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Art Gallery of Western Australia

Open Now: 10:00 - 17:00
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Great exhibits

Went on a weekday afternoon and there was no crowd. Huge space with different genre of exhibitions... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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interesting art collection

Enable dico reign aborigenes art through permanent and temporary collections Contemporary or more... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2018
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Founded in 1895, the Art Gallery of Western Australia has the pre-eminent holdings of Western Australian art, craft and design from 1829 to the present. Our collections and exhibitions offer visitors exciting encounters with the art of Western...more
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James Street Mall Via Roe St | Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge, Perth, Western Australia 6003, Australia
Perth CBD
+61 8 9492 6600
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All reviews special exhibition great collection sidney nolan court room interesting pieces on display old court house worth a visit free entry state library gift shop couple of hours few hours western australia exhibits wa sneakers
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on a weekday afternoon and there was no crowd. Huge space with different genre of exhibitions. Good place to enjoy the exhibits on display.

Thank johniel2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lucky enough to be there to see the entries in the Black Swan Prize for Portraiture and the exhibition Beyond Bling - a dazzling day our

Thank Jennie O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The exhibition was worth seeing! Looking and contemplating at a real painting such a wonderful thing. For someone know nothing full well about art. It is very intriguing, entertaining and knowledgeable!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nice well laid out art gallery. Visited two years ago and went back this year to enjoy the art and what was a wonderful cafe. The cafe this time was a huge disappointment. Waited over an hour for 2 bowls of Luke warm tasteless...More

Thank Theresehols
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I must confess, I don't like Modern Art, there, I've said it, I'm obviously not educated enough, but I love history and Australian Art and this place has some great pieces, Roberts, McCubbin Streeton etc. It is also an old Court House, so I loved...More

Thank Peter G
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Enable dico reign aborigenes art through permanent and temporary collections Contemporary or more classics masterpieces can be admired Free entry

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Reviewed 1 November 2018

The Black Swan Portrait exhibition was wonderful. at the woman who took the tour was enthusiastic and very knowledgeable. The Sydney Nolan was very good and I loved ready the stories of Aussies who went to remote parts of Europe and vice a versa. I...More

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Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed our visit to the art gallery. A nice variety of paintings from different periods. The Ned Kelly story was particularly interesting.

Thank Ruth20904
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Nv visit an art museum before, wondering whether I can understand the arts, the exhibition is mind blowing, some of them made me wonder (although I truly didn't get it), it is interesting and brought out new experiences for me

Thank Ai Lin G
Reviewed 13 October 2018

Modern building, interesting Australian contemporary collection on the ground floor, however not much else on the upper floors, feels like a construction site...

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13 September 2017|
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Response from 123curiousme | Reviewed this property |
I love to take my time and when I visited there were several spaces closed for change of exhibition, spent three or so hours. Sounds like when you visit they will all be open...I would allow minimum of three and if you are... More
Valma E
I remember seeing a painting in your gallery (2 years ago?) by one of the "Heidelberg School"... ?McCubbin, Roberts? ... I don't remember who! It was a "cottage" scene, in the kitchen. As I recall, it showed a fire, with kettle on the hob, etc, with mantlepiece above. On the mantlepiece was an "old" clock (by our modern standards). When I came home, I looked at the old clock we have here, and I thought, "This is the same (or close to it) as the one in that painting in the WA Art gallery!" I now regret not taking more notice of that painting. Perhaps I should have taken a photo? (Is that allowed these days?) I can't recall the details of the painting... not even of the artist. I have a particular interest in Roberts/Mc Cubbin et al. and would be interested in finding out more about this painting if I can. Are you able to help me please? Can you identify the painting I have described? I'm sorry I don't have the name of the paining or even of the artist... just the "impression" it left on me. (I would love to have a picture of the painting... perhaps you have one in your shop?) Thank you for taking the trouble to at least read this e-mail... and, I hope, being able answer my query, Sincerely, Allen Edwards Bayswater, Victoria ________________________
1 May 2017|
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Response from Art Gallery W | Property representative |
Dear Allen Thank you for your message and for visiting the Art Gallery of Western Australia. Based on your description we believe it may be the painting titled 'Breaking the News' by John Longstaff. We hope this is the... More