Art Gallery of Western Australia

The Art Gallery of Western Australia was opened as part of the Perth Museum by Sir Alexander Onslow, Administrator of the Colony, on 31 July 1895. Founded with the nucleus of an art collection, today the Gallery is home to one of Western Australia’s greatest assets, the State Art Collection.

More information about the history of the Art Gallery of Western Australia (AGWA) can be found on the Gallery’s website.

AGWA aims to be a focal point and destination of excellence in the visual arts, contributing regionally, nationally and internationally to a dynamic living culture in Western Australia. The exhibition program includes the biennial Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards.



Open 10am–5pm Wednesday to Monday.

Closed Tuesdays, Christmas Day, Good Friday and Anzac Day.


The Art Gallery of Western Australia is centrally located in the Perth Cultural Centre, James Street, Perth. The Gallery is easily access via the Perth Central Train Station and Blue CAT buses which stop in Beaufort Street next to the James Street Mall, and in James Street, near the corner of William Street.


Admission is FREE, except for some major exhibitions, where a fee may be payable. Donations are always welcome.


Reception: 9am to 5pm Monday to Sunday

Administration: 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday

Phone (08) 9492 6600