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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. Visit the Collection page to explore more. 

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AGWA Six Seasons: Confronting Contested Histories

Michael Riley Sacrifice 1992.
Kedela wer kalyakoorl ngalak Wadjak boodjak yaak. Today and always, we stand on the traditional land of the Whadjuk Noongar people.

The current Six Seasons exhibition explores among a number of subjects the history and experiences of being an outsider in white Australian society.

Beneath the Surface: Conservation Stories at AGWA

After Canaletto Church of S Giorgio Maggiore, Venice c 1720-c 1760.
In 2012, conservation of a historical work from the State Collection led to an unexpected discovery.

Whilst treating Church of S Giorgio Maggiore, Venice, AGWA’s Painting Conservator, Dr Maria Kubik, was able to fully analyse the painting for the first time since it was acquired in 1908.&

WA Now Artists Select State Collection Works for WA Day

Pilar Mata Dupont The Embrace (이상적인 포옹) 2013 (detail).
WA Day is a chance to celebrate everything that makes this state unique: our people, our lifestyle, our culture and our potential.

Reflecting on our Aboriginal history and the diverse community that makes up this state, WA Day emphasises inclusion for everyone who has made, and continues to make, Western Australia their home.<