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Art Gallery of Western Australia

James Street Mall Via Roe St | Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge, Perth, Western Australia 6003, Australia
+61 8 9492 6644
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Fantastic Gallery! Must See Sight!

This gallery is truly amazing! -It is Free! -It is well laid out! -The high school exhibition... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2015
Mitch R
Where have all the good paintings gone?

Most of the rooms have been closed so there are very few paintings on display. The old classic... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2015
Perth, Australia
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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 Australia, traditional and contemporary Australian Indigenous art and the art of the world. Entrance is free, donations are welcome. We’re located in the heart of the Perth Cultural Centre and easily accessible from the Perth Train Station.
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James Street Mall Via Roe St | Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge, Perth, Western Australia 6003, Australia
Perth CBD
+61 8 9492 6644
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Reviewed 23 August 2015

This gallery is truly amazing! -It is Free! -It is well laid out! -The high school exhibition is fantastic! i would highly recommend taking your ipod, headphones, and spend a few hours getting lost in the art!

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Reviewed 18 August 2015

Most of the rooms have been closed so there are very few paintings on display. The old classic historic paintings are few, with the main focus on aboriginal and newbe art, which is difficult to interpret due to its odd style. Melbourne and Adelaide are...More

Thank Emeritusprofessor
Reviewed 17 August 2015

Lots of paintings and some sculptures to look at. The people at the reception were helpful in finding the paintings we wished to see and provided worksheets for our children which engaged them for more than an hour!

Thank Littlefarm
Reviewed 16 August 2015

I love our art gallery, new things always coming and going, and using the old buildings makes it all the more interesting, and the Year 12 Perspectives exhibition is always an amazing showcase of young talent that I visit every year.

Thank Jess H
Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

Lots of art to see and a cafe too Make sure you find the old court house and cells A must for every tourist and art lovers

Thank Paulfreo
Reviewed 6 August 2015

We visited the Art Gallery and was fascinated with the displays of the Aboriginal Artists. Enjoyed seeing the development of their art styles through the years from traditional to modern art.

Thank Uptownfoody
Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

The gallery is a fantastic place to visit with a great collection of Australian and Aboriginal art. Best of all it's free! There have been some excellent traveling exhibitions in the last such as Warhol, Monet and numerous MOMA series. There are guided tours available,...More

Thank Megans6
Reviewed 4 August 2015

interesting in all concepts of the at on display. Kids were fascinated & with free entry was great couple of hours

Thank Ian H
Reviewed 3 August 2015

This is a great collection of recent and older Australian art. The Aboriginal section is particularly impressive. A featured work is "Down on His Luck" that captivates one's imagination.

Thank Tim R
Reviewed 2 August 2015

the photo does not show the present modern building with a cafe and bookshop...very comfy place to rest and relax to look at the collections of mostly contemporary and australian art

Thank KarChan W
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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