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Art Gallery of Western Australia

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Great display of highschool art using all medium. Great style of art showcasing talented... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Perth, Australia
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This is a small gallery but if you join one of the guided talks, you'll discover lots that come to... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2018
Singapore, Singapore
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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...more
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James Street Mall Via Roe St | Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge, Perth, Western Australia 6003, Australia
Perth CBD
+61 8 9492 6600
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All reviews special exhibition great collection sidney nolan court room interesting pieces on display old court house worth a visit free entry state library gift shop couple of hours few hours western australia exhibits wa sneakers
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Reviewed 11 October 2018

Enjoyed the Ned Kelly exhibition, but other rooms lacked imagination. To be fair area is under reconstruction.

Thank June194883
Reviewed 6 October 2018

I was looking forward to visiting this gallery to see some paintings by Australian Artists but appart from the temporary exhibtion of the Ned Kelly series by Sydney Nolan I found the collection fairly sparse. The gallery itself was not well signposted - if you...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2018

Great display of highschool art using all medium. Great style of art showcasing talented students.and a reflection on their teachers.

Thank d0mricci
Reviewed 26 September 2018

I visited the gallery twice on a recent holiday and was surprised by the eclectic collection. I went principally to see the Sidney Nolan “Ned Kelly” exhibition and enjoyed that. Concurrent with that was an exhibition by Australian artists featuring both indigenous artwork and contemporary...More

Thank Matthew H
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

This is a small gallery but if you join one of the guided talks, you'll discover lots that come to life. I know many non-connoisseur of art may feel intimidated but you shouldn't think that that dis-qualifies you from signing up for it. Just let...More

Thank PJMY
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Art Gallery of Western Australia Perth Make a visit to the Art Gallery of WA a priority 614995296 I spent a wonderful afternoon at AGWA- browsing the inserting and diverse exhibitions, looking in the gift shop, & sitting outside having a delicious late lunch of...More

Thank elaine431
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

First time visit for us. Small gallery but full of wonderful art including contemporary art. The sidney nolan ned kelly series was featured. A large number pieces bequeathed by sunday reed to the ngv are on display. Fantastic & its free entry. Also a number...More

Thank westies501
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

A worthwhile couple of hours visit. Especially enjoyed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art - quite a nice variety. Also got to see many paintings depicting the story of Ned Kelly - either a lawless scoundrel or the Robin Hood of Australia - your pick.

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Reviewed 28 August 2018

The Art Gallery of WA was a gem, easily reached from the Perth railway station and set in a lovely garden setting. We enjoyed the Chinese ceramics exhibitIon, many of Sidney Nolan’s works (Ned Kelly series in particular), and their permanent collection. It is a...More

Thank jannaenger
Reviewed 20 August 2018

We (my wife & I) spent several hours walking through the many different gallery rooms within the complex. There are rooms dedecated to local, Western Australian, artists and others to national and international artists, while still others to visiting and guest exhibits. Entry is free,...More

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13 September 2017|
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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
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