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Art Gallery of Western Australia

Showcasing the pre-eminent art collection in Western Australia.

The Art Gallery of Western Australia is located in two adjoined buildings in the Perth Cultural Centre - the main Gallery building, opened in 1979, and the historic Centenary Galleries formerly the Police Courts. Through our collections and programs we offer visitors exciting encounters with the art of Western Australia, Australian Indigenous art and the art of the world. We place particular emphasis on our geographic position as a window on the Indian Ocean Region for Australia.

The State Art Collection

The Gallery aims to develop the pre-eminent art collection in Western Australia. The State Art Collection comprises over 15,500 works of art. The holdings of Indigenous art are one of the Gallery's highlights, providing a comprehensive overview of traditional and contemporary works from Arnhemland, the Central Desert and Western Australia. Twentieth century European and American painting and sculpture are a particular strength. There is also an extensive holding of prints, drawings and decorative arts, with major movements and styles from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries extensively represented.


A destination for 400,000 visitors each year, the gallery presents a range of services and programs to enhance the visit whether it be a family outing, corporate function or just a place to meet friends. A program of special exhibitions, family days, tours and activities, supported by commercial initiatives such as the Art Gallery Shop, Café and function hire service, ensures that there is always something happening at the Gallery.

For information on current programs visit our website or call our Infoline 08 9492 6622

Photograph of the Art Gallery of WA

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