The Art Gallery of Western Australia Perth
Where is it at?
The Art Gallery of Western Australia
Perth Cultural Centre
James Street Mall
Tel: 8 9483 1111
Where are we going today?
The Art Gallery of Western Australia is located in the middle of the Perth Cultural Centre and showcases an extensive array of art including Western Australian, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and worldwide international art.
Throughout the year, the Gallery offers a diverse range of free, fun and educational activities specifically designed for children. There’s always plenty for kids to do, from indoor trails where you can wander around the Gallery at your own pace, or you can join in with one of the school holiday activities.
Their new State Art Collection display features a drawing table for both children and adults. Participants can draw a colourful still life using the objects in the exhibition as inspiration. You can then take your work home or display it within the space for everyone to admire.
Explore the 'Your Collection' displays with their interactive discovery sheets that encourage children to finely observe the many different works within the Collection. These are available online to download or pick up a copy from the Gallery's Reception desk on your next visit.
How much does it cost?
- AdultsThey do ask all visitors to make a small voluntary donation as you enter.
When can we go?
Open 10am to 5pm Wednesday to Monday (Closed Tuesdays, Good Friday, Anzac Day and Christmas Day).
The Gallery also has educational programs on offer, which are aimed at both primary and secondary students. They allow not only for a theoretical experience, but an interactive one too, generating enthusiasm and creativity amongst students. .
A relaxing coffee in the Art Gallery Cafe should not be missed. .
Any Top Tips?
With younger or less patient kids, time your visit to match their kids' programs to get the most of the trip..
Need a little extra help?
A walking frame, manual wheelchairs plus an electric buggy are available for visitors use. These are provided free of charge and bookings are advisable to ensure availability. Bookings can be made by calling the Gallery Reception..
Can I get one of those?
The shop allows visitors to learn more about art and literature and includes a wide variety of exquisite products. Stocking not only texts related to art, products available also include jewellery, unique home wares, and fashion labels, making the Gallery shop an ideal place to purchase gifts..
What people are saying?
by Lochran Huck
Nice gallery, 100% and has some great exhibitions come through.
by Yann Avram
Poor collection, if you dig art don't bother. It's free though, nice. Go to PICA instead, real creativity lies there. Much more interesting
by Wayne Shaw
Went to an Egyptian display and the kids loved it. Must visit more.
by A Google User
It is always worth a look, not everything is to everyones taste but that is art, exhibits always changing