Jurek Wybraniec The icon and the bath no. 13 1988 (detail). Oil and charcoal on canvas, 2 joined canvases, overall: 180.4 x 186 cm. State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia. Purchased 1989.
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. 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’s Acquisition Policy
Every year, with the help of the AGWA Foundation, donors, public funding and trusts and foundations AGWA brings dozens of new and established works of art to the State Art Collection.
With more than 17,500 works in the AGWA Collection, our 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 Gallery is working towards the development of an online gallery. Currently, you can view highlights from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander works from the collection in the Six Seasons online gallery.