What's on

Friends of AGWA

 

 

 

Events

 

Western Australian heritage festival at AGWA

Guided Tour

The State Library of WA, Art Gallery of WA and the State Records Office are co-located in the vibrant Perth Cultural Centre in the heart of Perth. A combined "Open Day" on Friday 6 May 2016 presented by the State Library, Art Gallery and Records Office will provide visitors with a selection of guided walking tours, exhibitions, expert talks on a range of topics and entertainment throughout the day. Come visit us At Home.

Guided tours of the Art Gallery of WA | FREE
11am & 1pm, Friday 6 May

Founded in 1895, the Art Gallery of Western Australia occupies 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.

Explore this unique building with an AGWA Voluntary Gallery Guide and rediscover some of the artworks which have shaped the arts and cultural identity of Western Australia.

book your place link

Spaces limited, bookings preferred to avoid disappointment

 

Insight into acquisitions | FREE
2-2.45pm, Friday 6 May

The Art Gallery of WA 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.

The Gallery is committed to developing a collection that reflects the history and diversity of art practice so we can continue to examine our place in the world. In 2015, the Gallery acquired 94 new works.

Curator of Historical and Modern Art, Melissa Harpley will explain how works are acquired and the importance of the recent purchases, particularly with reference to most recent acquisition by Spencer Gore.

book your place link

Spaces limited, bookings preferred to avoid disappointment

 

Reason for Being | FREE
10am-4pm, Friday 6 May

In this innovative cross-arts partnership between the Art Gallery of WA and WA’s newest contemporary dance company, Co3, Gallery visitors will experience their State Art Collection re-interpreted through contemporary dance and collaborative performance.

Follow Co3 Artistic Director and choreographer, Raewyn Hill as she creates a new segment of a new work, Reason for Being, with Co3 dancers in the Gallery’s spaces.

From first conceptual conversations starting on Monday 2 May, through to a final performance of the week’s work on Saturday 7 May, Hill unpacks her creative practice, revealing the process of creating contemporary dance in the unusual live studio environment of AGWA.

_____________________________________________________________________________________
Friends events
Friends Events

 

 

 

 

Back to top