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“well worth several visits”

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.
Cairns, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“well worth several visits”
Reviewed April 28, 2014

An excellent and cosy Art gallery that is well worth several visits as there is so much variation of themes in here, and something new is found on each visit. The guided tours can be most entertaining and interesting but can be equally dull and uninformative, It's a lucky dip as to who is your guide and what they are discussing on the your tour. Anther excellent source of information are the security staff who are very knowledgeable and are more than happy to have the opportunity to explain the pieces of art. Don't forget to have a coffee in the cafe before or after your visit.

Visited April 2014
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Oslo, Norway
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“A must see in Perth!”
Reviewed April 19, 2014

Smack in the middle of down town, and free of charge, this museum has an extensive collection and always several exhibitions at once. There should be something for everyone to like!
We were lucky and got to see the Guy Grey-Smith exhibition, as well as the standard collection and some other interesting exhibits.

Service at the information counter was very good. We got good advice on how to prioritize, and what would suit us (2 adults + 2 children). There is also a nice shop and a decent café.
Since it’s free I recommend anyone to go. If you usually not like are you can take a chance and leave as soon as you want. If you like it you can come again and again.

Visited April 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A Great Gallery”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

A great gallery close to the city, many levels of art work to peruse. This gallery previously had MoMA exhibitions which was so fantastic but unfortunately the home bodies of perth again chose to stay home and funding was cut as not enough people came to see the delights. There are a couple of much smaller galleries around northbridge and subiaco if your seeking some local arts.

Visited March 2014
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Perth, Australia
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“Fascinating”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great place for tourists and even locals to visit. Lots of interesting pieces. Even better with the exhibitions. Cafés close by to make a day of it.

Visited July 2013
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Boonah, Australia
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“Disapointed with the collection”
Reviewed March 22, 2014

I expected to see a much larger collection and feel that the galleries in the other Australian states are better.Would liked to have seen more truly Western Australian influenced work. I pondered about the paintings that had made the cut. I must do more to increase my art knowledge and art appreciation.

Visited March 2014
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