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Aboriginal Art Gallery of Kings Park

The curatorial and management staff of the gallery invite you to experience a journey through Aboriginal art with a variety of innovative, contemporary and traditional Aboriginal art and artefacts.

  • Galleries:Aboriginal,Painting,Art Gallery
  • Open Days/times:Monday - Friday 10.30am - 4.30pm, Saturday, Sunday, public holidays 11am - 4pm

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Public Holidays

Description

The Aboriginal Art Gallery, located in Kings Park overlooking the Swan River and the City of Perth, was established first in Hay Street, Perth in 1992, as a venue to exhibit the art of Western Australian Indigenous artists.

The Gallery has been at its present location for the past 15 years. This Kings Park location offers a premium location that encourages appreciation of Aboriginal culture, their contribution to Australian history, family kinship and respect for the land.

The Aboriginal Art Gallery gives visitors the opportunity to meet and talk to Aboriginal artists and observe them as they work, listen to their stories unfold in music and dance performances from some of Western Australia's leading Aboriginal artists. Visitors to the gallery, both national and international, have the opportunity to be a part of the reconciliation between the original inhabitants of Australia and the people who have made this country their home over the past 200 years.

Art is central to Aboriginal culture. In a culture with no written language, it was used to record the beliefs and stories from the Dreaming and to pass these on to each successive generation. "Aboriginal culture represented through art has been dated at over 40,000 years old."

Aboriginal art, while fulfilling its earlier role is now also being used by artists to express and describe the contemporary issues impacting on their lives.

This has expanded the boundaries of Aboriginal Art, from works traditionally rendered on rock, bark and sand using natural ochre, to works using oils, watercolour and acrylic paints, etchings, gauche, collage and solvent transfer prints.

The gallery's reputation is substantially recognised throughout the Aboriginal community and amongst collectors of fine Indigenous art around the world.

The curatorial and management staff of the gallery has extensive knowledge of Western Australian Indigenous art and have expanded the gallery's interest to include the Central Desert region of Utopia. We invite you to experience a journey through Aboriginal art with a variety of innovative, contemporary and traditional Aboriginal art and artefacts. 

Art Gallery of Western Australia

Through the Collection, our associated programs, and stimulating exhibitions Gallery visitors' are offered a unique & exciting experiences of historic and contemporary Australian artists.

  • Galleries:Craft,Drawing,Furniture,Glass,Installation,Jewellery,Mixed Media,Painting,Photography,Pottery,Sculpture,Ceramics,Textiles,Public Art Gallery
  • Open Days/times:Wednesday - Monday 10am - 5pm (closed Good Friday, Anzac Day and Christmas Day.

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

AGWA places particular emphasis on the arts of Australia, and due to their geographic position, the Indian Ocean Rim. Their proximity and access to many of the most exciting cultures of the world adds immeasurably to programs, exhibitions, collections and events at the State Art Gallery. Visit the Gallery and watch this site as they build for the future.

The Art Gallery of Western Australia, founded in 1895, occupies a precinct of three heritage buildings on the south-eastern corner of the Perth Cultural Centre. The Gallery houses the State Art Collection, which includes one of the world’s finest collections of Indigenous art, the pre-eminent collection of Western Australian art and design, as well as Australian and International art and design.

Aspects of Kings Park

Aspects of Kings Park is a gallery and retail environment for the highest quality contemporary Australian and Western Australian craft and design.

  • Galleries:Jewellery,Painting,Pottery,Sculpture,Craft,Furniture,Glass,Art Gallery
  • Open Days/times:Monday - Sunday 9am - 5pm (closed Australia Day, Good Friday and Christmas Day)

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Public Holidays

Description

Barracks Arch

Barracks Arch, one of Perth's iconic historic buildings is located at the top of St George's Terrace. Built in 1866 it was originally the entrance to a larger building call the Pensioner Barracks.

  • Historical Sites:Buildings

Details

  • Facilities:Free
  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

The Barracks was built to house the Enrolled Pensioner Force (also known as ‘Pensioner Guards’). The guards came to Australia on the convict ships that transported nearly 10,000 prisoners to Western Australia between 1850 – 1868.

The Barrracks were in use to house the Pensioner Foruce until 1887, between 1900 - 1904 the building was convered into offices. 

In the 1960’s the Government surmised there was no need for the Barracks and decided to demolish the buildings.The announcement created a public uproar and motivated the Royal Western Australian Historical Society to form a Barracks Defence Council. The Council worked diligently to keep the Arch however demolition proceeded and in 1966 all but the Arch was demolished.

Architect Richard Roach Jewell was appointed to design an appropriate building. He was at the time an employee of the Department of Public Works. He had arrived in Western Australia in 1851 and designed many of the important public buildings in Perth during the latter half of the nineteenth century, including the Pensioner Barracks. Some of his others designs include boys’ schools in Perth and Fremantle, Wesley Church, the oldest section of the Treasury Buildings, Perth Town Hall, Perth Goal and Government House.

Gallery 360

Gallery 360 is Western Australia’s renowned art, wall design and framing group. Our framing services are complemented by a collection of original artworks by local artists, reproductions, decorative wall art, mirrors and other specialised art services, presented by helpful people with a passion for what they do.

  • Galleries:Photography,Art Gallery
  • Open Days/times:Monday - Friday 8.30am - 5.30pm, Thursday 8.30am - 6.30pm, Saturday 9am - 4pm

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday

Description

Gallery Central

Central's purpose-built gallery is a significant feature located in the heart Perth’s cultural area and the entertainment precinct of Northbridge.

  • Galleries:Art Gallery,Glass,Installation,Jewellery,Painting,Photography,Pottery,Sculpture,Textiles,Animations,Ceramics,Craft,Drawing,Furniture
  • Open Days/times:Monday - Friday 10am - 4.45pm, Saturday 12 - 4pm

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday

Description

The Gallery Central is part of North Metropolitan TAFE formerly Central Institute of Technology. The Gallery’s program includes exhibitions from local, national and international artists and an Artist-in-Residence Program, all within a stunningly appointed and centrally located Creative Industries training environment.

Admission is free and the Gallery Central has several spaces.
Exhibitions are accessible and relevant, appealing to a wide audience. The Gallery Central showcase a range of artists which from time to time includes the achievements of College staff, students and graduates. Creative Industries at Central teaches visual art, ceramics, jewellery, fashion and textiles, graphic design, interior design and decoration, design for industry, photography, film and TV, music, animation and multimedia.

 

Government House

Captain Sir James Stirling RN arrived from England to found the Colony of Western Australia which he proclaimed as the State’s first Lieutenant Governor in June 1829.

  • Open Days/times:Mon - Fri 9AM - 5PM
  • Historical Sites:Buildings

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday

Description

Government House is currently, and has been the home to successive Governors of Western Australia since 1863. 
 
The spacious, beautiful domain in central Perth on which the current Government House now stands has been the site of two other Vice Regal residences, now demolished, erected in the earliest days of European settlemen

Harvison Gallery

Harvison Gallery sells contemporary Indigenous and non Indigenous art. The gallery specialises in emerging and mid-career artists.

  • Galleries:Art Gallery
  • Open Days/times:open everyday from 7am (closed public holidays)

Details

  • Open Days:Saturday,Sunday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday
  • Facilities:Cafe

Description

Harvison Gallery offers exhibitions, an online exhibition, event space and a coffee boutique Art Starter. 

Holmes à Court Gallery @ no.10

New 500+ m2 exhibition/event space. We're in the early stages of development with this, but we're ready at last to share it with you.

  • Open Days/times:Open 7 days 12pm-8pm (Closed : 5-8pm on 23 April and 4-6pm on 12 May)
  • Galleries:Painting

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Public Holidays

Description

The first exhibition is The Border Crossers by Clyde McGill with a accompanying event program:
 
Dolorosa Opera Performance : 2pm Sundays
Speakers Day : 5 May 2018  
 
See full details here http://www.holmesacourtgallery.com.au/files/2018_The_Border_Crossers/Speakers_Day_Programme_Crossing_Borders_050518.pdf

Karen Cavania

a London raised girl now living in Western Australia. Artwork licenses around the world feature Karen's artwork and designs.

  • Represented Artists:Karen Cavania
  • Galleries:Painting,Artist Studio

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

An art space and gallery run by Karen Cavania atop the Jaffle Shack in the heart of Subiaco.

Linton and Kay Galleries Subiaco

Located in Perth, Western Australia, Linton & Kay Galleries hosts an impressive collection of quality fine art, complemented by a range of exhibitions, events and art services.

  • Open Days/times:Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sundays 11am - 4pm
  • Galleries:Painting,Art Gallery

Details

  • Open Days:Saturday,Sunday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday

Description

Directors Linton Partington and Gary Kay have established extensive networks enabling them to produce exhibitions and projects with established and emerging artists from around Australia and the world.

Following the opening of the original Subiaco Gallery in 1998, Linton & Kay Galleries has had a gallery at Mandoon Estate Winery in the Swan Valley since 2015 and is currently relocating from the Perth CBD to an exciting new arts precinct in West Perth.

The galleries specialise in contemporary painting, sculpture and Aboriginal Art, and enjoy a dedicated client base. Linton & Kay Galleries are committed to providing corporate, private and investment collectors access to fine art of the highest quality.

Linton and Kay Galleries West Perth

Linton & Kay Galleries has recently relocating the CBD gallery to an exciting new arts precinct in West Perth.

  • Open Days/times:Monday to Saturday 10am-4pm
  • Galleries:Painting

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday

Description

Located in Perth, Western Australia, Linton & Kay Galleries hosts an impressive collection of quality fine art, which is 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 both established and emerging artists from around Australia and the world.

Mark Parfitt - Overhouse (POSTPONED)

An examination of the home as a site for sculpture.

  • Open Days/times:Mon-Fri 10am-4.45pm; sat 12-4pm
  • Represented Artists:Mark Parfitt
  • Galleries:Installation

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes

Description

11 May - 12 June

MARK PARFITT - Overhouse

An examination of the home as a site for sculpture. Combining DIY construction, audience participation and the artist’s own house, the project contributes to a conversation seeking new understandings of homemaking beyond the expectations of ordinary living in the suburbs of Perth.

 

Mirage Gallery

Promoting and displaying the work of quality Australian artists and photographers, Mirage Gallery love the incredible diversity of Australian art.

  • Open Days/times:Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm, Saturday 11am - 4pm
  • Galleries:Art Gallery,Painting,Photography

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday

Description

The gallery's space located in Subiaco, has been operating as a digital lab and framing studio for many years, re-launching in 2019 as the 'Mirage Gallery'. 

It offers a fantastic venue to view and purchase stunning Australian landscape photographs, prints and paintings by a diverse range of Australian artists. 

Throughout the year they represent a variety of exhibitions, as well as offer an extensive range of fine art prints, photographs and original paintings for sale on their online store.  

Museum of Performing Arts

The Museum of Performing Arts houses more than 40,000 catalogued items of theatre memorabilia collected by the theatre's historian. Items such as glamorous costumes, photographs, press clippings, scripts, scores and other historic pieces are publicly exhibited at the Museum, DownStairs at the Maj, with a new exhibition to view every six to eight weeks. The oldest item in the Museum collection dates back to 1854 - a beautiful silk programme from a Perth performance of amateur theatricals.

  • Museums:Local History,Other
  • Open Days/times:Mon - Fri 10AM - 4PM

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday

Description

HISTORY AND TOURS OF THE MUSEUM OF PERFORMING ARTS

Throughout its colourful and exciting history, His Majesty's Theatre has hosted a myriad of performance genres - from ballet to contemporary dance, opera to musical theatre, vaudeville to stand-up comedy, Shakespearean drama to pantomime and more.

Performers who have graced the stage at 'The Maj' include: Dame Nellie Melba, Anna Pavlova, Gladys Moncrieff, Dame Margot Fonteyn and Sir Robert Helpmann, as well as Academy Award winners Katharine Hepburn, Vivien Leigh, Sir John Gielgud, Claudette Colbert, Rex Harrison and Geoffrey Rush.


These performers, and thousands more who have performed at His Majesty's Theatre since 1904, have all contributed to the cultural and social livelihood of Western Australia. In a fitting celebration of this, in February 2001, His Majesty's Theatre opened the Museum of Performing Arts.

The Museum of Performing Arts is curated by Theatre Historian Ivan King and Friends of His Majesty's Theatre are only too happy to assist with enquiries.

Read the biography of Theatre Historian Ivan King.

The Museum of Performing Arts houses more than 40,000 catalogued items of theatre memorabilia collected by the theatre's historian. Items such as glamorous costumes, photographs, press clippings, scripts, scores and other historic pieces are publicly exhibited at the Museum, DownStairs at the Maj, with a new exhibition to view every six to eight weeks. The oldest item in the Museum collection dates back to 1854 - a beautiful silk programme from a Perth performance of amateur theatricals.

Find out about our various theatre tours including: Grand Historical, Behind the Scenes, School Education and Technical.

To access the extensive collection of archival production photographs, visit the Museum of Performing Arts website at www.mopa.com.au 

Museum Of Perth

The Museum of Perth chronicles the social, cultural, political and architectural history of Perth.

  • Open Days/times:Mon - Fri 10am - 4pm
  • Museums:Local History

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday

Description

Our exhibition gallery serves as a meeting place of ideas and stories, a retail space, micro-cinema and a cultural hub in a part of our city that is in flux. 

The Museum is an initiative of the Perth History Association Inc, a not-for-profit organisation founded in 2015; We are seeking volunteers and financial supporters to help us along the way, so please get in touch if you would like to help. 

 

Paper Mountain

Paper Mountain is a Perth based artist run initiative with a gallery, co-working space and studios, located in the heart of Northbridge, WA.

  • Galleries:Artisan Workshop,Art Gallery

Details

  • Open Days:Saturday,Sunday,Public Holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday

Description

Paper Mountain presents a top notch program of surprising new art and ideas, and is dedicated to supporting a broad span of contemporary art projects. Our space is malleable and we use it to nurture experimentation, to challenge artists’ practices, and to encourage collaboration and skill/resource sharing.
 
Founded in late 2011 by Anna Dunnill, Amber Harries, Stephen Genovese & Joanna Sulkowski, Paper Mountain is currently co-directed by a team of eight who between them manage: the studios, special projects, exhibitions, events, communications, finance, media & artistic programming.
 

Perth Town Hall

The Perth Town Hall, situated on the corner of Hay and Barrack streets, is the only convict-built town hall in Australia.

  • Historical Sites:Buildings
  • Open Days/times:Mon - Sat 10AM - 4PM

Details

  • Facilities:Wheelchair Access
  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday

Description

Designed by Richard Roach Jewell and James Manning in the Victorian Free Gothic style, the hall was built by convicts and free men between 1868 and 1870. Its decorations contain a number of convict motifs, including windows in the shape of the broad arrow, and decorations in the shape of a hangman's rope.

The foundation stone for Perth Town Hall was laid on 24 May 1867 by Governor Hampton in a ceremony involving a lot of pomp and parade. However there were torrential downpours. The ceremony went on anyway with an official procession from Government House and a mock battle performed by the Volunteer Regiments, Enrolled Forces of Pensioners, and the WA Country Regiment.

In 1929, the Centenary of Western Australia one of the events in the city of Perth was the placing of a commemorative plaque in the north west corner of the building by the Governor Sir William Campion. 

Saint Mary's Catholic Church

St. Mary’s Catholic Church is built on land once owned by the Leeder family.

  • Historical Sites:Churches
  • Open Days/times:Mon - Fri 8AM - 6PM, Sat 8AM - 7.30PM, Sun 9.15AM - 12PM

Details

  • Open Days:Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday
  • Facilities:Free

Description

The role of the Parish Pastoral Council is to promote the Church’s mission to live and communicate the love and values of Christ in the world around us. The Council shares in the responsibility for the ongoing life and development of our parish community to provide support for their faith and the mission of the church.It involves listening and studying the life and activity of the parish to:
Research and identify needs, ideas, hopes and feedback of parishioners
Encourage and support the continuing good work of existing groups within our parish
Develop, implement, review and improve pastoral programs
Set short-term and long-term pastoral goals for our parish community within our Archdiocesan priorities
Provide support for our Priest, working collaboratively with him and with each other.

Scitech

Scitech is Western Australia's leading science education centre that offers engaging and interactive science experiences for visitors of all ages.

  • Museums:Science
  • Open Days/times:Mon - Fri 9.30AM - 4PM, Sat & Sun 10AM - 5PM

Details

  • Open Days:Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday
  • Facilities:Cafe,Wheelchair Access

Description

Scitech is Western Australia's leading science education centre that offers engaging and interactive science experiences for visitors of all ages.

Featuring over 100 hands-on and engaging exhibits, Scitech encourage visitors to touch, twist, turn, question and explore.

Scitech features:

  • Two feature exhibitions
  • Daily shows in the Lotterywest Science and Puppet Theatres
  • An in-house CSIRO Lab
  • Australasia’s largest planetarium
  • The Discovery Shop

Scitech also has an extensive touring program that visits every regional and remote community across Western Australia. These hugely popular Outreach programs deliver science shows and experiments to eagedinoshadows updated school and community audiences. Teachers also benefit from our Professional Learning team, which offers development and support programs.

Behind-the-scenes at Scitech, our workshop team are world-renowned for creating innovative and creative exhibitions that, after being premiered at our City West centre, travel around the world to international science centres, museums and galleries.

Studio Red Dust

Inspiring studio/gallery featuring the photographic artwork of Paul Parin. Western Australian,European and Indian inspired images on rotating display. Custom fineart printing services also available

  • Represented Artists:Paul Parin
  • Galleries:Photography,Artisan Workshop,Art Gallery

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,By Appointment Only

Description

From the wonders of Western Australia to the "urbanscapes" and street photography set in some of the worlds great cities, I invite you to take your time and discover a little of what I have been fortunate enough to see, experience and visualise during the course of my image making journey...

At Studio Red Dust we specialise in creating custom artworks for your residential or corporate spaces. We offer an artwork consultancy service where we can design, mockup and produce that perfectly placed single or series of images to turn you wall space into something distinctly special and unique.

We also specialise in custom fine art photographic printing and art reproduction services.

I look forward to welcoming you soon.

Paul

 

Ten Pound Pom – the illustrated picture book by Carole Wilkinson and Liz Anelli

The illustrated picture book Ten Pound Pom (Black Dog Books, 2017) by Carole Wilkinson and Liz Anelli shares the real-life tale of Carole Wilkinson’s journey of migration from England to Australia.

  • Open Days/times:Tuesday 11 February 2020 to Sunday 24 May 2020 during library opening hours
  • Represented Artists:Carole Wilkinson and Liz Anelli
  • Galleries:Drawing

Details

  • Open Days:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Sunday,Saturday,Monday,Tuesday
  • Facilities:Cafe,Free,Wheelchair Access

Description

The illustrated picture book Ten Pound Pom (Black Dog Books, 2017) by Carole Wilkinson and Liz Anelli shares the real-life tale of Carole Wilkinson’s journey of migration from England to Australia. In the 1950s and 1960s thousands of British migrants were welcomed to Australia as part of assisted passage migration schemes. This exhibition explores the story showing how Liz Anelli crafted the illustrations through layering of sketches, collage, ephemera and digital techniques. Especially curated for children and families, this exhibition is supported by a self-guided trail.

FREE. No bookings required.

Image: We arrive at Fremantle, detail from page 20 of Ten Pound Pom, 2017, Liz Anelli, State Library of Western Australia, PWC /269

The Nostalgia Box

The Nostalgia offers a fun, unique experience for visitors to learn about the history of video games. Uncover some old friends, fun facts and unexpected creations as you explore the Museum.

  • Museums:Other
  • Open Days/times:11AM - 4PM, Sat 11AM - 5PM

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

The Nostalgia Box: Australia’s first and only interactive Video Game Console Museum, located in Perth. Discover how a simple bouncing-block video game created the billion-dollar gaming industry we know today. The Museum is home to an impressive collection of over 100 consoles dating from console gaming’s beginnings in the 1970s to the high-tech wonders of today. Uncover some old friends, fun facts and unexpected creations as you explore the journey of the mighty video game console.  Then replay all the classic games like Pong, Space Invaders, Super Mario, Sonic, Crash Bandicoot and many more in the gaming area. The perfect way to experience game history! Come relive your childhood again and share these magical moments with the new generation. 

The Perth Mint

The Perth Mint has been open for 118 years. they have custom and unique coins ranging from a Norse to of the ghost buster coins and more. Come and see the rich and unique experience of the Perth Mint

  • Museums:Local History
  • Open Days/times:Mon - Sun 9AM - 5PM

Details

  • Facilities:Cafe,Wheelchair Access
  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

The Perth Mint opened in 1899 in response to the discovery of rich gold deposits in Coolgardie and Kalgoorlie. It was Australia's third branch of Britain's Royal Mint - the others being the Sydney Mint and the Melbourne Mint (both closed).

 

Diggers, who flocked to the then colony of Western Australia in huge numbers from other parts of Australia and from around the world, deposited their raw gold with us where it was refined and minted into gold coins. 

 

Gold refining continually took place at our original Hay Street premises until April 1990, when the operation was moved to a modern facility in Perth’s eastern suburbs. Between 1899 and 1931, we struck more than 106 million gold sovereigns and nearly 735,000 half sovereigns for use as currency in Australia and throughout the British Empire.

 

The visionary leader Sir John Forrest, the first Premier of Western Australia, is regarded as our founding father. 'Big John' foresaw the importance of gold in the development of Western Australia's economy, and successfully lobbied the British Government to establish a branch of the Royal Mint in Perth.

 

Forrest laid our foundation stone in 1896. Designed by George Temple Poole, our heritage building is one of Perth most impressive colonial-era monuments. In recognition of the quality of the architect's work, we possess the highest classification from the National Trust and are one of the first buildings entered on the State's heritage register.

WA Museum at the Perth Concert Hall

In addition to current WA Museum display, PCH offers behind the scenes tours where they reveal the secrets of the Perth Concert Hall - taking tour groups backstage, upstage, down narrow passageways, past technical contraptions and into a previously concealed area that is now used as a performance space.

  • Museums:Science,State Museums,Natural History
  • Open Days/times:9AM - 5PM

Details

  • Open Days:Saturday,Sunday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday
  • Facilities:Free,Wheelchair Access

Description

From the red desert of Australia to the red carpet of the Perth Concert Hall, a collection of objects showcasing Australia’s ancient history are now on display in the Perth Concert Hall foyer.
 
The Western Australian Museum has partnered with the Perth Concert Hall to display a selection of objects from its Earth and Planetary Sciences collection while the Museum's Perth site undergoes the biggest redevelopment in its 125-year history. 
 
The display includes an iron meteorite found in 1917 in the Murchison region, a cast of a Muttaburrasaurus dinosaur skeleton, a model Pteranodon, and two cast skeletons of now extinct megafauna – a short-faced kangaroo and a Diprotodon, a giant marsupial closely related to modern wombats.
 
WA Museum CEO Alec Coles said the partnership is part of the WA Museum’s off-site activation program which will ensure a range of collections are able to be enjoyed by audiences while the New Museum is being built. 
 
"We are delighted to exhibit some of our most popular objects in the heart of the City, so Western Australians and visitors to our State can continue to marvel at the wonder of these giant creatures that roamed the Earth millions of years ago," Mr Coles said. 
 
The objects at the Perth Concert Hall represent the incredible geological heritage of Australia and Western Australia: from the beginnings of our Solar System with the formation of meteorites, to dinosaurs that lived more than 100 million years ago, to the relatively recent megafauna that lived up to 25,000 years ago.  
 
Perth Concert Hall General Manager Brendon Ellmer said the WA Museum collection would connect with the diverse audiences that visit the Concert Hall.    
 
“Perth Concert Hall strives to offer every single visitor a unique and memorable experience. We hope that everyone, from children and families who come to the WASO Cushion Concerts or senior citizens who attend the Morning Music Series, to the pop-concert goers will recognise and enjoy the Museum collection,” Mr Ellmer said.
 
“We’re really excited to have the dinosaurs and megafauna in the limelight at the Perth Concert Hall.”
 
The WA Museum’s Perth site is closing to the public on 18 June for four years while the State Government completes its $428.3 million redevelopment. Doors to the New Museum for Western Australia are scheduled to open in the Perth Cultural Centre in 2020. 

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