Easter School Holiday Activities

12 - 27 April

Take a special trip through the Art Gallery of Western Australia during the Easter school holidays. Grab your AGWA Passport Trail and journey through Australia’s fascinating history as captured by artists in Your Collection 1800- today and the Guy Grey-Smith: Art as Life exhibition. Our Voluntary Gallery Guides and Education staff will accompany your family in a fun discovery experience, including special tours and art activities. Don’t miss out on this trip through time.

Perth Heritage Festival at AGWA

As part of the Perth Heritage Festival, AGWA will host a range of fun activities for families, using art to enrich your historical knowledge of Perth.

Arty-tecture with LEGO

Date: Sunday 13 April & 27 April

Time: 11am-4pm

Price: Gold coin donation

Be inspired by the heritage buildings of Perth to create your building out of all-white Lego. It could be a church, hotel, theatre, fire station… anything you like! Place your buildings together with other creations to build a ghostly city. With over 60,000 pieces of Lego, there’s plenty for everyone!


Passport Trail and Art Workshops

Age: Suitable for ages 6 and up

Price: Gold coin donation

Go on a journey through time looking at art works that tell a story of our history. With our interactive Passport Trail you will see how Perth has changed from early settlement to present day. Discover clues along the way that lead you through our galleries, including the old Perth courthouse and jail cells. Your reward for successful completion is a hands-on art activity with our ever popular Ed team. There are two activities both with a WA focus for you to choose from. Or, come back again to do them both!

Pretty prints: Guy Grey-Smith inspired workshop

Date: Monday 14 April; Wednesday 16 April & Thursday 17 April

Time: 11am-4pm

Booking: Bookings are not required, priority will be given to those who have completed the trail.

The Art Gallery’s Passport Trail will lead you to discover a range of artworks by Western Australian artist Guy Grey-Smith. An amazing painter, Grey-Smith also loved printmaking and there are many examples of these on show. His intimate look at nature and the patterns within, was the subject for many of these prints. You will learn techniques used by the artist and create your own nature-inspired masterpiece in our simple block printing workshop.


Painting Perth’s Cityscape

Date: Wednesday 23 April and Thursday 24 April

Time: 11am-4pm

Booking: Bookings are not required, priority will be given to those who have completed the trail.

Using the Gallery’s Passport Trail, you will embark on a journey through the State Art Collection, learning about Perth’s past. One of the works in the trail, Harald Vike’s, Perth Roofs gives us a glimpse at suburban life in the 1930s. On completion of the trail and inspired by Vike’s painting, participants will arrive in the Manhattan Lounge and create a painting inspired by Perth’s modern day skyline using pens and watercolour paints.

Family Friendly Tours

Time: 11am
every day during the school holidays

Family Discovery Trail

Collect a family discovery trail from our Reception desk and take a self-guided, interactive tour through the Your Collection displays. Enjoy exploring landscape, still life and portraiture works in the State Art Collection with your family, discovering the way artists have interpreted these traditional themes over time.

Interactive Drawing Space

Our new 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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