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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  • Visit the gallery often to see what new exhibits are on. year 12 high school students is a must, such talented young people and fancy having the opportunity to exhibit in W.A. premier gallery  more »
  • Always nice to visit Perth Art Gallery. Always something new to see. Fabulous gift shop with many choices if wanting to buy gifts foe oversea family and friends. Great sale on books at the moment.  more »
  • This gallery is really close to the town centre and easy to find. It's an impressive building, and it's free. We popped in whilst mooching around town and the aircon is great. Coolest place in Perth. ...  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!