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Art Gallery of Western Australia

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
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You can run in here to escape heat or heavy rain, and then find exhibitions that will absorb you... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2012
Brod B
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Great collection

Rich permanent and temporary exhibitions of Australian and European art. Good location near library... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2012
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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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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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

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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

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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.

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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.

Thank Lyn6024
Reviewed 27 December 2011

I've heard rumours this place only opens every few days - it would be nice for some consistency. Only have to pay for some of the more famous exhibits. The gallery feels uncomfortable and stiff compared to other galleries I have seen when I've been...More

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AGWA, Community Relations Coordinator at Art Gallery of Western Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2012

Thank you for taking the time to review the Art Gallery of Western Australia. We very much value feedback and welcome all comments. I am very sorry to hear you did not enjoy your visit and thank you for letting us know. All comments are...More

Reviewed 18 December 2011

We especially enjoy the indigenous exhibits. Easy to get to, just off the central rail station. Friendly staff and a good coffee shop.

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Reviewed 9 December 2011

Just spend a day here it is wonderful - art from around Australia and the World lovely

Thank alter45nate
Reviewed 28 November 2011

Quite a small gallery but well worth the visit. The contemporary indigenous art was the most amazing

Thank Sevensclan
Reviewed 26 November 2011

Spacious building, two great exhibitions when I was there, helpful staff.

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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