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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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Crisp and Modern

Great museum in the heart of Perth. A very nice mix of mostly Australian artists, 2-D, 3-D and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ketchum, Idaho
Wonderful activity to do on a weekend

I loved the exhibition of the Archibald Portraits as did my 6 year old Grandson. The staff are... 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 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
Perth CBD
+61 8 9492 6644
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great museum in the heart of Perth. A very nice mix of mostly Australian artists, 2-D, 3-D and visual media art works. Not too large and not too small art lovers can easily spend 2-3 hours here. Currently on display is Heath Ledger behind the...More

Thank Bross24
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved the exhibition of the Archibald Portraits as did my 6 year old Grandson. The staff are polite and it is excellent the venue is free so all can enjoy.

Thank robbie61Bindoon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely small gallery with a good collection of Australian art and interesting temporary exhibitions. A very pleasant cafe is on site.

Thank Wurlitzerman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Over 17,000 works of art in the collection, everything from contemporary art, to historical painters are shown. we spent time in a gallery of Western Australian art, showcasing leading Western Australia Artists, and the Six season Gallery showcased Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island art, as...More

Thank jmeyersforeman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always worth visiting this gallery. It's a lovely collection and there is often a really good exhibition as well. This time it is about Heath Ledger....very well done. The cafe is really nice too. Gallery staff were very welcoming and chatty. All in all a...More

Thank Charles J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having participated in a free walking tour the friendly guide recommended a visit of the Gallery. Free admission, interesting temporary exhibition!

Thank 113dora
Reviewed 7 November 2017

I went to this gallery this week. Enjoyed a coffee at the new coffee shop at the entrance, Very nice, Till later November 17, they have a portrait exhibition. They had 400 entries and picked 40 to display. Really, really worth a visit and it...More

Thank davethegolfer
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Main points 1) Well-structured building with sufficient space allocated for each exhibition 2) Plenty of really great art pieces by local artists. You can really see the influence from the world famous artists 3) If you love Australian landscape, there are many pieces that feature...More

Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Went along mainly to see the Heath Ledger: A Life in Pictures, exhibition as art isn’t normally my thing. The Heath Ledger experience itself is definitely worth seeing if you are a fan of his work, very insightful, many pictures offering an insight into a...More

1  Thank Mark J
Reviewed 25 October 2017

It is the state art gallery - as such well worth a visit. Has something like 140 volunteers many of which give free tours but you can do well by yourself too. Outside the gallery is the state library a contemporary art gallery and plenty...More

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13 September 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 ________________________
1 May 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