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Art Gallery of Western Australia

Address: James Street Mall Via Roe St | Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge, Perth, Western Australia 6003, Australia (Perth CBD)
Phone Number: (0)8 9492 6644
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Ranked #20 of 83 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We came here to escape the heat on a particularly hot day in Perth and thoroughly enjoyed the exhibitions. I particularly liked the photography section - some inspired mash-ups of Australian Prime Ministers with indigenous Australians. There are so many different styles of art here, you're bound to find something you love!

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

I have reviewed this for a nannie/pop/aunty/uncle/carers wanting to spend some hours getting lost and forgetting about all other things and just create. Heading into town to pick up tickets to a childrens show at the Fringe Festival in Perth/Northbridge next month and the eldest grandson asked, are we going to the Art Gallery Nannie? So off we heading, into... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Been popping into the Art Gallery every couple of years over the last thirty years. Apart from the odd exhibition there is never very much new to see. Frequently I have flown to view International Exhibitions in Canberra and Melbourne - like the Turner, Pissaro and last winter the Italian paintings from the Prado Spanish collection. The exhibition held in... More 

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Kalgoorlie, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

This was my first visit to the Gallery specifically to see the New Passports, New Photography exhibition. It is well worth a visit to the gallery just to see this exhibition. The Treasures of the Jewish Ghetto of Venice was a complete contrast. It's a small exhibition but coming from the outback, it impressed me. I also looked at the... More 

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Church Stretton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Its been quite a few years since I last visited the gallery and I was sad to see the building and the exhibits seem very tired, particularly compared to the museum next door. Still some lovely works of art in the main collection, but the temporary exhibits and the Australian crafts gallery both failed to engage us. We may have... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

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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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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