We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Art Gallery of Western Australia

James Street Mall Via Roe St | Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge, Perth, Western Australia 6003, Australia (Perth CBD)
(0)8 9492 6644
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #19 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
Write a Review

205 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    70
    91
    35
    5
    4
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Kuala Lumpur
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
32 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

I love art but am not an artist but the display didn't manage to get the WOW expression from my face. Just a few good ones but I have seen much better works. Just a fast walk in walk out.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hong Kong
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Nicely laid out and presents a good overview of art in Western Australian. If you are interested in art this is a must.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bunbury, Australia
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

saw the dinosaur exhibit and it was really great and hi-tech with moving dinosaurs! you wont regret going

Was this review helpful? Yes
Karratha, Australia
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
28 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Great collection of modern and contemporary artists and some hidden gems in the less frequented galleries. Just a short walk from Perth station so easily accessible.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
36 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Perth, Australia
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mandurah, Australia
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Perth, Australia
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
36 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Albury, Australia
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
24 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Perth, Australia
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Art Gallery of Western Australia also viewed

 

Been to Art Gallery of Western Australia? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Art Gallery of Western Australia, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing