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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  • Attractive building holding a wonderful art gallery, lots of indiginous art also some amazing modern art. Loved some of the clever methods of art such as the 3 ladies with their shadows painted on the...  more »
  • What a great t our of the indigenous art I did last Wednesday....the tour guide was so informative and passionate about WA indigenous art. Just one other person on the tour. Shame more people do not a...  more »
  • We last visited here 3 years ago, and were very impressed so definitely wanted to go back this year. We really enjoyed the Anthony Gormley exhibits, being from the UK, but the best exhibition by far w...  more »
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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!