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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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

In Perth for a family wedding and Called in to the Art Gallery to catch the stunning photographs of Richard Avedon. I was reminded what a seriously good collection of paintings this is, especially the amazing series 'Christ in the Wilderness' by Stanley Spencer and perhaps one of the best English 20th Century paintings in Australia, Lucian Freud's 'Naked Man... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Free to enter and browse for as long as you want. The security have a knowledge of the art and are willing to answer questions and offer insight to the art, which is rare for security. Very friendly staff and of course the art is pretty good too! Go to the old police station and court on the lowest floor... More

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Perth, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Over the years I have seen exhibitions and artwork by people such as Monet, Rembrant, Picasso, Rodin, Robert Mapplethorpe and soon I will go to see the exhibition of photographs by Richard Avedon. I also was thankful to see some amazing works from the collection of the MoMA, truly inspiring. They have a wonderful gift shop from which I regularly... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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136 helpful votes 136 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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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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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
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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