Art Gallery of Western Australia

Art Gallery of Western Australia information

Perth , Australia
Address
Extras Perth Cultural Centre
More information
www.artgallery.wa.gov.au
Opening hours
10am-5pm Wed-Mon
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Lonely Planet review

Founded in 1895, this excellent gallery houses the state's pre-eminent art collection. It contains important post-WWII works by Australian luminaries such as Arthur Boyd, Albert Tucker, Grace Cossington Smith, Russell Drysdale, Arthur Streeton and Sidney Nolan, but it's the Indigenous galleries that provide the highlight.

Work ranges from canvases to bark paintings and sculpture, and artists include Rover Thomas, Angilya Mitchell, Christopher Pease and Phyllis Thomas. The annual WA indigenous Art Awards entries are displayed here from August to December. Free tours take place at 11am and 1pm on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, at 12.30pm and 2pm on Friday, and at 1pm on Saturday.