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Art Gallery of Western Australia

James Street Mall Via Roe St | Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge, Perth, Western Australia 6003, Australia (Perth CBD)
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Type: Art Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Melbourne, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Great array of modern pieces, as well as some 19th Century Australian painters. The Centenary Gallery in the old Police Courts building is really nice.

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Canberra, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is a very rewarding gallery. There are some real treasures and the opportunity to view a diverse and well presented range of outstanding works. The staff and guides are welcoming and well informed. Allow sufficient time because there's a lot to see.

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The gallery itself has many exhibitions happening for e.g. the Dinosaurs which has now finished was great, there is a artifacts exhibition on there at the moment it is supposed to be great, the actual shop - interesting stuff and coffee shop are great to visit. You can also cut through to the shops from here and visit the library... More

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Denmark
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130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Went in an afternoon to have a look - but found it actually quite good and enjoyed walking around here - yes I would go again

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Perth, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Located in central Perth, the art gallery is huge with many artefacts, paintings from all over the world. The cafe is just next to it serving coffee, cakes, muffins, etc. It is free entrance and the trip is memorable

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Detroit, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I am not overly impressed with the art gallery as a whole (then again, we do need to take into consideration that we are in Perth and not London or NYC). However, the gallery consistently brings in great temporary exhibits/showcases. For example, the series from the MOMA or the most recent Richard Avedon photographic display. These are well worth the... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Located centrally in the CBD area near the perth public library and museum. It house many art artefacts and paintings and entrance is free

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Kuala Lumpur
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I love art but am not an artist but the display didn't manage to get the WOW expression from my face. Just a few good ones but I have seen much better works. Just a fast walk in walk out.

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Hong Kong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Nicely laid out and presents a good overview of art in Western Australian. If you are interested in art this is a must.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Part of the Perth Cultural Centre, an impressive collection of buildings adjacent to the main train station, the Art Gallery of WA is a gem. Not just paintings, but works of art – sculpture, ceramics, wrought silver and woodwork – were on display, but the jewel in the crown for me was the gallery of art works from 1800 to... More

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