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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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A chilled Sunday.

We walked past the Art Gallery on Saturday night and returned on Sunday for a look around. A lovely... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Andrew M
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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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Nice gallery to visit

This is a great gallery to visit, not too big, not too small. Combination of old, new, aboriginal... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Zael
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Palo Alto, California
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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
Perth CBD
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+61 8 9492 6644
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We walked past the Art Gallery on Saturday night and returned on Sunday for a look around. A lovely mix of content exploring the rich mix of history and culture within Australia. We loved the "Rise of the Sneaker Culture" exhibition and the guided tour...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great gallery to visit, not too big, not too small. Combination of old, new, aboriginal, traditional, modern... I hve particularily enjoyed the sneaker exhibition, it was fun seeing the evolution of the sneakers back from 19th century all the way to the...More

Thank Zael
Reviewed 1 week ago

this is a great place to go to. Lots if interesting exhibits. must see place to go in perth. overall its a great place to look at art

Thank Abigail B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we do not have the biggest art gallery, but its located in the eating part of the city Northbridge. Also anew museum will be there also. the gallery is close to the city also, so a quick walk over a small bridge and you are...More

Thank Ray T
Art Gallery W, Marketing and Communications at Art Gallery of Western Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Ray, Thank you for your comments and review. We hope you come visit the Gallery again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited to see the sneaker culture exhibition which was fantastic. It's free although there is a donation box at the entrance. Interesting insights into sneakers and culture. Our kids loved the old sneakers, especially converse. There is a craft area set up for kids...More

Thank TheSumiMasens
Art Gallery W, Marketing and Communications at Art Gallery of Western Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the wonderful feedback and review. Great to hear that you enjoyed your visit and got to see The Rise of Sneaker Culture exhibition plus our Centenary Galleries. We hope to see you back again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took our grandchildren, aged 13, 9 & 7, here to see the Sneakers exhibition currently showing. They had a great time and found it really interesting. The exhibition was well displayed and the staff were friendly. The galleries are spacious. It's a shame the...More

Thank Peach P
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

WA art gallery is my favourite in Perth this far! The gallery showed the history of Sneakers and the theme: everone has a story. Beautiful arrangements and very lovely service. The shop gave the opportunity to take hime som memories for an ok price I...More

Thank Anne A
Art Gallery W, Marketing and Communications at Art Gallery of Western Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Anne Thank you for your lovely comments and review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed the exhibitions currently on display. We hope to see you back again soon.

Reviewed 6 July 2017

This lovely art gallery had some fantastic Australian art and the contemporary indigenous exhibition was superbly curated, very well presented by the guide and of a world class standard.

Thank safaripro2015
Art Gallery W, Marketing and Communications at Art Gallery of Western Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Thank you for your review. We shall definitely pass on your comments to our Guru Guides who are fantastic. Please visit again soon as we have new exhibitions and programs throughout the year.

Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Always worth a visit, we enjoyed the exhibition on the the rise of the sneaker culture it was very interesting.

Thank Kim R
Art Gallery W, Marketing and Communications at Art Gallery of Western Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

Hi Kim, thank you for your comment. Great to hear that you enjoyed The Rise of Sneaker Culture and we hope to see you back soon.

Reviewed 3 July 2017

This art gallery is a good place to waste an hour or so and I like that it's really spacious and open, but it really depends on what exhibition is there at the time as to how enjoyable it is. I liked the Indigenous exhibition...More

Thank rebecca m
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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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