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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 in the Cultural Centre

The art gallery is modern with free entry, but the best part about it is the cultural centre which also includes the library, museum and contemporary art theatre. It often has... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Perth, AUS
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Lennox Head, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

By city standards this Gallery is small but has a number of concurrent exhibitions running. The works are excellently curated and entry is free. and dont miss the Modern Art Gallery next door

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Perth, AUS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The art gallery is modern with free entry, but the best part about it is the cultural centre which also includes the library, museum and contemporary art theatre. It often has various pop-up events such as art festival stalls and markets.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

After a welcoming greeting from the staff and volunteers at the door, we chose to visit the temporary Year 12 Perspectives 2014 exhibition (an art exhibition by former final year high school students in WA). There was a variety of stunning art works by possible famous artists of the future. Then we moved to the art works from the permanent... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

A lovely small gallery with plenty to look at. Don't expect to be wowed by classics but this is a wonderful example of a gallery showcasing local talent as well as international exhibits. There's something for everybody here. It's calm, peaceful and a real treat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Worth a visit, some lovely pieces and some out crazy artwork as well. Take a day to do gallery and museum

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The time taken to truly enjoy a thoroughly interesting look at Perth from pre- European to the present shown by art, with many local artists to the fore. Very easily strolled, and in a safe environment. There is also some art from many of the famous European artists. The historic Old Courthouse is a bonus to see.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

At the time we visited, the 2014 final year secondary students art was displayed. It was exciting to see such high quality original art work from talented young people. The art gallery is relatively small, but has some very important Australian art and has chosen to display it chronologically. I imagine that would be very helpful to foreign visitors unfamiliar... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

The gallery is worth a visit and does have some interesting displays and pieces. Depends on what they have on at any given time and what your're into. I don't suppose you go there for the building itself but it is pretty uninspiring. Proximity to the train station is handy.

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Fremantle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

Decided it was time that I was a tourist in my own city and head to the Gallery. Most impressed with exhibitions and general set up. Friendly staff to greet visitors and a terrific selection of items at the gift shop especially if anyone was after WA gifts. I did a tour ' women in art' which was taken by... More 

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Bunbury
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Some absolutely stunning art here, several pieces I would take home gladly. A showcase of real talent. I found the Japanese Mariko exhibition odd for my tastes but some of the war sketches were incredibly good, especially Will Dyson. Must say there is not a lot in the main exhibition hall I like, but that's art, it's personal

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