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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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Ranked #18 of 89 attractions in Perth
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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Sydney, Australia
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93 reviews 93 reviews
35 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This writer is always keen to visit art galleries, but I felt a little let down, I thought it a bit of a "misch-masch" (not that the writer is any great judge!) and got through it in about an hour's flat. It is located in the arts quarter - near the library and museum, so the location is perfect, not... More

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Perth, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I went on my own for the first time in a few years, and it was interesting to have a wonder round. Interesting artwork, and the location is great. I didn't get around to using the café, but maybe next time.

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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Built in the 1980's the modern Perth Art gallery, is a peaceful experience with major artist collections shown throughout the year, small gift shop and set in the centre of the duty,making it easily accessible for the visitor.

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Perth, Australia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
36 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This is Perth, so don't expect the Louvre, or for that matter the National Gallery of Victoria. What you can expect is a well-put together, smaller collection of important local and Australian artists - with some quality international works, and often excellent touring exhibitions. The building itself is 'very Perth' - pretty casual, light and airy, open and easily. And... More

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Albury, Australia
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24 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We make an effort to visit almost every public gallery we can find in any city we go to, and it hurts me to say that we were very underwhelmed by the art collection here. The building is great and the flow of the rooms works very well, but it seemed that even though there were a few pieces by... More

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I must admit I'm not really a fan of Art Galleries to begin with. This gallery was very new, clean and spacious. Everything was ordered by decade, so easy to find your way around. I liked the fact that it was a tad smaller then other galleries, I enjoyed a lot more of the unique modern art which you don't... More

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Singapore
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Went for the Egyptian exhibit - smaller than expected but was still very interesting! Been before for other exhibits - always a good time!

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Perth, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I particularly liked the old court building and the display there. I found it interesting to walk around the old building and imagine it in its former use. I also liked the the way the art was placed to compare and contrast. I particularly liked one pairing of the Solent on a typical grey day and of Fremantle on a... More

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Manila, Philippines
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81 reviews 81 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

one of the few ...... places that don't charge entrance fee's. lots of exhibits from various artists. manly australia but also european. worth visiting. parking in the area is difficult and expensive.

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PERTH, WA
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I think this is a great place to be able to enter for a gold coin donation. It's not a place i go in all the time so can't say how often displays are changed. They do have some exhibits that you play entry for like the dali and beyond exhibition my husband and I went to see, i was... More

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