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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  • nothing more and quickly made the turn but free... some beautiful wood carvings, beautiful photos and a few rare and beautiful paintings
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  • 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. Curre...  more »
  • 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.  more »
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  • A great modern gallery just outside the city that features many local, national and international pieces. The recent addition of the History of Sneakers was a fantastic exhibition. Outside features some fantastic historic buildings as well as gardens and huge natural rooftop vegetable garden showcasing many of our local offerings. A very cheap and fun way to spend an afternoon.
  • Always worth a visit! Visited today to see the rise of sneaker culture exhibition. Free entry to the gallery although sometimes visiting exhibitions have an entry fee. Lots to see and much of it is very relevant to WA. Usually have some kids activities - today the craft was part of the sneaker exhibition. Staff are always friendly and helpful. Great gallery shop near the entrance.
  • A really nice exhibition is holding at here! And only till 4th Sep! The rest of art is worth of viewing too, highly suggested for visiting this museum! Also got some cute card for the shop! Really enjoy it!
  • Marvellous collection from many talented artist! Many art galleries I've been to were boring, but not this one! Many sculptures and old paintings to be enjoyed. Also the front desk staff are super friendly and warm; felt like Canadian service!
  • 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.

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