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“Very educational”

Art Gallery of Western Australia
Ranked #16 of 164 things to do in Perth
Certificate of Excellence
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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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“Very educational”
Reviewed December 2, 2013

Its small, however well set out to keep one occupied for a few hours. It can be rather expensive to see the exhibitions, however the general viewing areas are fun to explore.

Visited January 2013
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Perth, Australia
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“Always amazing”
Reviewed November 29, 2013

I have been here on previous visits, but the current special exhibit of "Van Gogh, Dali and beyond" particularly piqued my interest. The halls are spacious, allowing viewing pieces from just about any distance you choose...and I have always found that there is always another vista to find from a different angle.

Visited November 2013
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Perth, Australia
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“Art Gallery of Western Australia.”
Reviewed November 29, 2013

Accessible by train or bus in the City Centre with parking available. The setting with its courtyards and water garden as well as Rodin statues is arresting. The permanent exhibition is always interesting particularly its Aboriginal Art. There are changing world class exhibitions throughout the year. Conducted tours are available. The Art Gallery Shop is full of current display items. There are plenty of rest stops, toilets and a cafe. There's a walkway outside the cafe which will take you to central Perth in minutes. Currently there's an exhibition straight from New York. If you can tear yourself away from the Gallery walk across to the Museum and State Library who also have interesting exhibitions.

Visited October 2013
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Courtenay, Canada
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“Interestingly depressing”
Reviewed November 29, 2013

Trying hard not to compare with other galleries but much of it was depressing. Dark art. Some Monets, Matisse and local graffitti type.

Visited November 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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“A good selection of classic and modern”
Reviewed November 28, 2013

A modern gallery joined to what was an old courthouse. Godd selection of Western Australia landscapes is the main part of the 19th century paintings. Also a taste of Aboriginal art and modern Australian art. Caught quite a good special exhibition of Impressionist art. Was lucky to have a tour all to ourselves from a very knowledgeable tour guide.

Visited October 2013
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