Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth

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See Western Australian art and design from the 1820s to the present, including Australian indigenous art and contemporary international art at Art Gallery of Western Australia. The art collection includes over 15,000 works. Be inspired by works of Matisse and Frida Carlo or contemplate Laurie Anderson’s self-playing violin. Every year, an exhibition called “Year 12 Perspectives” showcases prints, paintings, and sculptures. The main gallery is housed in the Jubilee Building. The adjacent Centenary Gallery building was formerly the Police Courts building. A visit to Art Gallery of Western Australia represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Perth travel itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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  • The art precinct in Northbridge is an art gallery in itself with creative sculptures and plantings. Everything is designed to feel cool and shady. The Art Gallery has a delightful focus on Aboriginal ...  more »
  • Display past years but much is. Can you keep our bags at the reception desk. Because the air conditioning is working. Perfect for the summer.
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  • Recently viewed the exhibition showing early WA. Very comprehensive. Liked the Helen Grey Smith exhibition as well. A lovely cool place on a hot Perth day. 
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  • Beautiful place. Great exhibitions. gorgeous building. Also big improvement with Arthouse and dine taking over from that horrible cafe that was there. Food is wonderful there.
  • Fairly small for a state gallery but it looks like they aim for some eclectic exhibitions. The courtroom area downstairs was interesting … just from a legal history point of view.
  • Astonishing modern art.. WHAT is it all about?? I'll be back to see more, for sure!
  • Very good selection of artwork in a mixture of modern and vintage buildings. The old courthouse is worth looking at as much the art.
  • A nice place to spend the day, sometimes got wonderful art expositions, but also got an free gallery area!