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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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Culture at it's finest

We went to check out the art gallery and thought we would be 10 mins at the most. It was amazing, totally not what we expected. It was so much more. We joined a free tour, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Perth, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Plenty of space to wander around. Very light and modern. Good café to rest tired feet. Helpful staff at front desk make sure that you don't miss important displays

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We went to check out the art gallery and thought we would be 10 mins at the most. It was amazing, totally not what we expected. It was so much more. We joined a free tour, and this is really the only way to get more details and stories about the art on display. The guide was very informative and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed our afternoon at the Gallery. It is easy to see and has some interesting pieces. We joined a tour about Aboriginal Art and our guide was so informative and passionate. I'd recommend joining one of the free tours if you can.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Somewhere to just go and wander and let your mind unwind destress, amazing exhibitions and displays abound. Keep up to date with the website, but go and pop in and you will find something you love and it will keep you coming back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This gallery is truly amazing! -It is Free! -It is well laid out! -The high school exhibition is fantastic! i would highly recommend taking your ipod, headphones, and spend a few hours getting lost in the art!

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Perth, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Most of the rooms have been closed so there are very few paintings on display. The old classic historic paintings are few, with the main focus on aboriginal and newbe art, which is difficult to interpret due to its odd style. Melbourne and Adelaide are much better galleries.

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Central Mangrove, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Lots of paintings and some sculptures to look at. The people at the reception were helpful in finding the paintings we wished to see and provided worksheets for our children which engaged them for more than an hour!

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I love our art gallery, new things always coming and going, and using the old buildings makes it all the more interesting, and the Year 12 Perspectives exhibition is always an amazing showcase of young talent that I visit every year.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

Lots of art to see and a cafe too Make sure you find the old court house and cells A must for every tourist and art lovers

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We visited the Art Gallery and was fascinated with the displays of the Aboriginal Artists. Enjoyed seeing the development of their art styles through the years from traditional to modern art.

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