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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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Im not really this type of art lover, but im sure people who enjoy paintings in different styles... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2016
Fjimenez00
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Barranquilla, Colombia
Great visit

We were tight for time but really enjoyed our dip into this gallery which has significant... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2016
Madalyn H
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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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
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

Im not really this type of art lover, but im sure people who enjoy paintings in different styles would love the place.

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Reviewed 13 October 2016

We were tight for time but really enjoyed our dip into this gallery which has significant collections which would be good for browsing over a number of hours. We specifically saw the Unknown Land exhibition which included numerous delicate and interesting views of early Perth...More

Thank Madalyn H
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

Great space to reflect on the talent of others. The ground floor has a wealth and range of art to admire and inspire. Graduate to the first floor the feeling changes. Be prepared for something rather different. "Dissenting voices" is disturbing and shocking. In my...More

Thank Martin W
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

The Gallery is a magnificent building with many mini-galleries within. The art covers a wide range of genre but I found the aboriginal section outstanding and saw items I had not seen before.

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Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We were lucky to arrive just before the free tour of the special exhibition called "Unknown Australia" The guide was excellent and really enhanced what was an excellent exhibition of impressions of the land by early explorers and settlers. For non locals she gave a...More

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Reviewed 1 October 2016

I love going to the Art Gallery of WA. It has many galleries with different themes and whilst not a huge place, there is plenty to see there for a morning or afternoon visit. Showcases some great local talent too.

Thank M W
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Reviewed 1 October 2016

We love going to art galleries and often base a holiday on visiting several museums/galleries. We were pleased to find the Art Gallery of Western Australia was a short walk away from our hotel, pus a stroll across the pedestrian bridge from the Myer complex....More

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Reviewed 29 September 2016

We spent several hours in this gallery. The permanent collection is organised into Australian and international art historical periods , in 4 separate parts of the gallery, making it easy to get an appreciation for the developments in art. Lots of Australian icons from the...More

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Reviewed 22 September 2016

Great gallery with some wonderful pieces. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Well worth requesting the use of the virtual reality goggles. Something very different and informative too.

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Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Parent could enjoy the art works even they brought kids. AGWA even provided art activity for both adult and child. One of Perth highlight.

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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
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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 ________________________
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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
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