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“Brilliant little museum”

Art Gallery of Western Australia
Ranked #15 of 140 things to do in Perth
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 23 July 2018

We visited this as a little time-filler during a family break in Perth (before flying off) and had a fantastic time. Not too big and really enjoyed both the more traditional and modern artists on display.

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Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

The gallery is part of the Perth cultural centre and is very close to the railway station.

There is a fine collection of indigenous art and I liked the special exhibition by Julie Dowling.

Mainstream art Australian art is well represented by the likes of Charles Conder, Sidney Nolan, Grace Cossington-Smith, Arthur Streeton and Frederick McCubbin.

I enjoyed the work of West Australian artist Guy Grey-Smith, whom I'd not come across before.

There was a good selection of art from Britain, including Henry Moore, Stanley Spencer, William Roberts, Walter Sickert, Lucian Freud, L S Lowry, JMW Turner, John Hoyland and Peter Lanyon.

A couple of Antony Gormley sculptures take pride of place at the entrance to the gallery.

The forthcoming Sidney Nolan exhibition containing his Ned Kelly work will be worth seeing as well.

The gallery is spacious and well laid out. It was not too busy on my visit.

Admission is free

Thank The_Coach55
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Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

This is an excellent gallery, with a great range of work. I loved the Aboriginal art especially, never having seen such a range before. It did have some ridiculous tat (a collection of ‘work’ comprising 6 mirrors on a wall, for example; a bike painted white) but this was thankfully limited, even in the modern and contemporary sections. Even if you only view the four ground floor galleries, you’ll see some wonderful works!

Thank TheOExpress
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Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

A very well laid out gallery with nice works of art. This month there is a very interesting exhibition on chinese porcelain which spans over 2000 years. There is a free guided tour at 1 pm which I strongly recommend , as the tour is informative and the guide very nice and knowledgeable.

Thank ColleenCo
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Reviewed 29 June 2018

Well curated and it has some iconic Australian art. Expected to spend an hour and ended up staying two. The art in the old courthouse is a must see

Thank Colin P
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