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Culture Juice, the Gallery’s new contemporary culture strand, will see the launch of two major projects in 2017, and more beyond.

A new collaboration with the WA Museum presenting Heath Ledger: A Life in Pictures and the SNEAKERHEADS season, which is a multi-dimensional celebration of sneaker culture, including the Perth exclusive showing of the US exhibition The Rise of Sneaker Culture.


This major season frames The Rise of Sneaker Culture exhibition touring from the US. Look out for cool local collections, watch Sneaker TV, contribute their Sneaker Stories online, run as a sneakerhead in HBF Run for A Reason, support AGWA at the Art Ball and admire the unique WA sneaker designed by Aurelio Costarella.

The SNEAKERHEADS season opening in April lets audiences explore the connections with design, sport, fashion and music... through collaborations with Curtin University and Fashion Council WA on designing the WA Sneaker; the Department of Sport and Recreation, and HBF Run for a Reason on Sneaker Stories; WA Music on sneaker sounds; and the second AGWA Art Ball.

Whites_Nike_Tom Sachs

WA Sneakers

April – 4 September 2017 | Free

As part of the SNEAKERHEADS season and accompanying the exhibition The Rise of Sneaker Culture will be a range of programs aimed at showcasing and celebrating the buoyant sneaker culture of Western Australia. Bringing local collections out of the closet and into the public realm of the Gallery, AGWA will present sneaker displays that pay homage to the passion, knowledge and pride of West-side sneakerheads. These programs will also include interviews and digital presentations that focus on the importance of sneakers for everyday aficionados as a vehicle for personal and cultural expression.


Nike x Tom Sachs
Whites (Original), 2008-12
Collection of the artist
Courtesy American Federation of Arts





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