Art and Museums
You may have noticed we do things a little differently here.
We don’t just keep our art in the Art Gallery of Western Australia, where renowned local and international artists are showcased. We display our art in ancient caves in Western Australia's outback, where it was painted over 60,000 years ago by the First Australians, and on our beaches for the annual Sculpture by the Sea exhibition. Our art is displayed on giant salt lakes like Lake Ballard, where you’ll find 51 metal sculptures spread across 10 square kilometres, on the sides of buildings and in laneways in our cities and towns, and on grain silos dotted throughout our farming wheatbelt.
You won’t just find our history in the brand-new WA Museum Boola Bardip, which opened in November 2020, that saw five distinct heritage buildings blended together in a display of architectural ingenuity. You will also find our history in the footprints of dinosaurs left in the tidal flats in our north west 130 million years ago, or by listening to the stories of the First Australians, whose rich cultural heritage dates back over 60,000 years, making them one of the oldest surviving cultures on Earth.
Sound interesting? That’s because it is. Come and experience culture and history like nowhere else in the world in Western Australia.