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Art Gallery of Western Australia

James Street Mall Via Roe St | Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge, Perth, Western Australia 6003, Australia (Perth CBD)
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Ranked #19 of 79 Attractions in Perth
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: Founded in 1895, the Art Gallery of Western Australia has the...
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Type: Art Museums, 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 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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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

My reason for visiting the Art Galley of Western Australia was to visit the 'New Passports, New Photography' exhibition. Wow. It was brilliant. While there, I poked around various other exhibits and was excited to find an area downstairs where the old classic artworks are housed. Streeton, McCubbin and Drysdale were all represented there. There were also brilliant works by... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I went with the sole purpose of visiting the "new passport" photography exhibition and it didn't disappoint. I loved the Prime Ministers installation, there was one missing - could this be because it had been vandalised or just a very powerful statement? Discuss! The only disappointment was the lack of ipads. It would have been great to have the video... More 

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perth weastern australia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

There is some nice old australin art in the gallery also glass and sculptures . There is a very nice shop with some querky gifts .

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Exhibits always wonderful. A must is to go on a free walk in guided tour with informed volunteers after grabbing a lunch at the Cafe. The evening music shows are worth a visit also.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

There are at times some amazing art exhibitions but other than that there is still alot to look at. The rooms are very spacious with good light. There is a shop and cafe there as well. The water feature outside is particularly nice.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The Gallery has exhibitions from overseas as well as showing their own excellent collections. A high light of the year for me is the year 12 retrospective

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Bicton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Have visited the art gallery a number of time to see visiting art exhibitions. Have been very impressed by the professionalism of the gallery and its staff

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Perth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

Visited gallery for Avedon exhibit! Fantastic to view wonderful works, but interesting after to meander through the tranquil environment with such a varied collection of 'art', that one is able to find a room that titilates your perception of 'art'. The WA Art Gallery is Grand in its small Charm! 😊

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

In Perth for a family wedding and Called in to the Art Gallery to catch the stunning photographs of Richard Avedon. I was reminded what a seriously good collection of paintings this is, especially the amazing series 'Christ in the Wilderness' by Stanley Spencer and perhaps one of the best English 20th Century paintings in Australia, Lucian Freud's 'Naked Man... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Free to enter and browse for as long as you want. The security have a knowledge of the art and are willing to answer questions and offer insight to the art, which is rare for security. Very friendly staff and of course the art is pretty good too! Go to the old police station and court on the lowest floor... More 

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