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Art Gallery of Western Australia

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Neighborhood: Perth CBD
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Address: James Street Mall Via Roe St | Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge, Perth, Western Australia 6003, Australia
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+61 8 9492 6644

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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Lovely art museum

The museum provides a variety of art - the majority of which is Australian. We found it interesting and spent a little over an hour there. Don't bother going to the top floor... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Diane K
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A great afternoon at the Art Gallery of Western Australia; their current holdings are quite impressive with many regional and International talent represented in their massive Collection - very impressed. Some unexpected wowzers on my visit and true favourites; like Lucian Freud's Naked Man with Rat, a beautiful and elegant still-life by Italian Giorgio Morandi, and post impressionist giant and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The museum provides a variety of art - the majority of which is Australian. We found it interesting and spent a little over an hour there. Don't bother going to the top floor - just a few pieces up there. It also utilizes the old Police Station to exhibit a portion of the art - which was interesting to see... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Spent the best part of a day with a break for lunch, really lovely interested & knowlegable staff who gave lots of advise, they had two exhibitions on display as well as their regular galleries, well recommended, will be back.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The gallery is easily walkable from the city centre. Good collections of contemporary art and older works with some good European work. Great set of Stanley Spencer paintings, Henry Moore, Sickert, Ben Nicholson, even a little Lowry tucked in there.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Find "the Centenary Galleries" first, where all the better art is, and you may lose less confidence in WA art curating. The special exhibition "WA Unknown Land" is not an easy experience: lit so your shadow falls on what you are looking at, hung at a surprisingly low height, no attempt made to collect pieces around a view of how... More 

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Rochester, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decent collection of Australian artists. free admission. can walk the whole place in about an hour. I'd go again.

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a mix of modern and in my opinion pretty average art in the main new building, in my view the best art is in the older restored building to the rear with well known Australian artists of the 19th and 20th century.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

popped din to have a look after State Library, not a lot of interesting art on display, they need a display for the holidays in summer.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a bad place to spend a couple of hours. Plenty to see across the levels and the location is easily accessible.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent an hour in the gallery, mainly on the lower floor which was once a police station and court house. There are some excellent landscapes by Australian, English and American artists as well as some works by Rodin. The other floors are dominated by more-modern works that we found of little appeal.

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