Children and Families

We warmly welcome children and families to visit AGWA and explore ALL the exhibitions, collections and interactive experiences together.

Gallery 9 hosts a year round artist-led participatory exhibition series that invites families to interact and engage. See more about Artist Activations.

Boorongur
18 March - 4 December 2022 | FRE

Boorongur (Totem), in collaboration with Sharyn Egan, provides a shared space for audiences to consider a personal plant or animal totem, and contribute to the accumulation of families of small raffia and wool creatures.

Sharyn Egan invites children and families to think about multi-species relationships and care for environments where human and non-human species cohabit. Elaino Megalania, a sculpture made from natural materials of a megafauna skeleton belonging to an animal alive at the time of the First Australians on the continent, will also be exhibited in the space. 

 
 

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Blaklight School Holidays

BlakLight invites shared pride in our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage and history during this one-month program celebrating the diversity of First Nations culture in Australia. During the April school holidays we invite families to experience all the exhibitions together, sparking conversations about Country, creatures and cultural identities exploring the notion of shared community through visual art, music, workshops and more.

Hands-on workshops with Sharyn Egan
10am-1pm, Wednesday 13 & 20 April 2022 | FREE
Join us for an all ages drop-in workshop led by artist Sharyn Egan. Join Sharyn Egan in her participatory exhibition, Boorongur (Totem), and learn to sculpt small creatures from raffia and coloured wool. Sharyn invites children and families to consider a plant or animal that is meaningful for them and create small tactile sculptures that can represent totems. Learn more about the Boorongur workshops.

Yarning Together Across Generations with Trish Hill
10.30-11.30am, Monday 11 & Thursday 14 April | FREE, bookings required
All-ages workshops for children and their grown-ups (Grandparents, Aunties and Uncles welcome). Learn more about the workshop and to secure your place.

Storytelling by Olman Walley
2pm, Wednesday 13 April | FREE, bookings required
Join Olman Walley as he takes you on a journey into Noongar culture. Learn more about storytelling.

Little Doorum Dancers
1-2pm, Wednesday 13 April | FREE, bookings required
The Little Doorum Dancers are a youth dance group sharing traditional dance and culture. Learn more about this interactive dance workshop and to secure your place.

Doll Making with Geri Hayden
11.30am-1.30pm, Thursday 14 & 21 April | FREE, bookings required
Join us for an all-ages hands on calico doll making workshop with Nyoongar maker Geri Hayden. Learn more about this workshop and to secure your place.

Family Guided Tours
11-11.30am, Monday 11 & 18 and Wednesday 13 & 20 April | FREE, bookings required
During the April school holidays bring the whole family to AGWA for a free guided tour of BlakLight, a gallery-wide celebration of First Nations art. Learn more about these tours and to reserve your place.

School Holidays

School Holidays

During the school holidays we make available a range of art activities for your school-age children to participate in. 


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Artbubs event

ArtBubs

A monthly art outing for parents and carers of under 1s.

Bring your baby to the Gallery for an engaging and flexible tour showcasing current exhibitions and collection highlights, followed by morning tea at FRANK café. Prams/baby carriers and babies up to one-year-old welcome! Baby change facilities available.

The ArtBubs program is currently on hold while the Gallery's rooftop redevelopment project is underway.

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