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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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Very disappointed with our visit. Very limited on show. Cafe closed. Wanted to see indigenous... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2016
London, United Kingdom
A fine art museum in Perth

This is an excellent art museum, with great permanent displays featuring Australian artists and... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2016
Montreal, Canada
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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 11 March 2016

Very disappointed with our visit. Very limited on show. Cafe closed. Wanted to see indigenous painting but very limited on show.

Thank Australia1959
Reviewed 9 March 2016

This is an excellent art museum, with great permanent displays featuring Australian artists and artists who have worked in the region, showing a remarkable number of 19th century women painters. There is also a wonderful collection of Aboriginal modern art which give insight into the...More

Thank Qcltraveller
Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

Another good experience in Australian state art galleries. I joined the guided tour which is the best way to get to know some works more thoroughly. We where just three people taking part in the tour so it ended up becoming interesting conversation. All this...More

Thank Janina K
Reviewed 20 February 2016

Our visit to the Gallery was for a little over 2 hours. It could easily have been much more. We looked over the chronologically organized collection, and then joined a guided tour by one of the volunteer guides at the Gallery. Liz was superb. We...More

Thank Rose-Mike C
Reviewed 20 February 2016

A small museum with a very interest collection of Western Australian Aboriginal art and of "Western" art. The building is handsome, the staff are charming, and the museum shop has several interesting things.

Thank Panajody
Reviewed 17 February 2016

I did not have high expectations of this gallery and even they were not met. Some great Aboriginal statement pieces to be admired and very little else. Hopefully next time I visit there will be more to hold my interest.

Thank GlendaT0701
Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

Quite an extensive collections and well-presented. A peaceful, quiet and cool environment to reflect on the pieces, as well as to get away from the 40deg summer day! Very pleasant and helpful staff. You'll need at least a couple of hours here to fully appreciate...More

Thank AfiqKhali
Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

The permanent collection of paintings, sculpture and pottery, spanning a broad range of period, modern and indigenous work is well presented and supplemented by varied temporary exhibitions. A peaceful place to view and reflect on cultural representations, changing and challenging perspectives and insights the gallery...More

Thank Davidreview
Reviewed 9 February 2016

The gallery is always worth visiting and so easy to get access to. I like the car park under the library as you can usually get a park and it's a very short walk to the gallery. The spaces are nice and big in the...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

It was a very hot day so I decided to drop in the Art Gallery. There were some interesting exhibitions including Simon Miller which is on until the end of February. Entry is free and donation encouraged. Perfect place to spent an hour or two...More

Thank spangle27
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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