Welcome to the Art Gallery of Western Australia
AGWA's refreshed Essence
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.
AGWA’s new art acquisition’s policy is launched
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.