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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  • 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 ...  more »
  • Enable dico reign aborigenes art through permanent and temporary collections Contemporary or more classics masterpieces can be admired Free entry  more »
  • 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 we...  more »
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  • It's alright I guess. Some famous pieces in the permanent collection, and insightful painting and minor artifact in the classical section. It's decent by this town of just over a million I guess. They do host regular and sometime interesting exhibition. But hey don't take my word for it. Entry is by donation - which means you can give nil if you so please. Which makes a visit worthwhile, if you are visiting this most isolated town in the universe. Why not drop by and have a quick browse. You can cover the entire building in under 20 minutes.
  • One of my last visit while in Perth It was very lovely but my favorite section was by far the exhibition with all the young artist's of Perth. It was breathtaking to see so much talent in one room, very diverse but also empowered, political engaged It is nice to see that some kids in the next generations still care about important things like international relations and culture. I didn't have time to check out the Florence's exhibit which looked unreal
  • An amazing art galley with beautiful paintings sculptures and many more. There is a wide array of artists and paintings and the staff are verry nice and respectful. Also there is free entry so you can explore the art galley without paying a cent. Also there are sometimes some fun new exhibits to look at. I highly recommend this place for an artist, art lover, tourist and anyone interested in seeing an art gallery in the heart of Perth.
  • Good layout in new section. Some really good resident artworks. A little on the small side for a major city's main gallery.
  • Free entry. Permanent displays are limited compared to other capital cities, but worth seeing. I especially like the indigenous art and this section would be good for overseas visitors. Fees charged for special exhibitions. Child friendly, often activities available.

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