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. Use our Perth online trip itinerary builder to add Art Gallery of Western Australia and other attractions to your Perth vacation plans.
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  • Went with the family to do a children's activity. Was given a sticker sheet and told to view art about Tinder dates. Totally unsuitable for family viewing.  more »
  • Small but perfectly formed gallery, well worth viewing for a couple of hours. Always has different and varied exhibitions happening.  more »
  • The Art Gallery of Western Australia (AQWA) was founded in 1895 and it is part of the Perth Cultural Center. The main exhibitions start from the 1820s and go on to the 1960s. Artwork from the...  more »
  • One of the best places to visit in the city. Ground floor focuses on contemporary art and the latest in the local arena. Top floors offer art pieces tested by time. A nice flow overall. There's also space for private/corporate events. Attentive team on the ground. Has a very good shop and cafe withing the master building. Very close to other attractions.
  • Great place to see some awesome art from across Australia and some from much further afield. Great place to bring kids and get them away from screens for a time...although there are some exhibitions that contain screens. Definitely worth visiting for some relaxation.
  • Interesting exhibits, love the fact that they have a local WA exhibition. Floor plan is well thought of which made it less confusing. I would love to come back again!
  • Great exhibitions that take a way less colonial eye to art than I am used to seeing. Informative, okay variety of perspectives. Helps you get a pretty good sense of WA in a couple hours.
  • Very interesting exhibitions, especially the six seasons of indigenous art. Beyond bling has also beautiful pieces not your usually jewellery. Lovely elderly staff who are very helpful as well as their security guards. The little shop inside has very stunning cards for any occasion or just for yourself and all types of gifts, jewellery and books. Very tempted to buy too much. Very pleasant and interesting visit I highly recommend.

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