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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  • We walked past the Art Gallery on Saturday night and returned on Sunday for a look around. A lovely mix of content exploring the rich mix of history and culture within Australia. We loved the "Rise of...  more »
  • This is a great gallery to visit, not too big, not too small. Combination of old, new, aboriginal, traditional, modern... I hve particularily enjoyed the sneaker exhibition, it was fun seeing the evol...  more »
  • this is a great place to go to. Lots if interesting exhibits. must see place to go in perth. overall its a great place to look at art  more »
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  • I am a big museum fan and every city I go to, I try to visit their museums. The Art Gallery of WA is the best one Ive been to. First - it's free. Second - it's the perfect size to visit in a couple of hours. Third - their permanent collection is to die for. A lot of international artists + local ones. There was two temporary expositions: Nathan (Australian artist, amazing quality of art) and the evolution of sneakers. Enjoyed both a lot. Special thanks to the nice little woman at the entrance who explained everything about the exposition and gave me all the documentation.
  • For a city that isn't exactly famed for its culture, the Art Gallery of Western Australia is a haven of the arts. A good collection including a lot of visiting art that have also seen over on the east cost. Well worth checking out.
  • Great free tour. Learned lots 😊
  • Love te space. Interesting exibits
  • Nice big space's of art. Took the free tour though and it was the indigenous tour of Australian Aboriginal people. He had the slant of most Australian people still being oppressive which for the general majority is contrary to the truth

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