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Bringing together people, art and live entertainment, ARTBAR presents another exciting season of international and national acts at the Art Gallery of Western Australia.

See your favourite performers take the stage in the Gallery concourse, soak up the visual pleasures of the featured exhibition and enjoy the food and drinks available to purchase.

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Hannah Gadsby
27 October 2016
In celebration of the Gallery’s portraiture month, Hannah takes a close look at a selection of works from the State Art Collection and gives us her take on what makes an artwork an artwork.

17 November 2016
Husky's live shows are crafted to take audiences on a journey through their captivating songs. This has earned the Melbourne based band critical praise for their "lush...warm and evocative" (Sydney Morning Herald) and "outstanding" (Beat Magazine) performances.

Peter Garrett

peter garrett & THE ALTER EGOS

After nearly 15 years, Midnight Oil frontman Peter Garrett will be performing songs from his first ever solo album “A Version of Now” with his band The Alter Egos. It takes the listener on a candid remembrance trail; the tone both stridently distinctive and unexpectedly tender, as one of the greatest frontmen in Australian rock reflects on his motives, his losses and gains and finds his resolve – surprise — utterly unbowed.

This is Peter Garrett as you've never heard him. Songs of love, songs of home and sweet memories chafe against songs of relentless resistance with, as ever, a steely eye on a better future.

With special guest Abbe May

Date: Thursday 21 July 2016

Price: $55+bf
Time: Doors open 6.30pm, main performance 8pm

Exhibition: Comic Tragics



Sarah Blasko

Sarah Blasko

Performing songs from her latest album ‘Eternal Return’ one of Australia’s most adored singing and songwriting talents Sarah Blasko is back to give an exclusive Perth performance at Artbar. With her spectacular voice, poignant lyrics and ravishing melodies, Sarah Blasko will take you on an unforgettable music journey.


Date: Thursday 18 August 2016

Price: $46

Time: Doors open 6.30pm, exhibition open 6.30 – 8pm, main performance 8pm

Exhibition: Sacred & Profane




ARTBAR events are held in the main concourse of the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth.

• Tickets are general admission only. ARTBAR events are standing with limited unreserved seating.
• A range of food options will be available to purchase.
• Beer, wine, soft drinks available for purchase.
• Not Permitted: BYO beverages (except sealed bottled water).
• The Art Gallery of Western Australia is a licensed venue - No BYO.
• All ARTBAR events are smoke free.
• All ARTBAR events are 18+. Under 18’s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Photo ID is required for entry.
• No photography or recording equipment allowed.
• Performance times are only approximate and may be subject to change without notice.
• Large bags will require cloaking.


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