by the great Australian Modernists. It is satisfying, that instead of attempting to catch up, the WA Art Gallery is concentrating on artists with a WA connection such as Guy Grey-Smith, Robert Juniper and Blamire Young. Many discerning visitors will find WA artists more interesting than Modernists who are well-represented in major galleries elsewhere.
Written 5 April 2021
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Tailor
5 contributions
Not appropriate for families
Jan. 2021
Went with the family to do a children's activity. Was given a sticker sheet and told to view art about Tinder dates. Totally unsuitable for family viewing.
Written 12 January 2021
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Liz112009
Inverclyde, UK73 contributions
A couple of hours to spare, will go a long way in this place
Oct. 2019
Small but perfectly formed gallery, well worth viewing for a couple of hours. Always has different and varied exhibitions happening.
Written 22 August 2020
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Jeremy
San Francisco, CA12 contributions
Many periodic exhibitions are hosted in AQWA
Dec. 2019
The Art Gallery of Western Australia (AQWA) was founded in 1895 and it is part of the Perth Cultural Center. The main exhibitions start from the 1820s and go on to the 1960s. Artwork from the Northern and Western Australia is included and it has many pieces from all around the Kimberley region. Some of the artists included in the Gallery are Hans Heysen, John Longstaff, and Frederick McCubbin. They also include artwork from the Indian Ocean Rim and the combination with local artwork is extraordinary.
Many periodic exhibitions are hosted in AQWA with the most famous being the annual exhibition called “Year 12 Perspectives”. This exhibition includes diverse artwork from paintings and sculpture to digital art, fashion, and design. In the “Year 12 Perspectives” exhibitions both local artists and arts and design students are included. What I admired the most besides the incredible pieces of art, was the modern, industrial architecture of the building combined with art from older, simpler times. The Sky & Garden Gallery had many amazing and tranquil pieces of art that were hanging perfectly combined with the building’s architecture, the Garden being at the bottom floor, and the Sky at the top.
Written 29 May 2020
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