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Immerse yourself in Western Australian art through three gallery spaces.

The WA Journey gallery shares the story of WA art from the 1920s to today. The history of Western Australian art is made up of many different, and often conflicting stories. This display highlights some of these, as it brings together works from 1920 to the present by WA Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists. Combined, they demonstrate the shifting approaches to art-making as it intersects with the changing culture, politics and environment that make up this place.

It’s the perfect introduction to WA Now, showcasing a leading WA practising artist. Head here to see which artist's work is currently on display.

WA Craft and Design presents a small selection of works by the State’s leading makers. The work of WA makers reflects their deep connection to this place, and responds to the particularities of the environment here. The skilful  manipulation of raw material is a way in which craftspeople feel their way into intimate relationship with the world. The results are poetic, three dimensional objects that seem to both comment on the natural world and be of it.





Susanna Castleden

Warwick Long Bay 2012

gesso & screen print on paper

100.0 x 120.0cm

State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia

Purchased through the TomorrowFund, Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation, 2016

Shane Pickett

Waagle - Rainbow Serpent 1983

oil on canvas

91.5 x 183.5 cm (sight)

93.2 x 185.2 cm (framed)

State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia

Purchased 1996




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