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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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Worth a visit, some lovely pieces and some out crazy artwork as well. Take a day to do gallery and museum

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Worth a visit, some lovely pieces and some out crazy artwork as well. Take a day to do gallery and museum

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The time taken to truly enjoy a thoroughly interesting look at Perth from pre- European to the present shown by art, with many local artists to the fore. Very easily strolled, and in a safe environment. There is also some art from many of the famous European artists. The historic Old Courthouse is a bonus to see.

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Brisbane, Australia
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

At the time we visited, the 2014 final year secondary students art was displayed. It was exciting to see such high quality original art work from talented young people. The art gallery is relatively small, but has some very important Australian art and has chosen to display it chronologically. I imagine that would be very helpful to foreign visitors unfamiliar... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

The gallery is worth a visit and does have some interesting displays and pieces. Depends on what they have on at any given time and what your're into. I don't suppose you go there for the building itself but it is pretty uninspiring. Proximity to the train station is handy.

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Fremantle, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

Decided it was time that I was a tourist in my own city and head to the Gallery. Most impressed with exhibitions and general set up. Friendly staff to greet visitors and a terrific selection of items at the gift shop especially if anyone was after WA gifts. I did a tour ' women in art' which was taken by... More 

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Bunbury
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Some absolutely stunning art here, several pieces I would take home gladly. A showcase of real talent. I found the Japanese Mariko exhibition odd for my tastes but some of the war sketches were incredibly good, especially Will Dyson. Must say there is not a lot in the main exhibition hall I like, but that's art, it's personal

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Perth, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

i was impressed by the amount of knowledge the volunteers passed on to us, as we ealked bout this amamzing elclectic art Gallery

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

For a city the size of perth I was amazed how small this gallery was ,but once inside it has a great lay out ,its nice and cool and with really good Australian and europen art ,for me worth a visit

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This is a surprisingly small art gallery for a city like Perth and had a little too much modern art for my taste. There were some interesting indigenous works, but little explanation to go along with them. The galleries on the ground floor seemed a little disjointed with works in different syles and medias from different countries all lumped together.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Some of us regard "modern" as an insult. Much of the art was of that type. To the novice the collections seemed a little un-organised. However, there was plenty of room and time to browse. Worth a visit.

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