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AGWA COLLECTION - FIVE PATHWAYS, MANY JOURNEYS

With more than 17,500 works in the AGWA Collection, the Gallery's curators have a wonderful selection from which to draw. You can be sure of surprises, new discoveries and the chance to rediscover treasured works, making it a different experience every time you visit.

The State Art Collection is Western Australia’s greatest visual art asset. Since the first work of art was purchased in 1895, the AGWA Collection has grown into the finest public art collection in Western Australia. 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. Each year, the Collection grows by 150-400 works, largely through the generous support of AGWA’s Foundation Members and private donations.

AGWA Historical

Discover AGWA’s hidden gallery space and explore the early works in the Collection including the iconic Down on his luck by Frederick McCubbin.

AGWA Modern

AGWA Modern presents works from 1920 to 1969. The display reflects key developments in the history of Australian and international art, during a time of social, political and artistic transition.

AGWA Contemporary

A refreshed approach to AGWA’s impressive contemporary collection across four gallery spaces will make you think again about contemporary art and want to find out more.

AGWA Unlimited

A dedicated display shares the unique story of Western Australia art. A second exhibit on the Stratosphere, Level 2, features WA crafts and textiles. WA Now showcases leading current WA artists.

Six Seasons

The new Six Seasons Gallery, named after the Noongar six seasons: Birak, Bunuru, Djeran, Makuru, Djilba and Kambarang, is a space dedicated to the display and interpretation of Indigenous artwork from the Collection.

The Whadjuk Noongar people are the traditional custodians of the land on which the Gallery stands.

Image
Credit - Frederick McCubbin, Down on his luck 1889
Oil on canvas, 145 x 183.3 x 14 cm (framed) 114.5 x 152.5 cm (painting)
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Purchased 1896

ENQUIRIES
Art Gallery of WA
PHONE: +61 8 9492 6600
|EMAIL: admin@artgallery.wa.gov.au

Website: http://www.artgallery.wa.gov.au/index.asp

When?

Saturday, February 10 – Saturday, June 09

Where?

Art Gallery of WA
Perth Cultural Centre
Perth, Western Australia

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