Your STATE ART COLLECTION

Installation view of Your Collection in the Centenary Galleries


The State Art Collection is Western Australia’s greatest visual art asset. Since the first work of art was purchased in 1895, the Collection has grown into the finest public art collection in Western Australia.

A rich and inspiring resource for all Western Australians and our visitors, it offers remarkable insights into the development of art in this State, the country and the world.

One of the Collection key strengths is its pre-eminent holdings of Western Australian Indigenous and non-indigenous art. Twentieth century Australian and British paintings and sculpture are also a particular strength.

The Collection currently numbers more than 17,000 works in all media including painting, sculpture, design, craft, multi-media, installation and works on paper, including photographs, prints, drawings and watercolours.

Our ongoing program of collection displays, along with public programs and online resources, provide a range of ways of experiencing this extraordinary collection.

 

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