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Art Gallery of Western Australia

James Street Mall Via Roe St | Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge, Perth, Western Australia 6003, Australia
+61 8 9492 6644
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Art gallery of Western Australia

the gallery is full of nook and crannies of local, Australian and International that is switch... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Mal D
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Greater Perth, Australia
Time well spent

Spent a couple of hours at the museum and enjoyed a diversity of artwork. The Corsini exhibition is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Britt B
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Tucson, Arizona
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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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James Street Mall Via Roe St | Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge, Perth, Western Australia 6003, Australia
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+61 8 9492 6644
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Reviewed 4 days ago

the gallery is full of nook and crannies of local, Australian and International that is switch around as they have more art than they have more art than hanging space. They have many touring art display at modest prices. The gallery doesn't charge an entry...More

Thank Mal D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a couple of hours at the museum and enjoyed a diversity of artwork. The Corsini exhibition is currently on display, and I will return later for that reason. The staff is wonderful and ready to answer any questions. There is a Gift shop and...More

Thank Britt B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got caught by the rain hitting Perth and this was a great hideaway. It is quite a small gallery but there is a bit of variety in the contemporary and modern exhibitions. We spent about an hour here and it was great.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited with my Sister who lives in Perth so someone to counterbalance my struggles with modern art. Not a bit of it however as she thought it was just as disappointing as I did. Temporary exhibition a little better but a miserable effort in the...More

Thank Brian M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Art Gallery of WA has a range of exhibitions that fit into a relatively small area. Most visitors will be fascinated by the Aboriginal art gallery. The contemporary art exhibition gives an insight into what is happening in the art world. Entry to these...More

Thank Jeffry B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Saturday attended ArtBall which was hosted by the Art Gallery. I understand this isn't a normal opening day but the presentation and parts of the gallery that were open were enough to recommend anyone does visit on a day when the whole exhibition is...More

Thank Jonathan K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Art Gallery of Western Australia is small but has a wonderful collection of art. I was so impressed by the aboriginal art especially. The museum is free of charge except for special exhibits.

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Reviewed May 11, 2018

We joined a tour for the 'Corsini Exhibition' and were amazed at the indepth knowledge provided by our guide This made this exhibition even more special. We also viewed the 'Year 12 Art Perspective,' which is a must see for us each year. The Art...More

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Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

The gallery has a varied range of art from historical works right through to contemporary works. It’s free to see the permanent collection and special exhibits are charged extra. Staff are friendly and helpful

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Reviewed May 5, 2018

The exhibition A window on Italy-the Corsini Collection: Masterpieces from Florence featuring works by famous artists such as Tintoretto, Botticelli and Caravaggio is fantastic! It is a private collection not going anywhere else in Australia -it helps that the Director is Italian. The mind boggles...More

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Response from 123curiousme | Reviewed this property |
I love to take my time and when I visited there were several spaces closed for change of exhibition, spent three or so hours. Sounds like when you visit they will all be open...I would allow minimum of three and if you are... More
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Valma E
I remember seeing a painting in your gallery (2 years ago?) by one of the "Heidelberg School"... ?McCubbin, Roberts? ... I don't remember who! It was a "cottage" scene, in the kitchen. As I recall, it showed a fire, with kettle on the hob, etc, with mantlepiece above. On the mantlepiece was an "old" clock (by our modern standards). When I came home, I looked at the old clock we have here, and I thought, "This is the same (or close to it) as the one in that painting in the WA Art gallery!" I now regret not taking more notice of that painting. Perhaps I should have taken a photo? (Is that allowed these days?) I can't recall the details of the painting... not even of the artist. I have a particular interest in Roberts/Mc Cubbin et al. and would be interested in finding out more about this painting if I can. Are you able to help me please? Can you identify the painting I have described? I'm sorry I don't have the name of the paining or even of the artist... just the "impression" it left on me. (I would love to have a picture of the painting... perhaps you have one in your shop?) Thank you for taking the trouble to at least read this e-mail... and, I hope, being able answer my query, Sincerely, Allen Edwards Bayswater, Victoria ________________________
May 1, 2017|
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Response from Art Gallery W | Property representative |
Dear Allen Thank you for your message and for visiting the Art Gallery of Western Australia. Based on your description we believe it may be the painting titled 'Breaking the News' by John Longstaff. We hope this is the... More
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