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Art Gallery of WA

Come explore Perth city's beating art

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Art galleries and artists’ hubs, art studios and exhibition spaces, we take you to some of Perth city’s best venues for art lovers.

Art Collective WA

Art Collective WA is a not-for-profit organisation run by artists for artists and located in a beautiful gallery facing the lawns of stunning Cathedral Square, between St George’s Terrace and Hay Street. Its website is a wealth of information about local artists and the ‘stockroom’ is an online gallery of refreshingly creative works for sale.   

Aspects of Kings Park Gallery Shop 

Perth City’s iconic Kings Park and Botanic Gardens is like a gift that keeps giving, especially during September’s King Park Festival. Not only are the gardens bursting with fresh Spring blossoms but the sweeping windows of Aspects gift shop gallery have been beautifully transformed by the vibrant artwork of local artists Future Shelter. Inside the shop you will appreciate the curated collection of WA fine art for sale, including stunning jewellery and superb glass and ceramics, all celebrating the festival theme ‘Perth’s Green Heart’.  Even outside festival time, the gallery is full of beautiful handcrafted gifts by talented WA artists, so take time out to smell the flowers at Aspects.    

Art Gallery of WA 

Perth Cultural Centre is such a laid back place for lunch on the lawn or to just sit and drink in the gentle Spring sun and of course at its very heart is the Art Gallery of WA. It’s a beautiful multi-level space where the exhibitions change regularly and which offers Guided Tours, the lunch time ones cheekily called Art Snacks. While the artworks are front and centre, don’t forget the events behind the Art Gallery scenes, like the artist activation sessions, the one currently running with artist Sharyn Egan who is well known for her work with weaving and who is represented in collections like the National Museum of Australia. Her Art Gallery artist activation session Balga Waangkiny (Balga Talking) Yarning Together, invites you to sit quietly and untangle your thoughts, share stories and weave feeling into an installation inspired by grass trees.  It’s part of the fascinating Pulse Perspectives exhibition, featuring 44 works by Year 12 Visual Arts graduates where their astute art tells you what they really think about the world they live in.  

Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts 

Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA)has a stunning exhibition space at Perth’s cultural centre . Apart from exhibitions, PICA has amazing stage performances and dance. The PICA bar is an exhilarating spot for a drink before or after the show. It’s closed in September 2020 for a refurb but should be back serving champagne spritzers by summer.      

Linton and Kay 

Linton and Kay has four galleries in Western Australia in which to peruse the work of upcoming and established Australian artists including one in Margaret River in the State’s south. The gallery in the Perth City at Old Aberdeen Place, West Perth is an edgy New York style building with an exhibition space, stockroom and framing studio and with its industrial facade sits perfectly in the Pickles District; a hub of burgeoning artists, galleries and studios. The name Pickles District is a cute nod to the original Tandy’s Preserves and Pickle Factory which operated in the area in 1917. Linton and Kay can advise on restoration, art selection for particular spaces and even assists avid art lovers to develop their collections.