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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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Over the years I've been to many of the visiting exhibitions at the Art Gallery. The most recent ones, both of which I enjoyed were Richard Avedon's Photography and the Jewish... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Perth Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Over the years I've been to many of the visiting exhibitions at the Art Gallery. The most recent ones, both of which I enjoyed were Richard Avedon's Photography and the Jewish Treasures from the Venice Ghetto. Some of the visiting exhibitions attract a fee others don't. So while on my last visit I decided to have a look at the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Would have like to see artworks laid out by continent, so we could have concentrated on local work, but it's mixed up. So was I.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The art gallery contains a broad range of styles, varying according to the century and place they were produced, as well as how the artists were influenced. In addition there is a photographs section and a section dedicated to aboriginal art. Since there is no entrance fee, even if you do not like art very much, it is worth visiting... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I was very impressed with this Art Gallery, the format is broken down to the years of art collection starting from 1800, and coloured coded for easy reference. There is some special Australian pieces and plenty of room to move about. The art gallery has also incorporated the original Perth court house. What I thought was particularly special was a... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We visited the exhibition of treasure saved from the Venice Jewish Ghetto in WWII. It was beautifully displayed and well labelled. The pieces are lovely to look at and the story behind the exhibition very moving.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

.......particularly the aboriginal art. Also loved the early 20th century australian artist and the Brits on show. Spencer, Nash, Freud, Lowry, Sickert all shone as tid indigenous artists including O'Connor, Nolan, Cossington Smith (new to me)Boyd and Bunny to name but a few. Marvellous collection rounded off by an exhibition of Venetian Jewish artifacts. ash

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I took the free tour and it was awesome, very fun and educational. The location is excellent with other mueums around.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Free entry to the Mariko Mori exhibition on at present - worth a visit. Really enjoyed the LED and changing colours and focus

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Despite financial constraints that the Gallery has experienced over recent years (leading to the closing of the Gallery on Tuesdays, and the cessation of a very fruitful connection with MOMA), AGWA continues to mount inspiring and informative exhibitions, particularly of important local and Australian artists. It frequently showcases exhibitions of important art and artefacts from overseas. AGWA occupies three heritage... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Even a short visit here is well worth your time and effort. The permanent collection is a fine one, with some truly outstanding art - Stanley Spencer's Christ in the Wilderness series, for instance, and Emily Kame Kngwarreye's Yam Dreaming, beautiful ceramics and silver exhibits. It is a lovely building, and the Gallery shop is excellent.

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