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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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Some collections are remarkable

It's quite a good gallery eventhough it's small and some area were closed for renovation. Very... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bobby S
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Disappointing rude staff.

Today my friend and I had a very disappointing visit to the gallery. We checked our coats and bag... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ian A
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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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  • Average14%
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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 yesterday via mobile

It's quite a good gallery eventhough it's small and some area were closed for renovation. Very helpful and friendly front staff who thouroughly explain what's going on and where all the galleries were.

Thank Bobby S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Today my friend and I had a very disappointing visit to the gallery. We checked our coats and bag as required and then realised that the coffee shop was closed. So we just ducked across the way to have a quick cuppa before exploring the...More

2  Thank Ian A
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is not an extensive collection, and I wasn't especially taken with the temporary exhibitions, but there are a few gems here (the Charles Blackman, especially) and a most interesting indigenous room. I appreciated the way that indigenous bark paintings were also included in the...More

Thank Andrew P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dropping in for an unplanned visit while on a bike ride with children was a good idea. On exhibit were a incredible mix of shoes, recent artworks and beautiful glassworks. At least it's what we had time for. And the gift shop has many original...More

Thank Ian-Down-Under
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I dropped in here on a lazy Friday lunchtime to see what was on offer and there was an eclectic new sneaker exhibition which was reasonably interesting. I like the fact that they are constantly changing the exhibitions as it keeps things interesting.

Thank TippOz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed your Art Gallery very much - the staff were very helpful and gave us maps etc. We enjoyed it immensely.

Thank Pedro336
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great gallery - gold coin donation only. Had many interesting permanent exhibitions giving a good overview of WA from before European settlement. Current history of the sneaker exhibition is great.

Thank zeldaron
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Diverse, interesting curation of artwork to suit many tastes. Sneaker exhibition was fun and engaging. Fun, free few hours.

Thank traveldottie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

OK so its not the Met but still a lovey place that often has nice visiting exhibitors. Goid for a rainy day

Thank Nadia M
Reviewed 18 May 2017

It is some time since I had a good look at at the Art Gallery of WA, and I must say the gallery has learnt its lesson. Visitors do not want to see third rate paintings by international arts, they want to see local artists,...More

Thank Jeffry B
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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