Update from AGWA regarding COVID-19
The Gallery is closed in the interests of public safety in response to COVID-19.
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From the team at AGWA, we thank you for your understanding during this time.

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Micro Galleries – Sky & Garden

The Micro Galleries, Sky and Garden Gallery, feature works from the Wesfarmers collection and change twice a year.

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Robert MacPherson Mayfair: Agda-oodwa ogda, one for D 2001 (detail).

Robert MacPherson Mayfair: Agda-oodwa ogda, one for D 2001 (detail). Dulux weathershield acrylic on masonite, 244 x 184 cm. Wesfarmers Collection, Perth. © Robert MacPherson, 2001.

Rise Sound Gallery – Patrick Hartigan

Rise Sound Gallery, this display changes twice a year and consists of sound works from the state art collection.

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Cases de la Terre de Lewin (Géographe Bay, W.A.) 

A recent acquisition, Cases de la Terre de Lewin (Géographe Bay, W.A.) 1801, is one of the earliest European visual representations of Western Australia.

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Charles-Alexandre Lesueur Cases de la Terre de Lewin (Géographe Bay, W.A.) 1801 (detail).

Charles-Alexandre Lesueur Cases de la Terre de Lewin (Géographe Bay, W.A.) 1801 (detail). Pen and ink and graphite on paper, 9.8 x 17.5 cm. State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia. Purchased 2018.

Micro Galleries – Sky & Garden

The Micro Galleries—Sky and Garden Gallery—feature works from the Wesfarmers collection and change twice a year.

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Elioth Gruner The beach 1918 (detail).

Elioth Gruner The beach 1918 (detail). Oil on canvas on board, 28.1 (H) x 33.5 (W) cm, 38.3 x 44.6 x 5 cm (framed). Wesfarmers Collection, Perth.

Shearing the rams

Shearing the rams hangs alongside AGWA’s own Down on his luck by Frederick McCubbin, and gives you a rare opportunity to see these two great nationalistic narrative paintings side-by-side.

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Tom Roberts Shearing the rams 1890 (detail).

Tom Roberts Shearing the rams 1890 (detail). Oil on canvas on composition board, 122.4 x 183.3 cm; 170 x 230.4 x 9.5 cm (framed). National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Felton Bequest, 1932.

Lynn Chadwick – Sitting Couple on Bench 1990

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Blue Sky with Rainbow

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Julianne Swartz Blue Sky With Rainbow 2015-2016 (detail).

Julianne Swartz Blue Sky With Rainbow 2015-2016 (detail). Solar collector on roof, sunlight, fibre optic cable, custom PVC cladding, prism, lens and acetate, dimensions variable. State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia. Purchased through the TomorrowFund, Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation, 2015. Photo © Robert Frith, Acorn Photo.

Micro Galleries – Sky & Garden

Wesfarmers own one of the best corporate art collections in Australia, featuring works from early colonial period to today. The breadth of the collection, which began in 1977, includes early views of Australia as a European colony, bark, pole and canvas paintings from remote communities, works by contemporary Western Australia and national Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists as well as artists from New Zealand.

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