Situated in the heart of Perth’s Cultural Centre, the Gallery houses the State Art Collection with works by renowned local and international artists from the 1800s to today. Immerse yourself in the Balancing Act gallery space displaying Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art. Take a free guided tour or find something unique in the AGWA Design Store to take home.
The Gallery was founded in 1895 and occupies a precinct of three heritage buildings on the south-eastern corner of the Perth Cultural Centre including the former Perth Police Courts. The main Gallery opened in 1979 and is a unique modernist building inspired by the pavilions and courtyards of the Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City. In 2019, the Gallery celebrated its 40th anniversary and in 2020 the Gallery celebrated 125 years.