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Welcome to the Art Gallery of Western Australia

Art Gallery of Western Australia

AGWA's refreshed Essence

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Through the Collection, our associated programs, and stimulating exhibitions, Gallery visitors are offered unique and exciting experiences of historic and contemporary Australian artists, as well as the art of the world.

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 world’s finest collections of Indigenous art, the pre-eminent collection of Western Australian art and design, as well as Australian and International art and design.


Message from Art Gallery of WA Director,

Stefano Carboni

Thursday 13 December 2018

Dear AGWA supporters,


It has been both a privilege and an honour to lead the Art Gallery of Western Australia for the last ten years, however the time has come to pursue other opportunities when my contract expires in July 2019.


Stefano Carboni




AGWA’s new art acquisition’s policy is launched

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Every year, with the help of the AGWA Foundation, donors, public funding and trusts and foundations AGWA brings dozens of new and established works of art to the State Art Collection. AGWA has just refreshed and strengthened its acquisition policy. Find out what drives the acquisition of works including new artworks.



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