Explore the Collection

The Art Gallery of WA acquired its first work in 1895. Today AGWA's Collection contains more than 18,000 works of art. Renowned for its holdings of Western Australian art and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, the Collection is also strong in twentieth-century Australian and British paintings and sculpture.

While all Collection records are now available, we are in the process of digitising the Collection and will add more images regularly.

Please note, we respectfully advise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples that this site includes the names, words and images of deceased people.


You can search for any words describing an artwork, artist or object.

For more specific results, you can search for a phrase within double quotes, such as "work on paper". You can also search for part of a word by using an asterisk. e.g. paint* will find records matching painting, painted and painter. Please go to Help for more details on how to formulate your searches.

Collection Data

The online Collection is an ongoing project. If you would like to bring something to our attention or note an inconsistency, please email admin@artgallery.wa.gov.au

Copyright Statement

The Art Gallery of Western Australia respects the rights of all artists and copyright holders. No image may be reproduced, transmitted or copied without permission. Contravention is an infringement of Australia's Copyright Act 1968. Requests for reproduction and publication of the Gallery's artworks should be referred to AGWA's registration and Copyright department.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Caveat

The Art Gallery of Western Australia respectfully advises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples that this site may include images or intellectual property that may be of a culturally sensitive nature. All efforts have been made to ensure that restricted works are not included.