Art Gallery of Western Australia
Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts
Commonly referred to by its acronym, PICA (pee-kah) may have a traditional wrapping (it's housed in an elegant 1896 red-brick former...
Western Australian Museum – Perth
The state's museum is a six-headed beast, with branches also in Fremantle, Albany, Geraldton and Kalgoorlie. This one includes dinosaur,...
State Library of Western Australia
The State Library of Western Australia has a great reference section on all things WA.
A large, rambling complex consisting of an old corner pub and a big, partly covered courtyard with a clubby atmosphere. Wednesday is ...
Art Gallery of Western Australia information
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.