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Founded in 1895 as part of the Perth Museum, the Art Gallery of Western Australia continues that heritage as the State's premier collection and display of art. 

Fremantle Arts Centre

Fremantle Arts Centre is one of the State's most dynamic arts organisations. It runs a diverse cultural program that includes exhibitions of contemporary visual arts and craft, Create courses and workshops, free Courtyard Music concerts, touring performances and a number of community based arts projects.

Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts

The Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) is one of Australia's pre-eminent, not-for-profit, contemporary arts organisations. PICA's mission is to support contemporary arts and cultural practices at the cutting edge.

Red Teapot Gallery

The Red Teapot Gallery promotes the very original artwork of Anthony Macleod. Anthony works from a home studio near Fremantle, Western Australia, creating soulful works on paper and canvas.  The Red Teapot Gallery also has an exciting range of art prints for adults and children, art greeting cards and inspirational posters.

The Museum Of Bad Art

Founded in 1993, the Museum of Bad Art, in Dedham, Massachusetts, is the world's first museum dedicated to the collection, preservation, exhibition and celebration of bad art in all its forms and in all its glory. It was also the only such museum, until ...

The Museum of Particularly Bad Art

Inspired by the Museum of Bad Art (above), bric-a-brac dealer Helen Round founded what might be described as an Australian version. Going beyond the scope of her inspiration however, is the "Itchiball Prize" competition, which, of course, has absolutely nothing to do with the more widely-known Archibald Prize.

Art Gallery Collections



Art Gallery Collections is a new gallery in Queensland's Surfers Paradise.

Arts competitions

City of Stirling 8th Annual Art Award & Exhibition

The exhibition will run from 29th April to 4th May at the City of Stirling Civic Complex at 25 Cedric St, Stirling. Entries close 31st March. For more information, and entry forms, call (08) 9345 8555.

The Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize

The South Australian Museum has again invited artists from all over Australia, and from overseas, to compete for Australia's richest prize for natural history art, The Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize. Named in honour of the South Australian Museum's first curator, the Waterhouse seeks to promote and recognise excellence in natural history art.

Prizes are available in three categories:

1)    Paintings (oil, acrylic or mix)
2)    Works on Paper (e.g. watercolour, pastel, gouache)
3)    Sculpture and Objects

There will also be an overall competition winner, which is acquisitive, and a "People's choice" award.

Entry forms and conditions are available from, or by calling 08 8207 7377, or by writing to:

The Waterhouse Art Prize 
South Australian Museum 
North Terrace 
Adelaide SA 5000

Entries must be received by 26th May, and winners will be announced on 4th August 2006.

Please note that we a small quantity of application forms here at Art gallery australia in hampden rd

Gold Age Art Competition

The Gold Age Seniors Association will hold an art competition in Cannington on Saturday 3rd June 2006. The competition is open to non-professional artists 50 years and older.

For more information, and entry conditions, contact the Association on telephone (08) 9227 7918 or e-mail

Town of Cambridge Art Award & Exhibiiton

The Town of Cambridge will hold their annual Art Award & Exhibition at The Boulevarde Centre in Floreat. Entries close on 28th April, and the exhibition is open from 27th May to 1st June.

For more information, entry forms and conditions, telephone (08) 9347 6000 or visit:

Margaret River Rotary Art Exhibition

The exhibition is open to painting, photography and sculpture, with a First Prize of $1000. Entries close 26th May, with the exhibiiton open from 3rd to 5th June 206.

For more information contact Lorraine on 08 9757 3278, or go to


The Art of War: Otto Dix's Der Krieg [War] cycle 1924

Otto Dix (1891 - 1969) served on both the Western and Eastern fronts in World War I, being severely wounded several times. War profoundly affected Dix, and as an artist he took every opportunity, both during his active service and afterwards, to document his experiences. These experiences would become the subject matter of many of his later paintings, and are central to the Der Krieg cycle.

The Art of War: Otto Dix's Der Krieg runs at the National Gallery of Australia from 17 December 2005 to 30 April 2006.

Crescent Moon: Islamic Art of Southeast Asia

Crescent Moon is a spectacular visual exploration of the Islamic heritage of Australia's nearest neighbours. The first major international exhibition to focus on the Islamic art of Southeast Asia, Crescent Moon introduces Australian audiences to the beauty and complexity of Islamic culture within our region.

A wide variety of media, including metalwork, manuscript illumination, textiles and wood carving reveals the unique developments in the arts of Islamic Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines, as well as the Muslim communities of Thailand, Burma, Cambodia and Vietnam.

Crescent Moon: Islamic Art of Southeast Asia runs at the National Gallery of Australia from 24 February - 28 May 2006

Constable: impressions of land, sea and sky

March 2006 sees the first major Constable exhibition in Australia for over thirty years open at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra.

John Constable (1776 - 1837) was one of the foremost English landscape painters of the 19th century, renowned for his pure and unaffected representation of nature. Influential on artists painting landscapes outdoors, in expanding the range of colours used and in a greater freedom of handling of paint, his art became the benchmark for landscape painters in Europe during the nineteenth century.

Constable: impressions of land, sea and sky runs from  3 March 2006 - 12 June 2006

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Other sites of note

Revolution Sports

Revolution Sports is one of Perth's newest and most exciting indoor sport venues.

Black Swan Theatre Company

The Black Swan Theatre Company brings you excellent theatre, from accepted classics like Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya" to more contemporary australian and overseas works, featuring artists such as Marcus Graham and Jackie Weaver, and productions at a wide variety of venues, both in Perth and regional areas.

The Royal Western Australian Historical Society

Founded in 1926, the RWAHS is one of the premier bodies dedicated to the conservation and interpretation of the State's social history, both before and after European exploration and settlement.

Vicious Australia

Vicious Australia is home to a collection of musicians, producers and DJs, with styles including techno, dance, house, progressive and disco.