Art Gallery of Western Australia

Art Gallery of Western Australia
Through the Collection, our associated programs, and stimulating exhibitions we offer Gallery visitors unique and exciting experiences of historic and contemporary Australian artists, and bring the art of the world to Western Australia.

We place particular emphasis on the arts of Australia, and due to our geographic position, the Indian Ocean Rim. Our proximity and access to many of the most exciting cultures of the world adds immeasurably to programs, exhibitions, collections and events at the State Art Gallery. Visit our Gallery and watch this site as we build for the future.

The Art Gallery of Western Australia, founded in 1895, occupies a precinct of three heritage buildings on the south-eastern corner of the Perth Cultural Centre. The Gallery houses the State Art Collection, which includes one of the worldâs finest collections of Indigenous art, the pre-eminent collection of Western Australian art and design, as well as Australian and International art and design.

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AGWA Design – Family resemblance

15 Jun - 09 Sep 2019

A collection display featuring a range of (largely) ceramic works that showcase the way some of the nation’s and world’s best makers create sequences and clusters of objects.
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Pulse Perspectives

06 Apr - 22 Jul 2019

Young graduating Year 12 WA artists are again celebrated as Year 12 Perspectives becomes Pulse Perspectives to better reflect what this exhibition is about: gauging the pulse of young people who will influence, empower and shape the world we live in.
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Screen Space – Pilar Mata Dupont

06 Jul - 30 Sep 2019

A newly acquired digital work from Pilar Mata Dupont, Undesirable bodies 2018, features as part of The Botanical: Beauty and Peril exhibition. A major exhibition exploring the abundant beauty of the botanical world and the threats that assail it.
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The Botanical: Beauty and Peril

06 Jul - 07 Oct 2019

This major exhibition explores the abundant beauty of the botanical world and the threats that assail it. The Botanical: Beauty and Peril draws from the renowned collection of Janet Holmes à Court and the AGWA Collection.
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Tom Roberts' Shearing the rams

13 Feb - 28 Jul 2019

AGWA is home for the next few months to one of Australia’s iconic colonial-era paintings. Tom Roberts’ Shearing the rams on loan from the National Gallery of Victoria until late July, in return for the loan of one of AGWA’s much-loved paintings, Droving into the light, which features in the NGV exhibition Hans and Nora Heysen: Two Generations of Australian Art.
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