Q. What period does this exhibition cover?
A. Early 20th century

Q. How many works are in the exhibition
A. 35 works of art, plus a pair of Peggy’s famous sunglasses, and an extensive collection of papers, catalogues and other items from her personal archives.

Q. Which artists are represented in this exhibition:
A. Pablo Picasso, Max Ernst, René Magritte, Piet Mondrian, Constantin Brancusi, Mark Rothko, Vasily Kandinsky, Jackson Pollock, Giorgio de Chirico, Alberto Giacometti, Marcel Duchamp, Jean Arp, Henry Moore, Edmondo Bacci, William Baziotes, Victor Brauner, Leonora Carrington, William Congdon, Jean Hélion, Humprhrey Jennings, Jzcques Lipchitz, Roberto Sebastian Matta, Amédée Ozenfant, Antoine Pevsner, Armoando Pizzinato, Tancredi, Yves Tanguy, John Tunnard.

Q. Why is this exhibition important?
A. It brings together Peggy Guggenheim’s passion for surrealism and abstraction, and marks her influence on the rise of contemporary art. It is the first exhibition in the Art Gallery of Western Australia’s Great Collections of the World series, and is the first and only exhibition of Peggy Guggenheim’s collection in the Southern Hemisphere.

Q. Where can I find more information about Peggy Guggenheim and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection?
A. Peggy Guggenheim was born into a wealthy family in New York in1898; she died in Venice in 1979, aged 81, click here for more information or visit the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice.

Q. Is there an audio tour?
A. Yes, the cost is $8, concession $6, additional earphones $3 (limited to one set per tour).

Q. Can I take photographs?
A. Works on display in our exhibition Gallery are subject to copyright restrictions which preclude photography. Conservation considerations also apply.

Q. Can I take food and water into the exhibition Gallery?
A. Food and beverage are not permitted in the exhibition Galley. This precaution ensures that our works of art are protected against accidental and costly damage. You can cloak any large bags, coats, cameras, umbrellas etc at the Gallery Reception.

Q. Why are some works behind glass?
A. Touching artwork can damage it. Whilst the glass prevents visitors from handling our works of art, it also acts as one of the Gallery's security strategies; preserving works for future generations.

Q. Can I sketch in the exhibition Gallery?
A. Due to the exclusive nature of this exhibition you are NOT permitted to sketch in the exhibition gallery or make sketches any of the photographs at the entry to this gallery. However, you can sketch in the State Art Collection exhibition galleries. The maximum size sketchbook allowed in the Gallery is the A3 size. Please contact the Public Programs Office on +61 8 9492 6644 for using other art mediums.

Q. What facilities do you have for parents?
A. parents’ room is situated in the main concourse, to the right of the central staircase.

Q. Where can I find ACROD parking near the Gallery?
A. ACROD parking is available in all the Perth Cultural Centre car parks, three of which you will find in the Cultural Centre precinct.

Q. What accessibility facilities does the Gallery have?

A walking frame, manual wheelchairs and an electric buggy are available for visitor’s use. These are provided free of charge from the Gallery Reception. Bookings are advisable to ensure availability. Bookings telephone (08) 9492 6600.

Lifts are available in both the main and adjacent Centenary Galleries enabling access to all Gallery levels.

Access Toilets
Located in the main Gallery building (on the ground floor adjacent to the Art Gallery Shop).

Companion Card is Accepted for this Exhibition. Click here for more information.


Last updated: 15 September 2010