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Art Gallery of Western Australia

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Address: James Street Mall Via Roe St | Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge, Western Australia 6003, Australia
Phone Number: (0)8 9492 6644
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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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Always worth a visit

The gallery is always worth visiting and so easy to get access to. I like the car park under the library as you can usually get a park and it's a very short walk to the gallery... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Robert H
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Bunbury, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The permanent collection of paintings, sculpture and pottery, spanning a broad range of period, modern and indigenous work is well presented and supplemented by varied temporary exhibitions. A peaceful place to view and reflect on cultural representations, changing and challenging perspectives and insights the gallery is well worth the visit.

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Bunbury, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The gallery is always worth visiting and so easy to get access to. I like the car park under the library as you can usually get a park and it's a very short walk to the gallery. The spaces are nice and big in the gallery and staff helpful. Good clean toilets and if you need a break or something... More 

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Thank Robert H
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a very hot day so I decided to drop in the Art Gallery. There were some interesting exhibitions including Simon Miller which is on until the end of February. Entry is free and donation encouraged. Perfect place to spent an hour or two on a very hot day.

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Thank spangle27
Greystones, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved going to the gallery in Northbridge in Perth , Australia with my family . Perfect Location .

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Thank Beuls17889035687
brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Variety of art studies very interesting I actually expected the couple that were inside entry to move spent some time looking. Apparently so do many people so real.

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Thank BrisbaneWelsh
Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Free entry to the gallery although sometimes visiting exhibitions have an entry fee. Lots to see and much of it is very relevant to WA. We were there in the school holidays and there were kids activities available. It's located in the city and is in walking distance to the city, museum and state library. Also has a great shop... More 

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Thank TheSumiMasens
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great wheelchair access, friendly staff, light vibrant displays. Recognise and honour Companion Card, We had a great morning but could have spent much longer looking around but had another commitment.

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Thank Maureen W
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This gallery has a range of exhibits, most of them with free entry. The "Spice trail" exhibition ($15) was on when we visited and this made for a fascinating 2-1/2 hours. The aboriginal art section is both beautiful and moving whilst many fine pieces can be seen throughout the other areas. There were also a number excellent children's activities when... More 

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Thank Keith A
Western Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Art Gallery is very well laid out exhibitions that are easy to access. It is part of a historical precinct within walking distance from the Centre of Perth.

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Thank Disco46
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

It was a good way to spend a leisurely Sunday afternoon in perth. Most of it was free and there was alot to see. Plenty of different artists work . Some very interesting ones the abstract as well. There were also exhibits of pottery and smoother things including a very realistic one of two people where you were expecting them... More 

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