The imagination room

Featuring a stunning mural about the very process of creativity by US artist Ron Regé Jr, the Imagination Room is the place to explore and discuss AGWA’s lively programs.


Join us for an evolving program of artist talks, debates and discussion, art workshops, and video hook-ups with cultural travellers here and abroad.

Drop in at any time for some creative inspiration, and look out for our newest friend, Aggie the AGWA Robot.

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Artist Talks | FREE

2pm, Saturday or Sunday of exhibition opening weekend


Hear from visiting artists whose work is on display at AGWA. Each WA Focus exhibition, you can meet and listen to the featured artist as they speak about their work, process and inspiration.


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In Conversation | FREE

Third Sunday of the month


Join us for topical discussions that flow from our exhibition program as we invite curators, special guests, and arts professionals into the Gallery for their views on key themes and trends.

Helen Grey-Smith Set of curtains designed for

In conversation

2-3pm, Sun 11 Dec


Join AGWA Curator Melissa Harpley and Gwen Phillips, author of a new book on Helen Grey-Smith, by UWA Publishing. In celebration of the new WA Focus - Helen Grey-Smith display they will discuss the life and work of this remarkable mid-century artist.

Gwen will be signing her new publication, which will be available to purchase at the AGWA Shop. If you purchase a copy on the day (Sun 11 Dec) you will receive 10% discount off the RRP of $55.

book your place

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ARTBubs | Ticketed

Third Wednesday of the month


Parents with bubs get together for a mid-week art outing. ArtBubs is an opportunity to tour the Gallery with one of AGWA's Guru Guides, followed by coffee, cake and conversation in the Imagination Room.

Prams/baby carriers and babies up to one year old welcome! Baby change facilities available.

buy tickets

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Art with Aggie - the AGWA robot | Gold coin per child

Fourth Saturday of the month

Suitable for ages 6 and over


Let AGWA’s special robot Aggie guide you through a practical hands-on art activity.

book your place

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Storytelling adventures | FREE

First Sunday of the month
Suitable for ages 4 and over


Every picture has a story to tell. Join AGWA’s story teller extraordinaire, Glenn Swift and friends, as they regale you with stories about the artists and the works in Your Collection.


book your place

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Summer school Holiday fun | FREE

Fun with Lego
10am-3pm, Wed 11, Thu 12, Fri 13, Wed 18, Thu 19 & Fri 20 Jan
Suitable for all ages | Gold coin donation

Visit AGWA in the January school holidays and celebrate AGWA’s amazing new sculptural acquisitions, Big Pluck 2 2016 and Big Yield 2015, by internationally acclaimed artist Antony Gormley. Make Lego sculptures using the language of a building to describe a body… think geometric forms, robotic figures, body/building hybrids. Together we can create an all-white human city!

“I Spy” trail

Suitable for ages 6 and over

Be an art detective and discover some amazing things about artworks in the State Art Collection. Ask for our “I Spy” trail at Reception. Afterwards, pay a visit to the Imagination Room and draw your own portrait.


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Drop in and draw | FREE

10am-5pm, Saturday 24 September – 30 January 2017
Suitable for all ages

Theme: Portraits

Simply drop into the Imagination Room and create your own artwork at our self-directed art activity stations.

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satellite studio | FREE

Second Sunday of the month – dates TBC

We're bringing artists studios to you! Be transported all over the world, as we video-link to artists in their studios, near and far, to watch them work and hear them talk about their practice.

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