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We welcome pre-scheduled filming, photography and media in the Gallery wherever possible. An AGWA staff member must supervise all commercial and media filming and photography within the Gallery.

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Please be advised that AGWA does not have a dedicated Rights & Reproduction Officer so there will be significant delays in attending to copyright enquiries and requests to reproduce any works of art in the AGWA Collection.

Media releases

Robina Clause at Martumili Artists, 2021 (detail).

Landmark Project Celebrating the Pilbara’s Aboriginal Art Movement to Culminate at AGWA

Tracks We Share: Contemporary Art of the Pilbara celebrates the Aboriginal artists and artwork of Western Australia’s Pilbara region in a landmark exhibition opening to the public on 11 March 2022 at The Art Gallery of Western Australia.

The show is a collaboration between Western Australian non-profit arts and cultural organisation FORM; the Art Gallery of Western Australia; Aboriginal art centres Cheeditha Art Group, Juluwarlu Art Group, Martumili Artists, Spinifex Hill Studio, and Yinjaa-Barni Art; and independent artists Katie West, Curtis Taylor, and Jill Churnside.

Tracks We Share: Contemporary Art of the Pilbara brings together more than 70 artists and over 200 artworks. This extraordinary body of work features the most exciting contemporary art coming out of the region while paying homage to the legacy that has informed it, offering a rare and broad-reaching insight into the region’s artistic output over the years.

AGWA Rooftop Artist's impression

Global call for new $2 million artwork installation

A new landmark artwork will be commissioned for the Art Gallery of Western Australia (AGWA) as part of the McGowan Government's continued commitment to revitalising the Perth Cultural Centre.

The $2 million project will provide a visual landmark to attract visitors to the cultural precinct and will respond to, engage with and complement the iconic main AGWA building.

The new work will build on the McGowan Government's 2017 election commitment to transform the Perth Cultural Centre (PCC), which included the AGWA Rooftop venue, indoor gallery space and unveiling of the rooftop artwork Targets by Minang/Wardandi/Bibbulmun artist Christopher Pease.

Daniel Boyd Treasure Island 2005

Ever Present: First Peoples Art of Australia to open at AGWA in its only Australian showing

The Art Gallery of Western Australia, National Gallery of Australia and Wesfarmers Arts today announced the expansive touring exhibition Ever Present: First Peoples Art of Australia, opening on 9 December 2021 at The Art Gallery of Western Australia.

Drawn from the renowned collections of the National Gallery and The Wesfarmers Collection of Australian Art, this free exhibition surveys historical and contemporary works by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from across Australia.

AGWA Rooftop

New Art Gallery of WA rooftop venue set to open with stunning views

The McGowan Government's $10 million project to transform the Art Gallery of Western Australia (AGWA) rooftop is complete, with the 500-capacity multipurpose arts space and bar now Perth's biggest rooftop venue.

The refurbished space offers stunning 360 degree views from the heart of the Perth Cultural Centre to the Perth skyline, Northbridge, Matagarup Bridge and the Perth Hills.

The project's completion marks the delivery of a McGowan Government election commitment, helping to further enliven Northbridge as a cultural and entertainment destination.

The rooftop includes a bar, entertainment facilities, gallery space and an open air rooftop sculpture walk featuring works from the State Art Collection.

Tim Meakins Collection 2021. Courtesy of the artist.


On Saturday 6 November 2021, The Art Gallery of WA (AGWA) will host a major relaunching moment which will reveal a new and exciting multi-sensory experience for AGWA.

Launching with The View From Here, a celebration of West Australian art. It’s the Gallery’s largest-ever exhibition of West Australian art featuring over 230 artists, 361 artworks, with 111 new works commissioned for this moment. The all-new AGWA will also reveal a transformed building with new and exciting sensory offerings.

Clothilde Bullen

Wardandi (Nyoongar) and Badimaya (Yamatji) Aboriginal curator Clothilde Bullen joins AGWA as Curator and Head of Indigenous Programs

Clothilde Bullen brings a new era into Western Australia’s premier arts institution, leading the Art Gallery of Western Australia’s reframing and communication of historical and contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and cultures, in line with global First Nations narratives and Indigenous led-change. Clothilde will embed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge and practices within AGWA that will lead to meaningful engagement and the revitalisation of programming and collaborations.

Lily Kellahan Impressionable 2020

Pulse Perspectives A-B-C People's Choice Winner is...

Lily Kellahan has been announced as this year’s winner of the Pulse Perspectives Act-Belong-Commit People's Choice Award with the work titled Impressionable. Lily's work was chosen by members of the general public from the 30 finalists featured in this year’s exhibition.

Ayano Yoshizumi ICON #2010 2020.

Ayano Yoshizumi announced as the winner of the 2021 Tom Malone Prize

The winner of the 2021 Tom Malone Prize for Australian glass artists is Ayano Yoshizumi for her work ICON #2010.

ICON #2010 was selected as the winning piece from a competitive short list of thirteen works by Australian artists including Kate Baker (NSW), Clare Belfrage (SA), Hannah Gason (ACT), Marcel Hoogstad Hay (SA), Rita Kellaway (SA), Gerry King (SA), Jennifer Kemarre Martiniello (ACT), Peter Kovacsy (WA), Jeremy Lepisto (NSW), Madeline Prowd (SA), Kirstie Rea (NSW), Ayano Yoshizumi (SA) and Madisyn Zabel (ACT).

Cynthia Kuman Nature orbs 2020

Celebrating the voices of WA's talented young artists

Pulse Perspectives exhibition opens Saturday 8 May

Human impact on the environment, identity and family are prominent themes and issues explored in this year's Pulse Perspectives exhibition, the annual display of visual art from Year 12 Visual Arts graduates.

Marcel Hoogstad Hay Perceptual Dissonance 2019. Blown and kiln formed glass, 43 x 81 cm.

2021 Tom Malone Prize shortlisted artists announced

The Art Gallery of WA is pleased to announce the thirteen shortlisted artists for the 2021 Tom Malone Prize for Australian glass artists.

The 2021 prize will bring together work by many of Australia's best glass artists including: Kate Baker (NSW), Clare Belfrage (SA), Hannah Gason (ACT), Marcel Hoogstad Hay (SA), Rita Kellaway (SA), Gerry King (SA), Jennifer Kemarre Martiniello (ACT), Peter Kovacsy (WA), Jeremy Lepisto (NSW), Madeline Prowd (SA), Kirstie Rea (NSW), Ayano Yoshizumi (SA) and Madisyn Zabel (ACT).

Film still of Tee Ken Ng’s zoetrope-animated video for Tim Minchin's Leaving LA 2020. Photographer: Tee Ken Ng.

From music clip to exhibition installation, Leaving LA opens as part of Perth Festival

Leaving LA brings together the visions of two Western Australian creative luminaries: singer-songwriter, comedian, actor and director Tim Minchin, and his childhood friend, artist, graphic designer, director and animator Tee Ken Ng. The project is a three-dimensional realisation of the animated music video Ng created for Minchin's song Leaving LA.

Presented as a live animation installation, the exhibition combines hand-made zoetropes, projection, camera-phones and video, revealing the unique and exquisite charm, art and craft of Tee Ken Ng's animation practice.

AGWA is closed until 16 October for a final stage of redevelopment works. Details