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Art Gallery of Western Australia

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Easy viewing and beautifully set out

On our last day of the holiday, it is always difficult to decide what to do, so we opted for an art... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Yvonne M
London, United Kingdom
Well worth a visit.

Entry is free for all. Collections are very interesting, give a good sense of Western Australia... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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...more
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James Street Mall Via Roe St | Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge, Perth, Western Australia 6003, Australia
Perth CBD
+61 8 9492 6600
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Reviewed 3 days ago

On our last day of the holiday, it is always difficult to decide what to do, so we opted for an art gallery visit and were not disappointed. Easy to locate in central Perth, the gallery is pleasingly set out with modern and contemporary collections...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Yvonne M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Used to visit often especially during Fringe when they would open up the place at night with tours and music and a bar but sadly with each visit more and more has closed. There is now no indigenous art, no heritage buildings, no old jail...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Entry is free for all. Collections are very interesting, give a good sense of Western Australia. Was surprised there was not more Aboriginal art, but an interesting new exhibit is coming on Feb8, 2019. A great activity for a hot day.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Greg_and_Claude
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A McCubbin, a Sydney Nolan, a Lowry and a picture of Burnham Beeches, all a nice surprise. And some modern art too.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank PeteLucy434
Reviewed January 16, 2019

It used to be a great place to go on a hot summer holiday day but now most of the display rooms are closed due to cutbacks. We couldn't see our favourite things - aboriginal art, the old court room or the cells. The cafe...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 13, 2019 via mobile

Lovely place to visit, especially in summer, as it is lovely and cool, when outside is hot. It is open and roomy and very pleasant to wander around in. Bathrooms are immaculate and kept very clean. Would recommend.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 13, 2019

Well worth a visit.we live and Perth but hadn’t been in for a year. We visited today and were delighted to enjoy the rehang of the permanent collection. A much more balanced and engaging display. Really enjoyed ourselves. Only down side is that the cafe...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Warren P
Reviewed January 6, 2019

I LOVE AGWA. I have been many times, and it is never enough time. Opening times keep changing sadly due to cutbacks. On this occasion I visited all the West Australian exhibitions...again. One viewing is never enough. Photography permitted so long as no flash. I...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank geromam
Reviewed January 4, 2019

On a very hot day, spend a couple of hours touring the halls of this gallery. Both their permanent collections and their current shows are extremely well curated. You can wander for several hours and they also have an excellent gift shop.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mad3l3in3
Reviewed January 3, 2019

The current Beyond Bling Exhibition at the Perth Art Gallery is very interesting and ranges from jewellery from C18 to sparkly men's shoes. Park in the Cultural centre car park at 2 Roe St and take the lift up to the entrance of the gallery....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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September 13, 2017|
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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
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