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Art Gallery of Western Australia

Open Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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make sure you go downstairs

We visited here recently for the Princely Treasures exhibition but for us the highlight was looking... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2012
Perth, Australia
Great spot; well worth a visit

This place is very proximate to the train station. It has different interesting exhibitions... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2012
Perth, Australia
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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
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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 18 January 2012

We visited here recently for the Princely Treasures exhibition but for us the highlight was looking at the 19th century art downstairs. The old courthouse next to the museum has been converted to galleries and make a lovely setting, the area is quiet and cool...More

Date of experience: December 2011
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Reviewed 17 January 2012

The building and the surrounds are just lovely...Very well worth spending a couple of hours of your time...

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Reviewed 15 January 2012

This place is very proximate to the train station. It has different interesting exhibitions throughout the year. The staff are pleasant and there is a good coffee shop.

Date of experience: April 2011
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Reviewed 12 January 2012

easy access from the train station. Good cafe and shop and has many good exhibitions on through the year. Good for a day out during the school olidays as they have special events for the children then.

Date of experience: December 2011
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Reviewed 5 January 2012

Located close to the train station the At Gallery of Western Australia is easy to reach. It offers several "individual" collections in one building. The special exhibitions add international "splendour" to the permanent compilation. It is a great place to visit on a rainy day...More

Date of experience: November 2011
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Reviewed 5 January 2012

You can run in here to escape heat or heavy rain, and then find exhibitions that will absorb you for a whole day. As overseas visitors we were absorbed by works by Russell Drysdale and by Indigenous Art. The best "shop" and a really excellent...More

Date of experience: December 2011
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Reviewed 5 January 2012

Rich permanent and temporary exhibitions of Australian and European art. Good location near library with free internet and Perth cultural centre

Date of experience: December 2011
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Reviewed 31 December 2011

I have been to some interesting exhibitions here. It is right near the Perth train station so it is easy to pop in and is free to wander. I like to spend small pockets of time here checking out something different each time.

Thank PilbaraPrincess
Reviewed 31 December 2011

No matter what exhibt you attend this is full of life and enthusiasum. The staff are really nice, its as clean as a whistle. Very good value, easy to access and lots of well priced gifts.

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Reviewed 31 December 2011

Whilst the football might get more publicity, in fact more people visit the art gallery than go to football matches. Go figure!!! The travelling exhibitions are a real bonus.

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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