Art Gallery of Western Australia

Art Gallery of Western Australia

The Art Gallery of Western Australia is the oldest visual arts organisation in the state, having acquired its first work of art in 1895. It is housed in two buildings: the main Gallery was completed in 1979 and the adjoining Centenary Galleries were restored in 1995. The Gallery's permanent collection comprises Australian and international works, with a particular emphasis on Aboriginal art. Its programs included the presentation of special temporary exhibitions of local, national, and international art together with the display of the permanent collections. This activity is complemented by educational and public programs.

Address: 
Perth Cultural Centre, James Street, Perth, WA
Tel: 
0894926600
Hours: 
Daily 10:00am - 5:00pm; Anzac Day 1:00pm - 5:00pm. Closed 24-26 December & Good Friday.
Admission: 
Free. Charges apply for special exhibitions.
Facilities: 
Art gallery shop, art gallery cafe, guided tours, education programs, hiring of facilities, wheelchair access
Collection: 
Approximately 14,000 items
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Items

Pukumani poles

Purukupali and Tjapara The Moon Man

Creator:
Harry Carpenter Maniluki
Description:
Ceremonial artefact - traditional Australian Aboriginal art from Melville Island.
Date:
circa 1988
Item Id Number:
988/731 & 733

Painting

Painting For a New Republic (The Inland Sea)

Creator:
Gordon Bennett
Description:
Contemporary post -1980 Aboriginal art.
Date:
1994
Item Id Number:
995/55

Painting

Down On His Luck

Creator:
Frederic McCubbin
Description:
The Heidelberg School of painters 1880s Australia.
Date:
1889
Item Id Number:
896/P7

Painting

Christ In The Wilderness Series

Creator:
Stanley Spencer
Description:
Pre-1960 British painting.
Date:
1939
Item Id Number:
983/P 1-9

Watercolour

Perth, West Australia on Swan River

Creator:
Richard Atherton Ffarington
Description:
Historic watercolour of Western Australia (one of a folio).
Date:
circa1840s
Item Id Number:
984/W4