Past Exhibitions



Van Gogh, Dalí and Beyond: The World Reimagined

22 June - 2 December 2013

This exhibition of 134 works by 96 artists presented three of the most fundamental artistic genres which link and transcend the ‘isms’ of twentieth century art, from Impressionism, Cubism, Surrealism and beyond to the art of today. This selection of iconic works was a visually stunning array of outstanding works by Bacon, Cézanne, Kahlo, Klimt, Picasso, Richter, Wesselmann, van Gogh and more. Many of the most important artists of the 20th century were represented, with works that reinvented Landscape, Still Life and Portraiture in their time.


Recent Acquisitions

11 July – 27 October 2013

Your Collection, Western Australia’s greatest visual art asset, has been continuously evolving through purchases, donations and bequests since the first acquisition in 1895. Each year, there is an active

and passionate commitment to build on areas of strength and overcome areas of weakness, so that existing works in the Collection can be displayed and understood in broader and richer contexts.


Made to Remember

24 November 2012 - 30 June 2013

Made to Remember is a zone in Indigenous art practice where objects can be seen as innovative, unusual and fundamentally unique. Made to Remember scrutinises these practices, and examines the complexity of relationships between utilitarian objects of work (such as baskets), objects made purely for pleasure and aesthetic satisfaction, and objects designed to aid in worship or to fulfill ritual obligation.


Year 12 Perspectives 2012

7 March - 30 June 2013

Year 12 Perspectives is your yearly taste of art by the best, brightest and most talented graduating high school artists in the State. An annual barometer of what our youth are thinking and feeling, it is also a rich celebration of the role the arts play in the development of individual identities.


Picturing New York: Photographs from the Museum of Modern Art

26 January - 12 May 2013

Depicting the iconic New York that captivates the world’s imagination and the idiosyncratic details that define New Yorkers’ sense of home, this exhibition from MoMA’s extraordinary photography collection celebrates the city in all its vitality, ambition and beauty. Made by approximately 90 artists responding to the city as well as professionals on assignment, including Henri Cartier-Bresson, Walker Evans, Lewis Hine, Helen Levitt, Cindy Sherman, Alfred Stieglitz, and Weegee, over 140 works reveal the deeply symbiotic relationship between photography and the ‘city that never sleeps’ – New York.


Tom Malone Prize 2013

2 February 2013 - 15 April 2013

The winner of the 2013 Tom Malone Prize for contemporary glass artists is Tom Moore.

The Tom Malone Prize 2013 brings together some of Australia's best glass artists. Featuring the 12 artists short-listed for the annual acquisitive award, it includes vessels, wall pieces and small and large scale sculpture. With such diversity on show, it is clear that glass is a medium of almost endless possibility and is the perfect vehicle for the short-listed artists exploration of a range of themes, from the personal to the observational, and range of tones, from the humorous to the meditative. The Tom Malone Prize 2013 short-list comprises: Charles Butcher, Scott Chaseling Cobi Cockburn, Matthew Curtis, Judi Elliott, Jenni Kemarre Martiniello, Deb Jones, Tom Moore, Kirstie Rea, Jason Sims, Nick Wirdnam and Jamie Worsley.


Luminous World - Contemporary Art from the Wesfarmers Collection

20 October 2012 - 11 February 2013
The Art Gallery of Western Australia is proud to partner with Wesfarmers to present Luminous World - Contemporary Art from the Wesfarmers Collection.



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