AGWA Collection

Your State Art Collection

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 of more than 18,000 works. One of the Collection's key strengths is its holdings of works by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and its representation of Western Australian art and artists. 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.


You can view the State Art Collection online. This is an ongoing digitisation project with new images added regularly. The project has been supported through the Gordon Darling Foundation which provided funds for the comprehensive digitisation of AGWA's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art collection as the first phase of the digitisation project.


Related Information

AGWA Historical 

AGWA's Historical works are currently off display. You can view an online tour of the most recent display. 

On Saturday 27 August, the Gallery is open 10am-3pm only as we prepare for the AGWA Foundation Gala supporting women in the arts. Some exhibition access will be disrupted with two Tracks We Share ground floor galleries closed. AGWA Rooftop bar will be closed, reopening at 2pm Sunday. Details