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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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Always good

Never fails to disappoint. They have great exhibitions and a really good curatorial team. Good for... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2016
Lennox Head, Australia
Really!! In the basment??

We are here all the time. Compared to over east it is a joke. The beautiful old paintings are kept... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2016
Perth, Australia
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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 13 July 2016

Never fails to disappoint. They have great exhibitions and a really good curatorial team. Good for the whole family

Thank flatstanli
Reviewed 13 July 2016

We are here all the time. Compared to over east it is a joke. The beautiful old paintings are kept in the basment, what few there are. All that stupid splidging and splodging that they have been conned into believing is great art is a...More

Thank Chuchiputch
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Quite a small gallery by big city standards but with permanent plus moving displays you will always find something of interest Nice location in the James Street Mall with often lots of activity & a good vibe

Thank Darrel J
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Founded in 1895 the art gallery of western Australia, occupies a precinct of three heritage buildings on the south eastern corner of Perth cultural center, it houses the state art collection, Australian exhibitions and indigenous designs.it's main function area ,the concourse, can accommodate 800 guests...More

Thank Inam K
Reviewed 28 June 2016

We loved our last visit on Sacred and Profane. you have to go back regularly to really appreciate the wonderful displays the have. We will come back soon.

Thank trustme1
Reviewed 28 June 2016

There is a very nice collection of contemporary and more historical pieces here in a beautiful building. Well worth a visit. It's centrally located and very well designed. It's a nice building to be in.

Thank Niall F
Reviewed 27 June 2016

This is a really smart gallery roomy and lots of shows to explore as well as a collection as good as any in the east. Not afraid to take curatorial risks some of which don't make it, but that's good news cos lots do. We...More

Thank Laurie2747
Reviewed 19 June 2016

An interesting collection (particularly if you're interested in Australian art) which managed to keep the kids interested for more than an hour. This in itself is a minor miracle. Recommended, if you like visiting galleries at least.

Thank ptd16
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Art is about personal perspective. This gallery has an enormous wealth of difference. Some works look like vomit..(personal perspective) and some are magnificent works of 19th century painting. Showing my colours ...sorry...the highlight was the McCubbin 'down on his luck '. When viewed in context...More

Thank NathalieAndAndrew
Reviewed 6 June 2016

We spent about three hours there, admiring the beautiful and inspiring works of art. The "Perspectives" exhibit by Year 12 art students was almost scary - the work of these young people has taken art to a whole new level. It has to be seen...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