All media enquiries on exhibitions, events or requests for interviews and images unless otherwise stated should be directed to:

Tanya Sticca

Community Relations Co-ordinator, Media

Tel:    +618 9492 6692



2014 Media Releases:

GUy Grey-Smith: art as life

7 March 2014
Guy Grey-Smith (1916-1981) was a Western Australian artist whose challenging paintings of the Western Australian landscape secured his position as an artist of national importance in the 1960s and 1970s.

Guy Grey-Smith: Art as Life is the first full retrospective of the work of Grey-Smith since his death. Featuring more than 120 works, the exhibition will focus on recurrent themes and motifs to illustrate his powerful and unique contribution to Australian painting in the post-war period.

Grey-Smith brought a new imaginative power to the depiction of the Western Australian landscape. Focused on painting “directly from nature”, Grey-Smith’s seemingly abstract paintings are in fact deeply felt and considered representations of specific places, many well-known to local audiences. His subjects extend from the oppressive, parched landscapes of the Pilbara to the lush karri forests around Pemberton, and the exhibition will illustrate how his search to create a connection with this subject matter was realised through the increasingly pared back compositions he developed.

Gallery's Media Release

Minister's Media Release


Winner Tom Malone Prize 2014

6 March 2014

The Art Gallery of Western Australia is delighted to announce that the winner of the 2014 Tom Malone Prize for contemporary glass artists is Mel Douglas for the work Camber.

Now in its twelth year, the Tom Malone Prize is a highly respected and eagerly anticipated event for contemporary Australian glass artists. This is reflected in the high quality of the prize winners and the competitive shortlists.

The Tom Malone Prize was established in 2003 as an annual event for Australian glass artists. An acquisitive prize, each year’s winning entry becomes a part of the State Art Collection.

Gallery's Media Release



13 February 2014

ARTBAR – where music, food, wine and art come together!

Ella Hooper | Thursday 8 May | $42+bf | ONLY PERTH SHOW

The Paper Kites | Thursday 19 June | $45+bf | ONLY PERTH SHOW

Gallery's Media Release


Art through the eyes of our youth

12 February 2014

Year 12 Perspectives is here again and celebrating its twenty-second year. Each year, this highly popular exhibition presents work from some of Western Australia’s talented graduating year 12 visual art students.

This year’s judging panel has selected 56 works of technical excellence and emotional complexity, across a variety of subject matter and media, ranging from painting and drawing to sculpture, digital moving image, photography and textiles.

Gallery's Media Release


Gallery celebrates launch of IMPACT with extended hours

30 January 2014

Saturday 1 February will see the Art Gallery of Western Australia open IMPACT, its new exhibition of contemporary art acquisitions, and open the Gallery doors until 7pm during February.

Featuring the work of 25 Australian and international artists, IMPACT showcases a selection of recent acquisitions to the State Art Collection with a focus on video works, together with sculpture, paintings and works on paper.

Several ground floor and first floor galleries, home to the Your Collection displays, A Private View: Modern Masters from the Kerry Stokes Collection and IMPACT, will stay open until 7pm. Only the Centenary Gallery will close earlier. Guided tours, pop-up music performances and a chilled rest area will make the Gallery a relaxing space during the sometimes hectic month of Feb.

Gallery's Media Release


Western Australian Indigenous Art Award People’s Choice Winner Revealed

15 January 2014

Brian Robinson from Waiben (Thursday Island), Queensland, has won the People’s Choice Award of $5,000 in the Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards 2013.

Brian Robinson received the highest number of votes from the public; Ray Ken and Minyawe Miller were awarded second and third place respectively.

Gallery's Media Release









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