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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  • Visited with my Sister who lives in Perth so someone to counterbalance my struggles with modern art. Not a bit of it however as she thought it was just as disappointing as I did. Temporary exhibition ...  more »
  • The Art Gallery of WA has a range of exhibitions that fit into a relatively small area. Most visitors will be fascinated by the Aboriginal art gallery. The contemporary art exhibition gives an insight...  more »
  • This Saturday attended ArtBall which was hosted by the Art Gallery. I understand this isn't a normal opening day but the presentation and parts of the gallery that were open were enough to recommend a...  more »
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  • My partner and I visited the Art Gallery to see the Corsini Collection. Well presented, informative and the entry fee included a rather nice, soft-cover book covering all the paintings and other artifacts on display. Staff were their usual friendly and polite selves and the bookshop was well stocked. However, the building itself is getting a little long in the tooth and I think it is high time that the WA government invests some funds in a renovation/refresh.
  • We went to see the Corsini Collection and ended up looking at the other exhibitions. Perth is extremely lucky to have an Art Gallery that is freely available to all people. A great selection of art and visual histories.
  • I always find something I am not expecting to like in here. There's a great ambience and the collections are usually very good. I really enjoyed the Dali, Van Gogh and Picasso collection they showed a few years ago. The aboriginal art is well represented and there are plenty of controversial pieces to make you think. Well worth a visit.
  • I really enjoyed our visit. Some very interesting contemporary art and I was very pleased to see some of the Colonial Australian works. And I had a great discussion with one of the staff members who pointed out some things I hadn't noticed in some of the paintings.
  • A great place to spend a day. I went to the Corsini exhibition today and will return tomorrow. There is always something to see that makes life a bit more enjoyable.

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