Established in 1895, the Art Gallery of Western Australia (AGWA) resides in the heart of the Perth Cultural Centre, occupying a precinct of three heritage buildings.
As one of Perth’s cultural icons, we provide a hub for visual arts in WA, showcasing local Australian artists alongside international counterparts, to stimulate ideas and encourage conversation.
AGWA is home to the highly-regarded State Art Collection, which holds one of the world’s finest collections of Indigenous and pre-eminent Western Australian art and design, as well as other diverse exhibitions and displays that invite our visitors to see things differently.
Our range of new interactive projects include public programs, artist talks, panel discussions, education resources and live events such as ARTBAR.
The remainder of 2016 delivers a collection of exciting projects, including the "Unknown Land" Mapping and Imagining Western Australia exhibition opening from late September to January, regular interactive rehearsal performances from contemporary dance company, Co3, mixed-media events held in our Imagination Room and more.
Come and join us to meet the world’s first art gallery engagement robot, Aggie, and let her take you on a humorous and insightful tour throughout the Gallery, or if you are in the mood for a more human touch, let one of our Guru Guides personally welcome you.
For a new dine-in experience, drop by Arthouse Dine for a delectable choice of lunch, dinner or coffee, and if you have a moment, visit our shop to discover more about art and literature through our selection of books, prints, glassware, ceramics, design products and more.
We are open Wednesday to Monday from 10am – 5pm, with the exception of Tuesdays, Good Friday, Anzac Day and Christmas Day.
Visit artgallery.wa.gov.au to find out what's on today.
Admission to the Gallery is free although donations are encouraged. An entry charge may apply to special exhibitions.
Monday 10am to 5pm
Wednesday 10am to 5pm
Thursday 10am to 5pm
Friday 10am to 5pm
Saturday 10am to 5pm
Sunday 10am to 5pm
Closed Good Friday, Anzac Day, and Christmas Day.
Wheelchair access is available
Activities available for children
10am-5pm Wednesday - Monday. Closed Tuesdays, Good Friday, Anzac Day and Christmas Day.
Perth Cultural Centre, James Street Mall, Perth, 6000
The gallery is situated in the Perth Cultural Centre, adjacent to the Perth City Train Station and Northbridge.