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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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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We joined a tour for the 'Corsini Exhibition' and were amazed at the indepth knowledge provided by our guide This made this exhibition even more special. We also viewed the 'Year 12 Art Perspective,' which is a must see for us each year. The Art...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The gallery has a varied range of art from historical works right through to contemporary works. It’s free to see the permanent collection and special exhibits are charged extra. Staff are friendly and helpful

Thank Mark P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The exhibition A window on Italy-the Corsini Collection: Masterpieces from Florence featuring works by famous artists such as Tintoretto, Botticelli and Caravaggio is fantastic! It is a private collection not going anywhere else in Australia -it helps that the Director is Italian. The mind boggles...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There were some great exhibitions on while I was here. I particularly enjoyed the portraits. There was a good display (additional cost) on artwork from Florence. A good place to visit if you want to be inside for a couple of hours.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a couple of hours here, viewing the various paintings - we knew nothing about any of their works - but to me the real hi- light came at the end when we found the Lowry. I must admit to be a real fan of...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We visited today to see this exhibition - it's just fantastic. Some absolutely beautiful paintings! The information about the paintings and photos and how they are linked to Italian history made the exhibition fascinating. Also the stories of how the items have survived through history...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

We followed the crowd to the Art Gallery - it is an impressive place. After coffees, we took on the collection of family art treasures on display - worth every cent - almost bought an art book or two, for some inspiration

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

I have visited this gallery many times with my kid, there is a lot of free things, and interesting multiple exhibitions indoors and on the premises outdoors. The giftshop burns a hole in the pocket as they have lots of attractive things! Cafe looks fancy...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Free entry. Permanent displays are limited compared to other capital cities, but worth seeing. I especially like the indigenous art and this section would be good for overseas visitors. Fees charged for special exhibitions. Child friendly, often activities avavilable. Friendly and helpful staff. Excellent gift...More

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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Free entry. It's a nice and special exhibition. It's not to big but definitely worth a visit. You can spend 1-2 hours there.

Thank Leyla M
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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 ________________________
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
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