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Art Gallery of Western Australia

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Address: James Street Mall Via Roe St | Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge, Perth, Western Australia 6003, Australia
Phone Number: (0)8 9492 6644
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Description: Founded in 1895, the Art Gallery of Western Australia has the pre-eminent...
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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Art Gallery of Western Australia

This is a great collection of recent and older Australian art. The Aboriginal section is particularly impressive. A featured work is "Down on His Luck" that captivates one's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

This is a great collection of recent and older Australian art. The Aboriginal section is particularly impressive. A featured work is "Down on His Luck" that captivates one's imagination.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

the photo does not show the present modern building with a cafe and bookshop...very comfy place to rest and relax to look at the collections of mostly contemporary and australian art

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I enjoyed what was on exhibit in this nice new facility but left feeling a bit dissatisfied for some reason that I couldn't quite put my finger on. It seems a bit predictable perhaps.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Worth a visit. We went when the 2015 indigenous awards were on- great to see such varied work. Go see the blakism which is the winner. Well worth a look. The art gallery cafe is slow excellent if you wAnt a break from the art.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Its located very near the train station, and it is free. Spend an hour or two to see some of Australia's best art.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I am not a art lover, but there were some pieces that i loved. When i visited there was a van gogh exposition... Also, there were brillant arts from aborigines too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Fabulous gallery. Has wonderful exhibitions and plenty of 'one off'' exhibitions. The indigenous galleries are excellent.

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

A few interesting pieces, probably something for most tastes, would not make a special trip, but as good as any other privincial gallery.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I'm not an art lover particularly, but I do like to visit the bigger galleries to see what's there. This gallery is beautifully laid out, very clean lines, the exhibits were varied and interesting, well described and thought provoking. Even plebs like us enjoyed our visit immensely.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Good for Australian Art 1850 onwards. Regrettably, there is very little else to see here so move on quickly if you're after Impressionists, Surrealists and those who came before them. I wasn't impressed with the curation either - could have been more detailed with curators/guides actually in the rooms v.s. hanging around outside chatting to other creators on endless breaks... More 

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Address: James Street Mall Via Roe St | Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge, Perth, Western Australia 6003, Australia
Phone Number: (0)8 9492 6644
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Western Australia  >  Greater Perth  >  Perth>  > Perth CBD

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