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Published November 1st 2017
Some fabulous pieces of art to be found in Western Australia
There are many fine art galleries in Perth and indeed, in Western Australia. These are my favourites and always have quality artworks. I have included the Perth Art Gallery as that is our main gallery and indeed the largest in Western Australia. There are many others, however, I feel these are the most interesting, diverse and mostly have great talents on display.
1. THE ART GALLERY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA The Art Gallery of Western Australia was founded in 1895 and is housed in three heritage buildings. It is managed by the Department of Local Government.
The gallery houses the State Art Collection, which includes one of the world's finest collections of Indigenous art, as well as Australian and International art and design. The gallery is visited by approximately 400,000 people annually and generally has a collection of the State's art consisting of over 17,000 works, including up to 3,000 Indigenous works.
2. JAH ROC GALLERY - MARGARET RIVER This one always has some fascinating pieces, many of which are by local artists. Margaret River, is of course, home to our wineries however, in the last 20 or so years, there have been many artists of all types move down to this idyllic spot down south.
It is one of the finest art galleries in the South West and is my favourite one in Western Australia! It is a diverse gallery full of fascinating paintings, and they often show around 200 paintings at a time. Few modern art galleries in Australia display the artistic talent which is on show at Jahroc Galleries where they have "one-off" artworks from Australian artists.
MORE INFORMATION You can see more about this gallery here.
3. BURATTI ART GALLERY
This gallery is dedicated to showing the best in contemporary art and has some interesting artists. Buratti Fine Art is dedicated to showing the finest in Australian and International modern and contemporary works of art. The gallery combines a programme of new work from its exhibiting artists.
4. LINTON AND KAYE GALLERIES
Linton & Kay Galleries host an impressive collection of quality fine art, complemented by a range of exhibitions, events and art services. Directors, Linton Partington and Gary Kay have established extensive networks enabling them to produce exhibitions and projects with established and up and coming artists from around Australia and the world.
They have several galleries and they specialise in contemporary painting, sculpture and Aboriginal Art. Currently, they have exhibitions in the City at Enex, Mandoon Estate in the Swan Valley, as well as West Perth and Subiaco.
Subiaco and Perth
You can see more at their website.
5. JAPINGKA ART GALLERY
Japingka Aboriginal Art has represented many of Australia's most famous Aboriginal artists over the past 30 years. They generally have over 4000 Aboriginal art paintings for sale and you can see many of these here.
You can see more about this gallery here.
7. TURNER GALLERIES
This gallery relocated in March 2007 and opened with the new name Turner Galleries. Turner Galleries is one of the large commercial galleries in Perth. The gallery can be divided into two gallery spaces using movable walls.
The Gallery displays a diverse range of contemporary art that is unique, and/or experimental. Turner Galleries is also home to an innovative artist in residence programme, and its sponsorship group, the Turner Galleries Art Angels Incorporated.
You can see their current exhibitions and more at this site.
10. PERTH INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART
PICA's display both local, national and international pieces and tends to nurture and encourage "experimental, innovative and high-quality work", and they are in a large heritage building in Perth.
11. MARGARET RIVER GALLERY
Margaret River Gallery continues its solid reputation for fabulous art and features both established and emerging artists from Western Australia, and now some well-chosen artists from the Eastern States.