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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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Lotsa art and exhibitions

All displays are free and there are many themed areas by artist and genre. u could spend hours here... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
parbendra
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Sydney
Sneakers

We attended a sneaker exhibition here some time ago. It was excellent and we really enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stuart P
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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

All displays are free and there are many themed areas by artist and genre. u could spend hours here looking thru everything which we unfortunately did not have that much time for.

Thank parbendra
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We attended a sneaker exhibition here some time ago. It was excellent and we really enjoyed ourselves. The gallery itself is easy to get to, easy to find and easy to get around.

Thank Stuart P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting art and sculpture. I especially liked the large statues by the staircase on the ground floor. Very good and eclectic mix of different periods, different styles and cultures. Definitely worth a visit.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Art Gallery of Western Australia is a fabulous place to visit while in Perth. The exhibitions are FREE. There are examples of wonderful artists. From Cubbins views of Settlers in Australia, Rodin sculpture and work by Stanley Spencer. The variety of artists and styles...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this as a little time-filler during a family break in Perth (before flying off) and had a fantastic time. Not too big and really enjoyed both the more traditional and modern artists on display.

Thank Matthias H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The gallery is part of the Perth cultural centre and is very close to the railway station. There is a fine collection of indigenous art and I liked the special exhibition by Julie Dowling. Mainstream art Australian art is well represented by the likes of...More

Thank The_Coach55
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No special exhibitions showing so a number of galleries were closed. However had a welcoming showing of Western Australian focused art which we found very good In some ways, being smaller is more inviting as a casual 1- 1.5 hour visit is culturally satisfying without...More

Thank Darrel J
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an excellent gallery, with a great range of work. I loved the Aboriginal art especially, never having seen such a range before. It did have some ridiculous tat (a collection of ‘work’ comprising 6 mirrors on a wall, for example; a bike painted...More

Thank TheOExpress
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A very well laid out gallery with nice works of art. This month there is a very interesting exhibition on chinese porcelain which spans over 2000 years. There is a free guided tour at 1 pm which I strongly recommend , as the tour is...More

Thank ColleenCo
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Reviewed 30 June 2018

Well curated and it has some iconic Australian art. Expected to spend an hour and ended up staying two. The art in the old courthouse is a must see

Thank Colin P
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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
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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
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