The imagination room

May - December 2016

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.


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.

Finlandisation - Juha Tolonen

1pm, Sunday 4 September

Hear from photographer Juha Tolonen, and gain an insight into his photographic practice covering local landscapes and those of his homeland, Finland.

Places limited, book your place to avoid disappointment.

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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.

In conversation | FREE
1-2pm, Sunday 18 September

John Mateer, poet, writer, curator, considers the work of Tom Nicholson in the context of the Dissenting Voices exhibition, with AGWA curator Jenepher Duncan.

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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.

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Art with Aggie with 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.

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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.

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School Holiday fun | FREE

10am-3pm, Monday 3, Wednesday 5 October to Friday 7 October 2016

Education Studio, AGWA

Suitable for ages 6 and over

To celebrate the Unknown Land: Mapping and imagining Western Australia exhibition, join AWESOME Arts and the Art Gallery of Western Australia to celebrate our city, and show your vision of our state.

How do we see ourselves now, nearly 200 years from European settlement?

After looking at some of the historical images of Western Australian places and scenes in the exhibition Unknown Land try your hand at making an artwork showing how you see Western Australia today. Work with us to create a work on paper revealing your vision of our state!


Drop in and draw | FREE

Wednesday - Monday, from October 2016

Suitable for all ages

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


satellite studio | FREE

Second Sunday of the month - now starting September

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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National Science week at AGWA | FREE

2.30pm, Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 August

Join Aggie the AGWA Robot as she introduces you to some special guests, contestants from the recent Robo-Cup Junior Dance competition!

Robo-Cup Junior is a state wide competition that integrates Science, Technology and the Arts. Participants program their robots to dance to music and are encouraged to decorate their entries and to motorise robot limb movements, to give their robots real personality.

Perth Science Festival Robo-Hero Competition

On display in AGWA's Pop-up Pod from 15-22 August

To celebrate Drones, Droids and Robots for National Science Week, 450 primary student teams from across Western Australia have designed and built model robots that can help their communities!

On display in AGWA's Pop-up Pod are the entries from the Perth Metropolitan area that received the highest number of People’s Choice Votes at the Perth Science Festival 2016.

Come in and take a look at the fantastic efforts of local students, exploring the world of science, technology, engineering, math and design.














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