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.


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.

Plain Speak Australian Artist Talk | Brenda L. Croft
2pm, Saturday 25 February

Join AGWA Curator, Carly Lane for an introduction to the Plain Speak exhibition and the work of artist, Brenda L. Croft who will reflect on her art-making practice and the importance of working closely with her family, friends and Indigenous community members to create her images.

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Year 12 Perspectives Artist Talks
2-3pm, Saturday 11 March, Saturday 25 March and Sunday 2 April

Join some of this year's exhibiting artists in the Year 12 Perspectives gallery space as they discuss their processes, topics and individual works. Each talk will feature a different selection of exhibiting students and the three events will be hosted by AGWA's Associate Curator Dunja Rmandic.

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Artist in Focus
12-12.45pm, Saturday 1 April

Tom Moore has been working with hot glass for 25 years in a spirit of humour and wonder. Striving to invigorate the audience experience of glass has led Tom to embrace new technologies through collaboration with digital photographers and animators. Tom’s work combines aspects of the technical and social histories of glassmaking with incongruous narrative elements in the pursuit of profound cognitive shifts. Borders between the realms of animal, vegetable, mineral and personal are liquefied to create characters that echo the metamorphic quality of glass.

This unusually entertaining artist talk will reveal a life dedicated to the continuation of an ancient craft and the pursuit of ideas with contemporary relevance.

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Focus on glass from the Islamic Lands with Stefano Carboni
1-2pm, Saturday 1 April

Join AGWA Director, Stefano Carboni, for an insightful lecture on one of his specialist topics: the development of artistic traditions in glassmaking throughout the Islamic world.

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Artist Talks
2.30-4pm, Saturday 1 April

To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Tom Malone Prize, hear from leading glass artists who have exhibited in the Prize. Introduced by the founder of the Prize, Elizabeth Malone, artists will give insight into their unique practice of glass art.

• Clare Belfrage - winner 2011

• Nick Mount
• Jess O’Loughlin

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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.

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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 - 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.

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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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Summer school Holiday fun | FREE

Visit the school holiday page for upcoming event details.


Drop in and draw | FREE

The State Art Collection display Your Collection 1920 – 1960 features a drawing table for both children and adults. Participants can draw a colourful still life using the objects in the exhibition as inspiration. You can then take your work home or display it within the space for everyone to admire.


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Zadok Ben-David Big Boy 2016

Zadok Ben-David

Big Boy 2016

Photo courtesy of Zadok Ben-David studi


Zadok Ben-David Artist Talk

6-7pm, Tuesday 28 February 2017

Venue: Art Gallery of Western Australia

Leading international sculptor Zadok Ben-David is this year’s Tourism WA Invited Artist for Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe. Please join us to hear Zadok discuss his work for the Cottesloe exhibition and a selection of his significant international exhibitions and public commissions.

Capacity is limited, registrations essential

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